Taika Waititi Is "Really Annoyed" About How "Stranger Things" "Ruined" Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill"

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

Jane Foster as Mighty Thor and Thor together in the latest movie
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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.

Well, Taika Waititi — who directed Thor: Love and Thunder, as 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 Thunder, you're probably aware of how the movie features scenes set to Guns N' Roses songs like "November Rain."

Jane Foster as Mighty Thor and Thor together
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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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Getty Images / Samir Hussein / WireImage

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

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Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images for Disney

Taika went on to say that, although he's a fan of Stranger Things, he'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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Daniel Leal / AFP via Getty Images

"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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Don Arnold / WireImage / Getty Images

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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