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* GreatestHitsAlbum: The 1986 collection ''The Whole Story'' remains her only official one.


* TruerToTheText: ''The Line, The Cross and The Curve'', though ostensibly based on the film ''Film/TheRedShoes'', is actually closer to the original Creator/HansChristianAnderson short story.

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* TruerToTheText: ''The Line, The Cross and The Curve'', though ostensibly based on the film ''Film/TheRedShoes'', is actually closer to the original Creator/HansChristianAnderson Creator/HansChristianAndersen short story.

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* TruerToTheText: ''The Line, The Cross and The Curve'', though ostensibly based on the film ''Film/TheRedShoes'', is actually closer to the original Creator/HansChristianAnderson short story.


* MileHighClub: From the song "Do Bears" by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Kate Bush (originally performed at ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief 1986'' and later included on one of the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' albums):

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* MileHighClub: From the song "Do Bears" by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Kate Bush (originally performed at ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief 1986'' and later included on one of the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' albums):1986''):


Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos, Music/{{Bjork}} Music/LadyGaga, and Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. She was also one of the first musicians to develop a following on the internet through the rec.music.gaffa newsgroup on Website/{{Usenet}}.

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Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos, Music/{{Bjork}} Music/{{Bjork}}, Music/LadyGaga, and Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. She was also one of the first musicians to develop a following on the internet through the rec.music.gaffa newsgroup on Website/{{Usenet}}.


Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos, Music/{{Bjork}}, and Music/LadyGaga, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. She was also one of the first musicians to develop a following on the internet through the rec.music.gaffa newsgroup on Website/{{Usenet}}.

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Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos, Music/{{Bjork}}, and Music/{{Bjork}} Music/LadyGaga, and Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. She was also one of the first musicians to develop a following on the internet through the rec.music.gaffa newsgroup on Website/{{Usenet}}.


Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos and Music/{{Bjork}}, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. She was also one of the first musicians to develop a following on the internet through the rec.music.gaffa newsgroup on Website/{{Usenet}}.

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Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos and Music/ToriAmos, Music/{{Bjork}}, and Music/LadyGaga, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. She was also one of the first musicians to develop a following on the internet through the rec.music.gaffa newsgroup on Website/{{Usenet}}.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The strongly implied reference to anal sex in "Wow" (the line about "Hitting the Vaseline", with Bush patting her bottom during live performances) surprisingly did not result in "Wow", her third single, from being banned anywhere in 1979.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The strongly implied reference to anal sex in "Wow" (the line about "Hitting the Vaseline", with Bush patting her bottom during live performances) performances and in the video) surprisingly did not result in "Wow", her third single, from being banned anywhere in 1979.

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** ''Never For Ever'' has "Babooshka" transition into "Delius"


* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Hinted to be at least partly the case in "Babooshka". The wife who sets up the TwoPersonLoveTriangle to trap her husband in the act of infidelity is implied to have 'freezed on him', leading to him being easily tempted by a woman who reminded him of her before the tension arose between them -- essentially, her own paranoia and bitterness over her suspicions of his infidelity are the main thing that led to him contemplating infidelity in the first place.

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Hinted to be at least partly the case in "Babooshka". The wife who sets up the TwoPersonLoveTriangle to trap her husband in the act of infidelity is implied to have 'freezed on him', him' due to her suspicions that he was having an affair, leading to him being easily tempted by a woman who reminded him of her before the tension arose between them -- essentially, her own paranoia and bitterness over her suspicions of his infidelity are the main thing that led to him contemplating infidelity in the first place.


Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos and Music/{{Bjork}}, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

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Kate remains one of the most influential female artists ever. If Music/JoniMitchell paved the way for female musicians, then Kate paved the way for ''eccentric'' female musicians. Kate has since passed the torch on to people like Music/ToriAmos and Music/{{Bjork}}, ensuring that the world will always have creative, eccentric music and musicians. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
Music. She was also one of the first musicians to develop a following on the internet through the rec.music.gaffa newsgroup on Website/{{Usenet}}.


* CloudCuckooLander: Kate has a reputation for being ... eccentric, let's say.

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Kate has a reputation for being ... eccentric, let's say.



** ''The Kick Inside'': the title track. BrotherSisterIncest + DrivenToSuicide = TearJerker

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** ''The Kick Inside'': the title track. BrotherSisterIncest + DrivenToSuicide = TearJerkerTear Jerker



* IKnowKarate: She studied at Goldsmiths College karate club. Her trainer, Dave Hazard, wrote in his book ''Born Fighter'' that some of her dance moves came from UsefulNotes/{{Karate}}.



*** WordOfGod says it's [[NotWhatItLooksLike actually]] just about the wish of women and men to gain a better understanding of each other's mindsets.

