Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)
Song of the Year
Back when it was originally released in 1985, "Running Up That Hill" was a decent-sized hit for Kate Bush, reaching #30 on the U.S. charts. Decades later, Hollywood came calling and asked her for permission to use the song in season 4 of Netflix's "Stranger Things." Kate, who rarely licenses her music, happened to be a big fan of the show and agreed. What went down after that was nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon. 37 years after its release, "Running Up That Hill" rocketed up the charts again, reaching a peak of #3, 27 places higher then when it originally debuted. With new context and a new audience, "Running Up That Hill" has cemented itself as a classic, again, and it's our pick for Song of the Year.