A REALLY unlikely song is steadily climbing the iTunes charts thanks to its ability not to offend.
The so-called “song” isn’t your typical candidate to be rocketing up the charts because it’s actually just 10 minutes of silence.
And, no, it’s not some new mindfulness fad. The song is designed to give relief to iPhone users who are sick of an Apple quirk that means their device automatically plays the first song, alphabetically speaking, in their iTunes library when they plug their phone into the car stereo.
If you routinely play music through your iPhone while driving, then there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the frustration of automatically hearing the same song over and over again.
If so, you might want to download Samir Rezhami’s creation called A a a a a Very Good Song — practically guaranteeing its place at the front of your iTunes queue — meaning you’ll have a 10-minute window of silence.
At the time of writing, the song has broken into the top 50 tracks on the US iTunes charts and has some pretty funny tongue-in-cheek reviews with people labelling the song “life changing” and “an objective masterpiece”.
The reprieve of silence might sound like a small thing, but for some users the unusual track appears to be a godsend.
So if you’re really embarrassed that Ed Sheeran keeps playing when you get into your car. Or you’re worried that hearing a certain song one more time might drive you to vehicular manslaughter, you have an easy solution.
And it costs just $1.69 in the Australian iTunes store.