Why is Phil Collins’ hit song “In the Air Tonight” trending? 2020 can be thanked for that.
If you haven’t yet seen the viral video of two twins having an incredible reaction to the iconic drum-fill from the song, do yourself a favor and watch it right now.
21-year-old twins Tim and Fred Williams run the YouTube channel TwinsTheNewTrend and have pretty much broken the internet with their reaction video to the Phil Collins classic “In the Air Tonight.”
As a result of their video, the 80’s hit has jumped all the way up to number four on the iTunes top songs charts.
See? We weren’t exaggerating when we said the Williams twins broke the internet.
The Williams twins have already racked up over 3.1 million views on their reaction video. “We weren’t prepared for that,” the duo exclaimed at the end of the song.
For all the attention they’ve gotten, the Williams twins have a way to go until they catch up to the view count of Collins’ original music video. With a ten year head start, the official music video of “In the Air Tonight” has over 204 million views.
With Phil Collins getting the internet’s attention again, it’s a great time to revisit his legendary day at Live Aid 1985. Collins started the day off in London where he performed a set of hits, including “In the Air Tonight,” at Wembley Stadium. After his set was done, he made an appearance alongside Sting and performed on several songs.
After he was done, Collins hopped on a helicopter and went to London’s Heathrow Airport. From there, he flew on a supersonic Concorde jet to New York City.
Upon his arrival, he flew in another helicopter over to Philadelphia and rolled up to JFK Stadium where he performed his second set of the day on his second continent.
Check out our 13 favorite performances from the day right here.