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Published on August 11th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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This 10 Minute Song is Totally Silent Yet It’s Climbing the iTunes Charts. Why? For a VERY Good Reason.

Every single time I plug my iPhone into my car to listen to some tunes, the music always starts with the same bloody song. Sure, I like “About a Girl” from Nirvana, but why does that have to the the first song that gets served up EVERY TIME?

It’s the result of an odd bug that has iPhones automatically start playing songs alphabetically. There is no way to stop that–until now.

Samir Mezrahi had the same problem, so he released a song on iTunes called “A a a a a Very Good Song.” It’s nothing but ten minutes of pure silence. The five “a’s” in the title ensures that it always comes up first in the queue, offering you at least ten minutes to line up the songs you want to hear.

Genius.

His tweet on the subject (see below) has gone nuclear and the “song” itself is climbing up the iTunes charts. And yes, it does cost 99 cents. Dude’s making some money on this one. More here.




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In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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One Response to This 10 Minute Song is Totally Silent Yet It’s Climbing the iTunes Charts. Why? For a VERY Good Reason.

  1. fred says:

    Not to mention…millions of plays! At 0.00000001 cents per play, soon he can get a venti Starbucks!

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