When I first saw this, I immediately knew I had to write about it. It totally reminded me of one of my good friends from Seattle. He knows who he is, and for the sake of his anonymity let’s call him Stan (LOL). At New Years, I had a few Seattle friends come visit and stay at Hotel Bridon (Brian & my place). Prior to going out each night, we’d all play a few rounds of Kinect Dance Central for Xbox 360 while getting our predrink/prefunk on. Just like singing, our dancing became more fluid as we became more intoxicated. Anyway. The Seattle boys instantly got hooked on the game and a few of them bought the game when they returned home.
I should probably mention that when we first played, my Seattle friend “Stan” was probably the most enthusiastic about the game, but sadly was the most stiff. I ain’t throwing shade, I said it to his face and he knows how I feel. Anyway, a few weeks later when I visited Seattle, his skills madly improved and I complimented his newly developed dance moves. I’ll give credit where credit is due, which brings me to this video.
It just takes one video to go viral to get the world to know your name – or your YouTube Channel name in this case. CathyMay15 is the latest lucky (or unlucky) person to have had her karoke videos go viral. Since people took notice these past few days, several people downloaded them and reuploaded them on their own accounts, and good thing they did, because CathyMay15′s YouTube Channel is already no longer available. I’m guessing she had fans knocking at her door and her parents made her take it down.
There are five songs she sings along to that I’ve been able to find, but it’s the “Boom Boom Boom, Weehoo!” song that people seem to love the best. I saw it posted on a friend’s Facebook wall and these are some of the comments in the thread that lured me in:
Have you heard your friends or random passer-byers singing these lyrics?
It’s Friday / Friday / Gonna get down on Friday
Everybody looking forward to the weekend / Weekend
It is probably because they can’t get the viral video song Friday by new found YouTube star Rebecca Black out of their head.
The song and video have reached over two million views but all for the wrong reasons. This super auto-tuned and obviously poorly written track has become the punch line to many a joke of people who can’t wait to play this song to start their weekend. So where did this new teen pop sensation come from?
Rebecca is a product of the Ark Music Factory. This production company holds casting calls for teen girls wanting to be pop stars. If you have what they are looking for, they fly you out to LA, and you record a song and a video. I looked it up and you should see some of the other videos they’ve produced. Yikes.
Jennifer Aniston hopes her latest effort for smartwater turns into a virus, correction, viral. Poor little thing, didn’t know the difference ;) The actress is starring in her first ever internet (PG!) video for the bottled water company. Since it’s her first foray into this type of online marketing, Aniston wanted to ensure it had the makings of the next big internet sensation.
Anything remotely related to viral videos has been incorporated into this smartwater promotion. It’s jam-packed with enough viral video cliches to make her head spin. From dirty dancing computer animated babies, to adorable puppies (like hundreds of them), to internet sensation Keenan Cahill to even a “Friends” Rachel reference. It’s got it all. The clip is also titled “Jennifer Aniston sex tape” to attract all those horny boys looking for a little Aniston T&A. Watch the clip below to see if this viral video novice pulled off her first attempt.
If you ever had any trepidation about James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosting the 83rd Academy Awards, you can squash them immediately. As the countdown to this year’s telecast kicks into high gear, ABC released two video clips promoting Hollywood’s biggest night. Franco and Hathaway step in for Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin who did an excellent job hosting last year’s show. As a side note, Hathaway is the first woman to host the ceremonies since Ellen DeGeneres did in 2006. Whoopi Goldberg being the other female to hold the big job.
Besides breathing some much needed youth to the show, judging by the promos the dynamic duo will be serving a healthy dose of hilarity. Their chemistry is undeniably deliciously captivating. In the first promo, the two train for any unexpected incidents that might occur on live TV, including a wardrobe malfunction. In the second clip, the two flub their lines. Watch both videos below.
I love this time of year. Not only are most people in great moods, but year end lists start popping up all over the place. I’m addicted to countdowns like Miley Cyrus is to skanky clothes. In other words, I’m all over it.
Viral videos come in all shapes and sizes. From sport follies, to on-air hijinks, to your average joe pulling pranks or making fools of themselves on YouTube, there are too many to sort out. Gawker.TV has done an amazing job of not only picking the top T00 videos of 2010, but they’ve mashed that shizz up in 170 seconds. UH-MAZING. Check out their masterpiece below.
Over the last few days and weeks we have been recapping and re-posting some of the best viral videos of the years and I couldn’t help myself, I had to showcase one of my personal favorites.
Patrick recently posted an article highlighting Videogum’s compilation video of what they deem to be some of the most influential and just downright awesome posts that cropped up over 2010. The start of their video is a snippet of the video I am bringing to you in this post. If you’re familiar with my moniker on the site, I love all things dancing. Some of my biggest joys include flash mobs, random choreography in weddings and anything in between.
Only recently I was introduced to the concept of ‘build a dance’ at our friend Kyle’s cabin, as part of a drinking game that forced all the participants to add one new move on to the continuous building of steps and movements to create one horrifically awesome spectacle. The booze intake definitely helped! This intro leads into this video post perfectly as the gentleman in this video, John Jacobson, does an excellent job of instructing anyone who wishes to learn, the ultimate moves to essentially any pop song (in this case to the tune Planet Rock) on the airwaves…
A few days ago, Patrick listed the Top 10 Music Videos played on YouTube in 2010. That same day, the website also released another year end list- The Most Watched YouTube Viral Videos. Just to clarify, this list excludes major label music vids but includes everything else including movie trailers. The list is also comprised of parodies, indie music videos, music covers and random hilarity. I’m almost certain you’ve all seen the majority of these.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane at some of the videos that caused many of us to copy and paste the link to our Facebooks, Twitters and IMs accounts. I know I’m guilty of charged in a couple of instances.
Number of Views: 17.9 million (as of press time)
What do you get when you give millions of tween girls internet access? You get Twilight’s trailer for it’s third installment into YouTube’s Top 10 list for 2010. With “Breaking Dawn” hitting theaters in 2011, expect that trailer to make a serious run for most viewed that year.