It’s time for my annual posting of the Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year (see last year’s list here). This ranking is totally unscientific. Only one person was polled to compile this list—yours truly. This year’s crop contains items relating to sports, theology, news, Christianity, and more. Some of the videos are humorous, and others are poignant. They’re not all actual YouTubes. They’re just internet videos. If you think I’ve left something out, let me know. I’ll think about adding it to the “Honorable Mention” category at the bottom.
1. Kony 2012
2. Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus
Remember this one? It went viral early in 2012, and it provoked responses from Kevin DeYoung and Jared Wilson. Jefferson Bethke impressed everyone by responding to the critiques with earnest humility.
3. President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage
4. Chuck Colson Calls Christians to Civil Disobedience
5. Eric Metaxas in Rare Form at National Prayer Breakfast
6. She’s Wiggin Out!
7. Affirm the Sacred – Preserve Marriage
8. Chick-fil-a Day Persecution and Apology
9. Rachel Held Evans on the Today Show
10. Pat Robertson advises wife-beating?
Texas A&M’s victory over Alabama – full game in HD
This was my favorite moment in college football in 2012.
ESPN Covers the Removal of Paterno’s Statue
Tim Tebow’s Fire
Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist Video
Jim Caviezel Sings Chicago Song as Christopher Walken
I don’t know what it is, but Christopher Walken cracks me up. It is for that reason that Christopher-Walken impersonations crack me up as well. In the video above, Jim Caviezel is actually backstage with the band Chicago and “sings” an old hit of theirs using his Christopher Walken voice. It’s pretty rich. File this one under “total frivolity.”
Hot Cheetos & Takis
4-year Old Prodigy Plays the Piano
President Obama Sings “Call Me Maybe”
Real Actors Reading Yelp Reviews
Mr. Rogers Remixed
Bob Ross Remixed
What a Wonderful World in 16 Genres
Flash mob in the Copenhagen Metro
Will (director’s cut)
This is a short film about a little girl and her dad on 9-11.
One in a Million Shot
Mercy Me Covers Justin Bieber (feat. Lecrae, sort of)
Mercy Me likes to have fun covering popular songs, filming goofy videos, and sharing them on YouTube. Their latest offering is a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” In Lecrae’s cameo, he refuses to display his abilities for a Bieber tune. Canon (also making a cameo) steps up, delivers the rap lines, and smashes bread all over the Mercy Me guy’s face. It’s all in fun. Watch above.