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*** WordOfGod Word Of God says it's [[NotWhatItLooksLike actually]] just about the wish of women and men to gain a better understanding of each other's mindsets.


* BitterAlmonds - "Coffee Homeground," which seems to resemble the Roald Dahl story "The Landlady," has the singer-as-protagonist rejecting kindly offers of tea and sweets out of a conviction that it's a plot against them:

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* BitterAlmonds - BitterAlmonds: "Coffee Homeground," which seems to resemble the Roald Dahl story "The Landlady," has the singer-as-protagonist rejecting kindly offers of tea and sweets out of a conviction that it's a plot against them:



* BrotherSisterIncest - "The Kick Inside"
* BrownNote - Experiment IV: "But they told us All they wanted Was a sound that Could kill someone from a distance."
** And in the video, the scientists deliver; although the sound does not manifest anything like what might have been expected. (The video is also notable these days for featuring the then-virtually-unknown Creator/HughLaurie in a cameo role!)
* CallAndResponseSong - "Constellation of the Heart"

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* BrotherSisterIncest - BrotherSisterIncest: "The Kick Inside"
* BrownNote - BrownNote: Experiment IV: "But IV:
-->But
they told us us\\
All they wanted wanted\\
Was a sound that \\
Could kill someone from a distance."
distance.
** And in the video, the scientists deliver; although the sound does not manifest anything like what might have been expected. (The video is also notable these days for featuring the then-virtually-unknown Creator/HughLaurie in a cameo role!)\n
* CallAndResponseSong - CallAndResponseSong: "Constellation of the Heart"



* CampGay - Gay characters feature in many of Kate's songs, in particular "Kashka from Baghdad" (and the even less subtle early demo, "Eddie the Queen"). The song "Wow" - about theatre types - features the immortal line ''He's too busy hitting the vaseline...'' - in the video, Kate pats her backside while singing that line.

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* CampGay - CampGay: Gay characters feature in many of Kate's songs, in particular "Kashka from Baghdad" (and the even less subtle early demo, "Eddie the Queen"). The song "Wow" - about "Wow"--about theatre types - features types--features the immortal line ''He's too busy hitting the vaseline...'' - in (in the video, Kate pats her backside while singing that line.line).



-->''We got so many tapes of steam trains, and they don't sound anything like what you'd expect steam trains to sound like. They sounded so pathetic. So we had to build up all this steam sound and big wheels and brakes, you know, coming to a halt and everything. We had to totally exaggerate what the real thing sounded like, so that people would realize what we meant.''
* ConceptAlbum - ''Hounds of Love''. Side one is a collection of songs loosely arranged around the nature of love. Side two is more cohesive - a story about a woman lost at sea (and arguably dying) who has a dream flashback to a previous life and a visit from her future self.

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-->''We -->We got so many tapes of steam trains, and they don't sound anything like what you'd expect steam trains to sound like. They sounded so pathetic. So we had to build up all this steam sound and big wheels and brakes, you know, coming to a halt and everything. We had to totally exaggerate what the real thing sounded like, so that people would realize what we meant.''
meant.
* ConceptAlbum - ''Hounds of Love''. Side one is a collection of songs loosely arranged around the nature of love. Side two is more cohesive - a story about a woman lost at sea (and arguably dying) who has a dream flashback to a previous life and a visit from her future self.ConceptAlbum:



* ConceptVideo - Kate Bush used to love making weird mini-movies for her songs in the 80s. Notable examples include:

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* ConceptVideo - ConceptVideo: Kate Bush used to love making weird mini-movies for her songs in the 80s. Notable examples include:



** "Cloudbusting" - this one is based on the life of Wilhelm Reich. The reclusive scientist pursued by naughty government types is played by Donald Sutherland, Kate Bush plays his eight-year old son (in a hilariously unconvincing child costume) and the design of the very cool rain machine (Cloudbuster) was inspired by Creator/HRGiger.
** "Hounds of Love" - a pastiche Hitchcock thriller.

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** "Cloudbusting" - this "Cloudbusting"--this one is based on the life of Wilhelm Reich. The reclusive scientist pursued by naughty government types is played by Donald Sutherland, Kate Bush plays his eight-year old son (in a hilariously unconvincing child costume) and the design of the very cool rain machine (Cloudbuster) was inspired by Creator/HRGiger.
** "Hounds of Love" - Love", a pastiche Hitchcock thriller.



* DarkerAndEdgier - "The Dreaming".

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* DarkerAndEdgier - DarkerAndEdgier: "The Dreaming".



* DownerEnding - Kate usually ends her albums with a negative song. Notable examples are:
** ''The Kick Inside'' - the title track. BrotherSisterIncest + DrivenToSuicide = TearJerker
** ''Never for Ever'' - "Breathing", a song about a fetus wanting to stay alive during a nuclear fallout.

