Best Songs From Kate Bush

Kate Bush is a musical genius! What are your favorite songs from her career?

The Top Ten

1 Running Up that Hill

Love this song! Such beautiful meaning! Its telling me to write more...

Her voice is strong on this, love it!

This song is a work of art. One of the best songs ever written, from one of the best albums I have ever heard. Absolutely adore Kate's voice

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2 Wuthering Heights

Her finest song in my opinion but that is not to say that her other songs were not brilliant. It is just that this particular song showed off her voice and it demonstrated how she could portray real meaning into a love story.

This might be the greatest song of all time, so of course it's Kate Bush's best.

Love Wuthering heights as a book and I think she really effectively shows the quiet tragedy of the story as well as the romantic aspect. Also her voice is awesome.

One of the greatest vocal performances ever.

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3 This Woman's Work

This song is so moving it brings me to tears every time I hear it but I would never wish not to be able hear it. Moving and thought evoking masterpiece. I adore it.

A well written touching song that brings goosebumps to the skin. A beautiful example of Kate Bush's lyrical skill and writing abilities. Possibly one of the most emotional and beautiful songs from a British singer songwriter you will ever hear. Just gorgeous.

A wonderful piece of work and is still played today in many films Television shows.

A beautiful song that's so moving it will make you cry, just awesome songwriting that shows Kate is a genius

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4 Cloudbusting

Such an inspired song... Kate's voice is just amazing, as well as meaningful lyrics and beautiful violin! It really takes me up high to the clouds...

This song is just amazing...

Even without the wonderful video, this stunning

5 Hounds of Love

Her voice is absolutely stunning in this and she explores human emotion beautifully. This has absolutely got to be in the top ten!

Where Sunset, Somewhere in between? Nothing from Aerial. I vote that album her best.

Amazing lead vocal, backed with cellos & fair light

6 Breathing

As I can't vote on 'The Ninth Wave' in its entirety, I think this is Kate's most complete song--musically and emotionally.

Kate herself has said this is probably her favorite work to date, her "little symphony" as she calls it. And I couldn't agree more that it is her best, all out full package deal.

7 Babooshka

Hard to choose between any song from her career so far as each song has a poetic greatness about it, I believe the fantastically quirky and beautiful Kate bush to be one of the best lyricists in the business ever and such an awesome voice! Love her she makes me tingle!

8 King of the Mountain

A great comeback track, using the obsession of Elvis Presley as the basis of the song we waited twelve years and were not disappointed

9 The Man with the Child in His Eyes

So lovely and moving with her voice both warm and otherworldly. A vastly under appreciated talent in America.

I always enjoy listening and singing along with this beautiful song. This song successfully takes me to a
Place where Kate has been before and allows me to explore. Her singing style is so purely sweet and delicate, that I can identify with the mystical experience of my own expression that comes to life.
~Linda Meserve

10 And Dream of Sheep

A lullaby that draws you into a bad dream. Kate doesn't pander, she demands that you bring your own imagination to her music. One of the best story-songs ever written.

The Contenders

11 Hello Earth

Gives me the shivers every time!

12 Under the Ivy
13 Don't Give Up

It's Kate and Peter need I say more

14 Sat In Your Lap

This song is so quirky and catchy, comes at you 100 mph, another bit of Kate Bush genius, the video leaves you breathless

15 The Sensual World

Amazing. Inspired by Molly Bloom's soliloquy in the James Joyce novel 'Ulysses' Kate Bush takes us on a journey into 'The Sensual World'.

16 The Dreaming

I think her voice is likr a cuckoo becsuse her tone and rhyme are perfect

17 Houdini


18 Moments of Pleasure

This for me is a truly moving masterpiece of music and lyrics, written at a time of great emotional turmoil and sadness in Kate's life, and this is reflected in the song. The repeating piano refrain underpins the song with other instruments (wonderful Michael Kamen strings) and her singing weaving around it, along with the words which are so emotionally charged. It is a work of perfection with all elements playing their part and fitting together in her unique way. She is allowing the listener into her private world of personal memories and important experiences as she does so wonderfully well.

19 Wow

Although I love Wuthering Heights my vote goes to Wow because she sings the line " you think youre incredible" it feels like shes singing to you - idolangelx13

Difficult choice between Wow and Wuthering Heights but voted for Wow to keep in top 10 - ssmith88

20 Experiment IV
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Running Up that Hill
2. Breathing
3. Cloudbusting
1. Running Up that Hill
2. Babooshka
3. Hounds of Love
1. This Woman's Work
2. Sat In Your Lap
3. Wuthering Heights

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