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Kate Bush fans horrified with Rita Ora's cover of Running Up That Hill

Kate Bush fans horrified with Rita Ora's cover of Running Up That Hill

"A deal with Go-oy-ay-od…"

Kate Bush fans are not too pleased with Rita Ora's cover of her hit track 'Running Up That Hill'.

Unless you've been on a social media hiatus in recent months, you will know that the 1985 song enjoyed a resurgence after it was featured in the latest season of Stranger Thingsit even smashed new records in the US charts as new audiences discovered the music.

With this in mind, Rita decided to take a stab at the song while performing at the Rock In Rio MultiShow festival in Brazil earlier this week. Check it out: 

Unfortunately, her showy cover didn't prove to be such a hit with the audiences back at home, with dozens of commenters criticising her version after a clip was shared on Twitter.

"Wrong singer for that song. She'd be better singing something from Pink," wrote one, while another said, "For the love of God make her stop!"

"What a ghastly noise," added a third, to which another replied, "It really is! I hate that style where they wobble about as if trying to find the right note. It’s like listening to someone trying to tune a radio."

People weren't too impressed with Rita Ora's rendition of 'Running Up That Hill'.

A fourth wrote: "That's dreadful. Just because lots of notes exist, it doesn't mean you need to try and include them all in every song. You certainly don't need to try it if you're as bad as this."

But one of the top comments has to be from this person who quipped: "A deal with Go-oy-ay-od…"

Not everyone hated the rendition, however, including one viewer who wrote: "I'm so confused, is everyone just used to auto tune? She sounds good, like, if it wasn't already a good song it would have been good."

Regardless, we doubt Kate Bush is too worried about the cover – she's too busy enjoying the resurgence of her music.

Back in June, it was revealed that the track from the 'Hounds of Love' album reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, making it her first-ever top-ten single across the pond. 

And it was all because of the Netflix series which saw new audiences discovering the singer-songwriter's music for the first time.

Bush previously released a statement on the reaction to her tune, writing, "It’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song," while also revealing she is a fan of Stranger Things herself.

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Featured Image Credit: @bchartsnet/Twitter

Topics: Music, Stranger Things, Netflix, Viral