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These Twins Are Just Now Discovering Phil Collins' 'In The Air Tonight' And The Reactions Are Hilarious

If you needed a reminder of how old you are, watch these teens react to hearing this classic for the first time.

Those of us who lived through the 80s and 90s can never forget the distinctive drum solo in the legendary hit song "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. 

The song has re-emerged thanks to a set of twins, Tim and Fred Williams, who decided to use their YouTube channel to listen to it for the first time and their reaction had the internet talking on Friday.

The song topped the charts for months and spent years constantly being replayed on the radio and in movies. Released as the lead single off of his 1981 debut solo album, "In The Air Tonight" became one of Collins' biggest hits and arguably one of his signature songs. 

The drum solo in particular has gained a life of its own as it has aged well due to endless love from fans as well as funny reenactments.  

On their popular YouTube channel "TwinsthenewTrend," the twins go back in time and listen to classics for the first time. They've spent months going through classics from Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and other legends.


Video of the two teens listening to the classic drum solo for the first time racked up nearly 10 million views on YouTube and Twitter.

The video got so popular that Collins was trending on Twitter Friday morning. 

The reactions from older folks who are familiar with the song were priceless.



A number of Collins' fans said the video brought them immense joy because it was great to see a new generation fall in love with the song.




The video led to an outpouring of love of Collins and the hit song, as well as some hilarious reenactments. 






The video even pushed the song back into iTunes' Top 30 list.




Many noted that the reactions to the video were exactly how they felt when they first heard the song.



And thousands decided to go look for more of their reaction videos for nostalgia's sake. 

The 21-year-old stars of the YouTube channel live in Gary, Indiana, and spoke to People Magazine about the video.

The two said they wanted to expand their musical horizons beyond hip-hop and began listening to other genres about 10 months ago.

Tim said he came up with the idea while Fred was studying at Indiana State University and wanted to film their reactions to hit songs from legends like Freddie Mercury and Queen, Luther Vandross, Tom Jones, opera star Luciano Pavarotti and Aerosmith.

"My grandfather always used to say to me, 'Listen to Frank Sinatra.' You’ve got to listen to it before you judge," Tim told People. 

“We wanted to start a new trend to appreciate old music. We’re open to all genres. We also want to bring people together because there’s no color to music,” Tim added.

Check out the full video below: 


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