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Someone Solved Your Phone Autoplaying Music In The Car

You know when you plug in your phone to the car, and it automatically starts playing the first song?

Posted on August 10, 2017, at 3:33 p.m. ET

Hello to anyone who has a car, has a friend with a car, rides in a car.

You are aware of this really annoying thing.

You know when you plug your phone into the car to charge, or hook it up over Bluetooth so you can do hands-free or whatever? As soon as you connect your phone, it starts playing the first song in your music library over the stereo?

Which is irritating because obviously you don’t want to listen to your entire music library in alphabetical order. Who would do that? Only a very deranged person! Why do cars do this?

Good news: A genius (also a former BuzzFeed employee, duh) made a fix for this.

hey I released a blank song that will play 1st so that *one* song won’t play every time u plug ur phone into ur car

Samir Mezrahi, who works for the animal site The Dodo (and is a former BuzzFeed employee), created a simple hack. He made a song that’s just nothing with the title “A a a a a Very Good Song." This means that instead of some loud song playing as soon as you connect your phone, you’ll be playing this silent song. Which will give you the three seconds you need to turn off the music player.

You can buy the song through the iTunes store for 99 cents (sorry, peace and quiet is gonna cost you) here.

Mezrahi told BuzzFeed that he made the song because it drove him nuts that every time he plugged in his phone to his car the Taylor Swift song “All You Had To Do Was Stay” would start playing. “I also noticed a lot of people had the same problem with Vampire Weekend's ‘A-Punk,’ Ed Sheeran’s ‘A Team,’ the Kendrick Lamar song ‘ADHD,’ and the Lady Gaga song ‘Ayo,’” he said.

The song has only been available in the iTunes store since Aug. 7, but it’s actually cracked the top 100. (It’s currently at #63, just above “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars.) But Mezrahi has no interest in pop stardom — just in making Bluetooth less annoying. “People have tweeted me screenshots of them playing my song, and it definitely feels like I am making a difference in the world,” said Mezrahi.


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