A blank 10-minute song is climbing up the iTunes charts as iPhone owners have been paying $0.99 to purchase it.
The song is literally only filled with silence throughout its duration, with no hidden lyrics or music. So why are people buying it?
The Blank 10-Minute Song On iTunes
The track has shot up the iTunes charts, and is currently among the top 100 songs of Apple's media store. It sits at 82nd at the time of writing, ahead of artists such as Dua Lipa, DJ Khaled, Keith Urban, and Ed Sheeran.
The big question is, why?
The blank iTunes song is not being used as a meditation aid, nor it is seen as a metaphorical representation of something. People have been actually been buying the blank track to address one of the most annoying things about plugging an iPhone into the USB ports of cars.
When people plug their iPhone into their car stereos, the smartphone automatically starts playing music alphabetically. This has ruined many songs with titles that begin with the letter A for users, as they keep hearing the song every time they plug their iPhone into their vehicle.
However, with "A a a a a Very Good Song" in a user's library, the blank track will surely be the one that automatically plays. Its 10-minute duration gives iPhone owners enough time to line up the songs that they want to hear for their trip and also saves users from hearing the opening lines of the same song whenever they simply want to charge their iPhone in their car.
For a good number of iTunes users, those benefits are enough to shell out $0.99 for the blank track. People can actually skip spending money by creating their own blank song and adding it to their iPhones, but apparently, the cost of "A a a a a Very Good Song" is cheap enough for the convenience.
Apple Music users, meanwhile, will not have to pay anything, as they can add the song to their library as part of their subscription.
Will The Blank iTunes Song Stay?
Now that we know why the silent iTunes song has risen in popularity, the next question to ask is whether Apple will allow the track to stay on iTunes.
"A a a a a Very Good Song" is certainly not a real track, but Apple takes a cut from every sale. Rezhami, meanwhile, is living his music dreams, and it would be fun to see the track rise up even higher in the iTunes charts.