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* DownerEnding - DownerEnding: Kate usually ends her albums with a negative song. Notable examples are:
** ''The Kick Inside'' - Inside'': the title track. BrotherSisterIncest + DrivenToSuicide = TearJerker
** ''Never for Ever'' - Ever'': "Breathing", a song about a fetus wanting to stay alive during a nuclear fallout.



** ''The Dreaming'' - "Get Out of My House", a song based on ''Film/TheShining'', which according to Allmusic is "Part ghost story, part nervous breakdown, part rage in the face of violation."
** ''Aerial: A Sea of Honey'' - "A Coral Room", one of her most beautiful and poignant songs, about the death of her mother.

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** ''The Dreaming'' - Dreaming'': "Get Out of My House", a song based on ''Film/TheShining'', which according to Allmusic is "Part ghost story, part nervous breakdown, part rage in the face of violation."
** ''Aerial: A Sea of Honey'' - Honey'': "A Coral Room", one of her most beautiful and poignant songs, about the death of her mother.



* DrivenToSuicide - "The Kick Inside", "The Wedding List".

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* DrivenToSuicide - DrivenToSuicide: "The Kick Inside", "The Wedding List".



* ImprobableAge - Most teenagers wouldn't write a song based on a 19th-century novel ("Wuthering Heights"), or a song based on an 18th-century English/Irish folk ballad about a girl, Lizzie Wan, who falls in love with her brother and then kills herself while carrying his child ("The Kick Inside").
* InTheStyleOf - According to Kate herself...

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* ImprobableAge - ImprobableAge: Most teenagers wouldn't write a song based on a 19th-century novel ("Wuthering Heights"), or a song based on an 18th-century English/Irish folk ballad about a girl, Lizzie Wan, who falls in love with her brother and then kills herself while carrying his child ("The Kick Inside").
* InTheStyleOf - InTheStyleOf: According to Kate herself...



* IndecipherableLyrics - Kate Bush's "Leave It Open", in which the vocals are distorted to the point of incomprehensibility because Kate played the original recording backwards, did her best to imitate the sounds she heard, and then played the resulting recording backwards for the final song.

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* IndecipherableLyrics - Kate Bush's IndecipherableLyrics: "Leave It Open", in which the vocals are distorted to the point of incomprehensibility because Kate played the original recording backwards, did her best to imitate the sounds she heard, and then played the resulting recording backwards for the final song.



* IntercourseWithYou - "Feel It" reminds us that love & lust can go together - and it was released when she was only 19! Another song, "The Sensual World", has these lyrics:
--> ''And at first with the charm around him, mmh, yes,
--> He loosened it so if it slipped between my breasts
--> He'd rescue it, mmh, yes,''
--> ''And his spark took life in my hand...''

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* IntercourseWithYou - IntercourseWithYou: "Feel It" reminds us that love & lust can go together - and it was released when she was only 19! Another song, "The Sensual World", has these lyrics:
--> ''And -->And at first with the charm around him, mmh, yes,
-->
yes,\\
He loosened it so if it slipped between my breasts
-->
breasts\\
He'd rescue it, mmh, yes,''
--> ''And
yes,\\
And
his spark took life in my hand...''



* KangarooCourt - The voices in "Waking the Witch" who chant "Guilty!" in unison give this impression.

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* KangarooCourt - KangarooCourt: The voices in "Waking the Witch" who chant "Guilty!" in unison give this impression.



* LighterAndSofter - ''Hounds of Love'' and ''The Sensual World'', compared to ''The Dreaming''.

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* LighterAndSofter - LighterAndSofter: ''Hounds of Love'' and ''The Sensual World'', compared to ''The Dreaming''.



* LotusEaterMachine - The computer in "Deeper Understanding".
* MileHighClub - From the song "Do Bears" by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Kate Bush (originally performed at ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief 1986'' and later included on one of the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' albums):

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* LotusEaterMachine - LotusEaterMachine: The computer in "Deeper Understanding".
* MileHighClub - MileHighClub: From the song "Do Bears" by Creator/RowanAtkinson and Kate Bush (originally performed at ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief 1986'' and later included on one of the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' albums):



* MouthfulOfPi - She wrote a song called "π", about a mathematician who's fascinated with the number, and some verses consist of her singing a few hundred digits

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* MouthfulOfPi - MouthfulOfPi: She wrote a song called "π", about a mathematician who's fascinated with the number, and some verses consist of her singing a few hundred digits



