Friday, August 20, 2010

Bedroom Intruder Song #89 on Hot 100 Chart

Viral sensation Antoine Dodson is climbing the Billboard 100 chart.

A rape attempt is rarely the inspiration behind a hit pop song. In fact, Gregory Brothers' drummer Michael Gregory, who created "Bed Intruder Song" -- a darkly comical remix of a local TV news interview with Antoine Dodson about the attempted rape of his sister Kelly -- admits that he questioned the appropriateness of turning a "bad situation" into a musical parody. But then he realized "it's taking a terrible situation and making at least something positive out of it."

Still, the Brooklyn-based group never imagined how "positive" their inventiveness would be for themselves or for the Dodson family. Not only has the song's YouTube clip been viewed nearly 14 million times, but "Bed Intruder Song" debuts this week on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 89, almost exclusively from download sales. It also debuts on Hot Digital Songs at No. 49 with 30,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Furthermore, Antoine and Kelly Dodson are listed as co-writers of the song, and their family will receive 50% of the revenue from the tracks' sales profits.

"I think people are latching onto it is frankly quite similar to why they latch onto a classic ballad or pop song that tops the charts -- because there's real emotion behind it that people identify with, even if, in this case, it was for unusual reasons," says keyboardist Evan Gregory.

"Although this is an unusual path to take to reach the Billboard Hot 100, it is a path nonetheless. We're thrilled."

"Bed Intruder Song" came about after a news clip surfaced of the Huntsville, Ala., native Dodson charismatically telling a reporter in rap-like fashion, "He's climbing in your windows, he's snatching your people up, trying to rape 'em, so y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, 'cause they're raping everybody out here." Dodson also warns the perpetrator who escaped: "We got your T-shirt, you done left your fingerprints, you are so dumb . . . We're looking for you. We're gonna find you."

Jacked from Billboard


Anonymous said...

Ahhhahahaha. That's pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

YAY!! And so happy they listed the bro and sis as co-writers so they can get a piece.

It was such a real and honest moment which is why people are flocking to it. Plus, it's HELLA funny.

Good for them!

Anonymous said...

This makes me laugh every time!!!
The real question is, have they found homeboy?

Anonymous said...

At least they added them as co-writers, lol!

Anonymous said...

"He's climbing in your windows, he's snatching your people up, trying to rape 'em, so y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, 'cause they're raping everybody out here."

they need to put this in the U.S. Constitution, dammit!

Anonymous said...

I likes this!!!
This Antoine dude seems like a fun person to be around. On a serious note, I hope they found the guy that broke in tho.

Anonymous said...

That is amazing, but have they found the bedroom intruder yet?

Anonymous said...

That was tight!! lol

Anonymous said...

Thats good, now Antione and his sister go to the mall with a fist full of scrilla and hit up the Rainbow stores.

LOL & this song came in above Ushers "Hot Tottie" feat. Jay-Z!

Anonymous said...

that intruder needs a prison ass kickin'

Anonymous said...

it is amazing how you can get famous over the biggest things and even the smallest of things. When I first saw the new clip I laughted and laughted and watched it about three times back to back, but he loves his family. He would be good in a comedy sitcom.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE me some Antoine Dodson!
Glad to see that this song made Top 100.

My fav part?

"Well...apparently we have a um RAPIST in LINCOLN PARK"--you can't make that shyt up.

Truly awesome remix

Anonymous said...


Not "apparently" --- It's "oooobviously..."

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