From wrecking balls and fox calls, to Harlem shakes and Twerk Fails, 2013 gave us another powerful dose of viral video.
With the release of YouTube’s Rewind 2013 listing their top videos of the year, I examined my viewing history and selected 10 videos that punctuated my year and had me pressing share. Not all were produced this year. Admittedly, the absence of cat videos surprises me.
10. YELLO – OH YEAH
Moving from New York City to Berkeley at the top of 2013 had me singing, “Even more beautiful.” Save Ferris.
9. GrandMa Drummer
I’ll have what she’s having.
8. CATCH: A HANDIMATION THROUGH GLASS
Ok Glass. A woman’s smudged phone number sets off an animated escapade in a New York coffee shop.
7. GOL PERRO
Just another dog on YouTube having its day.
6. SAFE AND SOUND
While everyone was playing Blurred Lines, Safe and Sound was my summer jam.
5. Youtube challenge – I told my kids I ate all their halloween candy 2013
For the third year in a row Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween YouTube Challenge spins taking candy from a baby into viral comedy gold.
4. UGA MEN’S SWIM & DIVE HARLEM SHAKE
My favorite version of the Harlem Shake. Hold your breath!
3. EVERYTHING COUNTS
I’ve been playing this divine version of Depeche Mode’s Everything Counts by cover band DMK, out of Bogotá Colombia, ever since it showed up in my Facebook feed a few months ago.
2. COOKING WITH DOG
While searching for beef steak donburi recipes with my Boo we found this weekly cooking show hosted by a poodle named Francis.
1. HASHTAG WITH JIMMY FALLON & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Are Fallon and Timberlake our generation’s Martin and Lewis? #ICantStopHashtaggingWithMyFingers.