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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.
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    OK Go - Here It Goes Again

    Making OK Go a household name, "Here It Goes Again" is not only an Internet sensation but also a billboard hit, having entered the top 40 after its 2006 debut. What exactly made this random video from a random band a hit? The elaborate video, featuring the band dancing on treadmills, was filmed in a single take that needed 17 tries to perfect, that's what. OK Go went on to perform the dance at the 2006 VMAs and took home a Grammy Award for the video. Not bad for some unknown indie group from Chicago!

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    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.

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    Look At My Horse Added by: Brian Gilmore

    This is along the lines of those viral videos that are popular purely for how random they are. The confidence and drive with which this song contains actually makes sense, though, is what makes it so great.

    If this song were a person, it would probably think it was perfectly normal. This is why this song rules.

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    Hamster Dance

    If there was grandfather of catchy Internet meme songs, the "Hamster Dance" would be it. This ditty, posted back in 1997 on a little site named Geocities.com, features dozens of animated hamsters dancing to the song "Whistle Stop" by Roger Miller. Years later, the hokey song is still stuck in our heads.

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    Slap Chop Rap

    Poking fun at the cheesy informercials for the kitchen gadget, the "Slap Chop Rap" remixes the audio and video from the advertisements featuring creepy pitchman Vince Offer. Just like the Slap Chop turns boring foods into something amazing, DJ Steve Porter transforms the mundane informercial into a rap that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

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