The Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos of September
Thank you for joining us, Execubloggers, and happy almost-October to you all. September marked the return of classes for some, and just the return of cooler temperatures for others. It looks like summer is actually over this time, but I’m okay with that, because Fall brought some pretty great YouTube hits with it. This month, the list is absent of the typical classics like Fallon and Corden, making room for more unique content. This is one installment that you don’t want to miss!
THE $21,000 FIRST CLASS AIRPLANE SEAT
I cannot even fathom the idea of a plane ticket being worth $21,000. Unless you get compensated in diamonds every time there’s turbulence or receive an envelope of money to put toward your mortgage at the end of the flight, it just doesn’t seem rational. However, the maker of this video proves that these tickets do exist, by being upgraded to first class on an Emirates flight from Dubai to New York, and documents his experience for us peasants who will never be able to afford such a thing.
First off, he has his own little cabin with closing doors. Total privacy for a 14-hour flight? Yes, please. Also, he basically has enough leg room for two people, a huge touch-screen TV, a minibar with drinks accessible to him at any time, a snack basket, and the option to order any food he wants whenever he wants it – including caviar – which he opts to do. The seat also fully reclines into a bed, and passengers are given a kit with slippers, toiletries, and even pajamas so that they can get comfy. AND, you can even schedule time to take a shower. Incredible! If I was a multi-millionaire, the first thing I would do is hop on a long flight in one of these deluxe cabins, lounge out in my Emirates PJs, and take advantage of the gourmet menu. Dream life = achieved.
Apple – Introducing iPhone 7
The news of Apple introducing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to the market has been almost impossible to ignore. It has been a hot topic this month, and for a good reason – Apple completely removed the headphone jack, which has never been done before on a smartphone, and announced some other major features. I won’t go into them all here because I already highlighted many of the new features in my blog about the unveiling earlier this month. If you want a more visual run-down of the features, however, this informative video may be the perfect learning tool for you.
THE AMAZING TRIPLE SPIRAL (15,000 DOMINOES)
This girl is the definition of dedication. She spent 25 hours – yes, you heard that correctly – building a design out of 15,000 dominoes, just to destroy it within a minute and a half. I spent the whole video in a flurry of apprehension; while she was setting up the design, I was so worried she was going to sneeze and ruin it all (probably because that’s something that I would do). Then, when the show started and dominoes started tumbling, I was afraid that something would go wrong and the chain reaction would be disrupted, or something would fall incorrectly, or the entire room would burst into flames…all totally rational concerns, I’m sure. If you’re unlikely to get emotionally invested in the process (lucky you), check out the video for a really cool domino show.
Waffle the Kenyan Sand Boa playing with his new toy!
Yes, this video contains a snake, but there is no reason to be afraid. Waffle is a tiny sand boa who loves his new turtle sandbox, and he makes it abundantly clear by showing his appreciation at the end of the video. You really do need to watch all 39 seconds to get a full appreciation, so hang in there, even if you have a fear of reptiles! Waffle is actually adorable, and I don’t say that about just any snake. Check out this video for a new appreciation of our scaly (and smiley!) friends – it’s worth it!
PASSENGERS - Official Trailer (HD)
The trailer for Passengers starts off almost as if it takes place in present-day. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence walk into a normal-looking bar, have normal-looking drinks, then all of the sudden JLaw pops the question, “So, why did you give up your life on earth?”, and the whole trailer is turned on its head. The movie takes place on a space ship, and Pratt and Lawrence are the only humans to have woken up early from the “hibernation” they were placed under for the journey from earth. Inevitably, things go terribly wrong, and the trailer contains clips of explosions, crying, running, and all other typical indicators of an action movie. It definitely looks like it’s full of suspense and it will draw attention with its big-name actors alone. Press play to see if this movie is one you’ll be planning to see this Christmas break!
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton
Between Two Ferns is an incredible talk show hosted by Zach Galifianakis, an actor you probably know from the Hangover series. In this series, Zach asks his celebrity guests many questions – both those pertaining to the subject matter, and those that seem a little off-colour. The way I see it, Zach tries to make his guests feel as uncomfortable as possible, and this is very entertaining to watch, especially when a presidential candidate is invited onto the show. This installment in particular features Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party nominee in the American presidential election, and that’s all I’m going to give away. Give it a watch and bask in its cringe-worthy, awkward glory.
Pentatonix & Dolly Parton - Jolene
Do you remember the movie Pitch Perfect? It brought the “a cappella” genre into the spotlight, which relies only on the vocal abilities of group members, and does not use any form of instrumental accompaniment. Pentatonix, the group featured in this video, is an a cappella group that became very popular on YouTube because of their talent and creativity – just check out this video, which has over 209 million views, for proof. In this video, they accompany Dolly Parton while she sings her hit “Jolene”, and it’s an interesting merging of different genres and generations.
Moana Official Trailer
Disney movies are my thing. I grew up on them, and I’m still an avid watcher – I’ve probably watched 20 of the classics in the past year. There’s just something about them that’s timeless, nostalgic, and so genuinely heartfelt. So when I heard that a new one was coming out, I couldn’t wait to see the official trailer!
The newest addition to the Disney world is Moana, the story of a young girl from an island in the South Pacific who sets sail on a dangerous journey and meets some friends along the way. It stars Dwayne Johnson as Maui, Moana’s companion on the trip, and introduces Hawaii native Auli'i Cravalho as Moana. It should be a great film, and I can’t wait to see it in late November when it arrives in theatres.
iPhone 7 Water Test! Secretly Waterproof?
It seems like a basic human instinct to keep all electrical appliances away from water, both for the device’s safety as well as our own. And while dropping your smartphone in the tub won’t have the same effect as doing the same with a toaster, both have traditionally been frowned upon, to say the least. Now, smartphone manufacturers are changing this idea by making their new models waterproof or water-resistant.
Take the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, for example. These phones are reported to be “water-resistant”, which means that they would emerge unharmed after spending 30 minutes at a depth of one meter under water. In this video, one brave man decides to test this out. First, he puts the iPhone in a homemade tube of water, but then he takes it further and goes swimming, diving, and more with the iPhone in hand. Will the new model hold up to expectations? Watch the full video for the final verdict!
$4 Burger Vs. $777 Burger
If there’s one thing that has continued to surprise me over the last year or so, it is that no BuzzFeed video has ever had enough views to make it onto our “Most Popular YouTube Videos” list. BuzzFeed publishes so many videos, and many of them are downright hilarious, so I’m happy to see one finally being recognized on this series.
This video in particular follows the journey of two friends, one of whom I recognize from other BuzzFeed videos, in their quest to try hamburgers at many different price points. They try a $4 one, a $20 one, and then, somehow, they find a $777 one in Las Vegas to try out. The high-end burger looks absolutely phenomenal, and is accompanied by a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé champagne. The burger itself is topped with aged goat cheese, lobster, fancy balsamic vinegar, and other ingredients that raise the value to astronomical heights. The bottom line, basically, is that if you have the means to head to Vegas and give this burger a go, do it.
Just like that, we have reached the conclusion of the September edition of the “Most Viewed YouTube Videos” series. I hope that you had fun checking out and sharing each video, and I wish you all a wonderfully wicked October!
Caitlin Feehan, Blogger & Editor
Converse have been my footwear of choice for the past 9 years, I’m convinced that all doors and sidewalks are conspiring against me, and I enjoy sticking my head out of the passenger window on long car rides.