Viral Friday: Chk Chk Boom!
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 Chk Chk Boom!. Clare Werbeloff saw a shooting outside a strip club in the early hours of last Sunday morning in Sydney, Australia, and became an internet meme… The runner up spot is for the literal version of Total Eclipse Of The Heart. Making fun of music videos is the latest YouTube hit and it’s called making a “literal version” of the music video: sing what you see in the video. Gillette’s How To Shave Your Groin completes this week’s top 3. “Trimming the bush to make the tree look taller.” It’s one of the phrases Gillette uses in their latest online advertising campaign encouraging men to use their products in body shaving.
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1. Clare Werbeloff: Chk Chk Boom!
Clare Werbeloff saw the shooting of 27-year-old Justin Kallu outside a strip club in the early hours of last Sunday morning in Sydney, Australia, and became an internet meme. How? Because of her racist report of the shooting to a news cameraman. If you can’t hear it in the video, here’s what she said: “The fatter wog said to the skinnier wog: ‘Oi bro, you slept with my cousin’. And the other one said: ‘Nah man, I didn’t for shit, eh’ and the other one goes: ‘I will call on my fully sick boys, eh’. And then pulled out a gun and went chk-chk boom!” The video got over 1.6 million views since May 17, and there are even t-shirts for sale with her catch phrase “Chk-Chk Boom”. The resulting public attention has apparently been so overwhelming for Ms Werbeloff that’s she’s been forced to turn to a PR agency to manage her.
2. Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Literal Version)
Making fun of music videos is the latest YouTube hit and it’s called making a “literal version” of the music video: sing what you see in the video. Most of the literal versions are not that great, but this one, of Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, is amazing! The video got over 1 million views in 11 days, 6,583 YouTube ratings, 16,203 favorites and 833 Diggs. And if you really like it you can even buy a t-shirt. Other literal videos include Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up“, A-Ha’s “Take On Me” and Starship’s “We Built This City“.
3. Gillette: How To Shave Your Groin
“Trimming the bush to make the tree look taller.” It’s one of the phrases Gillette uses in their latest online advertising campaign encouraging men to use their products in body shaving. 5 short animation videos provide tips for shaving the head, chest, back, armpits and groin. In April we saw Gillette’s competitor Wilkinson Sword encouraging women to trim their bush.
4. Audi R8: Maranello
German car manufacturer Audi made this commercial for their R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro. With the commercial, directed by Sebastien Chantrel, Audi teases Ferrari by driving the R8 through the streets of Maranello, the city of Ferrari. The local, hot tempered Italians are not amused. The video is a huge YouTube hit with over 30 duplicates. The ad was made by German agency Kempertraumann and got over 570,000 views up to now.
5. EP: At The Polling Station
To promote the elections in the European Union, taking place from June 4th to June 7th this year, the European Parliament launched a campaign to persuade people to vote. The ads, a teaser and three commercials, tell us “There’s always time to vote” and directs to the MySpace profile of the European Parliament. Read more in Nicole’s posting here.