Viral Friday: The Best Viral Videos Of 2010
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 edition Viral Friday looks back at 2010, a year of great viral success.
This year’s Viral Friday #1 position goes to Lady Gaga’s Alejandro. Lady Gaga’s video is YouTube’s best watched video ever. The video has reached over 113 million views in less than 7 months. The runner up spot is for Old Spice. Old fashioned shaving cream Old Spice, created an instant hit with The Man Your Man Could Smell like reaching more than 26 million views. A Hunter Shoots A Bear from Tipp Ex completes this year’s top 3. In the video Tipp Ex challenges its viewers to think of an appropriate ending. With more than 13 million a well deserved third place.
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1. Lady Gaga’s Alejandro
Remember that Lady Gaga previously made videos for four minutes? Alejandro is an nine minutes epic filled with heavy symbolism, tributes to Madonna (mainly Express Yourself and Vogue), fashion shows, a funeral, vicious lash out at church, street riots and Lady Gaga as a nun who fantasizes about wild orgies. This video is one of the most watched video of all times. In a small seven months time (upload June 8, 2010) this video is watched by more than 113 million people!
2. Old Spice’s The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
Remember the video from Old Spice, telling women how their man could smell like? Well, we thought this video earned a place in the best viewed video’s of 2010. The video was placed on the 4th of February and up until now it’s been watched over 26 million times!
3. Tipp Ex’s A Hunter Shoots A Bear
Choose the faith of the bear; allow it to live or choose for its demise. Tipp-Ex makes you right your wrongs; deeper in the viral you can choose how the hunter and the bear interact with each other; you decide. This video has been viewed 13,995,486 times, 13,244 people liked it, and only 303 did not.
4. Dancing Inmates
“Dancing Inmates” from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum security prison, were treated to a visit by Michael Jacksons long-time choreographer Travis Payne and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid to learn performances from THIS IS IT. Number 4 in our list of most viewed video’s in 2010, more than 11.342.191 times this video has been watched since the 22th of January 2010. Its a really cool video and I am sure you can’t sit still.
5. Will It Blend
In the same week that Apple launched the iPad this year, Blendtec tested if the iPad does blend. Blendtec is a company that produces and sells Blenders. To prove that they have to strongest and most powerfull blenders of the market they put all kinds of materials in the blender. The iPad blend video was watched more than 5 million times in its first week.