Rita Ora’s cowl of ‘Working Up The Hill’ has the web baffled


Appears like she’s ‘Rolling Down That Hill’ in accordance with some listeners

Rita Ora has turn out to be the newest artist to cowl Kate Bush‘s revived hit ‘Working Up That Hill’ – however listeners aren’t precisely loving it.

The tune – which was launched by Bush in 1985 – surged to primary in July – after that includes closely within the newest collection of the hit Netflix present, Stranger Issues.

If you realize, you realize (Picture: Netflix)

The observe broke the report for the most important hole between a tune being launched and topping the charts, which was beforehand held by Wham! with Final ChristmasBush additionally grew to become the artist with the longest hole between primary singles – her final chart-topper being Wuthering Heights in 1978.

Arguably the soundtrack of the summer season, ‘Working Up That Hill’ has since been coated by  the likes of Placebo, Coldplay and Meg Myers, amongst many extra.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 11: Rita Ora performs at the Sunset Stage during the Rock in Rio Festival at Cidade do Rock on September 11, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famous festival Rock in Rio returns after two years of cancellation due to COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) Rita Ora carried out the duvet on the Rock in Rio Competition in Rio de Janeiro this week (Picture: Getty)

Now, Ora’s cowl is the recent subject of dialog. The 31-year-old’s cowl strikes utterly away from the catchy eighties beat of the unique, and in the direction of a gradual, sultry model, with solely piano to again Ora’s voice.

You’ll be able to watch her carry out it on the Rock In Rio MultShow Competition in Brazil right here:

The reactions to this point have been removed from good.

“Terrible”, “offensive” and “disrespectful” are simply a few of the phrases Twitter customers have chosen to explain the R.I.P singer’s cowl.

One listener wrote: “I am actually not towards adventurous makes an attempt of musical reinvention, however do want I may make my very own cope with god that took me again to the second earlier than I selected to press play on this.”


Whereas it is clear Ora’s model is to not everyone’s style, for some followers, it appears any try at protecting Bush’s iconic tune is all the time going to be met with scepticism.

“I reside in fixed worry of Kate Bush covers,” one wrote.

Hilariously, some are suggesting Bush have to be “delivering her grave” watching this, regardless of the very fact the 64-year-old is – as others have identified – very a lot alive.

We will not see Max smashing out Ora’s model by way of her headphones within the subsequent collection of Stranger Issues.

Or another model for that matter…

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