There are about a million zillion YouTube videos out there — that’s a scientific figure (we counted) — and you could spend from now until next November trying to find the good ones. But thankfully, you won’t have to — you’ve got us! Fresh from Ask.com (our parent site that sees a million zillion searches every year) we’ve got it all: 2013’s top trending, most memorable, clickable, I-have-to-send-this-to-all-my-friends-and-annoy-the-crap-out-of-them videos.
These were the most popular according to search data, but if we’ve missed one of your absolute faves, let us know in the comments!
1. Dove Real Beauty Sketches
Dove Real Beauty’s campaign tried to tease out the difference between how women see themselves, and how others see women. The takeaway? Women are really, really hard on themselves. You are gonna cry. Trust us.
2. Emotional Baby Starts Crying At Mom’s Singing
Man, this baby has so many feelings! And it’s making US feel so many feelings!
3. Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal
Why Ryan? Why won’t you eat your cereal? Just eat it! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
4. Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity
Real life Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield retired from service with this absolutely unreal video of him singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” from actual space. We all agree we want this guy to be our adopted dad, right?
5. Goats Screaming Like Humans Scream: Taylor Swift
For a few fleeting months, goats screaming like humans were all the rage. This video of goats screaming like Taylor Swift was among the best of the bunch. These goats definitely knew she was trouble when she walked in, y’all.
6. How Animals Eat Their Food
“How Animals Eat Their Food” is a delightful jaunt through the animal kingdom, wherein we see that animals are pretty messy eaters. Also, these two comedians ought to get a much sturdier dining room table.
7. Dance Pony Dance!
A pot-bellied Shetland pony moonwalking to Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” is amazing. What a beautiful gift from the Internet. Jackpot!
8. Chris Koo’s “Crazy in Love” Beyonce Tribute
We really wish he hadn’t waited ten years (to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bey’s “Dangerously in Love”). But whatever, Chris Koo has made us crazy in love with his freakishly on point Beyonce dance moves. We would put a Harlem Shake video on this list but, honestly, we’d like to forget that happened. Wouldn’t you?
9. Georgia Tech Convocation Speech
We would love it if Nick Selby, the kid offering up the freshman convocation in this amazing video from Georgia Tech, could maybe record a wakeup call for us. It’d be so inspiring, right?
10. Prancercize Paper Doll
We were all taken with Joanna Rohrback’s Prancercizing. But then she kicked it up a notch and performed a prancercizing collaboration with John Mayer, the king of kitsch. It was absolutely perfect. Also, this woman’s neighbors must LOVE HER.
11. Miss Utah Speech
The worst part of Miss Utah Marissa Powell’s botched answer during the 2013 Miss USA pageant is that there is a moment, during her completely rambling answer, when you can clearly tell that she knows what a complete mess of things she’s made. We feel for you, girl.
12. I Forgot My Phone
Charlene de Guzman’s “I Forgot My Phone” is going to make you feel instantly guilty about how much time you spend with your mobile devices instead of with your flesh and blood. Put it down, already, okay!?