So everyone was talking about this video this week of two teenagers hearing Phil Collins song “In the Air Tonight” for the first time. They were enthralled.
Now, almost 40 years after dropping his famed song “In The Air,” Phil Collins is climbing up music charts again!
The song scaled up to the iTunes Top Songs chart last week, landing at no. 3, behind Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B’s “WAP” and Darius Rucker’s “Beers and Summer.” The number’s recent rise in the charts comes nearly two weeks after its iconic drum solo was the subject of a video from YouTubers Fred and Tim Williams.
“That was cool, that was cool,” the 22-year-old twins said of the famous beat. “I have never seen nobody drop a beat three minutes in the song.”
If you haven’t seen their video you just gotta.
The twins told CNN that their channel, which mainly focuses on their reactions to hip-hop songs, pivoted when they decided to listen to Frank Sinatra. Since the switch, Fred and Tim Williams have recorded reaction videos to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You and even Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
“We’re Black and they don’t expect us to listen to that type of music,” Fred told CNN.
“We’re young, too,” Tim adds in. “It’s just rare to see people open these days. People don’t open to step outside their comfort zone and just react to music they don’t know.”
Check out the video here: