As 2014 draws to a close, we’re summing up 8 of the best viral videos that took the attention of millions of netizens. From an epic lip sync battle to a reporter quitting on live air, 2014 certainly produced some of the most controversial, hilarious, entertaining, and memorable videos.
Here are our top picks for 2014 in no particular order:
1. Devil Baby
An epic video prank, this viral video has over 49 million views on Youtube since January this year. In this terrifying and funny video, a remote-controlled animatronic devil-looking baby frightened New Yorkers while hidden cameras recorded their hilarious reactions. Placed in a stroller, the demon baby scared random people with its screaming and vomiting. Created by a New York City-based viral marketing firm Thinkmodo, the video was actually a promo for the horror movie “Devil’s Due”.
2. Mutant Giant Spider Dog
With over 122 million views since it was released on Youtube on September, the video prank Mutant Giant Spider Dog” topped Youtube’s 2014 list of viral videos. Polish YouTuber Sylwester Wardega created the viral clip which featured his pet dog “Chica” in a spider costume.
3. First Kiss
In this social experiment video, 20 strangers were asked to kiss for the first time in front of cameras. With nearly 96 million views on Youtube, the video created by Georgian director Tatia Pllieva is definitely a must watch. More than the kissing itself, the awkward conversations and laughs made the black and white film even more interesting
4. KTVA Reporter Quits on Live Air
When former KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job, she made sure everyone would know including the 12 million Youtube users who saw her controversial video. Apparently, Greene dropped the F-word while reporting on live TV and decided to just let it go and let go of her job. Aside from gaining viral fame, Greenea also admitted that she is the president and CEO of Alaska Cannabis Club Freedom and Fariness Fight.
5. Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone
As part of Amazing Spiderman 2’s promo, actress Emma Stone did the most epic lip sync battle with TV host Jimmy Fallon in The Tonight Show. Stone clearly took down Fallon in the competition with her own version of Blues Traveler’s hit “Hook” and DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win.” It now has more 38 million views on Youtube.
6. Lion King Australia Cast Sings Circle of Life on Flight
The hair-raising surprise performance of Circle of Life by the cast of The Lion King Australia while flying from Brisbane to Sydney became a viral hit getting more than 20 million views on Youtube.
7. The Blind Audition of Sister Cristina of The Voice Italy
A Sicilian nun shocked the whole world when her blind audition video for The Voice Italy went viral. Having more than 67 million views on Youtube, the video of Sister Cristina singing “No One” while wearing a habit and a cross helped her achieve her childhood dream of becoming a singer. After winning the said competition, she also released her controversial single “Like A Virgin”.
8. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more
When football superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Wayne Rooney, and many more are placed in one video, you can only expect it to break the internet. Nike’s video campaign #RiskEverything has gotten more than 101 million views on Youtube since April this year.