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OK Go - Here It Goes AgainMaking 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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Chocolate Rain"Chocolate Rain" started as a joke when it was performed and recorded in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, apartment of singer Tay Zonday, but quickly became an Internet sensation and was ranked the hottest viral video of the summer of 2007 by CTV.ca. Characterized by Zonday's deep voice and tendency to "move away from the mic to breathe in," "Chocolate Rain" also won in the music category at the 2007 YouTube Awards.
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Look At My Horse Added by: Brian GilmoreThis 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 DanceIf 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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Pants on the Ground Added by: kittypurr33Making the competition reality show "American Idol" relevant again, at least for a moment, "Pants on the Ground" first came to us as performed by General Larry Platt during "Idol" auditions in 2010. Reflecting on the poor fashion habits of youth these days deemed successful for Pratt and the song, which he later recorded with American King Music and performed outside the Grammy Awards.
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Peanut Butter Jelly Time Added by: Robert WabashWhen does a banana dance? During Peanut Butter Jelly Time, duh. Peanut Butter Jelly Time first started in 2002 after the release of the song from The Buckwheat Boyz, as an animated GIF featuring a banana with arms, legs and a face, dancing to the catchy track. It quickly became more popular than sliced bread and even appeared on an episode of the animated series "Family Guy."