#5 2012 Pop Danthology
This video and audio documentary of 2012 got played as recently as yesterday. Of course, the worst thing about success is that people expect you to do it again and again, and kimaginati0n delivered again in 2013, but the 2012 version was one of the more popular things I watched this year. Will this year’s make next year’s? Who knows, but it’s looking good.
#4 The Wizard of AHHHS
There is something oddly addictive about Todrick Hall’s “The Wizard of Ahhhs.” Maybe it’s all the familiar tunes, maybe it’s the stunning visuals, and it could be the great visuals. No matter what, they all lace together to produce a creative take on an American classic with stunning results.
#3 Bad Lip Reading The Walking (and Talking) Dead
One of the more creative channels on YouTube, Bad Lip Reading produces some of the funniest and most entertaining videos out there. Their take on “The Walking Dead” was funny, crisp, clever, and everything a viral video was meant to be.
#2 The Evolution of Music
Hard to imagine that five people singing would make one of my favorite videos of the year, but the team of Pentatonix manages to do just that. It’s a musical journey through centuries and decades, and the tight performances can be summed up in one word—fantastic.
#1 Batman Can’t Stop Thinking About Sex