YouTube has become a cultural phenomenon since its inception in 2005, and as it grew over the years, it has produced countless viral videos that have made headlines, sparked memes, and created stars. From music videos to comedy sketches, from educational content to sports highlights, YouTube has it all. In this article, we will take a look at the five biggest YouTube videos from 2010 that made the platform what it is today.
Counting Down the 5 Biggest YouTube Videos of 2010
“Bed Intruder Song” – Antoine Dodson and The Gregory Brothers
The “Bed Intruder Song” was created by the Gregory Brothers, a musical group that became famous for their “Auto-Tune the News” series. The video features Antoine Dodson, a resident of a Huntsville, Alabama housing project, who became an overnight sensation after he gave an impassioned interview to a local news station about an attempted assault on his sister. The Gregory Brothers then used his interview to create a catchy song that became a massive hit on YouTube. The video has since been viewed over 157 million times.
Shake my head.
“Tik Tok” – Ke$ha
“Tik Tok” is a song by American singer Ke$ha, which was released in 2009 but gained popularity in 2010. The music video has over 299 million views on YouTube and features Ke$ha dancing and singing in various locations. The song was a massive hit, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries and earning Ke$ha numerous awards.
“Like a G6” – Far East Movement ft. The Cataracs, Dev
“Like a G6” is a song by American electro-hop group Far East Movement, featuring The Cataracs and Dev. The music video has over 307 million views on YouTube and features the group partying on a private plane. The song was a massive hit, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries and earning Far East Movement numerous awards.
“Charlie bit my finger – again!” – Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr
“Charlie bit my finger – again!” is a video of two young British brothers, Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr, that went viral on YouTube. The video shows Charlie biting his brother Harry’s finger, and Harry’s reaction is priceless. The video has since been viewed over 881 million times and has become a cultural touchstone before it was taken down! Our clip above explains how the growth of NFTs has led to its removal.
“Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris”
“Baby” is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber, featuring rapper Ludacris. The music video has over 2.5 billion views on YouTube and features Bieber and his friends chasing after a girl. The song was a massive hit, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries and cementing Bieber’s status as a global superstar.
In conclusion, these five YouTube videos from 2010 were not only the biggest hits of that year but also shaped the platform’s culture and set the stage for what was to come. From catchy songs to funny home videos, these videos captured the attention of millions of people and became a part of the global zeitgeist.