Running Up That Hill (2012 Remix)

Running Up That Hill (2012 Remix) (UK) promo front

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Runniing Up That Hill (2012 Remix) (UK) promo rear

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Country: UK
Label/Number: Fish People
Release date: August, 2012
Chronology: A one-track promo only CDR of an updated remix of Running Up That Hill, as featured in the 2012 Summer Olympic Closing Ceremony, wrapped in a paper sleeve
Running Up That Hill (2012 Remix) 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:  5:32
The theme of the closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics was "A Symphony of British Music".  Kate contributed this update of her 1985 worldwide hit -- which still stands as the second highest charting UK single in her entire catalog (behind Wuthering Heights).
It's not really a "remix"; it's an entirely new vocal track, recorded a half-tone lower than the original to accommodate Kate's current lower register.
The first :45 is a rework of the opening of the 1985 Extended Mix.  From that point on, the lyrics are nearly identical to the original LP/CD version, except for a minor change in the third chorus.
Thanks to a worldwide viewing audience of nearly 750 million, it shot straight up to #6 in its first second week of release -- which makes Kate one of only a very small handful of recording artists who have earned top 15 UK singles in five consecutive decades!
The phenomenal showing on the iTunes download chart prompted Fish People to immediately press and distribute these promo only CDRs for additional radio airplay.

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