Hounds Of Love (1985) Lyrics – Kate Bush

English 507 September 16, 1985

"Hounds of Love" is the fifth studio album by English musician Kate Bush. It was released on September 16, 1985. Following the comparatively lackluster sales of her previous album, "The Dreaming" in 1982, "Hounds of Love" marked a triumphant return for Bush, propelling her back into the spotlight.

The album's lead single, "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)," became one of Bush's most successful songs, reaching number 3 in the UK upon its release and later becoming her second UK number 1 single in June 2022. The first side of the album spawned three additional hit singles, namely "Cloudbusting," "Hounds of Love," and "The Big Sky." The second side, titled "The Ninth Wave," encompasses a conceptual suite revolving around the narrative of a woman drifting alone in the sea at night.

Upon its release, "Hounds of Love" received widespread critical acclaim, and its stature has only grown in retrospective reviews. Many fans and music critics consider it to be Bush's finest work and frequently rank it among the greatest albums of all time. It topped the UK Albums Chart, becoming Bush's second album to achieve this feat, and in the US, it reached the top 40 on the Billboard 200. With over 600,000 copies sold in the UK, the album was certified double platinum, making it Bush's best-selling studio album. By 1998, its global sales exceeded 1.1 million copies.

The album garnered multiple nominations at the 1986 Brit Awards, including Best British Album. Additionally, Kate Bush herself received nominations for Best British Female and Best British Single for "Running Up That Hill." The album experienced a resurgence in popularity in 2022, re-entering various charts, including reaching number one on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums, thanks to the prominent use of "Running Up That Hill" in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Overall, "Hounds of Love" remains a landmark in Kate Bush's discography and continues to captivate listeners with its innovative soundscapes and emotive storytelling. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.