The British musician can thank 22-year-old twins Tim and Fred Williams from Gary, Ind., for placing him on the No. three spot on the iTunes gross sales chart after their response to the tune went viral.
The twins recorded themselves on YouTube again in late July listening to the 1981 tune and had been utterly blown away by Collins’ skills and particularly the well-known drum break within the hit.
“I ain’t never seen nobody drop a beat three minutes into a song!” Fred mentioned within the video. “That was good. That’s unique.”
Tim added, “Y’all didn’t put together us for that!”
As of Tuesday, their video has garnered greater than four million views.
In line with Selection and Alpha Knowledge, numbers point out that “In the Air Tonight” was the fourth biggest-selling tune of the week for Aug. 1-8, up from the 185th spot the week prior.
Director-producer Ava DuVernay reacted to the twins on Twitter.
“This has gone viral, however I’m posting anyway ‘cause it makes me smile. And if you haven’t seen it but, perhaps it’ll make you smile. And Phil has jumped to the highest of iTunes ‘trigger new people are discovering and previous people are remembering how dope this tune is,” she wrote.
The twins have additionally reviewed different singles, together with “Jolene” by Dolly Parton, “Dream On” by Aerosmith, and “I Will All the time Love You” by Whitney Houston.