Sad Ben Affleck Meme Gets Simon And Garfunkel Song Into Charts

Publish Date
Friday, 8 April 2016, 3:39PM

Sad Ben Affleck has given Simon and Garfunkel new life on the music charts.

Late last month an interviewer asked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill what they thought about the film's "mixed" reviews.

Cavill - who plays Superman - delivered a lengthy explanation while Batman actor Affleck sat quietly with a sad look on his face.

A parody video called "Sad Affleck" set to The Sound of Silence, a '60s ballad by Simon and Garfunkel, quickly went viral. The video has since had more than 21 million views.

In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles charts with the song, and now it seems as though "Sad Affleck" has helped them gain a generation of new fans.

This week The Sound of Silence debuted at No 6 on the Billboard Top Rock Songs chart. The parody video has also had an effect of Disturbed's 2015 cover of the song, taking it to No 3 on the Top Rock Songs chart and No 51 on the Hot 100 Singles chart, E! Online reported.

NZ Herald

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