Phil Collins hit In The Air Tonight tops charts 39 years after release following clip of teens being blown away by song

PHIL Collins' song In The Air Tonight is a hit single once more, almost four decades after being released.

The talented musician, who hails from Britain, has re-emerged on the charts thanks to a video by twins Tim and Fred Williams, who filmed themselves reacting to the song for the first time.

The Williams brothers, who are 22, run a popular YouTube channel called First Time Hearing: Twins the New Trend, which has more than 200,000 subscribers.

In the video, they listen to Collins' song, which is well known for its late beat drop.

“I ain’t never seen nobody drop a beat three minutes into a song!” Fred says in the video.

“That was good. That’s unique.”





Following the twins' release of their video, Collins' song has jumped to number two in the iTunes chart.

"It sounds like a rain entrance or something," Tim says during the eight minute-long video.

The twins are nodding their heads to the beat until the drum solo hits, and the expression on the pair's face is of wonder and shock.

Their video has since had more than 4 million views.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/08/us/twins-phil-collins-reaction-trnd/index.html"We do so many videos a day," Tim told CNN.

"When we do videos, I don't be thinking nothing of it because I be thinking, 'Oh, we gotta do that next video,' " Tim said.

"We wasn't thinking this was gonna hit," Fred added.

As of Tuesday, "In the Air Tonight" is charting second on iTunes, just behind the Cardi B-Megan Thee Stallion collaboration, WAP.

Collins has yet to comment on the resurrection of his 80s hit.

Asked why they think their videos of them discovering old songs are such hits, Fred added: "We're Black, and [people] don't expect us to listen to that type of music."

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