Watching Folks Play The ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Solo By Slamming Kitchen Cabinets is a Supremely Satisfying Experience

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What can you do inside? Millions of people the world over are faced with that question right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. You could stream movies and TV shows via streaming platforms, sure. You could mindlessly surf the internet for hours on end. Maybe you could read a book, take a nap … there are plenty of ideas, but none of them are quite as good as playing the drum solo to Phil Collins‘ “In the Air Tonight” by slamming drawers and kitchen cabinets, something that’s caught on via the social media platform TikTok this week.

Don’t believe us? Well, here’s proof:


I found this far too amusing to make #intheairtonight #philcollins #fyp #foryou #foryoupage

♬ original sound – Tizzy Kohler

And another one:


Just your typical Saturday night quarantined #cabinetchallenge #quarantinelife #happyathome #intheairtonight #reallifeathome #scottsdale #dads

♬ original sound – hazrit19

And more:

This amazing bit of execution borne out of the boredom of self-isolation and quarantine from home made the rounds this week on social media, and it’s just delightful — especially these guys’ demeanor throughout. No smiling, no (visible or audible) giggling, just serious focus and determination.

Plus — all those drawers had to be slammed at precisely the right time. There was no margin for error, no sir.

“In the Air Tonight” boasts one of the most iconic drum moments ever recorded, the song’s haunting approach building and building until that explosion of energy. Recreating it takes effort, but the payoff is immense when done right:

Sometimes — just sometimes — it can even happen without any effort, thanks to a deer’s curious decision to literally walk through a playset:

Whatever the provocation, whatever the means, thank you, people (and animal kingdom) for the laughs. We’ve seen a boon in online memes and videos trying to bring some much needed levity to our current reality … whether in the form of this silliness set to America’s “A Horse With No Name”:

Using the Beatles’ Abbey Road artwork as a social distancing joke:

Please Follow the Beatles’ Example for Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Recreating classic album art through the social distancing lens:

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ (As Shared by Mick Fleetwood) and Other Classic Album Covers Reimagined for Social Distancing

And so on. Keep ’em coming, everybody!


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