1978: Wuthering Heights By Kate Bush 

Composed and performed by English songwriter and singer Kate Bush. The singer became the first female artist to have a self-penned No.1 hit in the UK with this song. She got her inspiration after seeing a television adaptation of the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. She then read the book and discovered that she shared her birthday with the author. Kate recorded her vocal in just one take. Two videos were filmed. In one version, Kate can be seen performing the song in a dark room filled with white mist whilst wearing a white dress. In the other version she dances in an outdoor environment whilst wearing a red dress. Originally, the song reached No.1 in Australia, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, UK. Chart-History. After a performance of the song by a contestant on Australia’s The Voice in 2012, it re-entered the Top 40 in that country. In 2018, as part of the  Bradford Literature Festival in the UK, Kate Bush was invited to write an epitaph to Emily Brontë. It would be inscribed on one of four stones erected near the Brontë’s home in Yorkshire. Commenting on the unveiling of her poem, the singer said “to be asked to write a piece for Emily’s stone is an honour and, in a way, a chance to say thank you to her”.