Entertainment,  Humor

Top Ten YouTubes of 2021

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.

Dance Teacher Teaches Her Students the Thriller Dance

I’m Not a Cat

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.

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

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.

Chevrolet Pulls Our Heartstrings

After the Devastating Kentucky Tornado

Epilogue at the Grand Ole Opry:

The Man in the Middle Cross Said I Could Come

Life Is Worth It