Looks Back at 2014 Really Linger as Viral Videos

Half of the 10 Most-Viral Spots Come From Google and Samsung

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Doritos surged onto the Viral Video Chart in the week that ended Sunday even though it hasn't released the latest finalists for its annual "Crash the Super Bowl" contest. Instead viewers re-watched last year's winner, "Cowboy Kid," and other clips associated with the effort. New finalists will be announced in January, with the winning clip to air during Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.

But clips looking back at 2014 lingered on the chart as well as well. YouTube's meme-soaked look back at the previous year, appropriately titled "Turn Down for 2014," held on to the top spot for the week ending on Sunday. The video -- which featured cultural touchstones like Lil John, Iggy Azalea, selfies and Pharrell -- received 17 million views in its second week on the chart, according to Visible Measures.

YouTube parent Google had its own recap, "Year in Search 2014," reminding viewers of the news, culture and people of 2014, from Ebola and "Game of Thrones" to Joan Rivers. It claimed the fourth spot. Two other Google ads, meanwhile, rose into the top 10.

Samsung's "Holiday Dreams" video, in which a girl's holiday dreams are animated across 74 Samsung devices, came in at No. 2 as that spot's gingerbread pirates earned nearly 12 million views. And the latest addition to Samsung's "Sure Knows How" campaign took the 10th spot.

Coca-Came came in at No. 3 with almost 7 million views for "Baby Symphony," a version of "Ode to Joy" with a chorus of cooing and squealing babies to raise awareness for children born HIV+.

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