With a brand new year right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take a stroll down memory lane. According to a Dec. 28 article from The Guardian, 2013 was filled with a treasure trove of viral videos.
Over the year, adorable babies, clever marketing campaigns, touching tributes, talented artists, hilarious pranks and amazing animals filled our computer, tablet and smartphone screens. Let's look back at some of the memorable moments that made us laugh, cry and shake our heads during 2013.
30 Best Viral Videos of 2013
- Gentleman - PSY did it again! This popular video, Gentleman, currently has more than 612 million hits.
- Wrecking Ball - With more than 443 million views, Miley Cyrus's controversial video was a great big hit!
- What Did the Fox Say? - With over 308 million views, people sure are curious about what foxes say!
- Epic Splits - With more than 65 million hits, millions watch the "Muscles of Brussels" Jean-Claude Van Damme, perform this epic split that has spawned a slew of hilarious parodies. Just don't try this at home!
- The NFL: Bad Lip Reading - Are you ready for some football? If you've ever wondered what those players are actually saying on the field, BadLipReading.com is here to help! This video currently has more than 45 million views.
- Test Drive - Wanna go for a little spin? With more than 40 million views, folks tuned in to watch Jeff Gordon and Pepsi play the ultimate prank on an unsuspecting car salesman!
- WestJet Christmas Miracle - What do you want for Christmas? Curious viewers wanted to know! This touching video, with over 33 million views, reminds us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well at WestJet!
- Emotional Baby - With more than 28 million views, baby's reaction to mom's singing was priceless.
- Space Oddity - Move over, David Bowie. More than 19 million watched Commander Chris Hadfield belt out Space Oddity aboard the International Space Station.
- Twerking Girl Catches Fire - In less than a week, more than 9 million people watched Jimmy Kimmel and Daphne Avalon's ultimate prank!
- I Quit - Hate your job but don't know how to turn in your letter of resignation? Marina Shifrin shows more than 17 million viewers just how to do it!
- Xmas Jammies - Over 13 million viewers watched the Holderness family "wrap."
- My Wedding Speech - Tom Fletcher, from McFly, belts out his wedding speech in song.
- Spencer's Home Depot Marriage Proposal - You never know what may happen at the Home Depot!
- Prancercise - Put on your walking shoes and get your exercise on! More than 9 million are ready to do some walkin!
- Kmart's Ship My Pants - It just goes to show you a clever play on words can be worth big bucks.
- Virgin America Safety Video - Fasten your seat belts! With more than 8 million hits, frequent fliers will probably remember these handy safety tips.
- Star Spangled Banner Cymbal Fail - If you were ever in a band, this may have been your worst nightmare!
- Bound 3 - With more than 7 million views, James Franco and Seth Rogan realistic version of Kanye and Kim's music video was a great big hit!
- Holiday Concert - Watch as an adorable little girl surprises her deaf parents during a holiday concert.
- Grandma Drummer - Granny's got rhythm!
- A Letter from Fred - Go grab the tissue! 96-year-old Fred writes a beautiful song to his recently departed wife, Lorraine, in this touching tribute that is sure to tug at the ole' heartstrings in, Oh Sweet Lorraine.
- Terra + Drake Dirty Dance - Newlyweds Tara and Drake have the time of their lives when they dance cheek-to-cheek during their big day.
- Dove's Social Experiment - What don't you like about yourself? This "experiment" by Dove helps shines the spotlight on how women perceive themselves and each other.
- I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift gets a little help from a cute "kid".
- The Day I Passed Maths - Talk about a supportive dad! Watch Aria Shahrokhshahi's father's emotional reaction to his son's grades.
- Little Boy Steals the Show - One of Rascal Flatt's youngest fans steals the show during a concert.
- Grumpy Cat Does the Harlem Shake - With more than 1 million views, Grumpy Cat shakes his stuff!
- Africa Remake - Get ready to tap your toes - the crew of the Bourbon Peridot Vessel belt out Toto's top tune, Africa.
- 2 Hours of Christmas Music with Fireplace - Nothing quite says the holidays like classic Christmas music and roaring fireplace to warm the heart.
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