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'Silent Song' Makes it to the Top 50 on iTunes

An unusual song has emerged next to the hottest new albums and multi-platinum artists on iTunes' Top 50 charts. The track, which costs $0.99, is titled "A a a a a Very Good Song" and includes almost ten full minutes of complete silence. Not a single musical instrument, voice, or sound of any kind can be heard-and people are loving it. Why? The reason might be apparent if you happen to own a model of car that automatically plays music from a Bluetooth-connected mobile phone when first turned on. Most cars carrying this feature auto-select the first song alphabetically whether you want it to or not. Thus, "A a a a a Very Good Song" allows drivers to avoid any unwanted music playing by beginning their drive with up to ten minutes of complete silence. The five repetitions of the letter "A" in the song title aim to ensure it gets first treatment alphabetically, and you get the silence you never realized you wanted so badly.

Potential Preaching Angles: From the moment we wake up, we are bombarded with media. From the news on TV to the photos we see on Facebook and everything in between, it's easy to get caught up in the "noise." Removing it completely is sometimes the only way we can allow ourselves to truly listen to what God is trying to say to us.

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