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The internet has fucking done it: Shooting Stars re-enters Billboard Charts thanks to memes

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Like the way Archer recently threw Kenny Loggins’ iconic track Danger Zone into the spotlight through brutal, hilarious overuse, Shooting Stars from Bag Raiders has seen an unbelievable resurgence through an odd medium: memes.

Released in 2009, the classic Aussie dance track seems un unlikely hero in the 2017 meme wars. But then again, who in their right mind could predict the ebb and flow of the internet’s greatest yet strangest output?

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Fall in love with Shooting Stars all over again. The 2009 Bag Raiders track has shot to a new high on Billboard’s dance chart thanks to memes.

And the song’s success hasn’t been restricted to Youtube clips. The influx of Shooting Stars memes has actually caused a massive sales spike for the track, which is currently sitting at #11 on Billboard’s dance charts. Not a joke:

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Check out what all the fuss is below. Warning: this video is like a Chinese finger trap for the eyes. Only get in there if you’re willing to stay for a while.

Speaking to Pedestrian TV, Chris Stacey (one half of Bag Raiders) noted that the band themselves are just as confused (and mesmerised) as you are:

“We had seen a couple of videos I guess, but not a lot at first. There were a couple of times people had made videos that we saw but it’s only really lately people started tagging us in things and we discovered it all. Past two weeks is when it’s been really massive.”

“At first we were like, ok this is funny I guess, but I didn’t really get it so I thought “alright whatever”. Once I started seeing a common theme though, such as the big guy jumping off the bridge into the river, that was the first one of the more recent stuff that really got me. So good! That and the Lady Gaga one is so funny.”

Watch the original clip for Shooting Stars below, in all it’s corny, retrofuturistic glory:

Via Pedestrian TV.

March 6, 2017

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