One on the UK list, top five in the US and over 270 million listens on Spotify.

Kate Bush's success is quite exceptional, according to music journalist Magnus Broni.

And the song's great success is due to the TV series "Stranger things".

- There are very many songs from 1985 that are very much bigger, and before it was in the series, it was definitely not even Kate Bush's most streamed song on Spotify.

But with the series, it exploded, he says.

Kate Bush herself expresses surprise at the success of an interview with BBC Radio 4:

- I thought the track would get some attention.

But I had never imagined that it would be something like this.

"Has become an evergreen"

This is not the first time an old song has been successful again thanks to being on TV or film.

In 2007, the American arena rockers Journey got a hit with "Do not stop believin '", which was originally released in 1981, after the accompanying mafia series "Sopranos" final scene.

- All of a sudden it became the given final song, whether it's about a cool club or a wedding party.

It has become an evergreen and it would not have happened without "Sopranos", says Magnus Broni.

Even Queens' apparently immortal rock epic "Bohemian Rhapsody" has reached Billboard's Hot 100 list three times.

Partly when it was released as a single in 1975, then when it was in the hard rock comedy "Waynes world" in 1992 and again when the Freddie Mercury film "Bohemian rhapsody" came in 2018.

- It has never really completely disappeared, but it finds a new generation through the films, says Magnus Broni.

Large measure of quality

In Sweden, you can see the TV effect on Ted Gärdestad's "I will catch an angel" from 1973. It is third on the Swedish top list and has become big on TikTok after it was in the Netflix series "Clark".

Is there anything that unites the songs in addition to being boosted by being on TV or film?

- In general, they have an important place in the film or series and they are good songs, whatever it is ... but there is a great measure of quality, says Magnus Broni.

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