The genius "Sad Ben Affleck" meme of the Batman v Superman star pondering his life's choices, from Gigli to He's Just Not That Into You, to the music of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," quickly went viral. Now, the iconic duo are reaping all of the benefits. Nielsen Music clocks the song on the Rock Streaming Songs chart at No. 2 with 5.6 million U.S. streams (5.1 million from YouTube), or an increase of 582 percent, according to Billboard. It’s also up by 46 percent to 5,000 downloads sold.
The iconic 1964 breakout single topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time back in 1966, and now tops the chart again at the No. 6 spot on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart. However, Simon & Garfunkel's version of the song isn't even the highest on the chart. Disturbed's version from a performance on Conan last month currently charts at No. 3. At least Ben Affleck helped break some kind of record as Batman.