Youtube plays a huge part of everyday life to millions, where viewers can find videos on every topic from educational videos explaining how to do everything from applying your makeup to renovating a vintage car and funny viral videos that show cats playing the piano. And now it’s the time of the year that Youtube compiles their favorite videos in their ‘Youtube Rewind’ video, a celebration of all the best videos of the year that grabbed a huge amount of attention, surpassing even the wildest trending expectations. So take a trip down memory lane, and let us show you a small selection of what was hot in 2016. We can guarantee you’ll be educated, moved and laugh till you cry with Youtube’s amazing choices.
Channing Tatum channeling his inner Beyonce vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s Lip Sync Battle Contest
We’re pretty sure we couldn’t describe the Jenna Dewan video without getting in trouble for naughty language, but Channing’s dance was something else. After all, it’s not every day that you see a muscular male Hollywood actor dressed up as Queen Bey. From the amazing wig and epic contouring to those booty shorts that (secretly) we would like a pair of ourselves, Channing nailed it. Oh, and his co-star in the dance was none other than Beyonce herself. Now that’s one Lip Sync battle that will go down in history.
Celine Dion doing impressions on Jimmy Fallon
If you’ve not seen this video yet, we urge you to do so, now! Jimmy Fallon invited musical legend Celine Dion onto his show to do some musical impressions of people, and boy did she deliver! From her cover of Rihanna doing ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ (complete with twerking that got Jimmy a little hot under the collar) to her amazingly accurate impression of Cher, you would never have thought that she was capable of such feats. Don’t worry, though, Jimmy didn’t get away lightly. He did an amazing rendition of ‘C Is For Cookie’ in the style of Johnny Cash, as well as a Michael Jackson number too. The most awesome few minutes of your life!
What exactly makes a rattlesnake’s tail rattle?
The father and son duo that are in this video are absolutely adorable. They have such a great bond that makes them really cool to watch. The pair has a youtube feed that is called ‘What’s Inside’ which, as the name suggests explores what is inside lots of objects. In this video, the pair goes to the Arizona Zoo and receive a rattlesnake tail from one of the ex-residents there. They then go home and dissect the rattlesnake tail using a Stanley blade to reveal what is inside. So what exactly does make the tail rattle? Well, we don’t wanna spoil it for you. Try checking out the video yourself to see what happened!
The day was never going to work out well for the young lady in this video. After spending hours in a dentist’s chair having her wisdom tooth extracted, her brother who was enlisted to drive her home decided to take advantage of her groggy state by convincing her that a zombie outbreak had just been declared in their home state of Washington. The results? Some of the meanest, but undoubtedly funniest few moments of Youtube history, including forcing the sister to make a decision on whether to save their pet dog or cat as they travel to Mexico. We’re pretty sure if that was us, we’d be getting revenge on big bro’s evil prank. He probably sleeps with one eye open!
Dude Perfect’s mad soccer skills
Dude Perfect invited those guys from Arsenal and Man City across the pond to perform some trick shots, and man did they deliver. From throwing a football through a basketball hoop from the arena seating area above to hitting a gong suspended from the goal post from outside the box, these guys showed that they’ve got some serious ball skills. Some of the funniest moments of the video involved the players and Dude Perfect trading cultural terms for their equipment. Who knew that ‘cleats’ were just called ‘boots’ in the UK? And don’t get us started on the soccer player style haircuts they gave each other. We’re not sure we’ll ever look at a pair of clippers the same way again.
News reporter in the right place, at the right time
As cynical as it seems, every news reporter dreams of that moment of being at the right place at the right time when something huge goes down, so this reporter must have thought his lucky days came all at once when Fort McMurray became engulfed in flames right as he was on the air. The Global News reporter handled it with aplomb, which is amazing considering he was thinking on his feet. The Albertan fire went on to become the most expensive disaster in Canada’s history, evacuating 2,400 buildings and spreading quickly over 1,5000,000 acres of land. Amazingly only two people died as a result of the fire, and both of those were indirectly affected.