Two Minutes of Silence Song Could Top Charts in UK Next Week

“Two Minutes of Silence,” an idea dreamed up in part by Thom Yorke of Radiohead, was released as a downloadable track on Monday. The video above is, of course, a 10 second preview of the song.

A charity release for the Royal British Legion, the organizers of the song are hoping it’ll top charts in the UK next week to coincide with Remembrance Sunday. It has no sound at all, while the video (which seems to be, functionally, what users are ‘really’ paying for) shows people with various facial expressions set to ‘background noise.’

“Rather than record a song, we felt the UK public would recognize the poignancy of silence and its clear association with remembrance,” said the Royal British Legion’s director general Chris Simpkins.

The track costs £1. It’s already been followed by over 25,000 users on Facebook. TC mark

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  • RONNOT

    Hate you Thom Yorke.

  • http://twitter.com/_justvibing @_justvibing

    completely unoriginal
    john cage pulled this one way back in 1952 with his track ' 4'33″ '

    • Madison Moore

      thank you. i'm so glad somebody else knows this

    • http://youtubedotcom.tumblr.com/ marshall

      thom's is two minutes tho

      it's like the pop version

  • Guest

    Is it really necessary for Thom Yorke to look so sullen with his hair flapping in the wind?

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