Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time Bands/Musicians
1Vote List
by  * Ranker
Staff
tags 2,809 votes 616 voters 346,959 views 35 items f p @

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

These viral songs and music videos on YouTube are not just a list of funny YouTube songs but are all the best viral songs on the Internet. The catchiest viral Internet songs of all time are not only the pesky songs that get stuck in our heads but are also some of the best creations ever to come about in the early Internet times. From the original gangster meme of the hamster dance to the Trolololo to the classic Rick Roll, these songs are the best of the best available on YouTube.

Almost any video on YouTube can go from being nothing to completely viral, providing it has something that makes it hilarious, bizarre, or so awful that it's  actually awesome. There's no exact science to becoming an Internet meme, but as these catchy Internet songs prove, once you reach virtual stardom, there is no going back. Ah, the power of the Internet. I'm sure even the musically oblivious 8th grader would approve.

L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
  1. 1
    + 146
    - 43

    Never Gonna Give You Up

    Perhaps known best for it's use in the bait-and-switch gimmick known as the Rick Roll, the 1987 classic "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley is easily one of the best things ever invented. We've all been there. Your friend sends a link to what he claims is either completely awesome or so scandalous that you have to click. Next thing you know you're watching Astley sing and dance, knowing you've been Rick Rolled. Sneaky, but brilliant!

  2. 2
    + 79
    - 51

    Trololololo Added by: John Barryman

    Resurrected from a clip from the 1960s in the Soviet Union, "Trololololo" is an amazing musical clip performed by Russian singer Edward Anatolevich Hill. Actually titled "I am very glad, because I’m finally back home," "Trololololo" is also known as the "Russian Rickroll" and led to dozens of covers and remixes, including one notable version from acclaimed actor Christoph Waltz.

  3. 3
    + 83
    - 55

    Nyan Cat Added by: Mark

    Also called "Pop-Tart Cat," Nyan Cat is an eight-bit abomination of a cat, which features the body of a cherry toaster pastry, that can fly though outer space leaving a rainbow-colored trail. Nyan Cat graced our computer screens in April 2011 and quickly became the most popular meme in the galaxy and spawned numerous remixes and spinoffs. The original, of course, is the best.

  4. 4
    + 95
    - 67

    Dragostea Din Tei (Numa Numa)

    This guy is famous for going absolutely nuts for the Numa Numa song (Dragostea Din Tei) by Moldovan pop trio O-Zone. Cheesy song + insane fan = Internet video gold.

  5. 5
    + 87
    - 62

    Bed Intruder

    Popularized by The Gregory Brothers on "Auto-Tune the News," the "Bed Intruder Song" takes bits and pieces from a viral news clip, Auto Tunes it, and plays it back for all to enjoy. Featuring Antoine Dodson, the clip warns residents to "hide yo kids" and "hide yo wife" against a home-intruding rapist on the loose. For anyone that says crime does not pay, The Gregory Brothers sold over 100,000 copies of the track. Do the math.

  6. 6
    + 69
    - 50

    Keyboard Cat

    Using footage originally shot in 1984, "Keyboard Cat" not only wears clothes, but he also plays an electronic keyboard, much to the envy of other cats around the world. When Keyboard Cat isn't playing people off stage after a poor performance, he's appearing in commercials, television shows, and video games. Okay, really this cat is not that special, rather a cat named Fatso being maneuvered by his owner, Charlie Schmidt. Whatever, it works.

    Play us off Keyboard Cat.

36 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists