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Kate Bush — Running Up That Hill
Album: The Whole Story
Avg rating:
7.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2806









Released: 1986
Length: 4:43
Plays (last 30 days): 2
It doesn't hurt me
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know, know that it doesn't hurt me?
Do you want to hear about the deal that I'm making?
You
It's you and me

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
Say, if I only could, oh

You don't want to hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware I'm tearing you asunder
Ooh, there is thunder in our hearts
Is there so much hate for the ones we love?
Tell me, we both matter, don't we?
You
It's you and me
It's you and me, you won't be unhappy

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
Say, if I only could, oh

You
It's you and me
It's you and me, you won't be unhappy

Oh come on, baby
Oh come on, darling
Let me steal this moment from you now
Oh come on, angel
Come on, come on, darling
Let's exchange the experience, oh

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
I'd be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

Say, if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
I'd be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

Say, if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
And be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

Say, if I only could
I'd be running up that hill
With no problems

If I only could
I'd be running up that hill
If I only could
I'd be running up that hill
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My probably-unpopular opinion: this isn't a very good song, but many of us (myself excluded) have agreed to say it's good because of nostalgia.
I would like to have her babies
First Aid Kit do a nice version of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
not my favorite kate song, but one of my favorite videos for sure

 Tomasni wrote:
To me 7 - Quite Likeable
  BUT WEAK

At 7.6 rating. . . . thanks Captain Obvious!
talking about yeyo... .. yeyo... then runnin up that hill
To me 7 - Quite Likeable
  BUT WEAK
Nice to see all the love for Kate Bush on RP.

She is now a staple of long road trips in the British Columbia interior.

Tusin tuck to the Goldsmiths.  
Aside from Wuthering Heights, best Kate song ever!!
Can we please put Kate in the R&R Hall of Fame?
What an amazing performer! C'mon baby, c'mon darlin!
This transports us(my wife and I) from our kitchen in the mountains of Mexico back to our time in the eighties in San Diego listening to 91X 'The cutting edge' I believe it was. Motorcycles and beaches and sun and good music. Good years.
for me a 10 - goodlike. The whole record was a milestone for me.
To me 7 - Quite Likeable
2017 RRHoF nominee...
RP, no matter where we are, your dedication to music is deeply appreciated! 
One of the best songs and interpretations of the '80s!
Hearing this song first in 1985 was my introduction to Kate Bush. To this day, it still brings me pleasure to hear it.
 GarageDragon wrote:
Her voice makes my neighbor's dog bark. 

 
That's because it reaches ultrasonic frequencies {#Laughing}
Thanks Bill for continuing to give this track some airplay. Admittedly one of my all-time favorite tracks of hers.
Amazing, the power of her voice, and her ability to nuance it with perfection... Her talent for orchestration and atmosphere is incredible!
 Wilfrue wrote:

Yes, because if history has taught us anything it's the only valid opinion is the majority opinion and that conscientious objection is folly.
Music evinces powerful emotions. In this case, powerful enough for me to say how negatively that song affects me.
Plenty of people here hate on songs I love. One of the reasons I come here is for the discourse and differences of opinion. It's not something about which to get offended. 

Glad you like the song. It's played here ad nauseous. Why that is so is utterly baffling to me. 
 
The term is ad nauseam and one play per month hardly qualifies. Maybe you should find a station that plays pablum since that's what appears to please you.{#No}
RP, this is why I listen. Where else do I go for a peppering of Bush genius. Keep it up and let those who can't see the value in this music head to Spotify to get their stream of commercially acceptable cream.
And in this case, I like nausea.
ad nauseam
 willmcnaught wrote:

avg rating 7.6 out of 2200, hmm you seem to be in the minority, use the PSD  but spare us your drivel{#Nyah} 

 
Yes, because if history has taught us anything it's the only valid opinion is the majority opinion and that conscientious objection is folly.
Music evinces powerful emotions. In this case, powerful enough for me to say how negatively that song affects me.
Plenty of people here hate on songs I love. One of the reasons I come here is for the discourse and differences of opinion. It's not something about which to get offended. 

Glad you like the song. It's played here ad nauseous. Why that is so is utterly baffling to me. 

 Wilfrue wrote:
Mo God, I hate this song. It defies logic how much Bill plays this piece of shit. No offense if you like it. It elicits strong emotions in me. Baaaaad ones. 

 
avg rating 7.6 out of 2200, hmm you seem to be in the minority, use the PSD  but spare us your drivel{#Nyah} 
Mo God, I hate this song. It defies logic how much Bill plays this piece of shit. No offense if you like it. It elicits strong emotions in me. Baaaaad ones. 
Her voice makes my neighbor's dog bark. 
Finally broke down and bought a couple of Kate Bush CDs a while back.

She is brilliant.  An acquired taste though. 
Ya know Placebo does a really awesome cover of this. Out of a million covers of this song, it's one of the best imho. 
I was told today that I looked like Donald Sutherland in Hunger Games.
Damn!
All along I thought I looked like the Donald Sutherland in the "Hill" video.
worth a gander
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4sLwt8mhZs

love kate ♥


Ouch.
Please...enough of this...
"We've got bush!"
A classic song by one of the all time great artists.
Sorry....I don't get it :^ / Sounds like Madonna top 40 crap.
{#Bananajumprope}More of Kate please!
Back in college I did a mashup* of Running Up that Hill with this:
 
  
 
Played it on-air one time, lost the tape, that was it. Got a good response tho. Leave 'em wanting more, I guess.
 
