Kate Bush – My Top Ten

How about some Top Ten Tuesday listing goodness today?

I’ve been thinking about, and listening to, a lot of Kate Bush lately. She’s on the nomination/voting list for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (you can vote for your favorite artists/bands here).

I remember the first Kate Bush song I heard. “Running Up That Hill”, on KROQ, my 80’s radio addiction. I heard “Wuthering Heights” soon after. I saw it with the video, I believe when Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, of Duran Duran, were guest VJ’s on MTV. I have always been a Brontë sisters fan, and Wuthering Heights has always been my favorite – so I was immediately drawn into the song.

From there, I started swimming in her albums and music. I vividly remember wearing out my cassette of Kate Bush The Whole Story in my red Honda Civic (my first car).

It was from that cassette that I fell hard for my favorite (at least as of today) Kate Bush song. So, without further ado, here are my Top Ten favorites.

Kate Bush – My Top Ten

Kate Bush My Top Ten

Song 1: “The Man With the Child In His Eyes”
from the album, The Kick Inside (1978)
and The Whole Story (1986)

“And, here I am again, my girl,
wondering what on Earth I’m doing here.
Maybe he doesn’t love me.
I just took a trip on my love for him.”

Song 2: “Babooshka”
from the album, Never For Ever (1980)

“She sent him scented letters,
and he received them with a strange delight.
Just like,
his wife,
but how she was before the tears.”

Song 3: “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”
from the album, Hounds of Love (1984)

And if I only could,
I’d make a deal with God,
and I’d get him to swap our places
.”

Song 4: “This Woman’s Work”
from the album, The Sensual World (1988)

“I know you have a little life in you left,
I know you have a lot of strength left.”

Song 5: “Army Dreamers”
from the album, Never For Ever (1980)

“Give the kid the pick of pips,
and give him all your stripes and ribbons.
Now he’s sitting in his hole.
He might as well have buttons and bows.”

Song 6: “The Dreaming”
from the album, The Dreaming (1981)

“Coming in with the golden light,
in the morning.
Coming in with the golden light,
is the new man.
Coming in with the golden light,
is my dented van.”

Song 7: “Wuthering Heights”
from the album, The Kick Inside (1978
)

“Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy,
I’ve come home,
I’m so cold.
Let me in your window.”

Song 8: “The Sensual World”
from the album, The Sensual World (1989)

“He said I was a flower of the mountain, yes.
But now I’ve powers o’er a woman’s body, yes.”

Song 9: “Sat In Your Lap”
from the album, The Dreaming (1981)

“Some say that knowledge is something that you never have.
Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap.
Some say that heaven is hell.
Some say that hell is heaven.”

Song 10: “Cloudbusting”
from the album, Hounds of Love (1984)

“But every time it rains,
you’re here in my head,
like the sun coming out.
Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna happen.
I don’t know when.
But just saying it could even make it happen.”

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