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The Best Viral Videos Of 2010: A Retrospective

When the last of the Chilean miners finally emerged from the fetid belly of the Earth, he probably went home, ate his favorite food, made love to his wife, and then logged onto the Internet and watched a Kitten Hugging a Teddy Bear before drifting off into a hero’s sleep, right? Viral videos, you guys, WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT. Kiss the ground for them, I’m sure. 2010 had so many good ones! So, as is Videogum tradition, we have collected them all into a delightful and, most importantly, MOVING tribute to the year in Internet. Yay! As I point out every year, this compilation is comprehensive but is in no way complete. Just off the top of my head, I can think of a dozen videos that for one reason or another were not included despite being real joys to watch. For example, Dad Ruins Justin Bieber Just Like Dad Ruins Everything. And for another example, Pants on the Ground. Ultimately, the retrospective of the Best Viral Videos of 2010 is created by a human being, i.e. a Mistake Factory, so please cut him some slack, whoever he is. Oh, and a quick message to 2011: GOOD LUCK, PAL.


1. Double Dream Hands
2. Sesame Street “Whip My Hair” Mash-Up
3. Keenan Lipdubs “Whip My Hair”
4. Kids Dance to “Billie Jean” The Darndest Things
5. Parrot Dances to “Whip My Hair”
6. Kids Dance Provocatively to “Whip My Hair” The Darndest Things
7. BRODYQUEST
8. Stay Safe Online, You Guys
9. Two Corgis on a Treadmill
10. That’s Your DJ
11. Ghost Ride the Tractor
12. Dog Mowing the Lawn
13. Horse in the Car
14. Salsa Dog!
15. Villagers Dancing to Techno
16. Olsen Twins Nightmare
17. Man with Swastikas on His Head
18. Cougar Life
19. Pamela Gorman Campaign Ad
20. Candidate for Stark County Ohio Treasurer, Phil Davison
21. Basil Marceaux Dot Com
22. Glenn Beck for President
23. Tim James Campaign Ad
24. Dale Peterson Campaign Ad
25. Christine O’Donnell Campaign Ad
26. Carly Fiorina Campaign Ad
27. Sad Keanu Meme
28. Drunk Bus Lady Denise Crull News Report
29. “Back It Up” Lady Eye Witness News Report
30. Dude, You Have No Quaran
31. Antoine Dodson
32. “Bed Intruder Song”
33. “Bed Intruder Song” Christmas Carol
34. Little Girl Sings “Bed Intruder Song”
35. High School Band Plays “Bed Intruder Song”
36. Ginger Kid
37. Katherine Chloe Cahoon: Why Single Girls Want To Meet European Men
38. Colleen Thomas
39. Girl Has Trouble Hitting High Notes
40. Fainting Goat Kittens
41. Rolled-Up Newspaper Self-Defense
42. A Guided Tour of One Man’s VCR Collection
43. Iguana Farts in a Bathtub
44. Homeless Man Lipdubs David Bowie with Two Kermits
45. Awesome Dance Off in the Rain
46. Hand Model Ellen Sirot
47. The Worst Wedding DJ Ever
48. Kids Sing Lady Gaga in Their Underpants the Darndest Things
49. The Best Viral Video of 2010 (Man on Gurney, House on Fire)
50. Join the Race for the Cure for WHITE Breast Cancer
51. Self-Potato
52. Brendan Fraser Clap Remix
53. Trololololololo
54. Isaiah Mustafa
55. Girls Tripping Over Hurdles in Slow Motion to a Radiohead Song
56. Double Rainbow
57. You Dun Goofed up!