Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Success Breeds Success - 3 Billion

Its getting close but not there yet. What am I talking about? The official video from the Furious 7 soundtrack.

At time of going to press it was at 2,902,472,946 views (ish);

'Gangnam Style' by PSY, was launched 4 years ago and has just 5 million less views. As I mentioned back in 2014, Gangnam Style Breaks YouTube,  and FYI, it is still a very catchy tune:

Justin Bieber comes third with his single 'Sorry' with only 300 million less, although it should be noted that the video is for a music single, not a movie, nor for a tribute to a dead actor. As I am not a teenage girl I am not qualified to judge Justin's talents, sufficed to say, 'well done young man'. Oh, and he isn't even in the video!

Which is a mere 300 million more than Maroon 5's 'Sugar' ;

So I guess we can conclude that music is the reason most people flock to YouTube. YouTube is wanted more for it's audio than it's video - interesting, very interesting!



Thursday, May 5, 2016

Try And Beat That James

I was originally going to write solely about an amazing singer, Haley Reinhart, who has made many appearances on YouTube on a channel called Postmodern Jukebox.

She is pretty awesome, and with 10s of millions of views, I'm not the only to think so:

And then my favourite late night show host, James Corden had an EPIC Carpool Karaoke.

Enjoy them all!!



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Love Me Some YouTube

I Do Love Me Some YouTube!

When locked into my tiny cubicle at Work I tend to hide the aircon and peripheral noise with headphones. And what better way to listen to music and watch crazy vids than the Tube that is You?

My faves in 2015:

5. Crazy Plastic Ball PRANK!!

4. Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon.

3. Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke - and why JB isn't as evil as we all like to say.

2. Dwayne Johnson's Shake It Off

Its another lip-sync, I know, but it's a chap called The Rock who is going to be singing a girlie-girlie-girl song.

1. The SuperBowl ads this year were rather boring, even for an advertising geek such as myself. Instead, as my pick for best video of the year, I pick a video that has made me smile, made me frown, made me think twice about life. You know, because that's what YouTube videos should be doing!

John Legend - All of Me

YouTube themselves have created a video which tries to capture the essence of the most popular 2015 YouTube clips

Personally, I think they fail. Don't get me wrong, I love Google. I live for Google! But this video just tries too hard. And thus fails. Its like they're saying all the punchlines to 101 jokes that we only know a few of.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

An Eclectic Music Mix

I'm not some 'gangsta' who wears his baseball cap back-to-front, nor do I know the different hand signals that the 'youf of today' show each other.

I do, however, know what music I like, and to complicate matters, not only do I like Elvis, Jonny Cash, Pomplamoose and Robbie Williams, but also Katy Perry, The Streets and One Republic.

An eclectic mix to say the least!

I recently heard again a great artist who is not as well known as those listed above;

Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip.

No, I do not know why he is called that. I do know that he is a talented young man who has the ability to go far, and change many lives.

This is one of his hits from 2009;

Then there's this little beauty from 2008:

So, whats the difference in his music to all others? He seems to be honest, he seems to know what he is talking about, he seems to be talking to the world as a whole - and that's where he got me.

Oh, and YouTube in it's brilliance guided me to also watch this video, which I also liked a lot;



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monty and Python Are Back

George, Ringo and Mike are back in a weekly sitcom all about 2 love-torn lovers who.... wait, wait, wait, wait

Terry, Micheal, John, Eric and the other Terry are reuniting to do a live stage performance of some of their best skits.

'Monty Python Live' was their previous stage show that ran in the The O₂ in London in July 2014, of which, the DVD is dedicated to Robin Williams.

So what can we expect of the troupe who hit the headlines in the 60's and 70's with their cutting edge humour and funny walks?

They seem very chummy, considering how long it has been since they appeared together last:

Sadly the Today Show seem to have no clue what they have in store when they have 5 Pythons in one room.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Music Evolving

My big thing recently, apart from the family and work, of course, is music at work.

I sit in an awesome office with some of the nicest chaps on the planet, but sometimes I just need to crawl into my own headspace and think.

English: Garbage in 2005.YouTube is an upcoming platform for music (but I digress)  as is SoundCloud and Grooveshark. Facebook is one of the more unusual places I've gotten latched onto a new singer, and in this instance at least, I am very happy I did. as it led on to another talent and then another!

My first surprise was when Garbage (left), a band I have always loved, posted a video on facebook of Kawehi covering one of their classics. I had to listen and was impressed:

After I had listened to it a few times I let it play in the background and then it led to another awesome artiste, KHS:

So whats next?

I'll keep you updated, unless, of course you have some music for me to listen to! Post it in the comments...



Monday, February 9, 2015

Cody Lovaas - Still A Rising Star

A while back I wrote about the very talented Cody Lovaas, and that he was a rising star. After last weeks post about music stars of today having a decent head on their shoulders, I decided to look him up on YouTube.

His new, original songs seem to be as good as anything else out there, if not better, so I am surprised that he isn't getting more attention:

What do you think?



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gangnam Style Breaks YouTube

You may have noticed that I have been a tad heavy on the posting of videos recently, and no, that is not going to change in the near future! In fact, as I was scrolling through my Google+ account today I stumbled across something that I found very interesting.

Gangnam Style by PSY has the highest number of views of any YouTube video. Ever.

So many views, in fact, that Google had to rewrite the code for the YouTube counter!

Whilst they rewrote the code they also put in a fun little 'doohickey' that spins the number like a one-armed bandit.

So Gangnam Style now has..... wait for it.... 2,151,949,101 views. 

