Just because a video goes viral doesn’t mean it’s actually good.
Take YouTube’s recently-released list of the most popular videos of the year. Subtracting the typically-dominating music video category, these viral hits contain a few gems (like the hilarious Old Spice commercials and Bieber-to-be Greyson Chance). But mostly, we have to wonder why they got so popular in the first place.
The most popular video is “Bed Intruder Song,” an Auto-Tuned version of a video that exploits a young man’s rage about his sister’s attempted assault. Kind of a downer, no? Coming in second is a trying-too-hard, not-even-funny parody of Ke$ha, an artist who’s just too easy of a target. And in fourth place is a parody of an already-overdone Budweiser commercial, enacted by talking fruit.
Come on, Internet. Can’t you enjoy something of better quality? Videos #2-5 are below, and you can see the rest at YouTube.
2) Key of Awesome – “Glitter Puke”
3) Greyson Chance – “Paparazzi”
4) Annoying Orange – “Wazzup”
5) Old Spice – “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”