6:34 pm - 11/19/2012

A Sydney musician creates the best PSA ever

A safety campaign for Melbourne Metro trains has gone viral online, gathering more than six million views in the last three days.

The Dumb Ways To Die video and accompanying song, composed by Sydney musician and keyboardist for The Cat Empire Ollie McGill uses mildly sardonic humour to convey the dangers of acting stupidly around trains.

Ollie McGill told Richard Glover that he had no idea that the campaign would become so popular.

“I thought it was just something I’d do and then just never hear of again,” he said.

“I think I first saw it when it had about 7,000 views and I’ve just been monitoring it since then, and suddenly it had 60,000 views, then it had over 100,000,” he said.

At time of publishing the video had 6,025,297 9,000,000+ views.

 lol it's so cute. And yes, the song is even on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dumb-ways-to-die-single/id575962249
nichtsmuss 20th-Nov-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
how bad is it? you may want to go to a dentist/doctor if it's really awful.
bodyline 20th-Nov-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
yeah, i'm gonna call the dentist tomorrow to set up an appointment. i've been putting it off because i have to switch dentists and it seems like it'll be a hassle. :T
nichtsmuss 20th-Nov-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
tbh i hate the dentist, but i was told to never fuck with a toothache. i hope it turns out well <3
bodyline 20th-Nov-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
ty peppermint butler! <33
scorpionbreeze 20th-Nov-2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Totes not a hassle! New Dr can take xrays, and pretty much be able to tell all your prior work so you dont have to do the hassle of requesting all your files be moved over.
bodyline 20th-Nov-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
That's certainly a relief. D: I'm nhf having to recount my entire dental history to someone.
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