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"Running Up That Hill" And 16 Other Songs That Were Reintroduced To Audiences By A Movie Or TV Show

All these songs would save me from Vecna tbh.

Spoilers ahead.

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:

1. “I Think We’re Alone Now" (The Umbrella Academy)

the song playing while the camera zooms out to show everyone dancing in their rooms to it

2. “Stuck in the Middle With You” (Reservoir Dogs)

a man dancing in front of another who is chained to a chair

3. "Come and Get Your Love" (Guardians of the Galaxy)

chris pratt's character listing to the song along

4. "Where is My Mind?" (Fight Club)

two characters looking out at the city at night from an office

5. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Wayne's World)

a group of friends singing in the car

6. "Head Like a Hole" (Black Mirror, "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too")

7. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (Benny & Joon)

close up of two characters sitting a countertop

8. "Stand by Me" (Stand by Me)

a teenager playing guitar while a crowd surrounds him

9. "Carry on My Wayward Son" (Supernatural)

close up of two characters sitting in a car

10. "Unchained Melody" (Ghost)

a character sitting behind another as they make pottery

11. "Orinoco Flow" (Eight Grade)

12. "Don't Stop Believin'" (Laguna Beach)

13. "My Girl" (My Girl)

14. "Crash into Me" (Lady Bird)

two characters listing to the song in the car saying they love it

15. "Lust for Life" (Trainspotting)

16. "Pink Moon" ("Milky Way" Volkswagen ad)

What song or artist did you discover from a movie or TV show? Let us know in the comments.