*before they called them mashups: strictly analog. 12" vinyl + 1/4" tapes. And razor blades. 
Everybody in in alien space craft loves this song...
Amazing performance!! Saw Kate in London in Sept. Unbelievable!
This brings me back, thanks! 
Who hasn't tried to make at least one deal with God
I loves me a few choice bushy bits
no deals are made...problems will come...sometimes the hills are quite steep, but we must carry on.. 
For those of us who missed Kate Bush on her comeback tour, this BBC documentary provide some consolation: 
https://vimeo.com/104161624


eroz wrote:

I will see Kate Bush live, September 2nd at the Hamersmith Appolo. I am counting the days!



 


 tomcool wrote:


Early in her success, Tori wearied of being constantly compared to KB. In this interview on YouTube, she provides a balanced reaction to the comparisons.

 
i have not seen it because i am listening to rp right now, but i highly suspect tori is obsessed with such a strong female figure as kate bush.  especially since tori revealed her early sexual trauma which left her feeling rather powerless.  she even married a brit!  she has firmly ensconced herself in kates world and that's perfectly fine.  dont understand why shed deny this. especially when its so obvious to people.

Cute...

I will see Kate Bush live, September 2nd at the Hamersmith Appolo. I am counting the days!


https://wpcontent.answcdn.com/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/eb/Hounds_of_love.jpg/220px-Hounds_of_love.jpg
{#Bananajam}you would never see this kind of talent on xfactor.
{#Bananapiano}  Quite Spectacular - G O D L I K E

 
I always say that I like Kate Bush in small doses.  But I just can't get tired of this song.  I think I could hear it every day and that would be just fine.  
a true original, and she spouted so many female singers after her - love her for this passion and drive... great song
I know I'm supposed to like her, but I never get any feeling of lasting quality from her music, or fun or beauty or anything else that makes me sit up and take notice when I hear her. Whatever. My loss, I guess.
Meh.  I've never really seen the big deal about Kate Bush.  I respect her strength and her drive, but her voice has always sounded thin and shrill to me.
Fan of KB...but this is not one of her best. I like it ok, but something like this is probably much more exciting to experience live.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 Algis wrote:
Pretty immature "comment," johnjconn. You could only wish to have a fraction of the intelligence of Betty Friedan ...
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johnjconn wrote:


Kate looked better in the 80's
 
link to blog about present-day Kate Bush:

https://no81bob.com/2011/04/01/living-with-kate-bush-for-a-week/
 
Pathetically immature and irrelevant postings like this one from johnjconn have no place here.

if he had half a brain he would delete it. 
Pretty immature "comment," johnjconn. You could only wish to have a fraction of the intelligence of Betty Friedan ...
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johnjconn wrote:


Kate looked better in the 80's
 
link to blog about present-day Kate Bush:

https://no81bob.com/2011/04/01/living-with-kate-bush-for-a-week/
Love this song!
Can't believe I have never rated this.    An EIGHT to start.  
This just gets better every time I hear it.  Incredible.
 
One of my favorite's from Kate...a beauty.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
This song was used during the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics tonight.
Maybe Bill was watching?
 
glad to hear it - along with john lennon's imagine
didn't see it but two of my all time favorites
maybe there is something good on tv once in a while 
Great song, but why not play the Olympic version, just for a little variety?

https://katebushed.tumblr.com/post/29223662506/khantendo-running-up-that-hill-a-deal-with
This song was used during the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics tonight.
Maybe Bill was watching?
I remember buying this LP so long ago.  It freaked me out a bit due to its "unconventional"  styles and sounds.  Definitely a departure from mainstream.. 
Someone should pet that barking animal and get it to stop.
 dw wrote:
STILL sustaining after 26 years!  And it still sounds terrific!  Just changed it to a 9!{#Daisy}
 
..so do i....from 8>9....thinking about a 10.....{#Clap}
 dw wrote:
STILL sustaining after 26 years!  And it still sounds terrific!  Just changed it to a 9!{#Daisy}
 
me, too!
 wintergaard wrote:
My first Kate Bush song.    Still love it and her.
 

Mine too and ditto! I hear she has a re-do in the works. I'm excited.
My first Kate Bush song.    Still love it and her.
Interesting cover by Placebo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTvgj2LWjMk&feature=related
This song is wonderful, as were many from her string of fine albums.  I hope her best is still to come.
STILL sustaining after 26 years!  And it still sounds terrific!  Just changed it to a 9!{#Daisy}
Grande Kate, questo e' uno dei suoi brani piu' riusciti :)
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!
{#Jump}
Please play the cover version Placebo did.
Whenever I hear this it conjures up good...I mean GREAT Austin memories.
Tops!
Can you make love to a song? Or to the image you have in your mind's eye of the woman singing it? If only.
 ScottN wrote:
Wonderful song.  In the mostly musicaly dismal 80's she made a couple of wonderful albums.
 
