Phil Collins' 80s song 'In The Air Tonight' is a hit again after viral reaction video


  • Music
  • Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020

Phil Collins' 1981 anthem In The Air Tonight is a hit once again thanks to a reaction video starring a pair of brothers hearing the song, particularly its famous drum break, for the first time.

As of Monday (Aug 10) afternoon,In The Air Tonight was the fourth best-selling track of the week, up from 185th-best the week prior.

While the song has not seen an increase in streaming in a technical sense, the YouTube video of twin brothers Tim and Fred Williams listening to the song has been viewed over 3 million times and clips of their reactions have been shared on social media countless other times.

The brothers' analysis of the drum break is just as memorable as their facial expressions.

"He said, 'I feel like y'all sleeping on me, let's wake 'em up!'

"That was cold how he did it, I ain't gonna lie, he got me on that."

"I ain't never seen nobody drop a beat three minutes in a song!"

The twins' reaction to the sog comes after their reaction to Dolly Parton's Jolene caught the attention of the Queen of Country herself.

The TwinsthenewTrend YouTube channel now has more than 350,000 subscribers. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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