SINGER Kate Bush will bank £1million-plus from the resurgence of her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill.
It is on course to stay at No1 after featuring in the new series of TV hit Stranger Things.
Singer Kate Bush will bank £1million-plus from the resurgence of her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill[/caption]
Music insiders said Kate, 63, was earning around £250,000 a week from the song — which is getting almost one million streams on Spotify daily.
A source said: “Kate is on course to bank a seven-figure sum because of its resurgence.
“She owns all of the publishing and licensing rights, and she wrote it – so nearly all the cash is going to her.
“Given the traction of the song, Kate will easily be pulling in £250,000 a week and, if it keeps on the way it is, she’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.”
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The track only reached No3 in 1985 but it is now due to be No1 for a second week — and is breaking all sorts of records 37 years on.
Kate is now the oldest female to get a UK No1 single — overtaking Cher, who hit the top aged 53 with Believe in 1998.
She also now holds the record for the longest gap between No1 singles — with 44 years passing since Wuthering Heights in 1978.
It is also the longest time taken for a single to reach No1, beating the 36 years for Wham’s Last Christmas.
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Kate has told of her delight that so many young people are “discovering the song for the first time”.
She said: “I’ve never experienced anything quite like this before. It’s hard to take in the speed at which this has been happening.”