Kate Bush Reclaims Number 1 – Billboard


Kate Bush hasn’t finished her phenomenal run in the UK

The iconic English singer’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ (Fish People) crosses the finish line in first place for a second consecutive week, thanks in part to its sync in Netflix season four stranger things.

“Running Up That Hill” racks up 79,000 chart units over the past cycle, including 8.7 million streams, to retain the crown.


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Bush’s 1985 release took 37 years to reach the top of the Official UK Singles Chart, a feat that shattered several records.

Its creator made a rare public appearance last week for an interview with the BBC. Bush, we learned, still knows the song by its original name, “A Deal With God,” and she’s thrilled to see her music reach a younger audience.

“Running Up That Hill”, from love dogs album, should remain on track for another strong result when the chart is released this Friday. That’s because a new trailer for the second half of season four features a different version of the song, the OCC notes.

The new highest release on the latest singles chart belongs to Drake and the release of his surprise album, Honestly it doesn’t matter (OVO/Republic Records). The LP’s final track, “Jimmy Cooks” featuring 21 Savage, is its best flyer at No. 7, while “Massive” bows to No. 8 and “Falling Back” lands at No. 10.

Drake can now boast 34 appearances in the UK Top 10.

Another novelty on the latest British charts, “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé (Columbia), taken from her forthcoming album Renaissance. It comes in at No. 21 after its surprise release last Tuesday (June 21). “Break My Soul” is Beyonce’s 36th UK Top 40 appearance and her first since 2017’s Eminem collaboration “Walk On Water.” Renaissance due out July 29.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles denies Drake the UK Albums crown because Harry’s house (Columbia) returns to the top, 2-1.

by Drake Honestly it doesn’t matter is new at No. 2 for its 11th place in the UK Top 10.

Close behind is Foals, whose latest effort life is yours (Warner Records) starts at No. 3. It is the British rock band’s seventh studio album and their seventh Top 10 appearance.

Foals topped the UK midweek chart, with a margin of some 6,000 combined sales ahead of Drake.


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