Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill is Kate Bush’s ode to a well-lived life. It was recorded in 1985 and released on her fourth album, Hounds of Love. It was the one and only single to reach #1 on the Billboard rock charts. The lyrics were a little tame at times, but the music was top-notch. Several of the songs on the album were written by Bush, and the recording was aided by an array of the synthesizers of the 1980s. Some of the best parts of the album are tucked away in the sleevenotes, but those are for another story. A good time to check out Bush’s music is during her scheduled live shows, which are a rarity these days. If you’re looking to hear some of the greatest live music ever heard, make sure you catch her during her upcoming tour dates. You can also buy a ticket to her show at the Hollywood Bowl if you live in Southern California. And if you don’t know where to start, her website is a treasure trove of information.
Running Up That Hill is not the only song on Bush’s list of hits, but it’s the only single on her list of hits that’s actually on the bill. So if you’re into sassy rock and roll, make sure you stop by her live dates to see if the queen of the sex is in the house.