She first charted with Number 1 single Wuthering Heights back in 1978 and, while she's had an undeniably-illustrious career ever since, Kate Bush has never before experienced mainstream popularity quite like this.
Following its inclusion in the latest series of Netflix's Stranger Things, Kate's 1985 track Running Up That Hill has provided a proper, once-in-a-blue-moon moment on the Official Singles Chart. Its viral success has introduced the song to brand new audiences, truly showcasing Kate's cross-generational appeal and the power of a bloomin' brilliant pop song.
So, as Running Up That Hill sees Kate break three Official Charts records simultaneously, we thought it was about time we revealed Kate's Official most-streamed songs in the UK to date.
Official Singles Chart peak: 20
Total UK streams: 17,000,000
In fifth place is Cloudbusting, which peaked at Number 20 in 1985. So far, it's accumulated 17 million streams in the UK.
4. This Woman's Work
Official Singles Chart peak: 25
Total UK streams: 23,100,000
This Woman's Work was released in 1989 and lifted from Kate's album The Sensual World. To date, it boasts over 23 million UK streams.
Official Singles Chart peak: 5
Total UK streams: 24,000,000
Taken from her Never for Ever album and released in June 1980, the iconic Babooshka is in third place.
2. Wuthering Heights
Official Singles Chart peak: 1
Total UK streams: 40,400,000
Kate's second-most-streamed track was her first-ever, as so far only, UK Number 1 single Wuthering Heights. Could it be joined by Running Up That Hill soon?
1. Running Up That Hill
Official Singles Chart peak: 2
Total UK streams: 57,800,000
Kate's most-streamed track in the UK comes as no surprise. Running Up That Hill has notched-up over 57 million streams to date, including 17.8 million (and counting!) this year alone.
Kate Bush's Official Top 10 Most-Streamed Songs in the UK
|1||RUNNING UP THAT HILL||KATE BUSH||1985||2|
|2||WUTHERING HEIGHTS||KATE BUSH||1978||1|
|4||THIS WOMAN'S WORK||KATE BUSH||1989||25|
|6||HOUNDS OF LOVE||KATE BUSH||1986||18|
|7||THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES||KATE BUSH||1978||6|
|8||ARMY DREAMERS||KATE BUSH||1980||16|
|9||DON'T GIVE UP||PETER GABRIEL & KATE BUSH||1986||9|
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