Can you believe it that 2009 is almost over? How did you do on your new year’s resolutions? Not too good? No worries, 2010 is just around the corner! To cap off the Wpromoter’s weekly Viral Video Friday segment for 2009, we have selected the Top 5 Viral Videos of the year.
1) Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent
Why We Chose It: This clip of the 47 year old, frumpy, unemployed Susan Boyle absolutely stunned the world. It became an overnight, internet sensation right after the show aired and since then the video has been viewed over 120 million times! Susan Boyle reiterates the old adage, never judge a book by it’s cover.
2) David After the Dentist
Why We Chose It: Josh Tauber, the Director of Viral Marketing and SMO at Wpromote sent me this video one afternoon and I distinctly remember the view count at 504. Since that afternoon, the world has enjoyed seven year old David’s conversation with his father shortly after leaving the dentist over 38 million times.
3) Jk Wedding Dance
Why We Chose It: This home video of a unique wedding entrance single handedly revived Chris Brown’s record sales. The wedding party of Jill and Kevin boogied down the aisle to “Forever” and captivated the world to a tune of 34 million views.
4) Evian Roller Babies
Why We Chose It: Everyone loves babies. Everyone needs water. Why not combine them? Evian created Roller Babies which shows babies on roller skates performing a variety of stunts, including flips and jumps. This adorable (possibly creepy) video attracted viewers to a tune of 27 million views.
5) Paranormal Activity
Why We Chose It: Paranormal Activity’s trailer only received about one third of the views New Moon’s trailer had but it still makes the list because of it’s tremendous viral success. Viral marketing catapulted this $15,000 movie into a $100 million success and the highest return on investment in movie history.