Enya 'Only Time' returns to Hot 100 after Volvo commercial stuns and goes viral [WATCH]
An odd song has made its return to the Billboard Hot 100 this week: Enya's 2000 classic "Only Time." Why has the slow-burning new age track returned to the charts 13 years later, with a No. 43 slot? The answer is one super viral video courtesy of Volvo and the impressive legs of Jean Claude Van Damme.
The video, entitled "Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6) shows the performer doing an insanely wide split between two massive trucks over a highway road. The impressive stunt, of course, is set to the classic Enya track. The video, which was posted on Nov. 13, has quickly gone viral. In its two weeks, it's chalked up over 52.5 million YouTube views and has spread across all the social networks.
The whole thing is meant to display the power of Volvo's Dynamic Steering technology.
Watch the whole thing below:
This is not the first visit to the top of the chart for Enya's "Only Time." Upon its initial debut in 2000, the song peaked at No. 10 on the singles chart.
Since the addition of YouTube streams in the Billboard Hot 100 formula, several songs have made mysterious returns to the top of the charts. This year alone, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" shot up in standings due to Halloween, and just last week Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" rose to No. 25 on the Hot 100 because of a viral video of a Boston Celtics fan dancing wildly spread around the Internet. There was also the sudden reemergence of Kanye West's "Gone" after a woman quit her job via YouTube while dancing to the track.