Yes indeed! Thanks for the reminder. I always get up for this song.
You be careful down there. I lived on a kibbutz not far from Gaza while fighting was going on, for a few months. 1972.
Beauty and horror are sick sidekicks in that part of the world. I, admittedly was just passing through, spending 3 months working on a Kibbutz at Kyriat Gat, but those memories will never leave me. Musically, Carol King's 'Tapestry' and John Lennon's 'Imagine' are what I remember most from my time there.
 
 soulseeker wrote:
Is Kate Bush Tori Amos' mom??
 
Hardy har har!  Good one!{#Dancingbanana}
Is Kate Bush Tori Amos' mom??
Wonderful song.  In the mostly musicaly dismal 80's she made a couple of wonderful albums.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 ColdMiser wrote:
funny but I heard this on regular radio on my way into work this morning. It's like 1986 all over again when you heard this 10 times a day.
 
You had eight more airings to go that day, before the year changed to 1986.

Friday morning does not get any better than this! Kate is always the top of my list.
Most excellent!
funny but I heard this on regular radio on my way into work this morning. It's like 1986 all over again when you heard this 10 times a day.
Please tour America Kate. Sigh.
fantastic.... 'nuff said!


absolutely fantastic...  love this classic...


GOD I love Kate....{#Hearteyes}

Perfect Friday morning song. I can still enjoy this song after hearing it for what...23 years now?
I will be smiling for the rest of the morning now...{#Music}
 michaelc wrote:
still one I want to turn up to 11. 
 problem is I need to turn a lot of stuff up to 11 just to hear it now days.  
 
That might be because you kept turning it up to 11!
 smackiepipe wrote:


And in addition to the aforementioned shitload, which, I believe, is the largest American measurement of volume/mass/quantity, it's followed by the boatload, the truckload, and the smallest, but still quite impressive, buttload.

 
{#Lol}

I used to play this album over and over...driving my father a little nuts.
Thank you for the support dad..R.I.P.  Once again Kate bush help in my healing process.



This one's on my running playlist (the playlist I listen to when I run).  Love the driving beat.
 Hannio wrote:


Americans stopped using shedloads long ago, although we still use the boatload, which is equivalent to .753 Imperial shedloads and 2.2 metric shedpiles.
 

And in addition to the aforementioned shitload, which, I believe, is the largest American measurement of volume/mass/quantity, it's followed by the boatload, the truckload, and the smallest, but still quite impressive, buttload.

I'll give you anything, just give me everything
 ick wrote:

use of typography
 


Comment on songs...  this song be excellent...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


excellent...

 
 
use of typography

 

I'm always surprised by how much I like this song - I expect to find her voice irritating... but I don't   {#Drummer}


 michaelc wrote:
still one I want to turn up to 11. 
 problem is I need to turn a lot of stuff up to 11 just to hear it now days.  
 
{#Lol}{#Clap}
i just read that Kate Bush was 'discovered' (not a euphemism) in her teens by David Gilmour who fought to help her get a record contract. kinda cool, i thought
still one I want to turn up to 11. 
 problem is I need to turn a lot of stuff up to 11 just to hear it now days.  
 Cynaera wrote:

Wow.  Thanks, romeotuma!  I love this song, but it's not my favorite of hers. I love how she always pushes the envelope. I'm still trying to recover from her "Come on, darling, come on, angel..." chorus. Holy wow - she's pretty darned sexy.  And the history of this song is incredibly fascinating. Amazing how censorship has smothered not only music, but our right to listen to music uncensored.
 


You are quite welcome...  this song is marvelous...

 
 Hannio wrote:


Americans stopped using shedloads long ago, although we still use the boatload, which is equivalent to .753 Imperial shedloads and 2.2 metric shedpiles.
 

We say shitloads around where I live.
Love it  {#Drummer}
 Poacher wrote:

It used to be "Shedloads" in my day. EU regulations have now made us in the UK stop using the former and we now have to say Shedpiles to keep in line with the rest of the Eurozone. 

No amount of protest could stop Brussels changing our language in this respect and now most people in the UK have swapped over to the modern "Shedpile" usage.

Shame. . . but there you go.  

 

Americans stopped using shedloads long ago, although we still use the boatload, which is equivalent to .753 Imperial shedloads and 2.2 metric shedpiles.
 Mandible wrote:


MOST excellent...{#High-five}
 

MOST definately!
 romeotuma wrote:


excellent...

 
 

MOST excellent...{#High-five}
 Netto wrote:
Thanks Romeo, interesting. I always thought of Kate Bush as an «artist prone to adventurism»
 

Brutto for Netto - Netto!
 Zep wrote:

"Shedpiles?"
 
It used to be "Shedloads" in my day. EU regulations have now made us in the UK stop using the former and we now have to say Shedpiles to keep in line with the rest of the Eurozone. 

No amount of protest could stop Brussels changing our language in this respect and now most people in the UK have swapped over to the modern "Shedpile" usage.

Shame. . . but there you go.  

One of the songs that I like the most.