Monday, December 31, 2012

Top Ten Viral Videos Of 2012

WIOD, a talk radio station in Florida, has compiled a list of the top 10 viral videos of 2012, some I had seen, some not. Obviously not an extensive list, but some fun stuff to celebrate the end of a year.

Coming in at #10 with over 11 million views is Donna The Deer Lady, who called a radio station complaining about deer crossings being placed in high traffic areas, and how they should be moved. 

#9.  Sweet Brown's Cold Pop Escape with over 11.8 million views. The autotune remix of Sweet Brown's interview after escaping a fire.

#8. Catch The Ice Dude with over 22.3 million views. Not too swift dude dives into a frozen swimming pool.

#7. Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan with over 29.9 million views. Britain's Got Talent's duo that blew away the crowd.

#6. "Push To Add Drama" with over 39.4 million views. See what happens when someone pushes a red button in the middle of a Belgium town square.

#5. Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney with over 45.6 million  views. "Mitt" and "Obama" duke it out in Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2012.

#4. Brazilian Ghost Elevator Prank with over 51.8 million  views. Scary little girl in elevator prank.

#3. Kony 2012 with over 94.4 million views. Video exposing  LRA leader Joseph Kony. It gained traction until some people decided it was a scam of sorts.

#2. Call Me Maybe with over 358 million views. Apparently a relatively unknown Carly Rae Jepson uploaded this video to Youtube and the rest is history. It has spawned a myriad of parody videos including this from our troops in Afghanistan.

And the #1 spot goes to Korean rap sensation  Gangnam Style with over 942 million views. Still popular in spite of the fact that he wrapped about killing U.S. troops at a concert in 2004.

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