Last night, Monday, April 21, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" hit comedic and viral gold again, uploading a meticulously edited series of NBC reporter Brian William's clips that make it appear as if he's rapping to Snoop Dogg's 90's cult classic "Gin N' Juice".
The video is second in a series of rapping William's videos, the first being an ode to the original hip-hop classic "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang. The original video currently sits at over 9,000,000 views and the Snoop Dogg version has already recorded over 500,000 overnight.
Meaning, William's "Gin N' Juice" rendition is on pace to be one of Fallon's most popular viral videos to date.
Make no mistake, a lot of the credit to Fallon's seemingly overnight success in the late night TV industry, he's been crushing the ratings since taking over Leno's spot at 11 p.m., has to do with Fallon and crew's seemingly uncanny ability to consistently create segments that "go viral" the next day.
To put it in comparison to his late night rival, David Letterman, Fallon's most popular video on YouTube, "#Hashtag with Justin Timberlake", has over 23 million views to date. The most popular video on Letterman's YouTube channel is the host's retirement announcement, which currently sits at around three million views.
Despite Fallon's continual success at going viral, some of his videos have accrued more views than others. For instance, Fallon's "Pictionary" segments would be successful by almost anyone besides the "viral king's" account, but none of them have ever reached the coveted million-view milestone. And his popular "thank you notes" series that struck a chord with audiences at the show, never did seem to transfer over to digital popularity.
Regardless, Fallon and crew have had way more hits than misses when it comes to creating viral segments, and here is a list, by the numbers, of the late night king's top-10 most popular "viral videos".
#10: "All I Want for Christmas is You" - 12,986,000 views
Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey, and The Roots' trimmed down version of the holiday classic "All I want for Christmas is you" cracks the top 10 at over 12 million views.
#9: "Joking Bad" - 13,368,000 views
The late night parody of the popular hit series "Breaking Bad" chimes in at nine with over 13 million views. The video was hit with both the fans of the late night show and fans of the cult classic.
#8: "The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dance" - 14,243,000 views
Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon provided their take on the popular "Evolution of Dance" series, and hit number eight with over 14 million views.
#7 "Lip Sync Battle" - 16,638,000 views
Joseph Gordon Levitt, Stephen Merchant, and Jimmy Fallon engaged in an epic lip sync battle, with Levitt taking the crown, and the video taking the number seven spot with over 16 million views.
#6: "What Does The Fox Say?" live music video - 17,189,000 views
Ylvis performed a live music video version of their viral hit "What does the fox say" on Late Night with Fallon, and the video went viral again, coming in at number six with over 16 million views.
#5: "Evolution of Mom Dancing" - 17,989,000 views
Michelle Obama and Fallon hit viral gold again with "The Evolution of Mom Dancing", coming in at number five with just under 18 million views.
#4: "Call Me Maybe" - 18,017,000 views
Carly Rae Jepsen, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots performed a scaled-down version of her popular hit "Call Me Maybe", cracking the top five at number four with over 18 million views.
#3: "Blurred Lines" - 18,059,000 views
Robin Thicke barely edged out Jepsen with his "Roots version" of the smash hit "Blurred Lines", coming in at number 3 with over 18 million views.
#2: "We Can't Stop" - 18,783,000 views
Miley Cyrus, Fallon, and The Roots' cover of "We Can't Stop" comes in at number 2 with just under 19 million views and 198,000 likes.
#1: "#Hashtag with Justin Timberlake" -23,642,000 views
The runaway winner of the most popular videos from Jimmy Fallon is "#Hashtag with Jimmy Fallon", with just under 24 million views. Almost five million more hits than its second place rival.