5 of the best Kate Bush covers
28 Mar 2014
With the news that Kate Bush will play a 22 date residency at the Hammersmith Apollo later this year, we decided to take a look at how others have covered some of the singer’s most well-known songs.
Listen to Kate Bush and the cover versions below.
Kate released her debut single in 1978 and, since, it has become one of her most iconic songs. In 2003 Hayley Westenra, the singer from New Zealand, covered the song.
Running Up That Hill
Running Up That Hill, originally released in 1985, was the first single from her Hounds of Love album. Notably, Placebo covered the song on their 2013 album Sleeping With Ghost, with the cover version first appearing on the bonus disc.
Don’t Give UP
Kate Bush recorded the song with its writer Peter Gabriel in 1985. The song has been covered by a number of artists including Alicia Keys and Bono, who released the track Don’t Give Up (Africa) for Worlds AIDS Day in 2005.
Hounds Of Love
The single was released in 1986 and taken from the album of the same name; The Futureheads recorded the song in 2004 for their debut album.
Mother stands For Comfort 1985
Mother Stands For Comfort was a song on the 1985 album Hounds For Love. The OBE awarded actress and singer, Jane Birkin recorded the song in 2006.
Last week, Kate Bush announced that she would perform her first series of shows since her tour in 1979. The tour was her first and last.
The series of Kate Bush shows, titled Before The Dawn, will take place at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Kate Bush first announced 15 shows to take place from 26 August – 19 September 2014. She extended the run with seven more dates, from 20 September – 1 October 2014, since the initial announcement.