The YouTube Daily Top 20 – 12/10/14

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NMR is constantly monitoring the YouTube charts, tracking what’s on the rise and who’s falling out of favor. Our Daily Top 20 gives you the 20 videos that are reigning supreme at the top of our charts so you can stay one step ahead of what’s hot.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

The latest edition to Screen Junkies’ hit series “Honest Trailers is topping the chart the this morning with their highly anticipated rendition of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. The hilarious video knocked everyone out to claim the stop spot including YouTube’s annual “YouTube Rewind Video,” which features cameos for YouTube’s biggest stars as references to the year’s biggest trends. Soundtracked by a DJ Earworm-worthy mix that sampled Lil Wayne’ s “Turn Down For What” Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” the video references the Ice Bucket challenge, several dance crazes and viral video’s that swept YouTube this year, but still only managed to land at number 2.

Epic Rap Battles also managed to crack the top twenty with their latest release, which finds daytime talk icons Ellen DeGeneres a Oprah Winfrey locked in lyrical combat. Hank Green’s SciShow also made a respectable showing with their latest explainer unpacking the truth about truth serum. Hank breaks down some of the myths surrounding sodium pentothal which is commonly called truth serum.

As always, film trailers were a major presence on the top twenty with the trailers for “The Last Five Years” and “San Andreas” both making the list. Last Five Years will be the third musical release for Kendrick following Into The Woods and Pitch Perfect II. As one of the few working actresses with an actual vocal range, this seems fair but one has to wonder if Kendrick has made some sort of pact with the God of Theater Kids since it seems like you can’t make a musical in Hollywood without her name attached. Speaking of Hollywood, don’tgive it too much thought since San Andreas plans to dump it into the ocean via a massive earthquake unless Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can somehow stop it. My proposal for 2015: Dwayne Johnson stars in a musical and we try to make Anna Kendrick into an action star.

Closing out the top 20 for the second day in a row is Connor Franta, whose recent coming out video is still making waves in social media. As of this morning, the hashtag #WeLoveYouConnor was still trending in the United States as fans show their support for the popular vlogger.

#1 Honest Trailers – Guardians of the GalaxyScreen Junkies

#2 YouTube Rewind – Turn Down For 2014 – YouTube Spotlight

#3 San Andreas – Official Teaser Trailer [HD] – Warner Bros Pictures

#4 John Wall speechless after 2OT win over Celtics –A Young Sabonis

#5 The Voice 2014 Semifinals – Craig Wayne Boyd: “The Old Rugged Cross” – The Voice

#6 Most Insane Ski Line EVER – mspfilms

#7 Aaron Paul Surprises His Wife On Her Birthday –Jimmy Kimmel Live

#8 “Oprah vs Ellen.” Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4 – ERB

#9 Victoria’s Secret Angels Lip Sync “Shake It Off” – Victoria’s Secret

#10 Nope 2 – Spartya19

#11 Christopher Lee. ‘Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing’ (2014) – Charlemange Productions

#12 End of the Line (SFM) –James McVinnie

#13 Jay Z and Beyonce Welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Brooklyn! – NBA

#14 What Happens When My Wife Leaves Me Alone With A Baby –Perfect Daddy

#15 2014 CMU Football Players Reaction –Jay McDowell

#16 Kinematics Dress By Nervous System – Shapeways

#17 The Last Five Years – Official Trailer – Iconfilmdistribution

#18 The Truth About “Truth Serum” – SciShow

#19 Joaquin Phoenix Announces His Engagement – The Late Show With David Letterman

#20 Coming Out –Connor Franta

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