This Summer’s Viral Videos

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic is a premier comedic musical producer and he is back at it again with his album “Mandatory Fun” topping the Billboard 200 chart at number one. Known for his humorous renditions of popular songs with tweaks in the lyrics, he is famous for his singles “White ‘N Nerdy” and “Eat It”, which are parodies of the famous songs “Ridin’ Dirty” and “Beat It”, respectively. His brand new album, however, may be the most popular with songs such as “Foil” (Lorde’s “Royals”) and “Word Crimes” (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”). He is one of very few comedians to top the Billboard 200 chart. Each song on the album was released separately through his #8videos8days campaign on twitter promoting the album. This campaign along with the humor of the songs made it resonate around the world.

The Nae Nae

The NaeNae is a dance move made popular by We Are Toonz in the song “Drop That #NaeNae”. Many people have made their own rendition of the dance while mixing it up with their own lyrics as well. From popular NBA star Dwight Howard to the Vine-famous group DemWhiteBoyz, the NaeNae has become a household dance move. It has even grown to be used as a touchdown celebration in the NFL. The Nae Nae has become popular like other dance trends such as the Dougie, Cat Daddy or the Jerk, which all had their time in the spotlight.

Suarez Bit Me

When two brothers play, rarely does it send waves across the internet and the world; but, when Charlie bit his brother’s finger, it was a whole different story. However, Charlie wasn’t the only one to be seen biting this year. With all eyes on the World Cup in Brazil, the bite seen round the world goes to Argentinian forward Luis Suarez. In the round of 16 match between Argentina and Italy, Suarez was seen biting the shoulder of defender Giorgio Chiellini. Like with any faux paux, the internet did what it does best and combined the two incidents, making a Suarez Bit Me video that has been shared over four million times and cementing it as another viral video.