Silent Song Is a Hit on iTunes

'A a a a a Very Good Song' has a role to play
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 17, 2017 1:03 AM CDT
Silent Song Is a Hit on iTunes
The silent song has risen to #35 on the iTunes chart.   (iTunes)

No, the volume is just fine. It's the song. An unusual tune has found its way onto the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits, the AP reports. The song is completely silent. "A a a a a Very Good Song" costs 99 cents for just under 10 minutes of dead air. While the musical quality of the track is debatable, its popularity is due to its simple role: When people plug smartphones into a car, usually the first song alphabetically plays by default. "A a a a a Very Good Song" offers users several minutes of respite.

The "song" is the brainchild of Samir Mezrahi, who released it last week. "If you hate the first song that plays every time you plug your phone into your car, I released a blank song that will play first so that won’t happen to you anymore," he said in a Facebook post. "I no longer have to quickly turn off 'The A Team' by Ed Sheeran as soon as I plug in my phone, thanks," reads one of the song's ratings, per ABC7. (Read more iTunes stories.)

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