Viral videos are like a disease; once they catch on they spread like wildfire through the internet at blazing speed, hence the name viral. Ever since YouTube was created viral videos have been springing up every year. Some reach a million views in record time others shoot off into the stratosphere with over 100 million views. Either way there are a couple of videos that you must see for yourself to confirm viral status.
There have been a decent number of viral videos in 2010 and some of the best are listed below as a top 3 viral videos of 2010 list:
1. Pants on the Ground – American Idol does it again. There is no reason this guy should be on American Idol because he’s over the age limit but here he is. Simon is one smart guy as this video went viral and made both Simon and the Pants on the Ground singer General Larry Platt. This video is great in that it is for the most part enjoyable by the whole family and relatively harmless (unless you rock the pants on the ground look).
With over 5 million views this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkeAzqhlkNk became the first viral video of 2010 and with good reason. Simon Cowell famously states during the video “I have a horrible feeling that song could be a hit” and as usual he was right.
2. Dan Boyle own goal in overtime game 3 of Sharks vs. the Avalanche series – Very rarely is a hockey video ever viral but the bad luck San Jose Sharks broke this rule in an infamous manner. More specifically it was defensemen Dan Boyle whose own goal in overtime of a 0-0 game garnered several hundred thousand views depending on where you see it.
Less than one minute into the extra time, Dan Boyle attempts to clear the puck (a very routine play) and it bounces in off of a surprised Evgeni Nabokov. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uHUghCf3NI&feature=related shows you this remarkable play that has over 500,000 views on YouTube alone.
3. Wasted Guy at Coachella – So it seems like every year there is a drunken guy (or high) that makes the YouTube viral video hall of fame. Sometimes these videos look a little on the fake side or staged sometime not. This poor guy is enjoying the Coachella music festival so much that he can’t seem to get his flip-flop on his feet. Already over a million views this video is well on its way to become a viral hit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Au_8GMUxVs&feature=related shows the inebriated buffoon attempting for over a minute to place foot in flop.