Old Kanye West Song ‘Gone’ Hits Billboard Top 20 Due To Viral Video Of Woman Quitting Her Job

Posted Oct 11, 2013

Kanye West’s eight year old song Gone has hit the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 song after a video of a woman quitting her job went viral.  Marina Shifrin posted a video doing a dance to the song Gone as she declared in the video that she was quitting her job at Next Media Animation.  Shifrin can be seen dancing around the offices of Next Media. 

This video hit 15 million views and the response that Next Media Animation made using the same song hit over 4 million views. 

This is the second time that viral YouTube videos pumped a song into the Billboard Hot 100.  Billboard added YouTube statistics in February of this year, which was just in time for YouTube to propel the popularity of Baauer’s Harlem Shake.

[Source: Billboard]