Summer Wrap: the 5 best viral videos of the summer
August 28th, 2012
When we weren’t busy going outside and doing outdoor things (whatever that is; clearly we didn’t go out much this summer), we were sitting in front of our computers, browsing through the millions of videos online. When viral videos start spreading around, you want to jump on your Google, find it and see what the hype is all about. You don’t want to feel left out! But just in case you were actually out and about all summer, here’s a quick run-down of five essential viral videos you need to watch before going back to school — all your friends will be talking about these clips!
Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen & The Roots Sing “Call Me Maybe” (w/ Classroom Instruments)
You can’t have a list of viral videos without at least one (or two; keep reading this list) of videos featuring the hit song of the summer, Call Me Maybe. In this cute clip, Carly Rae Jepsen teams up with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots to record a stripped-down version of the song, complete with classroom instruments! ?uestlove playing the kazoo? Sold!
Barack Obama Singing Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Throw in one of the most popular people on Earth and the most ubiquitous song of the summer and you’ve got yourself a hit viral video! In this clip, someone edits a number of Obama clips together to make it look like he’s singing Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit, Call Me Maybe. Genius! Just give us your number, Obama, and we’ll definitely call you.
Taylor Swift’s lyric video for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
We’ve been dying for new Taylor Swift music all summer so when the pop star recently released a new single, we immediately hit play and have had it on repeat for weeks now. Additionally, this may not be the official video for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, but Swift’s lyric video for the track has blown up, raking in over eight million views on YouTube in just a few weeks. Let’s face it; nothing wins us over quite like a well-made lyric video — it’s like doing karaoke at home!
“HOW COULD YOU DO THIS KRISTEN?!”
Probably the biggest scandal of the summer was the news of Kristen Stewart cheating on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, but no one took this news harder than the fans. This video pretty much summed up the feelings of millions of fans as this Twihard reacts to the photos and apology statement Stewart released. It’s okay, we totally thought it was Photoshopped too.
Psy – Gangnam Style
Look, we’re just as confused as you are. This viral video pretty much came out of nowhere but Psy has suddenly captured our hearts with this korean rap video called Gangnam Style. Even Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter recently, telling followers, “HOW DID I NOT SIGN THIS GUY?!??!” Can there be a Bieber-Psy collab in the future? Who knows! What we do know is that we’ve got a new dance sensation sweeping the world so better click play and study up on those killer dance moves!
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