Thursday, February 22, 2024

Viral Video of Teens Hearing Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” For 1st Time Sends Single to Top 10 iTunes


Tim and Fred Williams are the stars of the month.

Their viral videos on YouTube have featured the 22 year olds from Gary, Indiana filming themselves hearing old music for the first time.

Their latest is a video of them listening to Phil Collins’s 1981 hit, “In the Air Tonight.” It’s become such a hit that “In the Air Tonight” has risen to the top 5 on iTunes. On Friday and Saturday alone the song sold over 14,000 copies.

The Williams– who are like Wayne and Garth from “Wayne’s World” — are hilarious and sweet as they discover Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Al Green, the Carpenters, Dolly Parton, and so on. Wait til they get to the Beatles, the Stones, and Aretha.

How long before they’ve got their own show on MTV? That depends if MTV is still alive, if anyone’s there to realize this is a show that doesn’t include a paternity test. I hope these guys get a decent agent who cares what happens to them.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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