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Fred Stobaugh's 'Oh Sweet Lorraine' Makes iTunes Top 10!

09/03/2013 12:33 pm ET

Move over, Lady Gaga. Our favorite 96-year-old is looking to dominate the music charts.

Last week, Fred Stobaugh melted hearts across the world when a song he wrote for his late wife went viral.

His lyrics to 'Oh Sweet Lorraine,' were originally entered into a singer-songwriter contest at Green Shoes Studios in Illinois. An employee, Jacob Colgan, surprised Stobaugh by putting the words to music. And now, the song is topping the charts.

By Friday, 'Oh Sweet Lorraine' was number seven on U.S. iTunes, alongside names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus, BBC News reported.

The song also entered Billboard's Rock Digital Songs sales chart at No. 49 with 6,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Today, 'Oh Sweet Lorraine' is holding steady at number 31 on iTunes. The original YouTube clip, however, that introduced Stobaugh to the world, has jumped to nearly 3 million views.

In case you missed it, here's Stobaugh listening to his song for the first time:

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