It’s time for my annual posting of the Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year (see last year’s list here). The videos below are actually not all YouTubes. There are some Twitter and Facebook videos in there too. Nevertheless, I’m gonna keep the title “Top 10 YouTubes” because most of them are in fact YouTubes and because I want to keep continuity with previous annual lists.
This ranking is totally unscientific. Only one person was polled to compile this list—yours truly. This year’s slate of videos has both humor and humanity with some other odds and ends thrown in. If you think I’ve left something out, let me know on Twitter or Facebook. I’ll think about adding it to the “Honorable Mention” category at the bottom.
If you’re interested, here are links to lists from previous years:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
1. Percussion Section Becomes Concussion Section
2. Who Steals a Cheese Grater?
3. Clint Eastwood Reads Praise Song Lyrics
4. When you Crave Chick-fil-A on Sunday
5. Bad Lip-Reading the Royal Wedding
6. Yanny or Laurel?
Remember this debate? In case you missed it, I located the original audio source for this, and the speaker actually is saying “Laurel.”
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
7. Harrowing Hang-gliding Mishap
This one will take your breath away.
8. Smoothest Moonwalk Ever
Smoothest moonwalk ever. pic.twitter.com/1KxXkchcVx
— Complex (@Complex) October 19, 2018
9. Girl learning she’s being adopted will bring tears to your eyes
Ivey Zezulka’s foster parents Paige and Daniel surprised her with the news that they had finalized plans to adopt Ivey and her biological siblings. Read more about it here.
10. Eighty-eight year-old dad reunited with Down Syndrome son
“An 88-year-old dad is reunited with his 53-year-old Down Syndrome son after spending a week apart for the first time ever.”
The loving bond between father and son truly knows no limits, no bounds, and no age.pic.twitter.com/5ESDZfGrHP
— Jeremiah Stephan Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) September 2, 2018
“I Hit Dingers!”
Welp, found my favorite baseball player ever. pic.twitter.com/8S95NVIqb0
— Sports Liker (@Ianmurray7) August 10, 2018
Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney
Walmart Yodeling Kid
Mason Ramsey lives in a town of 700 people where he regularly sings in his local Walmart. But he said his dream was to sing at the Grand Ole Opry. This viral video got him there.
The LeBaron family sings “One More Day” from Les Misérables
I love this family. Honestly, they rock.
lemme bless y’all with this video pic.twitter.com/lwUIY3rwPj
— chris’ real name is chris (@kostka_chris) May 22, 2018
Elise from the Philippines
This is Elsie she is totally blind. She lives in a small fishing village in the Philippines. She has never been to school, never learned English. She listens to songs and learns the song. Here is her rendition of “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.