This just in: A team of highly mobilized geeks can move the needle on low-level online charts! The latest cultural curio to prove this maxim is “Do You Wanna Date My Avatar,” a little piece of synthy novelty-pop tied into the Web series The Guild. The song was apparently packed with enough nerd-friendly innuendos—sample lyric: “Grab your mouse and stroke the keys / Here in cyberspace there’s no disease”—to make it worth money; it’s so far reached No. 1 on the Amazon MP3 chart and No. 2 on iTunes’ music video chart. It’s not in the iTunes Top 100 as of this writing—perhaps because it doesn’t feature a Jonas Brother? Clip after the jump.
The track was co-written by Guild creator/star Felicia Day (the redhead) and Jed Whedon, who worked with Day on the Neil Patrick Harris musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along. Which I, somehow, have still not seen!
“Do You Wanna Date My Avatar” [YouTube]
‘Do You Want To Date My Avatar’ #1 on iTunes and Amazon [Digital City via Fark]
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