Viral Friday: Kanye West Interrupts
Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials, games or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.
This weeks Viral Friday #1 position goes to Kanye West Interrupts. Kanye West made quite an appearance this week by causing havoc and distress at the MTV VMA Awards. The runner up spot is for Good News – Windows 7 Commercial. With the release of Windows 7 only a few weeks away, Microsoft launched its first advertisement for the new operating system. Oprah Flashmob completes this week’s top 3. Oprah Winfrey was in for a surprise when the Black Eyed Peas performed for her 24th ‘Oprah’ season kick-off party.
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1. Kanye West Interrupts
Kanye West made quite an appearance this week. Solely he caused havoc and distress at the MTV VMA AwardsTaylor Swift’s acceptance speech. Quoted “Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time”. Everyone was shocked and even booed Kanye away.
However, this wasn’t the last we saw of Kanye as his now-famous line was used in the clip where President Barack Obama talks about healthcare reforms. This video alone has reached over 3 million views in just a couple of days. Kanye’s line “Imma let you finish” is now the latest internet meme. It got picked up by the O’Reilly Factor and then the New York Times.
2. Good News – Windows 7 Commercial
With the release of Windows 7 only a few weeks away, Microsoft launched its first advertisement for the new operating system: Good News. The commercial features 4 year old Kylie, who also starred in ‘the Rookies‘, the advertisement campaign for Windows Live Photo Gallery. Kylie finds ‘happy words’ on her dad’s computer. These ‘happy words’ represent positive reviews on Windows 7, which the little girl puts in a slide show accompanied by the tunes of Europe’s ‘It’s the final countdown’. The commercial was released on the 9th of September and already got over 636,000 views on YouTube. And same as the Windows 7 reviews in the commercial, the video itself gets many positive responses.
3. Oprah Flashmob
Oprah Winfrey was in for a surprise when the Black Eyed Peas performed for her 24th ‘Oprah’ season kick-off party. Suddenly, a few people started a dance routine, quickly followed by others. Soon, the entire crowd was dancing simultaneously! A flashmob! Telecom company T-Mobile, not a stranger in flashmobs, was responsible for the happening. Unfortunately, Harpo (Oprah’s production company) removed the video from YouTube, but not before around 500,000 views were generated.
4. Danish Mother Seeking…
You probably already heard about Danish Karen who is looking for the father of her son August. In Karen’s homevideo where she says: “I don’t remember where you’re from, I don’t even remember your name. We ended up having sex, the next morning when I woke up, you were gone.”
Although a lot of people believed the story and felt with pour Karen, it turned out to a campaign video from VisitDenmark. The video was created by Grey and generated more than 800,000 views on YouTube in just a couple of days, before VisitDenmark removed it. The video generated a lot of user feedback with replies to Karen, like The Father’s story.
5. Incredible, Amazing, Awesome Apple
Every time Apple fans look forward to it for months: Steve Job’s keynotes. Earlier this month it was that time again and Steve presented his plans and new innovations in music. You can download the full presentation from Apple.com. But if you dont feel like watching the whole keynote, and just want the highlights that’s no problem. YouTube user “justanotherguy84” edited the keynote down to a nice 1 minute 50 lasting talk using iMovie ’09. His version got over 250,000 views on YouTube and got posted on sites like Gizmodo and Geek.com.