By Ashwini Rajpoot:
The human obsession with walking down the memory lane finds a fascinating manifestation at the end of every year as we make a list of everything good and bad that caught our eye. And what catches the public eye more than a You Tube video? They are creative, funny and engaging. Most importantly, they are for us, by us and of us, what could be more democratic? So, as we approach the end of the year, let us trail back and take a tube ride to the most amazing You Tube videos that we came across in the year 2013. The videos have been considered less for the number of views they hit and more for their creativity and appeal. (For the official You Tube list of the most popular videos click here)
10. How Animals eat their food
It’s quirky, it’s silly and it unravels the mystery behind the dining habits of animals. Well one just has to see it to believe it.
9. Voxx club flash mob
‘Rock mi’ they sure did. Captures the true spirit of a flash mob and takes away the negative connotations associated with the word mob and renders it an energy that is creative, constructive and appealing.
8. What does the Fox say
It doesn’t say a lot but it sure gives you one hell of a video that spreads like wildfire over the internet.
7. Qtiyapa- Gangs of social media
It’s hard to hold on to one’s seat and senses once this video gets down to its ‘Qtiyapa’.
6. Telekinetic coffee shop surprise
Telekinesis, a fancy dream turns into a nightmare for these unsuspecting diners.
5. PSY- Gentleman
Well clearly no one has had enough of this energetic guy from South Korea. After the jaw- dropping success of ‘Gangnam Style’ he comes back to show the world his not so gentle moves.
4. WeÂ Can’tÂ stop parody
Well the world sure can’t stop taking digs at Miley Cyrus and this video does a pretty good job of it. After she literallyÂ stripped, the video does its bit at stripping her metaphorically.
3. Pehla nasha by Alaa Wardi
Iran’s talented A capella artist Alaa Wardi sprinkled fairy dust over the evergreen pehla nasha song from the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. Every bit of it is magical.
2. It’s your fault
A well-worded slap on the face of a society that conveniently lays every fault at the doorstep of the victim. Sarcasm works wonders for those who refuse to acknowledge facts.
1. Harlem Shake
First posted on 2nd February 2013 by The Sunny Coast Skate, this video forced the world to move to its beats. With renditions pouring in from everywhere it reached astronomical levels of popularity. It came in with a bang made the whole world go crazy and disappeared in the blink of an eye.
A little bit of glamour, a little bit of humor and a whole lot of creativity. This, in a nutshell, sums up the fabulous year 2013 on YouTube.