Viral Friday: McCain Wins!
Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.
This weeks Viral Friday #1 position goes to MoveOn.org with McCain Wins!. MoveOn.org posted a customizable video that allows voters to show their friends what the post-election might feel like if you don’t vote. The runner up spot is for Les Justiciers Masques with Sarah Palin Got Pranked. This comedy duo, notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state, has reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice-presidential nominee she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Heidi Klum Guitar Hero (Director’s Cut) completes this week’s top 3. Sex sells, and Heidi Klum shakes her ass in a Guitar Hero World Tour commercial.
Do you want to see this week’s list from 1 to 5? Go on then, and have a look! We’d like to hear your opinion about the virals. Have fun!
1. McCain Wins!
“We all know people who might not vote this year. So we created this funny news video about Obama losing by a single vote. It’s a great, fun, scary way to remind everyone you know to vote”, states the MoveOn website. They made an unusual video that is personalized and sent by e-mail to individuals as part of its efforts to turn out young voters for Senator Barack Obama. As of this Friday, more than 15.6 million people had sent a version of the video to a friend, relative or acquaintance, according to a counter on MoveOn’s Web site. (Source: NYTimes.com)
2. Sarah Palin Got Pranked
Les Justiciers Masques, a Quebec comedy duo notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state, has reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice-presidential nominee she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. In just seven days time the video got over 1.5 million views and 413 blog reactions (according to Technorati). (Source: YouTube)
3. Heidi Klum Guitar Hero (Director’s Cut)
Sex sells, and Heidi Klum shakes her ass in a Guitar Hero World Tour commercial. Nice. The video got over 1.5 million YouTube views since it was uploaded four days ago. More Heidi Klum in Viral Friday. (Source: Hollywoodtuna)
4. Best Air Race Pilot Ever!
Last week the above video popped up on several blogs, generating almost 2.3 million YouTube views in just 11 days. The video is circulating widely on the internet as fact, when in fact it is a complete fiction. At first blush, the aircraft looks real and the wing separation seems authentic, at second though, the video appears to be an ad for German clothing manufacturer KillaThrill. The “pilot”, James Andersson, is supposedly a pilot in the Red Bull Air Race, but his name is not listed as such. (Source: Neptunus Lex, Reggie Paulk)
5. Vote And Starbucks Buys Your Coffee
As we have seen in last week’s Viral Friday Americans try very hard to get their fellow Americans to vote. Obviously it’s all over now, but since Viral Friday is about the hottest virals of the past week, Starbucks owns the number 5 position with their “Free Coffee For Voters” action. It’s bigger than coffee, it’s 379 blog reactions.