The YouTube Daily Top 20 – 12/16/14

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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.

Tuesday, December 16th 2014

Epic Rap Battles dominates the top 20 this morning with their latest video, which definitely lives up to its name. Forget the Battle of Five Armies, this is the RAP battle of five directors. It’s billed as a classic clash between Hollywood heartstring yanker Steven Spielberg and horror master Alfred Hitchcock, but this quickly devolves into a five way fight including Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick and Michael Bay. It’s a ruthless clash of clichés that deserves to sit at number one. ERB is followed closely by the trailer for Knight of Cups, an action thriller that oddly enough does not feature our in-house “Cups” enthusiast Rachel Kiley.

Further down the list, another classic YouTube team makes an appearance. The Fine Brothers land at number 9 today with the latest installment of their React Gaming series. This time it’s teen reacting to a retro game called “Mega Man” for NES. I can feel myself slowly turned to aged dust as I type the words “retro game” to describe Mega Man, but I guess my time has come. Goodbye world. Also featured today is Google’s annual search summary for 2014 which provides some insight into what we were all looking for over the last year.

Closing out the countdown for a surprising second day in a row on the charts is the fake trailer for MoonQuake Lake. The fake movie, which stars Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and a befanged Rihanna was featured in the new Annie. Though intended as a spoof of overwrought YA inspired teen movies, a quick skim of the comments shows that most viewers think it’s the real deal. We’re not sure if the joke is on fans, or on Sony whose rep is so bad that most people assume they might actually make something like this.

#1 Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock – ERB

#2 Knight of Cups – Official Trailer – FilmNation Entertainment

#3 Justin Timberlake is thankful for young fan-Barclays 12/14/14 – Kelly Nemeth

#4 The Voice 2014 Finale – Matt McAndrew Original Performance: “Wasted Love” – The Voice

#5 Amazing Animated Optical Illusions #7 – Brussup

#6 Best of Web 7 – HD – Zapatou – Luc Bergeron

#7 Apple – The Song – Apple

#8 Hobbit Office – Saturday Night Live

#9 Mega Man (NES) (Teens React: Retro Gaming) – REACT

#10 Jaguar Land Rover introduces the 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen – Jaguar

#11 Sauron’s Mace (Lord of the Rings) – MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED – AWE me

#12 Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan on All-Time Scoring List! – NBA

#13 Day 15 – Kris Jenner by Doug Inglish (LOVE Advent 2014) – LOVE Magazine

#14 The Kids Aren’t Alright (audio) – FallOutBoyVEVO

#15 CONAN Season 4 Supercut – Team Coco

#16 Do Carrots Help You See Better? – Reactions

#17 Millions March NYC (Time Lapse) – Vinay Pulim

#18 Google – Year In Search 2014 – Google

#19 Nicole Schersinger – Bang – NScherzingerVEVO

#20 MoonQuake LakeSony Pictures Entertainment

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