The YouTube Daily Top 20 – 12/4/14

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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.

Thursday, December 4th 2014

Its no surprise that topping the charts today is DJ Earworm’s “United States of Pop,” an annual remix of the hottest top 40 pop songs. The mashup has become yearly pop culture tradition and this year’s version doesn’t disappoint, managing to capture some of the year’s best hooks and call-outs and successfully fuse a year’s worth of pop jams into one slick banger. Coming in at number two, another remix of something that was once popular: the teaser trailer for Terminator: Genisys hit YouTube yesterday giving us a taste of what to expect from the latest installment of that franchise. It’s obviously going to be very cool; the title spells the word “genesis’ with a “y” which, as anyone knows, is the coolest thing you can do in spelling.

Fortunately, here in the real world, the rise of the machines has been delayed by the introduction of a new and more sophisticated form of CAPTCHA. The latest iteration of the deeply annoying anti-spam bot puzzles was introduced in a video from Google Webmasters that quickly climbed to number four on the charts. Don’t rest too easy though: the number three spot is currently held by known robot Jimmy Fallon and his special guest, nightly news cyborg Brian Williams.

Further down the charts, YouTube friendly girl group Fifth Harmony borrowed Arianna Grande’s Mariah Carey voodoo doll long enough to record a cover of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” And if all you want for Christmas is more covers of that song, then Ten Second Songs delivers in a big way, covering the modern holiday classic in 20 different styles in just four minutes. If you’re dying for even more Christmas, Straight No Chaser returns to the charts with the official music video for “Text Me Merry Christmas” featuring the vocal stylings of the aggressively charming Kristen Bell.

Closing out the charts today at number twenty is an Arby’s ad featuring Pepsi because brands <3 brands 4ever.

#1 DJ Earworm Mashup – “United States of Pop 2014” (Do What You Wanna Do) – DJ Earworm

#2 Terminator Genisys Movie – Teaser Trailer – Terminator Genisys

#3 Slow Jam The News: Immigration (w/ Brian Williams) – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

#4 Introducing The No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA – Google Webmasters

#5 EXCLUSIVE PS4 20th Anniversary Limited Edition UNBOXED | #20YearsOfPlay – SonyPlaystation

#6 Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas Is You” | Ten Second Songs 20 Style Christmas Cover – Ten Second Songs

#7 Playstation PS1 Theme on PS4 – New Startup Sound – Ray Palafox II

#8 How British Was Your Christmas – Anglophenia

#9 SETH ROGEN & JAMES FRANCO REACT TO FREAKS & GEEKS!!! – TheFineBros

#10 10 Top Hits of 2014 in 2.5 Minutes – Us The Duo

#11 Mary J. Blige – “Whole Damn Year” (Official Video) – MaryJBligeVEVO

#12 South Park’s Biggest Celebrity Cameo…Ever – South Park Studios

#13 25 Benefits of Gaming While Male – Feminist Frequency

#14 Fifth Harmony – “All I Want for Christmas is You” – FifthHarmonyVEVO

#15 Korean BBQ Lasagna – Epic Meal Time – Epic Meal Time

#16 The President, In 3D – The White House

#17 “Joel, the Lump of Coal” by The Killers & Jimmy Kimmel – Jimmy Kimmel Live

#18 Straight No Chaser featuring Kristen Bell – “Text Me Merry Christmas” (Official Video) – Straight No Chaser

#19 How To Remove Your Mustache – Mehdi Sadahgdar

#20 Arbys: We Have Pepsi – Arby’s

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