Last month, Netflix gifted us with Season 4: Volume 1 of Stranger Things. It introduced us to Vecna, Steve’s chest hair, The Hellfire Club, and of course, Eddie.
But most importantly, it introduced Kate Bush to a whole new generation. In the fourth episode, “Dear Billy,” Bush’s 1985 song, “Running Up That Hill,” played a crucial role in saving Max from Vecna, and it was…emotional, to say the least.
The show’s use of “Running Up That Hill” resonated with audiences. And after peaking at No. 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985, this year, the song peaked at No. 4.
This isn’t the first time a movie or TV show has given an older song a second life. So let's look back at these 16 songs that had a resurgence in popularity due to being featured in a popular movie or TV show: