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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.
- 8+ 81- 57
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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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.
- 10+ 46- 41
"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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Peanut Butter Jelly Time Added by: Robert Wabash
When 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."
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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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