“Running Up That Hill” Answers a Question
A few years ago on Twitter, Eric Alper asked the question “What 80s song if released today, would still be as successful as it was back then?” I’ve thought about this question numerous times since seeing that Tweet, and I’ve seen variations of this conversation elsewhere. I hadn’t ever found what I thought was a definitive response. It appears, though, that Stranger Things has provided that answer. Now in the Top 5 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill” has equaled its success from the 1980s, if not surpassed it.