This week's top trending videos starring the return of Tay Zonday
What do Colin Powell, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Tay Zonday have in common? Answer: A song with lyrics that makes Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi sound like J’avais rêvé d’une autre vie. It’s also the number one viral video, or rather ties for the number one slot this week.
5. Although this week’s number 5 video is ancient by Internet standards (it was uploaded to YouTube in 2011), it’s relevant again I think with the recent release of the trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY with Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby. This week’s movie supercut is that of Leo freaking out in his various roles in movies starting with BLOOD DIAMOND and ending with THE DEPARTED. By the way, BLOOD DIAMOND? Worst date movie, ever. FYI.
4. It was only a couple weeks ago at karaoke (yeah, so what?) while singing Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks that I realized “Hey! These lyrics are kinda messed up!” But the song is just so damn good. And Usher might agree as he covered the song recently for BBC Radio 1. It has its share of detractors, which is predictable, but I think this is rad.
3. I know not who is more evolved as a species: this dog who plays catch with herself by repeatedly dropping her toy ball at the top of a little hill, or us humans who can’t stop watching a video of this dog playing catch with herself by repeatedly dropping her toy ball at the top of a little hill. This may have been punishment for Sisyphus, but it is apparently pure joy for Penny the dog. joy.
2. I kept seeing this video pop up all over my social media radar (yes, such a thing exists and its current valuation is $1 trillion but I’m willing to part with it for just a cool million). It’s a guy explaining 10 different “bar tricks” that you are guaranteed to win. And if you try any of these “tricks” you’ll always be guaranteed to never be invited out to the local pub again by your mates because you’re being an ass. Here’s a pro-tip: Don’t do any of these tricks this weekend.
1. I hate to tell you this folks, but the title for the summer song of 2012 has already been won by Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe. I personally don’t know how it got on my iPhone playlist, but it’s become inescapable online. Everyone from Colin Powell to Jimmy Fallon and The Roots (2 million YouTube views!) and now Internet viral video superstar Tay Zonday of “Chocolate Rain” fame have covered the song. Crazy, indeed!