Nearly 40 years after the release of his famous song “In the Air Tonight”, Phil Collins is once again climbing the music charts thanks to a viral video on YouTube.
The song was scaled up to the iTunes Top Songs chart last week, going down to Nr. 3, after Megan Thee Stallion and “WAP” by Cardi B and “Beer and Wine” by Darius Rucker. The latest increase in numbers on the chart comes almost two weeks after her breaking into the iconic drum was the subject of a video by YouTubers Fred and Tim Williams.
“It was good, it was good,” the 22-year-old twins said of the famous beating. “I’ve never seen anyone release a beat three minutes into the song.”;
Fred and Tim Williams, who run the Twinsthenewtrend YouTube channel, filmed their reactions listening to a number of hits for the first time. Their video on July 27 has since gone viral, gaining the attention of Ava Duvernay, Mindy Kaling and others.
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The twins told CNN that their channel, which mainly focuses on their reactions to hip-hop songs, were run when they decided to listen to Frank Sinatra. Since the shift, Fred and Tim Williams have recorded reaction videos to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Whitney Houston’s “I Will Do You Always Lovely,” and even “Bohemian R Queenody” Rapsody.
“We are Black, and they do not expect us to hear that kind of music,” Fredi told CNN.
“We’re young too,” Tim added. “It’s just rare to see people opening up these days. People don’t open up to go out of their comfort zone and just react to music they don’t know.”
In the hit comedy 2009 Hangover, Boxing legend Mike Tyson famously shouted the break “In the air tonight” – “here is my favorite part” – and sang together before knocking down poor Zack Galifianakis. The track, which made the pop Top 20, was also popular in the first episode of Miami Vice in 1984. Collins himself would play a sleazeball grifter in an episode 2 of the NBC cop drama season.