Taika Waititi Says Stranger Things Ruined Kate Bush

“They don’t know Kate Bush! I know Kate Bush!”

It’s more than likely that you saw Thor: Love and Thunder at the movies this weekend.

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And you’ve probably been obsessed with Season 4 of Stranger Things all summer.

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you’ve probably also been listening to Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” a lot after Stranger Things made liberal use of the classic song throughout its latest season.

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Well, Taika Waititi — who directed Thor: Love and Thunderas well as its predecessor Thor: Ragnarok — has some opinions about how Stranger Things used “Running Up That Hill.”

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OK so, if you’ve seen Thor: Love and Thunderyou’re probably aware of how the movie features scenes set to Guns N’ Roses songs like “November Rain.”

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In an interview with NME, Taika was asked if he thought those scenes could inspire a similar cultural moment for Guns N’ Roses the way Stranger Things did for Kate Bush.

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“You mean how they ruined Kate Bush?” he replied.

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Taika went on to say that, although he’s a fan of Stranger Thingshe’s also “really annoyed” about how they used the song “as someone who feels a real ownership of [Kate Bush]’s music.”

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“I’ve become one of those old arseholes who’s like: ‘These kids never listened to Kate Bush; they’ve heard one song on a TV show!'” he explained. “‘They don’t know Kate Bush! I know Kate Bush!’”

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Knowing Taika, he’s likely just kidding around. But hey, either way, keep running up that hill — or doing whatever else you want to do — while listening to “Keep Running Up That Hill.” Whether you discovered it this summer or 20 years ago, it’s still a great song.

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