Placebo’s ‘Running Up That Hill‘ is edgier than the Kate Bush classic
The British alternative rock band Placebo’s cover of ‘Running Up That Hill‘ was featured on the latest episode of the drama series How To Get Away With Murder this week — Season 5, Episode 12, “We Know Everything” (7th February, 2019).
The song was heard as Michaela shows Gabriel where the hidden camera is located, Annalise warns Tegan about Emmett, Claire figures out even more about what is going on, and the group watch the news reports about Miller.
Placebo’s ‘Running Up That Hill‘ is an edgier, more down beat version of the iconic Kate Bush song.
First released by Bush on her 1985 album Hounds of Love, the track was the album’s first single. It eventually hit the number 3 spot on the British singles chart, and was also the first Kate Bush track ever to chart in the United States.
The Placebo cover of ‘Running Up That Hill‘
Placebo’s ‘Running Up That Hill‘ was first recorded and released on the bonus disc of their 2003 album Sleeping With Ghosts. It was eventually released as a single in late 2006, and was then included on an American album release called Covers — a re-release of Sleeping With Ghosts.
The music video that was released for it was made up of fan-submitted videos the band had asked for as part of a competition for the song’s music video.
The band’s How To Get Away With Murder feature of the song is not the first time the TV industry have been interested in using it on a show’s soundtrack either.
It has also been used on The Vampire, Diaries, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Bones, Stargate: Universe, Queer As Folk, NCIS: Los Angeles and a slew of other TV shows.
Listen to Placebo’s ‘Running Up That Hill‘ from How To Get Away With Murder in that official music video, which you will find below, and you will see why.
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