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Cher praises Kate Bush for breaking her record as oldest woman to hit No1 with Running Up That Hill

Cher congratulates Kate Bush on breaking her record as the oldest woman to reach number one in the UK Official Singles Chart following the renewed success of Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God).

Kate’s 1985 song has rocketed to the top of the charts after starring in Netflix’s Stranger Things, and at age 63, Kate beat Cher’s record as the oldest female hit chart when she was just 52 when 1998’s Believe hit number one. .

On Twitter, Cher, now 76, praised Kate and showed female solidarity as she reflected on women’s struggle to be a prominent force in the music industry, writing, “We had to push our way through the testosterone curtain.”

Praise: Cher congratulates Kate Bush on breaking her record as the oldest woman to hit number one in the UK Official Singles Chart amid renewed success for Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Praise: Cher congratulates Kate Bush on breaking her record as the oldest woman to hit number one in the UK Official Singles Chart amid renewed success for Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

37 years after its initial release, Running Up That Hill has seen a surge in sales and streams thanks to the song soundtracking character Max’s fight for survival on the hit TV show.

And while Kate took home her first UK solo number one in 40 years, Cher proved there was no qualm about breaking her record.

She wrote in full: ‘Bravo Kate. Records are meant to be broken.

“Remember when women had SHORT SALES PER DATES. We had two fight our way through the testosterone curtain, and we did it so the girls who came after us could sing as long as they wanted.

Success: Kate's 1985 song rocketed to the top of the charts after starring in Netflix's Stranger Things, and at 63, Kate beat Cher's record as the oldest female hit chart when she was only 52 when Believe hit the 1998 hit. became.  top position

Success: Kate’s 1985 song rocketed to the top of the charts after starring in Netflix’s Stranger Things, and at 63, Kate beat Cher’s record as the oldest female hit chart when she was only 52 when Believe hit the 1998 hit. became. top position

“With Mega Respect, Me.”

Last week, Kate’s song – the lead track on her Hounds Of Love album – peaked at number two behind Harry Style’s As It Was, but on Friday it was revealed that the ’80s song had put the former One Direction star on the post.

It marks the first time Kate has been at number one since her debut single, Wuthering Heights, hit number one in 1978 when she was just 19. This means she also holds the record for the longest gap between number one at 44 years.

Running Up That Hill is also currently number one in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland and has reached a new peak in the US charts at number four.

Wow: On Twitter, Cher, now 76, praised Kate and showed female solidarity as she reflected on women's struggle to be a prominent force in the music industry, writing: 'We had to push our way through the testosterone curtain'

Wow: On Twitter, Cher, now 76, praised Kate and showed female solidarity as she reflected on women’s struggle to be a prominent force in the music industry, writing: ‘We had to push our way through the testosterone curtain’

Popular: Running Up That Hill has skyrocketed on the charts after appearing in episodes one and four of the newly released fourth season of Netflix's Stranger Things (Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, pictured listening to the song)

Popular: Running Up That Hill has skyrocketed on the charts after appearing in episodes one and four of the newly released fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things (Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, pictured listening to the song)

It originally reached number three in the UK on release and it reached number 12 again in 2012.

Kate said she was “overwhelmed by the amount of affection and support” for the song as she thanked fans for making it number one.

She also praised the creators of the popular horror drama for “bringing the song into the lives of so many people.”

Supportive: As Kate bagged her first UK solo number one in 40 years, Cher proved there was no resentment breaking her record

Supportive: As Kate bagged her first UK solo number one in 40 years, Cher proved there was no resentment breaking her record

The musician said: ‘I believe that the Duffer Brothers touched people’s hearts in a special way at a time that is incredibly difficult for everyone, especially younger people.

“Putting Running Up That Hill in such a positive light, as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters), has brought the song into the emotional arena of her story.

‘Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.

Congratulations: It's Kate's first number one spot since her debut single, Wuthering Heights, hit number one in 1978 when she was just 19 (pictured in 1978)

Congratulations: It’s Kate’s first number one spot since her debut single, Wuthering Heights, hit number one in 1978 when she was just 19 (pictured in 1978)

Renewed Success: It originally reached number three in the UK on release and it reached number 12 again in 2012 (Kate pictured in the music video for the song)

Renewed Success: It originally reached number three in the UK on release and it reached number 12 again in 2012 (Kate pictured in the music video for the song)

“I salute the Duffer Brothers for their bravery – they have taken this new series to a much more mature and dark place. I want to say a big thank you to them for bringing the song into the lives of so many people.

“I’m blown away by the amount of affection and support the song gets, and it all moves very quickly, as if propelled by some elemental force.

“I have to admit I’m really moved by it. Thank you so much for turning the song into #1 in such an unexpected way.”

Grateful: Kate said she was 'overwhelmed by the magnitude of affection and support' for the song as she thanked fans for making number one

Grateful: Kate said she was ‘overwhelmed by the magnitude of affection and support’ for the song as she thanked fans for making number one

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