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Best of YouTube Videos February

Posted by cchalkley on March 6, 2017

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Welcome Execureaders to another edition of “Best of YouTube!” This month we have some music videos, some crazy award show moments and 7 brand new planets!  So sit back and check out these popular videos.

Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm (Official) ft. Skip Marley
51,580,365 views

Katy Perry’s new song for “Chained to the Rhythm” is the first single from her upcoming 5th studio album. The video is set in a futuristic amusement park that includes a crazy roller coaster that literally flies through the air. I give it up to Katy Perry for still looking good while filming on a roller coaster. Can I also mention that I love her rose coloured hair? This is a hair trend that I really dig lately. This song is super catchy and now I have this song stuck in my head and it’s probably in yours now too. 

The Weeknd – Reminder
36,922,439 views

“Reminder” appears on Toronto native The Weeknd’s latest album Starboy.  Watch out for Drake’s cameo in this video. Torontonians unite! The Weeknd is very popular right now, seems like he has a billion singles out. I know that’s an exaggeration, but seriously he’s got a lot of singles out there right now.

Lady Gaga's FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
27,325,615 views

Lady Gaga performed at this year’s 51st NFL Super Bowl half time show.  We wrote a blog earlier about the cool 300 Intel drones that opened this performance. Lady Gaga sang some of her biggest hits: Poker Face, Born This Way, Telephone, Just Dance and Bad Romance. Lady Gaga is known for her crazy outfits, but I have to say she looks fabulous in her custom Versace outfits. And I give it up to her for dancing and rocking out a 13 minute performance in heals!  Good job Gaga, you killed this performance!

Wheel of Musical Impressions with Alessia Cara
13,567,826 views

We can’t have a ”Best of  YouTube” without Jimmy Fallon! This month Canadian Alessia Cara plays “Wheel of Musical Impressions”, an ongoing gag where  the guest and Jimmy perform musical impressions of other artists. Alessia pulls off some awesome impressions of Ariana Grande, Nikki Minaj and Lorde.  I think it takes a lot of talent to pull off not only doing an impression of a celebrity, but to do it while singing-- bravo! Way to go Alessia, you got talent. 

GUMMY FOOD vs. REAL FOOD CHALLENGE!!! Kids Eat a Real Frog!
12,739,640 views

These two kids took part in a food challenge where they ate gummy food and the real counterpart. I’m shocked over this kid’s reaction to eating hamburgers, hot dog and a pickle. Really? There’s that much disdain for eating a hamburger? These kids are also tricked into eating frog legs and alligator jerky.  I think most of those gummy versions of the food actually looked pretty gross. I guess kids are notorious for being picky eaters, so candy will always win!

Tough-Talking Teen Danielle To Dr. Phil: 'You Were Nothin’ Before I Came On This Show'
11,512,749 views

Wowza, some people just blow me away. Danielle was a guest on Dr. Phil back in September 2016. She was only 13 years old and became known for her catch phrase “cash me on the outside.” She came back on the show last month for a follow up and with a ton of arrogance stated that Dr. Phil was nothing until she came on the show. She’s just another kid who is trying to get famous for saying stupid things. 

Adele Wins Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech | 59th GRAMMYs
9,702,699 views

Adele won 5 awards at this year’s Grammy Awards including Album of the year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance. Impressive sweep! In Adele’s tearful award speech for Album of the Year, she admitted she wasn’t deserving of the award and that Beyonce should have won for Lemonade. Check out the blog we wrote with all the Grammy highlights here.

Richard Vs Barack
7,513,933 views

Retirement looks good on you, Barack! While on vacation in the British Virgin Islands, Barack Obama and Richard Branson decided to have a friendly challenge: could Barack learn to kitesurf before Richard could learn how to foilboard? The challenge was set and they practiced for days. On the final day they had a battle of who could stay up the longest. Just look how blue that water is and how breathtaking the scenery is in this video. I think winter must be getting to me--I’m longing for warm days and the beach! 

NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found
6,479,502 views

NASA made a huge announcement recently that they found 7 new planets outside of our solar system that are earth sized and may have potential for water. This video shows the reactions of scientists who worked on this project.  Compared to all the other videos on this month’s best of YouTube, this video might make you a feel a wee-bit smarter. So go ahead and watch this video and also read these 4 cool things, so you can impress your friends with some cool space info. 

Oscars Mistake: Moonlight Wins Best Picture after La La Land Mistakenly Announced | ABC News
4,486,655 views

That horrifying moment where the Oscars made a HUGE mistake and the wrong movie was named the winner for Best Picture. Awkward! If you are living under a rock and missed this whole story, check out our blog post to read what all went down at this year’s Oscars. PriceWaterCooper has admitted that they are to blame for this mistake of providing the wrong envelope to be read. No matter how many times I watch this, it is still so painful to watch.  

Honourable mention:

Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam

April the Giraffe is pregnant and about to give birth. Animal Adventure Park set up a live stream of April to capture the birth of her baby calf. April is 15 years old and this is her 4th calf. Did you know that giraffes are pregnant for 15 months? Talk about exhausting. April’s due date was mid-February and calves are born hooves first. Ouch? Giraffes instinctually hide their labour so we probably won’t notice when April is in labour until the hooves come out. The suspense is killing me! After the calf is born, there will be contest to name the baby. My vote is Gillie for a girl and Jimmy for a boy.

You are now up to speed with all the videos that were popular on YouTube this past month. I bet you still have Katy Perry’s song stuck in your head (I know I still do).  I’m going to be optimistic-- by the time you read “Best of YouTube” for March, it will be in spring weather and we’ll all have the warmth we all have been waiting for!  Until then, keep tubin’!

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Christine Chalkley, Marketing Coordinator


I love things that make me laugh including sitcoms, sketch comedy and anything my kid does. When it comes to parenting I take Amy Poehler’s advice: “Always remember where you put your kid. Don’t let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers... for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces.”