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, and there’s actually more than 10 videos this time. 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. I’ll think about adding an “Honorable Mention” category at the bottom. I usually start with the humor, but don’t miss the non-humorous ones at the end. Enjoy!
If you’re interested, here are links to lists from previous years:
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
Don’t Forget Mom at Christmas!
This one technically came out in late 2020 and thus wasn’t included on last year’s list. It’s hilarious but is also worth taking to heart.
Mischievous Child Makes His Case
I don’t know what’s funnier. The kid pleading his case, or his two accomplices waiting to see if their leader will get them out of this.
In the Mood
I’m not sure why this is awesome, but it is.
In the mood.
(Sound on) pic.twitter.com/zUcvDN6XF5
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) December 21, 2021
Dance Teacher Teaches Her Students the Thriller Dance
I’m Not a Cat
A lawyer using Zoom had to let a judge know that he wasn’t a cat after inadvertently activating a face filter pic.twitter.com/vChc14mjM1
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) February 9, 2021
Epic Hot Wheels Track
Apparently, this took four months to set up.
Seagull Flies into Girl’s Face on Ride
Choir Kid Leaving It All on the Floor
The Best Bernie Sanders Meme
We started the year with one president and ended with another. There was a Bernie Sanders meme that became ubiquitous after Biden’s inauguration. Do you remember it? This one is the pièce de résistance.
Oh. My. Word. This may be the best Bernie meme yet. Ha! pic.twitter.com/tLeHmEk6Lp
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) January 22, 2021
Rickroll Hits over 1 Billion Views
Truly a milestone for one the greatest videos of all time.
Best Mini Hoop Dunks of All Time
I Hate Alabama
People Are Neato
People are neato. pic.twitter.com/FWr04PG9Xl
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) April 2, 2021
Plane Engine Falls Apart Mid-Flight
A passenger on United Flight 328 recorded one of the plane’s engines falling apart in flames after leaving Denver Saturday. A pilot radioed a “mayday” and told air traffic control that the plane had had an engine failure. Everyone is okay, but man oh man was this scary.
Terrifying video shows an engine of United Airlines flight 328 on fire.
The plane was forced to return to Denver International Airport after it suffered an engine failure shortly after takeoff. https://t.co/s9BcWMAEZI pic.twitter.com/eFTuXIpxMi
— CNN (@CNN) February 22, 2021
Chevrolet Pulls Our Heartstrings
After the Devastating Kentucky Tornado
This is Jordan Baize of Kentucky playing the piano in his home after it was destroyed by a tornado on Friday night.
Do you recognize the tune?
“Kings and kingdoms may all pass away, but there’s something about that name.”@Gaithermusic @J_Baize pic.twitter.com/CBbgW3eA5z
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) December 14, 2021
Epilogue at the Grand Ole Opry: