Nearly 40 years later, 'Stranger Things' boosts Kate Bush's music worldwide - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Kate Bush on World Cafe (1993)
Kate Bush
World Cafe
  • "The Red Shoes"
  • "Rubberband Girl"
  • "Cloudbusting"
  • "Why Should I Love You?"
  • "Rocket Man"

By now, most of you know the story: Kate Bush had a modest hit in 1985 with “Running Up That Hill;” almost four decades later, it was featured on the Netflix series Stranger Things, where the song has had a second life, becoming one of the most streamed songs on the planet and propelling it to a top 3 hit here in the U.S. and No. 1 in eight other countries — not to mention introducing several new generations to Kate Bush’s music.

Over the years, Bush hasn’t done a lot of press, but she did stop by World Cafe in 1993, when she was promoting her album The Red Shoes. She spoke with our original host, David Dye, about a fascinating range of subjects — from her ambitions, to working with Prince, to being a huge Elton John fan as a teenager and having the chance to record her own version of “Rocket Man.” It’s quite the chat.

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