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What Was the Top Viral Video of 2011?

Tech 2011/12/19 03:25:14

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Webcam 101 for Seniors

Bruce and Esther Huffman accidentally recorded a video of themselves on their new webcam. After their granddaughter uploaded the video, the public fell in love with this incredibly sweet and funny elderly couple.
  1. Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)

    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)

    The most "disliked" video ever to hit YouTube, Rebecca Black's "Friday" propelled the 14-year-old to viral video infamy. And we're still trying to get those dang lyrics out of our heads. "Partyin', partyin' (Yeah!)"

  2. Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" by Sophia Grace Brownlee

    Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" by Sophia Grace Brownlee

    We're not sure what we love most about Sophia Grace Brownlee: her amazing singing ability or her adorable personality! This 8-year-old's talent landed her on the Ellen Degeneres Show where she met Nicki Minaj.

  3. Homeless Man With a "Golden Voice"

    Homeless Man With a "Golden Voice"

    Homeless Ted Williams' "golden voice" rocketed him to stardom and landed him countless job offers. Unfortunately, the media attention was too much to handle and drove Williams back to heavy drinking.

  4. Webcam 101 for Seniors

    Webcam 101 for Seniors

    Bruce and Esther Huffman accidentally recorded a video of themselves on their new webcam. After their granddaughter uploaded the video, the public fell in love with this incredibly sweet and funny elderly couple.

  5. The Crazy Nastya** Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)

    The Crazy Nastya** Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)

    Nature documentaries are often pretty snoozeworthy. But not when you combine gruesome footage with sassy narration by Randall!

  6. The Force: Volkswagen Commercial

    The Force: Volkswagen Commercial

    An adorable kid combined with a classic movie is the perfect recipe for a Super Bowl commercial turned viral video.

  7. Girl Falls in Mall Fountain While Texting

    Girl Falls in Mall Fountain While Texting

    The moral of this viral video: Don't text and walk, especially if security cameras are around. And, oh yeah, if an embarrassing video of you goes viral, don't prolong the story by threatening to sue.

  8. Anderson Cooper Got the Giggles

    Anderson Cooper Got the Giggles

    Anderson Cooper got the giggles and we'll never let him forget it! While reporting about a celeb urinating on the floor of a plane, on his regular segment the RidicuList, Cooper just couldn't hold himself together.

  9. Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Candy Prank

    Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Candy Prank

    Jimmy Kimmel challenged parents to play a Halloween prank on their kids and then to post the video footage on YouTube. The results are nothing short of hilarious!

  10. Lily's Disneyland Surprise!

    Lily's Disneyland Surprise!

    Lily's parents surprised her with a trip to Disneyland and her reaction was totally priceless!

What Was the Top Viral Video of 2011?
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With the right combination of comedy, cute kids, talent, complete lack of talent, and (of course) cats you may have a viral video on your hands. We've combined 10 of our favorite, must-see viral videos of 2011.

Whether you loved her or loved to hate her, there's no denying that Rebecca Black's "Friday" was one of the most unforgettable (unfortunately) viral videos of 2011.

Another Internet singing sensation, 8-year-old Sophia Grace Brownlee from England, is arguably already more talented than Black, and she is certainly more adorable. We see stardom in her future!

Speaking of adorable, Bruce and Esther Huffman are one of the cutest elderly couples we've ever seen, even if they don't know how to use a webcam.

Ted Williams has one of the most amazing speaking voices we've ever heard and we're rooting for him to get his life together and make the most of it!

If you prefer funny videos, you probably enjoyed Anderson Cooper's giggle fit, the woman who walked into a fountain while texting, and Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank--so much crying!

And when it comes to 2011's top viral videos, who can forget Lily's Disneyland surprise, "The Force" Super Bowl Commercial, and, of course, the honey badger!

What about you? What do you think was the top viral video of 2011?

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  • Sterling 2013/08/10 21:05:15
    Webcam 101 for seniors
    Sterling
    Webcam 101 is the cutest by far.
  • Julia Jude-Brooks 2012/02/20 01:19:18
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Julia Jude-Brooks
    Fat
  • Lexi 2012/01/24 02:04:30
    Lily's Disneyland surprise
    Lexi
    Lilys amazing
  • Polar-Panda 2012/01/09 19:41:38
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Polar-Panda
  • TKramar 2012/01/09 07:37:45
    Other (please leave a comment)
    TKramar
    If these were "viral" how come I've seen none of them?

