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8 seconds of static noise from Taylor Swift tops Canada's iTunes chart


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

October 22, 2014 | 2 min read

Canada has proven that ‘any old rubbish’ can top the charts these days after an eight-second track of static noise, reportedly from Taylor Swift’s new album, achieved the best sales on the country’s iTunes chart.

The single, entitled ‘Track 3’, was initially believed to from for the singer’s new album 1989 which is scheduled for 27 October. It was released hours after a legitmate single from the ablum called ‘Welcome to New York’ topped sales.

Fans flocked to download the $1.29 track without even listening to it first - proving that modern pop music is mostly upon style over substance. Many believed the white noise track was a statement from the musician. Somewhat ironically, Swift, who is known for her love songs, released a silent single despite never being 'silent' when she is single.

Embarrassingly for Swift, the accidental track, featuring no music or lyrics, knocked her actual release ‘Welcome to New York’ from the top spot.

The star, who has over 45.6 million followers on Twitter has yet to comment on the release to her faithful fans, although many may feel short-changed. The chart-topping single has been removed by Swift - although iTunes has yet to comment on whether it will offer fans a refund.

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