Oh, YouTube, how did I ever live without thee? You’re a stage for the masses, a friend that always makes me laugh, and a repository for all types of traumatic groin injury footage. In fact, I shudder to think about life “P.Y.T.” and the countless hours I spent sifting and suffering through mediocre online entertainment. Thankfully, you came along and, well, my life has been perfect ever since.
All in all, 2010 was an especially good year for YouTube, as an astounding 13 million hours of rainbow raving, dog dancing, Bieber bottling videos made their way online. Of course, we’ve all seen the megahits like the “Bed Intruder Song” and those crafty Old Spice commercials, but below I’ve listed three of my personal favorites that didn’t quite make it to 20 million views.
#3 — Sunny D and Rum (Yum, Yum)
The least viewed of our trio, here we find a lady who, after concocting a new mixed drink sensation, concocts a pop sensation! Tip: This vid has the original and autotune version. Watch both. Thank me later.
#2—Worst Band Ever Butchers Pink Floyd
This instant classic was uploaded only weeks ago. There’s little to say other than, when I first saw the clip, I was almost embarrassed for these guys. Luckily, that quickly passed. Pay close attention to the singer at 2:40 as even he cringes at his band’s awfulness!
#1— “Strut That A** Song”
The prolific artists behind the “Bed Intruder Song” gave their autotune remix treatment to this drunken, angry rant and made it into an irresistibly catchy drunken, angry rant. It’s truly one of those rare YouTube vids that never gets old. Great job guys!
Overall, I think it goes without saying that 2011 has big shoes to fill when it comes to YouTube goodness. However, I’m sure as more and more video cameras continue to trickle into our pockets and mobile phones, life’s silly (and sometimes painful) moments will find their way to YouTube — the happiest place on the internet. See you next year!