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within temptation running up that hill - Woman Western

2003 - Running Up That Hill (Single)

The song debuted at number 9 in the Dutch charts on 17 May 2003

Single by Within Temptation

6 May 2003

CD single


Symphonic metal, hard rock



Stephen van Haestregt, Robert Westerholt, Martijn Spierenburg

Within Temptation singles chronology
2003 - "Mother Earth"
2003 - "Running Up That Hill"
2004 - "Stand My Ground"

"Running Up That Hill" was covered by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation in 2003. The song debuted at number 9 in the Dutch charts on 17 May 2003.] It peaked at number 7 a week later.


Lead singer Sharon den Adel stated about covering Running Up That Hill: "Well, we tried another song of Kate Bush because we had two songs that we were just playing around with because people were comparing me always with her as a similar kind of voice, and we were just fooling around in the studio and “Running Up That Hill” came by. And it was like, “We really sound like this,” you know, and it turned out so well that we made a single out of it because we were between albums."

Music video

Within Temptation produced a music video for the song Running Up That Hill

The video shows a medieval church. Sharon den Adel is shown wearing a white dress with angel wings praying in front of an altar. The scene changes and a man and a woman are shown getting out of a car. The man is captivated by a statue of an angel with a white band on her eyes, which matches the one Sharon is wearing. The video then showed Sharon in a red dress with a white band over her eyes on a stage with the band. The man and the women enter the church, and a poster for Within Temptation's Mother Earth tour is shown. The band starts playing inside, while outside, another version of Sharon seems to appear from the statue of the angel, wearing a white dress. This Sharon enters the concert hall and glides down the centre until she reaches the stage. Then she and the other Sharon seem to merge and she is outlined in an orange-red glow,...

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