We’re all YouTube addicts, we know it and we love it on some primeval recess of our brains. I don’t think there is a person on earth who hasn’t been sucked into a minimum of a two hour YouTube watching marathon. Well, as long as they’ve got Internet access and a web browser capable of viewing YouTube video’s.
As it’s December and the new year is just a two weeks away I thought I’d post my “Top 10” list of the best (viral) YouTube videos.
Now some YouTube videos are funny and some, possibly a majority, of the YouTube videos are stupid. It doesn’t happen very often that stupid and funny connect with some creativity and pain but this guy may have done it. I would have tied this YouTube video for 10th place but since this is a “Top 10 List” I’ve got to put it in the number nine position.
YouTube video number 5 is:
“Extreme Caterpillar Breakdance” Click the video title to see the YouTube video.
It’s difficult to be creative and it’s even harder to put creativity on display for the world to see. I think we all know that YouTube is crammed full of unfunny, uncreative and uninspired people who simply mug for the camera. Now this next YouTube video would have been higher up on the list but I deducted points because it’s obviously a professionally done YouTube video. Don’t get me wrong, there is not wrong with professional made YouTube videos it’s just that it’s one thing to spend a few thousand dollars on your YouTube video and a whole other thing to do something creative for little or no money.
As a side note, I’m a big fan of Rube Goldberg type devices so this YouTube video really appealed to me.
YouTube video number 4 is:
“OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version – Official” Click the video title to see the YouTube video.
Did you know that the number one fear in the world is speaking in front of a crowed or audience of people. Having had to have spoken publicly on a few occasions I’ve gotten butterflies in my stomach but I’m not all that worried about public speaking. However I would be nervous as hell to do what this kid did. Not only does he do a great job and it’s obvious the kid has talent, I would still be nervous about having my video on YouTube for the world to see.
For talent, guts and pure YouTube entertainment this video had to be on the list. I’m guessing some of you reading this already know the video I’m speaking of so why don’t I just post it.
YouTube video number 3 is:
“Greyson Chance Singing Paparazzi” Click the video title to see the YouTube video.
I have found, as I’m sure many of you have too, that often times a YouTube video is funny not because of what is being filmed but rather how someone reacts. No, this is not a compilation video of reactions to “2 Girls One Cup” although on some level this next video isn’t all that different.
The person in this next YouTube video is obviously have a very strong reaction and I’m not certain if he is having an orgasm or some sort of Religious experience. Whichever it is, this YouTube video is funny because of the reaction and as far as whether it’s an orgasmic reaction or a Religious one, I’ll let you guys decide.
YouTube video number 2 is:
“Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10”
So, in this next YouTube video, which really was a last minute entry, things don’t go as planned. There are lots of very funny video’s on YouTube that show accidental hilarity when things go wrong. It’s one thing to have an accident in front of a few of your buddies or family members, it’s a whole other thing when you’ve got thousands of people watching you.
So, the final and winning video on this “Top 5 list” takes the title for many reasons. It shows public humiliation, of sorts, as well as talent along with the “Keeping your cool” factor.
The winning YouTube video is:
“Usher Kicked in the Face: “Love ‘Em All” & “Trading Places” – Madison Square Garden NYC 12/13/10″ Click the video title to see the YouTube video.
Honorable mention for creativity, humor, skill and just being off the charts funny goes to the following YouTube viral video. Congratulations to all involved both in front and behind the camera for pulling this off and making us laugh very hard. You’ve contributed greatly to the “Zeitgeist” of the YouTube universe.
Honorable mention YouTube video is:
“FULL STORY !! Antoine Dodson AWeSOME!! OMG!! lol we LOVE LOVE YOU ANTOINE!!”
So there you have it, the Top 5 YouTube videos and an honorable mention one. OK, if you want to get technical about it, yes, there are 6 YouTube videos total. Don’t complain about it, didn’t you get your money’s worth going through this “Top 5 YouTube” video list?