Since Adele Said 'Hello,' The Internet Just Can't Quit Her Adele's new video for "Hello" has broken records in its first weeks since release. It's also led to countless Internet memes and mashups.

Since Adele Said 'Hello,' The Internet Just Can't Quit Her

Since Adele Said 'Hello,' The Internet Just Can't Quit Her

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Adele's new video for "Hello" has broken records in its first weeks since release. It's also led to countless Internet memes and mashups.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The pop star Adele is back. After three years of radio silence, she has a new song, "Hello," and a third album on the way.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HELLO")

ADELE: (Singing) Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times to tell you...

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

The response has been big. Record numbers of people are streaming the song on Spotify and Vevo. There were over a million and a half views of the song's video within an hour of its release.

SIEGEL: There have been think pieces about her use of a flip phone, viral memes and mash ups, and a skit by Ellen DeGeneres.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW")

ELLEN DEGENERES: Adele and I are good friends, and a lot of people don't realize her new song is based on a conversation that we had.

SIEGEL: That's from the daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW")

DEGENERES: Take a look.

(PHONE RINGING)

DEGENERES: Hello.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HELLO")

ADELE: (Singing) Hello, it's me.

DEGENERES: Oh hey, Adele. What's going on with you?

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HELLO")

ADELE: (Singing) I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet.

DEGENERES: I'm - the connection's bad. Did you say you're eating beets?

(LAUGHTER)

MCEVERS: And in what might be the Internet's biggest honor, Adele has gotten the Attenborough treatment.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: The year is 2015. The world appears to have a green tint to it. We are about to witness one of the great phenomena of the natural world. The lesser-spotted Adele is about to be everywhere again.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HELLO")

ADELE: (Singing) Hello.

ATTENBOROUGH: Hello.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HELLO")

ADELE: (Singing) It's me.

MCEVERS: That's Sir David Attenborough on BBC Radio 1 addressing the latest biggest thing, Adele's "Hello."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HELLO")

ADELE: (Singing) To go over everything. They say that time's supposed to heal...

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