Completely silent song continues to climb the iTunes charts
Your move, Simon & Garfunkel.
A 10-minute-long track consisting of nothing but silence is making a thunderous impact on the iTunes charts.
Created for anyone who has plugged their iPhone into their car stereo only to have it automatically start blaring whatever song is alphabetically at the top of their list, the title of Samir Mezrahi’s “A a a a a Very Good Song” means that you won’t be in any rush to queue up whatever it is you actually want to hear.
As of a result of his ingenuity, the hyperminimalist melody was sitting at No. 30 as of Friday afternoon.
This truly Mum-ford and Sons-style track can be yours for 99 cents.
That puts the utterly vacant offering ahead of other far more word-filled compositions such as Bruno Mars’ “Versace on the Floor,” Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man” and Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me,” which is holding an admittedly impressive 88th spot despite being old enough to have a driver’s license.
Mezrahi’s “A a a a a Very Good Song” is also available on the Google Play store, where it has yet to crack the top 50, let alone the top 300.
Celebrating his success Thursday, the hushed hit maker tweeted out at Canadian competitor Justin Bieber, “Here I come for your #1 spot.”