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Move over, Taylor Swift! The latest iTunes hit is an actual blank space

iTunes users are rushing to hand over 99p for a 10 minute track featuring nothing but silence.

“A a a a a Very Good Song” by Samir Rezhami isn’t a social commentary on the state of pop music in 2017. Neither is it a meditation aid.

No, the blank song is designed to combat perhaps the most annoying thing about using your smartphone in the car.

If you’ve ever plugged your handset into the USB port in your car, you’ll know exactly what we mean.

In these instances the exact same song, the first in your library’s alphabet, begins.

“A a a a a Very Good Song” is almost certain to replace that song at the front of the line.

This gives drivers the chance to deliberate over which music they’d actually like to hear, or relieves them of the annoyance of the same song playing when they simply want to charge their device.

Engadget reports the song has already claimed to #67 in the iTunes charts and has 12,000 likes in around 24 hours.

“He changed my life”

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber it can simply be added to the Library. Naturally, Samir has made the track available on Google Play Music too.

“A Team was always playing first on my list, man. And this dude changed the game. He changed my life,” wrote one fan of Samir’s work on iTunes.

First of all, if we had The A Team theme as the first song on our list, we wouldn’t be changing it.  Secondly, we’re off to make sure the A-Team is the first song in our library.

Meanwhile, if you have a problem, and if no-one else can help, and if you can find it… maybe you can hire the A a a a a Team.

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