Most Viral Videos This Week


This week has been an exciting one in the world of YouTube. From Barack Obama “singing” Shake It Off, to a life-changing new look at Harry Potter, you’re in for a treat this week.

Here are the top viral videos from the past week:

5. Miranda Sings and Colleen Ballinger collaboration

If you’re not an avid YouTube fan or haven’t heard of Colleen Ballinger, you’re missing out.

The quick story: Colleen Ballinger is an extremely talented singer who has worked for DisneyLand. Back in 2008, she created a character named Miranda Sings, who embodies “everything that she hated about theatre people”. Miranda is the polar opposite of Colleen. She’s rude, has issues pronouncing words, and is very self centered. She fights back against negative comments that she gets with the poignant phrase “Haters Back Off!”

In this viral video, thanks to some brilliant video editing, Colleen and Miranda come together and do a Q&A session. Trust me, your mind will have you believing they are two different people. Alas, they are one in the same.

4. Tyler Oakley announces Trevor Project fundraising + once in a lifetime prize

Another member of #TeamInternet, Tyler Oakley is celebrating his birthday this week. Tyler takes a typically “all about me” day and makes it about raising awareness for
Last year, Tyler challenged his fans to raise $150k. They ended up raising a half a million dollars.

This year, Oakley set the goal to raise another 500k. He released his video around 4PM on Tuesday. As of 9AM on Thursday, less than 48 hours, $148,000 had been raised.

3. Barack Obama Shakes It Off

The YouTube channel BaracksDubs has brilliantly executed another compilation of Barack Obama speech moments remixed to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Be prepared, you’re going to want to watch this video at least 3 times to relive the magic.

2. Severus Snape’s Story Blown Open

Harry Potter Spoiler Alert: Do NOT read any further/watch this video if you don’t want Harry Potter ruined for you. Harry Potter fans have had their minds blown this week after someone put together a video of Severus Snape’s best moments from the Harry Potter series in chronological order and reveals the reason behind many questionable actions of Severus. Caution: watch with a box of tissues. Blame it on the onions.

1. Jon Stewart Breaks Billions of Hearts With A Huge Announcement

Jon Stewart is a news icon. There’s no other way to put it. On Tuesday, Stewart made the unexpected announcement to his audience that he will be leaving his famous Daily Show news cast. The announcement breaks a lot of Americans’ hearts, but also has everyone wondering: Will Jon Stewart run for president in 2016?

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