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YouTube Guide: 8 years of viral videos in 2 minutes

Dane Boe's "We Didn't Start the Viral" leads this special holiday edition of YouTube Guide.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on May 27, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 2:55 pm CDT

With more than 100 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. In YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) Dane Boe, “We Didn’t Start the Viral!”

If you haven’t been around YouTube lately, you can now watch every notable viral video from the past eight years in one digestible video set to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

2) Joe Jeremiah, “A-Bit of Daft Punk”

Can’t get enough of Daft Punk’s new album? Joe Jeremiah gives a new spin on the French duo’s music by performing 8-bit samples from every song. It especially works during a round of Tetris when you’re sick of the repetitive theme.

3) Rhett & Link, “The Graduation Song”

Graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors, and reality is about to slap you in the face. You may be free but there’s lot of pressure to not screw up, as Rhett and Link only too happily remind you.

4) CineFix, “8-bit Cinema: Iron Man in 60 Seconds”

It’s the nostalgia of the original Nintendo Entertainment System with the modern twist of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. Play your way through the first movie with Tony’s rescue, suit prototypes, and eventually getting the girl.

5) College Humor, “FOMO Horror Movie Trailer”

What’s worse than spending your Saturday night alone? Everyone’s having fun at all those parties without Dana, and an array of mishaps and frightening creatures are stopping her from finally going out with her friends.

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*First Published: May 27, 2013, 8:42 am CDT