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People Can’t Get Enough Of These Twin YouTubers Listening To Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’ For The First Time


Each new generation brings in its own style of music, which of course means there are loads of older music trends that wait to be discovered by teens and young adults. People also have preferred styles and artists, so there are bound to be current artists they’ve never listened to before.

That’s what twin brother YouTubers, Tim and Fred Williams, of Twins the New Trend do. Specifically they react to songs and artists they haven’t heard before, based on fan suggestions of songs or artists they should listen to.

Among their most recent reactions was to hearing Phil Collins’ 1981 hit “In the Air Tonight” from the award-studded album, Face Value. The song was submitted as a recommendation from a loyal viewer of their YouTube channel.

In a nearly 8-minute video, the Williams twins filmed their first time hearing the song, as well as their reactions and side commentary.

From the very beginning of the video, it’s clear the twins appreciate the power of the song.

Only one lyric into the song, they’re already expressing their excitement:

“He said, ‘hold on’! He said, ‘hold on!'” 

For the next three minutes, the twins comment on Collins’ vocal quality, the lyrics, and the general movement of the song.

But the real fun comes near the end of the song with Collins’ drum dropping the beat.

They praise the song: 

“Gotta wake them up! Three minutes in, and he’s gotta wake them up!” 

At the end of the video, the brothers were clearly happy with their experience of hearing the song, profusely thanking the viewer who recommended the song, and all of their followers for going on the journey with them.

You can watch their full video reaction here: 

The video has since been shared on Twitter and other platforms, going viral in the past week as more people discover the twins’ own hidden gem of a reaction.

Viewers can’t seem to get enough of the twins’ vibing to the ’80s hit, particularly their discovery of that epic drum beat drop.

Not to mention those who grew up with the song and were thrown back to the Miami Vice era of the 1980s. 

The twins truly do listen to anything suggested to them. A few of their other popular videos include hearing Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder and The Fugees for the first time.

It’s always fun to learn new things, but it can be especially rich to uncover new artistic gems.

After viewing some of the twins’ other reactions, it seems “In the Air Tonight” might be a song they will come back to in their spare time, not to mention other Phil Collins’ songs, or work with the band Genesis.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit