Another huge UK hit for Kate Bush, 1985’s ”Running Up that Hill”, became the key that finally opened the door for Kate Bush in America, in part due to ample MTV rotation of the video trilogy which also included ”the Hounds of Love” and ”the Big Sky”. Alongside ”Cloudbusting”, one of the highlights of the Hounds of Love album, ”Running Up that Hill” not only opened that set, but also acts as its keynote, introducing many of the themes she would explore across it. With a relentless beat to drive the song, Bush’s lyrics spill out, barely keeping time with the rhythm. The line “You don’t want to hurt me, but see how deep the bullet lies. Unaware I’m tearing you asunder, there is thunder in our hearts” cuts to the root of the tenuous thread that connects love to lust, loss to pain. Always adept at emotion and beautifully able to manipulate even the most bitter of hearts, rarely has Bush penned such a brutally truthful, painfully sensual song. Originally released as ”Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)”, the song’s title was shortened to the more manageable ”Running Up that Hill” for its appearance on the 1986 hits compilation The Whole Story.