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- Posted on May 16th 2012 4:00PM by Jason MacNeil
According to a press release today, the group's YouTube video -- which features all five members performing the song on one guitar -- recently passed 100,000,000 views, making it "the most popular cover song ever posted on YouTube."
The song, which as of Wednesday afternoon stands officially at 107,448,843 views, garnered attention globally. The group also caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres who invited Walk Off the Earth to perform on her show. That specific performance has over two million hits alone.
In related news the group also announced the iTunes release of a new single "Polly," a cover of the Nirvana song found on the group's 1991 Nevermind album.
"We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for buying our music," the band wrote on its website yesterday regarding the new single. "It helps us on our mission in taking over this shitty music industry. We are definitely rattling a few cages lately and it's a direct result of the passion and support of the WOTE fans...you guys are sic!"
Walk Off the Earth is reportedly wrapping up recording a new album of original songs for a debut release on Columbia Records. The group has a busy summer with dates across the U.S. and various festival dates including Lollapalooza and the Ottawa Bluesfest. The tour kicks off in Nashville on May 30 with dates running through August 23 in Oklahoma City.