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Chart Updates: No.1 Global! Top 5 USA! UK No.1?

Kate Bush at  number 1 on Global 200 chart

On the Billboard Global 200, Kate is on top of the world, climbing from 3 last week to Number 1 GLOBALLY! This astounding result has Kate’s hit song ranked based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world.

Kate has climbed 4 places on the Billboard Hot 100 with Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) to secure her first ever Top 5 single in the USA, at #4! The song is the top-selling and most-streamed title in the U.S., as it tops the Digital Song Sales chart for a second week and rises to No. 1 on Streaming Songs, only more US radio play and Youtube plays would have pushed her higher in the Top 5. Billboard writes: “Running Up That Hill also completes the longest run to the Hot 100’s top five in terms of years from a debut to the top five – 36 years, nine months and two weeks – for a non-holiday hit in the chart’s 63-year history.”

Canada: Kate has climbed to number TWO on the Canadian Hot 100, her highest ever placing on the singles chart there.

UK Midweeks chart
Kate is Number 1 on the UK midweeks on Monday

UK: Kate (currently at number 2 on the UK Top 40) is looking like she may have her second UK number 1 on her hands according to those industry midweeks charts! Word is that she is far outselling Harry Styles who is at #2. France: Kate has today climbed to number 3 in the French charts – her highest ever singles chart position there. Merveilleux!

Iceland: Kate is now no.1 in Iceland!

Belgium: Kate is now No.1 in Belgium!

And, finally, Kate has added a short 1 minute video, “Running Up That Hill 2022 Edit“, to her social media channels and also to the front page of her official site, www.katebush.com. It has the tagline “Created in honour of Stranger Things Season 4

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5 Comments

  1. Ulf Ingvar Claesson

    Tremendously good news. Hope all of her back catalogue gets a “revival” (if such is needed) among younger music fans, some maybe unaware of the rich oeuvre of Kate. Such music will of course never die (ok, maybe it will be forgotten in 3 million years, if we’re still around then, but so will everything else..) but with younger listeners, a little reminder is in order.

  2. Tricia

    So pleased for this success, welcome to the wonderful music of Kate Bush new fans.

  3. Karen Newcombe

    I love all of this, great fun!

  4. Emil

    The news keeps getting bigger and better and just shows the longevity quality music has… I’m just a tad envious of all these new ‘fans’ and the rich catalogue of Kates music they have yet to discover

  5. Robert Bernardo

    So happy to see that her music is finding mass appeal here in the United States! I predict that next week she climbs all the wat to the top of the Hot 100 Billboard singles chart!

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