Wuthering Heights re-enters Australian Top 40

As a consequence of Laura Bunting performing Wuthering Heights on ‘The Voice Australia’, Kate’s original recording of the track has re-entered the Australian Top 40 singles chart at no.39.

Edit: Chart Commentary from Noise11: “Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ classic re-entering at 39, presumably due to a whole generation who had never heard it until it was performed by a contestant on the show.”

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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4 Responses to Wuthering Heights re-enters Australian Top 40

  1. Natan says:

    Does she make money with that? I mean a lot of people have downloaded her songs lately because of the TV performances, does she still make money even with old songs?

  2. Brian says:

    It’s so nice to see other generations being made aware of Kate’s great songs. It’s been years since I’ve seen her songs in the charts here in Australia, although I know that the album ‘Aerial’ did very well in terms of sales.
    It’s so nice to see other generations being made aware of Kate’s great songs.
    There was also another contestant on ‘The Voice Australia’ that got through last night.
    She performed ‘Babooshka’.
    Here is the link for anyone interested:
    http://thevoice.com.au/profile/viktoria-bolonina/

  3. Nanette says:

    I believe she does make money from downloaded songs, Natan. I may be wrong, but as a songwriter, she gets a cut of the pie every time.

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