This is the second part of the feature that I started yesterday. The first part included classics like “Charlie Bit Me” and “This Is Sparta!” being turned into songs. Now, get ready to enjoy other gems like the timeless “Leave Britney Alone!” and “Bacon is Good For Me”.
What happens to a meme when it can’t go any higher? Easy: it gets remixed into a music video.
This is a list of the 10 most popular videos on YouTube that have undergone that treatment. Chances are you will already be familiar with about 9 out of 10 of them in their original incarnations. Hopefully, these remixes will make you smile like the first time you saw them.
It was just to be expected. This week, Lady Gaga has become the first artist to have over 1 billion online video views. This feat was achieved on the strength of three videos alone. Quite obviously, they are “Poker Face”, “Just Dance” and “Bad Romance”. Here you have them just in case you need to do some brushing up:
Love her or hate her, you can’t deny how intelligent she has been when it comes to using social media and viral videos for putting herself across.
Personally, I am not really a big fan of her music. But I recently saw her perform a duet with Elton John and I sort of softened up. Just a little.
And for those who absolutely abhor the woman, this video is a must. It is a Lady Gaga impersonator on ChatRouelette. It is hysterical and abominable at the same time. Enjoy!
If you thought ChatRoulette’s Merton was going to go unnoticed by other musicians, then I have some news to share with you. Singer-songwriter Ben Folds (frontman of Ben Folds Five, known for hits like “Army” and “Brick”) has just impersonated the sensation from ChatRoulette at one of his gigs.
He was playing a live concert in Charlotte (North Carolina) when he decided to pay the random chat service a visit and sing about those he came about in front of the audience.
The whole piece goes by the name of “Ode To Merton”, and you can watch it below. My favorite bit – the “If You Turn Your Head I Win” guy. What about you? Let us know in the “Comments” section!
“My Mom’s On Facebook” is the most recent viral success found on YouTube. In little more than one day it managed to score 145,000 views. Created by LA comedy group Back Of The Class, it is a frankly hilarious hair metal anthem that groups together the horrors every young person who befriends his parents on Facebook has to endure, culminating in the hysterical line “It’s getting to the point I have to switch back to MySpace”.
As many of you probably know, one of the latest Internet crazes is a messaging service named ChatRoulette. Created by a 17-year old Russian, it is a webcam-based chat in which you are placed face to face with an utter stranger. You can chat with the person if you like his/her looks, or you can hit a button to skip that person and come across someone new.
The big (and nefarious) thrill of it all is that you might come across girls who will show you their charms just for the fun of it, and also boys who have no qualms jacking off onscreen. That is why this IM service is called “ChatRoulette” – as in Russian Roulette, the “dangerous” element is what makes it all so thrilling.
Fortunately, there are also people who do something funny and clever. And this pianist steals the show. Named Merton, he is an impromptu performer in the truest sense of the word. Just watch the video I have embedded for you below. And note that he has a YouTube channel – I hope he adds more videos soon.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this guy is the best excuse you can have for trying out ChatRoulette. Or is it? ; )