Yes. 2 BILLION views and counting. 

That is literally phone number numbers where I come from.

Here is the video in case you want to go and check it out yourself;



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Its A Sad Day

So many people have written about the untimely death of Robin Williams. One of the smiley, happy guys, but like many clowns, there were tears behind the mask.

Such a comic genius, he even blew one of my comedic heroes, Craig Ferguson, out of the water and Craig even acknowledges it at around the 13 minute mark:

You know whats amazing? I'm watching clips of Robin on YouTube and I see just how much he made us laugh. A comedian that can make other comedians laugh is definitely special.

Such a giving, caring, funny genius.

I think the Huffington Post's headline says it best:



Monday, July 21, 2014

Rugby, NFL and GoT

In between the air raid sirens and news alerts on my facebook stream, there are a few posts that are little nuggets of goodness and fun. Just whats needed in Casa Jumblerant these days.

And for all of you NFL fans out there, here is a neat comparison of American Football vs. Rugby.

I'm not sure who wins there, but at least we get to see some impressive smashes!

Talking of some serious skills, here is the Queen's Guards playing GoT theme tune, and I believe it is outside Buckingham Palace (or Buck House as Aunty liz like to call it).

This game of Thrones remix is awesome. Just a genius at work. Enthralling to an extent that I kind of forgot what it was about and watched him at work.

More of his work can be found here and on SoundCloud here



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Revenge Is Sweet

Jeff Gordon with the Subway Fresh Fit trophy i...
Jeff Gordon with the Subway Fresh Fit trophy in Victory Lane. Photo by Jordan McNerney, AARP. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Jeff Gordon is a top NASCAR driver, and a bit of a hero of mine too.

About a year ago he joined up Pepsi to scare the bejesus out of a car salesman, by disguising his looks and then taking a car for a test drive. With the car salesman in the passenger sit, not knowing that he was driving with one of the top drivers in the USA.

The salesman's terrified reactions, and subsequent reaction to discovering it was a NASCAR driver all along, earned the Pepsi spot more than 40 million views on YouTube.

Not everyone was so impressed with the stunt, many taking to the interwebz to deride young Mr Gordon as a fraud and a falsifier. One of those deriding the stunt was Travis Okulski, a reporter for the Jalopnik website.

Okulski's words seem to have annoyed Mr Gordon, or at least, given those clever chaps at Pepsi a way to make yet another cheap and easy ad ;-)

in the ad below, Gordon disguises himself as an ex-con (I did 10 years inside) cab driver who gets pulled over by the local law enforcement. What ensues is quite funny, and I just wonder what I would do if I were in Mr Okulski's situation.

The video has just under 14 million views at the time of going to press.

"So, just as I was able to say with total certainty that the first Pepsi Test Drive ad was totally fake, I can say with total certainty that this second Pepsi Test Drive ad is unequivocally, one hundred percent, totally, absolutely real," Okulski writes.

Youc an read Okulski's side of the story here: How Jeff Gordon Scraed The Crap Out Of Me With This Epic Prank



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Monday, October 28, 2013

YouTube Music Awards - A Surprising Winner

I love all things Google, thats why this blog is written on Blogger and in Chrome. I won't say that everything they do is amazing, like any multinational organisation they have their good points, and their not so good points.

The latest thing to come out of YouTube is their Music Awards. Instead of pressing a button to vote, or submitting your email address, they have chosen a much better way. Tweets, likes and G+s.

Very simple. You like an artist? Tweet, FaceBook 'like' or Google+ the YouTube Music Video of them.


I voted for her majesty the Katy of Perry for she is funny, gorgeous, voluptuous and a real person.

So I was happy to see that a hospital had done a cover of her latest single 'Roar'. And it rocked:

See if you can keep your eyes dry through that!



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Monday, September 23, 2013

One Excellent Ad

Some products are really hard to sell and need some serious innovation to get the branding and messaging across, such as gas, fabric conditioner and tissues.

Similar to the amazing Dollar Shave ad that I spoke about here, there is a new twist on tampons.

Enjoy!! (no seriously, it is enjoyable).


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm the Greatest Star

Today its easier to get 'seen' than ever before, that has its drawbacks and its benefits.

Sadly, it means that anyone and everyone can put their videos up on YouTube, Vimeo and MetaCafe and expect Simon Cowell to come knocking at their door. On the bright side though, it also means that amazing talent can get found.

And this might just be the latest talent to hit it big time.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to share with you - Bridgitte Raven

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Suit & Tie

Pomplamoose is a pretty amazing band, I've blogged about their greatness before.

Nataly Dawn, their singer has just been on tour where she was not only the Starbucks Singer of the week:

Her tour was sponsored by Hyundai. Can you see the subtle product placement in this video?

My favorite tune and video is still 'Love Me The Way You Do';

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Evolution of the F1 Car

I do like me some Formula 1.

Some people don't understand how I can look at cars going round in circles and I answer "that's Nascar, not Formula 1!".

Some Formula 1 tracks are normal, bog-standard, roads taken over for the week, such as the famous Monaco, Sepang and Melbourne circuits:

Australian F1 Circuit, a local park turns into a Formula 1 circuit

Monaco F1 Circuit, Where the Streets have no names. But the corners do: Casino, St Devote, Rascasse

Sepang, Malaysia F1 Circuit, built around some amazing high rise buildings, all lit up for a real eye-opening evening race.

The old formula 1 cars don't look amazingly different to today's cars, I think they're the same length and roughly the same height. This little video will show you exactly though:

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