* MyFutureSelfAndMe - "Jig of Life" from ''The Ninth Wave'' has the protagonist encounter her future self, who begs her to "let [her] live" by not dying.
* NearDeathExperience - "The Ninth Wave" (the B-side of ''Hounds Of Love'') is about a woman's frightening night alone while lost at sea. Unable to sleep ("And Dream of Sheep") because she's freezing to death ("Under Ice"), she briefly becomes psychotic and starts hallucinating about demonic voices ("Waking the Witch"). She thinks about her lover while possibly having an out-of-body experience ("Watching You Without Me"). She contemplates dying until a vision of her future self tells her to pull herself together and live through it for the sake of her (possibly unborn) children ("Jig of Life"). She calms down and decides she wants to live ("Hello Earth") and then [[CueTheSun the sun comes up]] and she gets rescued ("The Morning Fog").
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - Her music sounds so "out there" to most of the general public that only genre that most people can agree that she is the very broad genre of "alternative rock", or "art rock".

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* MyFutureSelfAndMe - MyFutureSelfAndMe: "Jig of Life" from ''The Ninth Wave'' has the protagonist encounter her future self, who begs her to "let [her] live" by not dying.
* NearDeathExperience - NearDeathExperience: "The Ninth Wave" (the B-side of ''Hounds Of Love'') is about a woman's frightening night alone while lost at sea. Unable to sleep ("And Dream of Sheep") because she's freezing to death ("Under Ice"), she briefly becomes psychotic and starts hallucinating about demonic voices ("Waking the Witch"). She thinks about her lover while possibly having an out-of-body experience ("Watching You Without Me"). She contemplates dying until a vision of her future self tells her to pull herself together and live through it for the sake of her (possibly unborn) children ("Jig of Life"). She calms down and decides she wants to live ("Hello Earth") and then [[CueTheSun the sun comes up]] and she gets rescued ("The Morning Fog").
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Her music sounds so "out there" to most of the general public that only genre that most people can agree that she is the very broad genre of "alternative rock", or "art rock".



* NewSoundAlbum - ''The Dreaming'', which is more loud and aggressive than her previous albums.

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* NewSoundAlbum - NewSoundAlbum: ''The Dreaming'', which is more loud and aggressive than her previous albums.



* OminousLatinChanting - "Waking the Witch" has a chorus of female voices in the background praising God. And it is ''creepy''.
* OneWomanWail

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* OminousLatinChanting - OminousLatinChanting: "Waking the Witch" has a chorus of female voices in the background praising God. And it is ''creepy''.
* %%* OneWomanWail



* RevengeBallad: "The Wedding List" where [[VengefulWidow a pregnant bride]] tracks down and kills the murderers of her husband before committing suicide.



* ScareChord - "Waking the Witch".
* SelfBackingVocalist - Many of her songs feature multiple overdubs of Kate's voice.

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* ScareChord - ScareChord: "Waking the Witch".
* SelfBackingVocalist - SelfBackingVocalist: Many of her songs feature multiple overdubs of Kate's voice.



* ShutUpHannibal - In ''The Line, the Cross and the Curve'', toward the end:

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* ShutUpHannibal - ShutUpHannibal: In ''The Line, the Cross and the Curve'', toward the end:



* SleightOfTongue - Kate Bush depicted Houdini's trick in her song "Houdini" and on the cover of her album ''[[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kate_bush_the_dreaming_1982.jpg The Dreaming]]''. Take a good look in her mouth.
* SnowMeansLove - Used in the Flashback sections of the video for "This Woman's Work".

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* SleightOfTongue - SleightOfTongue: Kate Bush depicted Houdini's trick in her song "Houdini" and on the cover of her album ''[[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kate_bush_the_dreaming_1982.jpg The Dreaming]]''. Take a good look in her mouth.
* SnowMeansLove - SnowMeansLove: Used in the Flashback sections of the video for "This Woman's Work".


Kate was a musical prodigy. She was signed by EMI at the age of 16 after being recommended by Music/PinkFloyd's David Gilmour, who was amazed by her voice and talent as a pianist. In 1978, at age 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut song "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first woman to have a UK number-one with a self-written song. She later released her debut album ''The Kick Inside'', which proved that teenagers are capable of releasing quality music.

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Kate was a musical prodigy. She was signed by EMI Creator/{{EMI}} at the age of 16 after being recommended by Music/PinkFloyd's David Gilmour, who was amazed by her voice and talent as a pianist. In 1978, at age 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut song "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first woman to have a UK number-one with a self-written song. She later released her debut album ''The Kick Inside'', which proved that teenagers are capable of releasing quality music.

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* TheNotRemix: The version of "Wuthering Heights" on her GreatestHitsAlbum ''The Whole Story'' simply bills itself as having a re-recorded vocal. The backing track was remixed to include the "gated reverb" effect on the drums that was nigh-inescapable in the 1980s.

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