The YouTube Daily Top 20 – 12/17/14

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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 17th 2014

Today’s number one reminds us that stars are just like us, except they’ve got loads of money and spare time to mess around with it. Actress Emily Blunt paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote her new movie Into The Woods, but the appearance was hijacked by what is apparently an ongoing prank war between Blunt’s husband John Krasinski and neighbor Jimmy Kimmel. Gift-wrapped cars and houses along with some mild hilarity ensue.

Kimmel slid into the top spot with David Letterman close behind at number two, but there have only been a few changes on the Top 20 today. Epic Rap Battles and The Fine Brothers both held onto the Top 20 for a second day in a row as did the trailer for Knight of Cups, Justin Timberlake, The Voice, Apple’s Holiday song, and Google’s “Year In Search.”

Minute Physics did manage to join the Top 20 with a tutorial explaining why it’s harder to drive a cars in reverse and pro-Golfer Bubba Watson appeared with…his first…single? We have many question about Bubba’s musical effort as “Bubbaclaus.” Most of those questions are “What?” and “WHY?!” but here it is nonetheless. If you’re into Gumby and hovercrafts (Who isn’t?) you may want to check it out. If you’re into rapping you may want to give it a miss until you’ve had your morning coffee…or a stiff drink.

Closing out the countdown today is a video introducing Skype’s latest feature. The first of its kind simultaneous voice translation is straight out of Star Trek. At this rate Skype might soon render language barriers a thing of the past.

#1 Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Prank Jimmy Kimmel – Jimmy Kimmel Live

#2 Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through Marcus Mariota’s Mind When He Won The Heisman Trophy – The Late Show With David Letterman

#3 Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock – ERB

#4 Knight of Cups – Official Trailer – FilmNation Entertainment

#5 Jimmy Fallon & Oprah Winfrey’s Vocal Effects Soap Opera – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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

#7 Grand Theft Auto Online – Heists Trailer – Rockstar Games

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

#9 Google – Year In Search 2014 – Google

#10 Amazing Animated Optical Illusions #7 – Brussup

#11 Derby the dog: Running on 3D Printed Prosthetics –3D Systems

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

#13 American Beauty/American PsychoFallOutBoyVEVO

#14 Are Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Dating – Power 106 Los Angeles

#15 Cats vs. Christmas Trees – TastefullyOffensive.com

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

#17 Bubbaclaus “The Single” – Bubba Watson

#18 Why Is It Harder To Drive A Car Backwards Than Forwards? – Minute Physics

#19 Apple – The Song – Apple

#20 Skype Translator preview opens the classroom to the world – Skype

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