A 10-Minute Silent Song Is Climbing iTunes Charts

Silent Song
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Move over, “Despacito,” because Samir Mezrahi might have just released the new song of the summer.

Mezrahi’s nine-minute-and-58-second-long track consisting of pure silence is quickly climbing up iTunes’ charts.

Inspired by the frustration felt by anyone who has plugged their phone into a car radio only to hear the first alphabetically listed song in their music library blare over the speakers, “A a a a a Very Good Song” is designed to jump to the top of the list. With this alternative, listeners will be treated to a few minutes of silence rather than being subjected to hearing the abrupt introduction of the “Glee” cast version of “ABC” each time the car is turned on.

“hey I released a blank song that will play 1st so that *one* song won’t play every time u plug ur phone into ur car,” Mezrahi tweeted on Wednesday.

The blank song costs $0.99 on iTunes and is also available on the Google Play store. As of Friday afternoon, the inimitable track was at No.30 on the iTunes chart, just two spots behind Ed Sheeran’s hit “Shape of You.”

Mezrahi cheered the song’s chart success on Thursday, tweeting to “Despacito” remix singer Justin Bieber, “here I come for your #1 spot.”

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    1. harris9513 says:

      I hope that whole thing about Jesus returning is true and happens very soon. I hate this world. And you can take your “noise music” and put it where the sun don’t shine too.

    2. Lou Judson says:

      I think i’ll make my own “song” using the Vinyl plugin, and have some vintage record scratches and hum and noise to show that I am a boomer, not a milennial…

    3. Don Lewis says:

      Careful, you might hear a bird sing or gosh, a baby laugh, a whispering ocean wave or ….

    4. Gena R. says:

      “Silence, music’s original alternative… Roots grunge!”

      ~ Todd Snider (“Talking Seattle Grunge-Rock Blues”) :)

    5. Damon Tammas says:

      Aaah, so that’s why Trump won…

    6. Pol Pot says:

      This is about dumb as the flowbee–or the spray on hair. Maybe the US deserves to get nuked. A properly set up playlist and/or settings would eliminate this problem (rockbox is awesome),as you listen to your crappy music.

    7. Ian says:

      The estate of John Cage should take legal action

    8. Bangarang says:

      Stupidity prevails

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