YouTube's 2013 'Rewind,' Starring Kid President and Jenna Marbles, Lands On Viral Video Chart
Of all people, YouTube should know how to make a viral video.
The Google-owned company's year-end compilation to promote 2013's most contagious videos caught on with more than 34 million views last week to debut in the No. 2 spot, according to our friends at Visible Measures.
This one's probably just getting started given YouTube's ability to promoted it.
The six-minute clip features Jimmy Fallon, rapper Macklemore as well as YouTube stars including Kid President, PewDiePie and Jenna Marbles twerking and Harlem-shaking and other things -- explosions, goats, oversized Teddy Bear backpacks -- that engrossed online audiences this year.
However no amount of Miley Cyrus parody could compete with NBA great Kobe Bryant and soccer star Lionel Messi. The duo's ad for Turkish Airlines defended its week-old title with 59.1 million views.
YouTube's clip marked one of six new videos in the top-10 last week. In exchange for playing Santa with unwitting travelers, WestJet's "Christmas Miracle" spot received the No. 3 spot.