Boom Goes the Dynamite
Views To Date: 9,165,192
A clip beloved in the world of sports and reporting alike, Boom Goes The Dynamite features a young sportscaster stuck in a broadcast without a prompter, and without much dignity left by the end of the video.
Honourable Mention: Me at the Zoo, which was uploaded exactly 10 years ago today.
A Nintendo Sixty Four!
Views To Date: 19,881,422
This boy and his sister fully portray what it feels like to get the hottest toy on the market on Christmas morning, complete with some slow-mo in the middle of the video for full emphasis. The video was uploaded in March 2006 and has accumulated about 20 million views since then.
Honourable Mention: Flea Market Montgomery Commercial
Charlie Bit Me
Views To Date: 816,945,021
This video of two adorable British brothers has a whopping 816 million views, after it was uploaded in May 2007. They’ve grown up quite a bit since then, but the family still blogs and updates the world about their lives post-viral video success.
Honourable Mention: Keyboard Cat
SNL Parodies of Sarah Palin
Views To Date: 1,143,020
When the 2008 presidential elections were underway, people noticed Republican vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was a dead ringer of SNL Alumna Tina Fey – and the sketch comedy show took full advantage of the comparison. Fey went on to do a series of sketches with her partner in crime Amy Poehler as Hilary Clinton (And occasionally as Katie Couric, as seen here,) and many praised her for the spot-on impression of the red-blooded Alaskan.
Honourable Mention: Husky Dog Talking
David After Dentist
Views To Date: 128,825,366
The late 2000’s were the peak of cute videos of kids, and following the success of Charlie Bit Me, was David after Dentist. David got some dental surgery done, and was feeling a bit funny because of the medication. We’re pretty sure he’ll have a hard time hiding it from his first girlfriend when he’s older.
Honourable Mention: OK Go’s one-take music video for Here it Goes Again, involving treadmills and choreography.
Old Spice “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”
Views To Date: 50,479,571
This incredibly quotable ad first aired in February 2010 and began a series of other hilarious ads by Old Spice, with Isaiah Mustafa and Terry Crews pushing far past the point of ridiculousness for commercials. Countless parodies have been made since it first surfaced.
Honourable Mention: Bed Intruder Song
29 years old and hearing myself for the first time
Views To Date: 24,491,312
In 2011, Sloan Churman uploaded a video of the moment she received a hearing implant and heard sounds for the first time. The emotional video received more than 24 million views and countless shares all over Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other platforms. Churman also uploaded a second video of her receiving a second implant.
Honourable Mention: This baby scared of mom blowing nose
Views to Date: 2,311,084,538
2012 was truly the year of viral videos – but nothing went as big as the music video Gangnam Style by K-Pop singer PSY . The massive hit propelled him to stardom and has over 2.3 billion views to date.
Honourable Mention #1: The autotuned remix of Sweet Brown (“Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!”)
Honourable Mention #2: Kony 2012
What does the fox say?
Views To Date: 508,239,669
Even after 500 million views, it’s not certain if anyone actually knows what the fox says.
Honourable Mention: This twerking disaster, which actually ended up being a prank by Jimmy Kimmel
Lip Sync Battle: Emma Stone vs. Jimmy Fallon
Views To Date: 51,268,637
Emma Stone shows that she’s more than a good actress – She’s a great fake singer, too. In a lip sync battle on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, she won by a landslide with an explosive lip syncing performance. That’s a hard act to follow.
Honourable Mention: This reporter who quit rather abruptly on live TV
Bad Lip Reading: NFL Edition
Views To Date: 22,562,089
The year isn’t even half over year, but Bad Lip Readings has been picking up steam for the last few years. Bad Lip Readings devotes their time to looking at clips and dubbing them over solely with what it appears they are saying. The results are often hilarious, and some of their most popular videos are various NFL players saying things like, “Give me a tiny boat and I’ll sing all day,” and “I once got a rake and killed a snowman.”
Honourable Mention: BC Toddler grooving to Taylor Swift
With files from Montana Cumming