Wuthering Heights (song)

original song written, composed, and performed by Kate Bush

"Wuthering Heights" is a song by English singer and songwriter Kate Bush.

Release change

It was released as Bush’s first single on 20 January 1978. The release was through EMI Records. The song was based on the 1847 Emily Brontë book that was also called Wuthering Heights. The song was released as the lead single from Bush's first studio album, The Kick Inside. It was number one on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It is still Bush's biggest hit. It also reached the top of the charts in Australia, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal. This song made Bush the first female singer in the United Kingdom to make a number-one single out of a song that she wrote herself. It was covered by Pat Benatar for her 1980 album Crimes of Passion.