Ten years ago today would forever change the landscape of the Internet. YouTube was officially founded by three former PayPal employees. The first video, however, wasn’t upload until April 23, 2005 by one of the co-founders. If you’re curious, “Me At The Zoo” can still be viewed on the video-sharing website.
In honor of YouTube’s 10th anniversary, I’ve embedded the Top 10 viewed videos. The lowest garnering 796,000 to the cream of the crop with over 2 billion clocks. Not surprisingly, music dominates the list. Especially Katy Perry and PSY who both nab two entries each. The sole exception being “Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!.” Check out the most popular clips ever below.
Believe it or not, Rihanna just notched her 13th chart-topper. With her collaboration with Eminem on “The Monster,” the Bajan singer now ties Michael Jackson on the all-time list. Insane, right? Personally, singing just the hook on predominantly rap songs seems like cheating, but if it’s okay with Billboard, it’s fine with me. Even if you take away her rap collabos, she still has ten chart-toppers which is still quite impressive given her age.
Prior to placing third with MJ on the all-time list, she previously was in a three-way tie with Madonna and the Supremes for the fourth-most. Holding the record for most No. 1′s in Billboard’s 54-year history are The Beatles with 20 chart leaders. Mariah Carey with 18 is in the runner-up slot.
While Rihanna doesn’t sell as many albums as a few of her compatriots, there is no denying she’s a hit-making machine. Rihanna is definitely the poster child of today’s music landscape. With digital downloads making singles both affordable and easy to purchase, it’s all about singles these days and not so much about the album. All you need is a couple of hit singles and fill up the rest of the album with filler.
Very few artists these days carefully put out well-thought albums with great concepts and attention to the fluidity from track to track. Enough of me sounding like an old man reminiscing about the good old days, let’s check out all of Rihanna’s chart toppers. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of the post to see my ranking of all her hits.
First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to all our US readers. Hope you’re not eating too much turkey today. Something I can never accomplish. I tend to overindulge big time during the holiday season.
To celebrate turkey day, I thought I’d rank Friends‘ Thanksgiving episodes. Their holiday-themed shows were typically their best and most anticipated of the season. Til this day, I still enjoy watching the classic NBC sitcom. Check out how I ranked the episodes below. To refresh your memory, I added a memorable scene from each. Enjoy!
British publication Heat magazine has ranked United Kingdom’s richest celebs under the age of 30 since 2010. From the very beginning, Daniel Radcliffe reigned supreme among his peers. That is until this year’s list. Not surprisingly the boys of One Direction knocked off Harry Potter from the top slot. With combined earnings of £59 million, the pop heartthrobs left their fellow countrymen (and women) in the dust.
Also making the list are Radcliffe’s Hogwarts classmates. Both Emma Watson and Rupert Grint ranked in the Top 10 at No. 5 and No. 7 respectively. Hermoine isn’t top bitch though. Earning the title as the highest-ranking female on the list is Keira Knightley at No. 4. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.
It’s been three years since Tyrell ranked the Dancing With The Stars‘ male professional dancers. Since several new pro hotties have joined the ABC dancing competition since, I thought it was time to reevaluate his rankings. Also, everyone has their own personal tastes and I wanted to share mine. If you’ve been reading the site for awhile now, I’m pretty sure you have an idea who top ballroom dog is in my book. Check out the studs below and be sure to sound off on my choices.
When it comes to ranking celebrities, Forbes isn’t the only game in town. Billboard just revealed a list of their own. The music publication ranked the Top 21 musical acts under the age of 21. Given the number of musicians discovered by Simon Cowell, Billboard should really consider renaming their annual list in his honor. His acts bookend the list, with a couple sandwiched smack-dabbed in the middle.
If you’re like me, you’ve only probably heard of a few of them. That is unless you’re actually under 21. Check out which minor is a major player in Billboard’s eyes. Find out how One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Cher Lloyd and others rank. I’ve also embedded music videos from each act to familiarize yourself with their work.
With Labor Day (the unofficial end to summer) just passed, appropriately enough Robin Thicke’s reign on top of the Billboard Hot 100 has finally ended. It’s hard to argue the fact that “Blurred Lines” was the song of the summer given its incredible 12 week run. After two weeks in the runner-up slot, Katy Perry’s “Roar” overtakes Thicke’s huge global hit. “Roar” becomes Perry’s eighth No. 1 of her career.
I thought it was the perfect time to look back at her career and rank all her chart toppers. For me, “Teenage Dream” is by far her best. Like leaps and bounds. No matter what version, remix or cover by another artist, the track is a winner. I never thought, Perry could release a more irritating single than “E.T.,” but she has. While clearly millions have warmed up to “Roar,” I still find it utterly irritating. Maybe I’ll change my tune in a couple of months, but currently, it’s my least favorite track by Katy. Check out how all her other hits rank.
In honor of Whitney Houston’s would-be 50th birthday and her remarkable career, I thought it was appropriate to re-post this article from years ago on Whitney’s best singles. Rather than arbitrarily ranking them on what I thought was the best, I decided to let my iTunes play count stats determine the ranking. Numbers don’t lie right? Let’s be real, if I ranked them solely based on my favorites the entire list would be made up entirely of all her amazing ballads. I know power ballads and Whitney are synonymous, but I’d thought I’d take a different approach.
I have to admit I was surprised by some of the outcome. A couple of years ago, I made a conscious effort to clean up my iTunes library and properly tag each song with the correct information and downloaded the respective cover art. It was a lot of work but well worth it in the end. Hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane.
Editor’s note: I originally compiled this list before Whitney’s last album. If I were to base the countdown on today’s stats, “Million Dollar Bill” would rank in the Top 5. Hope you enjoy my list.