Kate’s Running Up That Hill has been shortlisted for “Most Performed Song” at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, after the song’s massive global success last year. As the BBC reports, the track is up against several contemporary hits including As It Was by Harry Styles, Heat Waves by Glass Animals and two tracks by Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits and Shivers. The award recognises the song that was played most often on TV and radio, and at concerts and DJ sets, over the last year. The awards, which are named after Welsh entertainer Ivor Novello, will be handed out at a ceremony in London on Thursday, 18 May.
Running Up That Hill was previously nominated for best contemporary song at the 1986 Ivor Novello Awards, but lost out to Tina Turner’s We Don’t Need Another Hero. Kate has previously won two Ivor Novellos: Best lyric for The Man With The Child In His Eyes in 1979 and best song for Don’t Give Up, a duet with Peter Gabriel, in 1987. In 2002 Kate won an award from the Ivors for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. In September 2020 Kate became a fellow of the Ivors academy, receiving much praise from her peers in the music industry, the highest honour the awards can bestow.