Birdsong Track Charts In The UK
Move over, Nelly Furtado.
What you need to know
- Birds are know for flying and pooing on your car
- But this song is going to change all of that!
- Please tag Nelly Furtado.
For the first time in history, a track composed entirely of birdsong has charted on the UK Singles Chart, proving that birds can do more than just poo on your car.
According to the Official Charts Company, the song entitled ‘Let Nature Sing’ ranked at No 11 of the midweek UK singles chart. This is probably the most exciting thing to happen to birds since they evolved from dinosaurs, and that was quite a long time ago.
Also, it’s about time that birds finally released a song of their own. Nelly Furtado famously sang: “I’m like a bird” but these birds have gone one step further. These birds are not just like birds. They are birds. As a side note, we can only hope that Nelly Furtado is unlike a bird when it comes to feeding her young.
In her song, Ms Furtado also famously went on to disparage birds by claiming she’ll “only fly away,” which is completely untrue. Some birds, for example seagulls, will not fly away no matter how much they are shooed away. This is particularly the case when eating chips at the beach.
It’s also worth noting that some birds cannot fly away at all; we’re looking at you, chickens and emus. For this reason, it is clear that Nelly’s song is ableist, mocking those flightless birds who should be celebrated and included in aviary society, not shamed for being land-based. It’s 2019 Nelly! Not all birds fly!
The point is, Nelly Furtado’s song is factually inaccurate and downright offensive to birds around the world. In fact, if birds weren’t so birdbrained, they would probably feel very hurt by the lyrics.
Unlike Nelly Furtado’s presumably commercial motives for producing her song, this one was made by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The song, which features blackbirds, robins, woodpeckers and warblers, intends to raise awareness about the extinction crisis facing birds in the UK.
So have a listen to the song. It’s an absolute banger. Don’t be surprised if you’re at the club this weekend and the DJ drops this and people flock to the dance floor like… well, like birds.