The Year in Viral Video
December 26, 2007 10:36 AM
I love top 10 lists. I love quantifying and understanding the year that’s almost gone by.
Since most of you folks reading this today probably don’t feel like working either, I’ll make it easy for both of us and just sample Time magazine’s list of top viral videos.
Here’s the list:
1. Leave Britney Alone!
2. The Landlord
3. Miss South Carolina Teen USA
4. Hillary 1984
5. Prison Inmates’ “Thriller” Video
6. I Ran So Far
7. Can’t Tase This
8. Dan Rather Collar Up
9. Clark and Michael
10. Daft Hands
And here’s the magazine’s explanation of why each one ranked where it did.
I still don’t think anything can touch my favorite viral video ever: “Saturday Night Live’s” “Dick in a Box,” from 2006. But if you’re not one of the 9 million-plus YouTubers who have watched the “Thriller” takeoff, starring prison inmates in orange jumpsuits as the zombies, here’s your video for the day: