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I come from a generation before the internet (I can hear the gasps of horror from the younger crowd right now). So, YouTube is still a fairly new phenomenon to me. I’ve been told by my kids that it is great for watching just about anything, especially music videos. But, what if you don’t want to watch only music videos? What if you want fluff? Or just a funny video to escape from the real world for a few minutes? Keep reading for the top ten non-music videos you can find on YouTube to bring a smile to your face.
#10 Susan Boyle-Britain’s Got Talent 2009 (168.5 million views)
Maybe it’s because I can relate to being older and having unmet dreams, but this video brings a tear to my eye every time. Susan is surprising, inspiring, and the proof that you are never too old to try to make your dreams come true. She leaves you rooting for the underdog.
#9 Giant Six Foot Water Balloon-Slo Mo Guys (175 million views)
This one is totally silly and definitely a boy’s trick. While slightly unsafe, it does look like fun. And let’s face it…slow motion makes everything better.
#8 Mutant Giant Spider Dog (175.8 million views)
Clearly, this is fake, but the premise of the video is really good. The cinematography is actually very well done, and the background music adds to the “suspense.” This is a great spoof on a horror film.
#7 Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise (181.8 million views)
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you might find this one entertaining. It’s a catchy little ditty. The ending is a little strange, in my opinion.
#6 Ultimate Dog Tease (194 million views)
What pet owner hasn’t wondered what goes through their furry friend’s mind? This video is clever, cute, and that pooch is so dog-gone lovable.
#5 Talking Twin Babies (198.5 million views)
This video is so dang cute! These littles are just too adorable for their own good. And, this video shows the special connection and language only twins can have.
#4 Balls Crash (248.8 million views)
Though predictable, a good crotch hit will ALWAYS bring a good laugh.
#3 Evolution of Dance (303.5 million views)
Personally, I would make this number one. I LOVE this video. It is creative, nostalgic, entertaining, funny, everything you want in a video to just make you smile.
#2 Twin Baby Girls Fight Over Pacifier (574 million views)
Twin videos must be internet hits, because this is the second one to make the top ten. Unlike the talking twins, this video shows how competitive twins can be with one another. Their crying little faces, as the pacifier is stolen out of the mouth, are just priceless.
#1 Charlie Bit My Finger-Again (863.8 million views)
And the winner is…another baby/kid video. What makes this so funny is Charlie’s devious little grin after he bites the finger of his older brother. There’s no remorse on his tiny little face, and you just know he will do it again if his brother gets that finger close enough to his mouth.
So there you have it. The top ten non-music videos on YouTube. They’re cute, funny, inspiring, and creative and sure to bring some light heartedness to your day.