Teenage singer reaches number one in online music chart

Teenage singer reaches number one in online music chart

Lucy Golding

Teenage singer reaches number one in online music chart

A teenage singer and songwriter from Maidenhead has reached number one in an online music chart.

Four days after 19-year-old music production student Tara Deane, of Blackamoor Lane, released a video on YouTube of her new song Staying Young she was contacted by The Fab Chart on Twitter, informing her that she had topped its weekly list of 30 hits.

Tara has stayed on the top spot for two weeks running.

The Fab Chart, a UK independent station which focuses on unique and off beat music, is based on a tune's online popularity rather than sales.

Listeners tune in from all over the world.

The chart appearance of Staying Young, which she recorded with friend Rob Thom at his home studios Roomwork Recording in Moor View Court, came after she posted the video on YouTube and Twitter.

Since catching people's attention both Tara's Twitter followers have increased and the number of YouTube hits of the video has soared from 100 to 700.

The video of the song shows clips of Tara, who attends to Southampton Solent University, playing her guitar and singing on a beach interspersed with footage of her friends and family from all over the world.

Tara wrote Staying Young as a response to the common saying 'youth is wasted on the young."

She said: "It is not wasted on the young.

"We absolutely make the most of life."

"Rob and I are both very proud of it, it is amazing for one of my songs to be brought to life."

The former Reading College student is hoping to maintain her position in the chart for at least another week.

Tara is well-known in the Maidenhead music circuit after appearing at events including Art on the Street and Maidenhead Festival.

Tara is now in the process of recording a four-track album.

You can watch the video for Staying Young here:

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