YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005.YouTube — breeding ground for the Web’s wackiest and wildest viral videos — turns 12 in 2017. In recognition, topteneverythng takes a look back at the site’s 50 greatest hits
While Justin Beiber is very much hated on Youtube, he still makes it in the top 10 most liked videos! Unfortunately, he cannot hold a finger to “Charlie Bit Me.” (Womp womp waaaaaah.)
10. Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise (438,994 likes)
Potter Puppet Pals is a puppet show web series parodying the Harry Potter novel series by JK Rowling, created by Neil Cicierega. The first two episodes were animated, both released in 2003 on Newgrounds.
9. Achmed the Dead Terrorist (444,318 likes)
8. Jizz In My Pants (472,049 likes)
The clip lasts just 5 sec. but has been viewed more than 19 million times. All the video shows is a chipmunk turning its head quickly. But when dubbed with a high-drama score, the chipmunk looks as if he’s just witnessed a sinister plot, or perhaps has been caught in the act himself. “Dramatic Chipmunk” is the kind of video you can watch over and over and still not get sick of it — the makings of a true YouTube classic.
6. Baby by Justin Bieber (587,511 likes)
Music video by Justin Bieber performing Baby feat. Ludacris.(Also #2 on most disliked videos).
5. “Here It Goes Again”
“Here It Goes Again” wasn’t OK Go’s first taste of Internet fame — the band got mainstream attention for its video for “A Million Ways,” a low-budget backyard dance routine. But “Here It Goes Again” — perhaps better known as “that treadmill video” — grew big enough to even get acknowledgement from the Grammys. The band took home the trophy for Best Short-Form Music Video in 2007 for the clip, which featured an elaborately choreographed routine performed on moving treadmills (a dance that, perhaps equally impressively, was shot in a single take). But this example of Internet fame has an unhappy footnote: though YouTube gave the group its break, OK Go recently sparred with its record label for not allowing fans to embed its videos.
4. Charlie Bit Me (602,979 likes)
- YouTube’s most viewed video of all time is an unlikely champion. Seen more than 170 million times since its posting in May 2007, “Charlie Bit My Finger” was never meant to be anything more than a family flick. But the Internet’s hive mind saw something it liked and catapulted the clip, which depicts a laughing British baby gnawing on the finger of his crying brother, past “Evolution of Dance” as YouTube’s views champ by the fall of 2009.
3. Not Afraid By Eminem (629,994 likes)
2. Love The Way You Lie By Eminem, featuring Rihanna (660,446 likes)
1. Evolution of Dance (724,131 likes)
From the robot to the chicken dance to the twist (but curiously stopping short of the Macarena), inspirational comedian Jud Laipply does it all in this 6-min. dance sequence. Moving seamlessly between eras, Laipply has been viewed more than 138 million times for a reason — his video triggers nostalgia in the happiest of ways. We can all remember, begrudgingly or not, mimicking Vanilla Ice or the cast of Grease at one time or another, though maybe not with Laipply’s infectious enthusiasm.
some of our other favourites are
- Dramatic Chipmunk
- Hitler’s Downfall
- Flea Market Montgomery
- “United Breaks Guitars”
- Kittens, Inspired by Kittens
- Potter Puppet Pals
- Jill and Kevin’s Big Day
- Sneezing Panda
- Otters Holding Hands
- Literal Music Videos
- OMG, Shoes
- Baby Laughing
- Susan Boyle’s Debut