The YouTube Daily Top 20 – 12/12/14

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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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Nicki Minaj is the queen of the YouTube countdown today. Her Minajesty scored two slots on today’s Top 20, including the top spot for new new single “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown. For good measure, Nicki also took over the number six spot with “Feeling Myself” a sultry leaked track featuring Beyoncé. Nicki is the only artist with music on the charts today, but Selena Gomez also makes an appearance. Footage of the startlet giving a radio interview about her new single and its connection to her famous ex, Justin Bieber, rose all the way to number sixteen.

In movie news, both Pixar’s Inside Out and Warner Brothers’ Mad Max: Fury Road slipped a few spots but managed to hold on to their place in the top five. Elsewhere, superheroes continued to make a strong showing even though Marvel movies aren’t in season at the moment. Iron Man parody “Iron Can” by Moviedex rose to number 14 and a bloopers reel from Guardians of The Galaxy managed to hold onto the charts for another day, landing at number 17.

No major releases from YouTube’s home team today, but there are plenty of viral clips to check out. Currently trending are an aerialist doing coordinated mid-air stunts wearing an actual jetpack, a Slinky master wielding the springy toy with unbelievable skill, and a prototype Navy laser designed to fight pirates. (If you’ve ever wondered if I love my job, just think about that fact that I just got to write a sentence about a Navy anti-pirate death ray and you’ll have your answer. Closing out the countdown: YouTube good Samaritan Todd Tripp provides some helpful hacks for wrapping all your holiday gifts in seconds.

#1 Nicki Minaj – “Only” Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown –NickiMinajVevo

#2 The Ragtime Gals: “Sexual Healing” (w/ Steve Carell) – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

#3 Inside Out Trailer 2 UK – Official Disney Pixar | HD – Disney UK

#4 Adorably Confused Baby Meets Twins – Rumble Viral

#5 Mad Max: Fury Road – Official Theatrical Teaser Trailer [HD] – Warner Bros Pictures

#6 Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” (feat. Beyonce) –Daily Music

#7 Last Christmas: Official TV Trailer – Doctor Who – BBC One Christmas 2014 –BBC

#8 Craig Ferguson – Favorite Talk Show – The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

#9 Submarine Sandwich by PES –  PESFilms

#10 Laser Weapon Systems (LAWs) – UsNavyResearch

#11 Slinky Master – RainbowPoopUnicorn

#12 Cory Jefferson Shoots Horrendous Air-Ball – TheBrooklynGame

#13 Jetman Aerobatic Flight In Dubai – XDubai

#14 Iron Can – Official Trailer – Anders Wotzke – Moviedex

#15 Digital Exclusive: 100 Greatest Guys –Saturday Night Live

#16 Selena Gomez on Justin Bieber “I have so much respect and love for him.Dec 2014 Interview –Selena Video

#17 Bloopers! – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray Featurette Clip 11 – Marvel Entertainment

#18 Chromecast: How to Set up Guest Mode – Google Chrome

#19 Struck By A Rainbow – A Skittles Documentary – Skittles Page

#20 Gift Wrapping Hack – Todd Tripp

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