Running Up That Hill (Extended)

b/w Running Up That Hill

Running Up That Hill (US) promo front


Running Up That Hill (US) promo rear


Country: US
Label/Number: EMI America SPRO-9464/9465
Release date: August, 1985
Chronology: A promo-only release featuring extended and LP mixes of Running Up That Hill (the lead single from the Hounds Of Love LP/CD).
Cover photos by John Carder Bush
Running Up That Hill (Extended) Lyrics
What it's about: Gender differences, and how they hamper our ability to understand the opposite sex. The song suggests we should try to resolve the conflicts in our relationships by "swapping places" (looking at the situation from our partner's perspective).
Running time: 5:45
Running Up That Hill Lyrics
Running time: 4:56
The original title was A Deal With God (referring to the request to swap genders with one's partner). It was deemed "too controversial" and renamed (but it still lives on as a subtitle on the LP/CD).
This is the only 12" single that includes the standard LP mix of Running Up That Hill.
The cover images are identical to the US stock issue, but the titles are different (since the B-side is unique to this release).

Go to: 12" Single Index 12" Pictorial Chronology