    Maybe I just don't catch viruses, or I'm hopelessly out of touch with modern pop culture. But then I recognize that I have nothing in common with people who are up on current pop culture.
  • [Katsu]™ 2012/01/05 22:20:30
    Anderson Cooper's giggle fit
    [Katsu]™
    Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank was pretty good too. Sophia Grace Brownlee is just annoying. I don't care if she's just a kid; she needs to shut up forever and get some hyper-active medication.
  • COMALite J [Katsu]™ 2013/08/14 05:14:18
    COMALite J

    “My God. It’s full of puns.”
  • Blossoms 2012/01/05 11:12:33
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Blossoms
    they actually removed it it was that viral :L
  • purplepearl 2012/01/05 02:16:03
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    purplepearl
    +2
    For 2011, of course. My favorite video OF ALL TIME... well 2011 video
  • COMALite J purplep... 2013/08/14 05:01:14
    COMALite J
    The best-ever Rickroll video:
  • DENISSE 2012/01/04 19:27:37
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    DENISSE
    Worst song, worst video...
  • I NEED A HORSE 2012/01/04 04:02:19
  • Twin 2012/01/04 03:52:06
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Twin
    wheres bed intruder
  • [Katsu]™ Twin 2012/01/05 22:21:40
    [Katsu]™
    >2011
  • Twin [Katsu]™ 2012/01/06 04:12:35
    Twin
    i dont get it-_-
  • [Katsu]™ Twin 2012/01/06 06:19:20
    [Katsu]™
    +1
    Basically best video from 2011 that went viral. Bed Intruder was 2010 I believe. ;;;:)
  • Nish 2011/12/23 04:31:54
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Nish
    yes it is good.i think jlo's "on the floor" or gaga's videos will deserve it.
  • Kerry Sands 2011/12/23 00:41:55
    The crazy nastya** honey badger
    Kerry Sands
    OMG so FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • thksfrthmmrs 2011/12/23 00:33:56
    Other (please leave a comment)
    thksfrthmmrs
  • fried.sushi.007 2011/12/22 22:24:46
    Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank
    fried.sushi.007
    I love the Halloween Candy Prank! I've watched the whole thing through at least 6 times now. Although Anderson Cooper's giggle fit was pretty hilarious :P
  • eminemfan 2011/12/22 21:23:03
    Sophia Grace Brownlee singing "Super Bass"
    eminemfan
    i love sophia grace and roise!!
  • KoH. 2011/12/21 15:22:17
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    KoH.
    I only knew Rebecca Black's song but loved Jimmy Kimmel's prank and almost cried watching Lily's reaction to Disneyland!
  • Skywalker 2011/12/21 05:56:02
    The Force: Volkswagon commercial
    Skywalker
    mwahahahaha he is mighty...
  • LoveBug 2011/12/21 05:43:04
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    LoveBug
    It's "Fried Egg, Fried Egg"!! :p Hmm, how do you get down on a fried egg? =/ LMAO!!! Smh.
  • LoveBug LoveBug 2011/12/21 05:44:13
    LoveBug
    Kudos to her, though... Smh. She has a lot to put up with now!!
  • Vortex Lord 2011/12/21 00:04:25
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Vortex Lord
    That song can easily fall into Comedy category!
    Everything mainstream sucks...
  • Arianne 2011/12/20 21:19:28
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Arianne
    The number of views was more than the population of quite a few countries.
  • Em See 2011/12/20 20:19:52 (edited)
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Em See
    My favorite, anyways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?...


    Tay Zonday's "Mama Economy" deserves lots more views.
  • COMALite J Em See 2013/08/14 05:25:17
    COMALite J
    Here it is embedded for ya:

    And that is indeed an awesome video. Everyone needs to hear this song!
  • Z-Wolf 2011/12/20 19:43:23 (edited)
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Z-Wolf
  • Slyswine 2011/12/20 11:17:42
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Slyswine
    Rick Perry and his "Strong" ad that made him the laughing stock of the world.
  • Orangedragan 2011/12/20 09:28:50
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Orangedragan
    Oh, there's no argument about that. Everyone is familiar with Rebecca Black's horrible song.
  • Stacie 2011/12/20 07:19:49 (edited)
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Stacie
    +2
    I didn't like Friday to begin with, but after hearing and/or seeing it over and over again I can safely say that I despise it.



    Here are a couple of my FAVORITE viral videos:











  • Wackyweirdochic 2011/12/20 06:09:48
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Wackyweirdochic
    I loved Lily's video but I never heard of it until now.
    Now, Rebecca Black's Friday video is just OUT THERE.
    I have friends from other countries that know this song xD
  • Kawaii+YaoiObsessed 2011/12/20 06:02:19
    Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank
    Kawaii+YaoiObsessed
    On the one with the two boys on relaxing on the couch, you can tell that the boy on the right is struggling not to cry....
    :-P
  • mybrutalromance 2011/12/20 05:58:06
    Anderson Cooper's giggle fit
    mybrutalromance
    +1
    Haha! That was so cute!
  • doctorwhofan 2011/12/20 05:28:00
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    doctorwhofan
    +1
    I don't think we'll remember any of the others, except possibly the honey badger one
  • Jay J 2011/12/20 03:49:05
    Rebecca Black's "Friday" (Official Music Video)
    Jay J
    the first time i heard that song i had no comments. i was in shock.
  • Fred Weasley (bless his soul) 2011/12/20 03:25:33 (edited)
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Fred Weasley (bless his soul)
    No one probably knows this video, but this is one of the funniest things I've ever watched. Gulliver's Failure To Present Himself In His Self-Titled Movie. Made by a funny person, and a good friend, ChristophersThings. Awesome dude.
  • Randi 2011/12/20 02:43:41
    The crazy nastya** honey badger
    Randi
    Its just soo funny

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