This Week In Viral Videos – May 14, 2010

This week web video viewers were blown away by a sixth grader with an amazing singing voice, a group of girls who can dance beyond their years, one of the most creative viral ad campaigns of all time, adorable hedge hogs and a Lady Gaga blooper. We’ve narrowed these clips down from millions of videos uploaded this week. Hope you enjoy them!

Greyson Chance Singing Paparazzi

When Greyson uploaded this video two weeks ago of himself singing Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’, do you think he knew how much it would change his life? The video has already broken 11 million views, Greyson has made an appearance on Ellen and he is being called the next Justin Bieber.

Little Girls Going Hard On Single Ladies

Speaking of children with talent, this clip features five young girls dancing way out of their age range to Beyonce’s Single Ladies. The video, which was uploaded on May 5, already has more than 1.6 million views. But while these girls are talented, I can’t help but think that just maybe their costumes and dance moves are a little bit inappropriate for their age…

Walk On Water Liquid Mountaineering

This week we covered the new viral marketing campaign for Hi-Tec shoes. This is one of the best viral campaigns we’ve ever seen. The video is shot documentary-style and introduces a new sport – liquid mountaineering – in which athletes literally run on water, thanks to Hi-Tec shoes. What makes this campaign so great is that it is not shot at all like an advertisement. In fact, the name of the shoes is not even mentioned in the clip. Over 2 million YouTube viewers have watched and asked themselves, “is it really possible to walk on water?”

Lady Gaga Falls On Stage

Nobody is perfect – not even pop star Lady Gaga. She was caught on tape, falling on stage while singing ‘Telephone’ at a concert in Hamburg. The video is only a couple of days old and only has about 137,000 views so far, but we expect it will catch on. After all, Lady Gaga Telephone videos seem to be the cream of the crop on YouTube and everyone likes to see people fall.

Boogie Woogie Hedgehog

This video isn’t new – it was uploaded to YouTube in October of 2008. But when I saw it a couple of days ago I just couldn’t resist adding it to the list this week. When you watch this clip you can’t help but smile, and this continue continues to get more and more views on a daily basis. This is a great example of sustainability in viral videos. I dare you to watch without cracking a smile!



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