Below is a list of the top 10 videos shared online in October 2013. The rating is based upon the number of shares on Facebook, Twitter, and blog posts. To watch the videos, just click on the links below:
- Prince Royce – Darte un Beso
- Avicii – Wake Me Up [Official Video]
- Romeo Santos – Propuesta Indecente
- Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
- Passenger – Let Her Go [Official Video]
- Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
- Rihanna – Pour It Up (Explicit)
- Luan Santana – Tudo que você quiser – OFICIAL – (Novo DVD – O nosso tempo é hoje)
- Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]
- Emotional baby! Too cute!
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1. Prince Royce – Darte un Beso
With over 2,531,000 shares in October, Prince Royce’s Darte un Beso tops the month’s list. The song is a new latin pop favourite, having amassed over 46 million views on YouTube in just over two months. If laid-back, romantic Spanish pop songs are your thing, then you’ll love Darte un Beso (if you haven’t already seen it). Don’t look for a happy ending, though. The beautiful love interest of Prince Royce slips through his fingers in the end.
2. Avicii – Wake Me Up [Official Video]
This song and video by Swedish DJ Avicii was a late summer hit, crossing the 136 million mark by the end of October. The music starts out acoustic and folk-y, but then surprises you by turning into a full-fledged dance anthem. The video itself is a whole nother story, telling an intriguing narrative which appears to skip through time and space. Wake Me Up has achieved critical acclaim and international success, and with 2,459,000 shares this month, this video places second on our list. Also, if you want to see Avicii play live, don’t miss his performance at Sepang International Circuit on 30 November 2013.
3. Romeo Santos – Propuesta Indecente
Romeo Santos has been a key figure in promoting Bachata, an afro-latino style of music that has its roots in the Dominican Republic. With Propuesta Indecente, Santos hit number one on the US Latin charts. In October alone this video has garnered 2,411,000 shares. It has a clean aesthetic appeal—black and white with special colour effects thrown in—and a catchy bachata-tango melody to match. If there were a takeaway message from this song, it might be: beware of jealous lovers.
4. Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
This amazing prank video has been shared over 2 million times, and viewed 47 million times this month! If you haven’t yet seen it, check it out. The beginning of the video basically gives away what you’re going to see, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. How would you react if you saw somebody (apparently) display telekinetic powers? It turns out that this prank and video were designed to promote the upcoming remake of the film Carrie.
5. Passenger – Let Her Go [Official Video]
Let Her Go by Passenger is turning out to be a fan favourite; the song has hit the number one spot in over ten countries in Europe, and has achieved success Down Under as well. While the song may be an addictive pop-rock number, the video is nothing to shout about, to be honest. While well-shot and edited, it simply shows live performance footage, interspersed with some shots of behind-the-scenes downtime of Passenger and his band. Still, it achieved 1,799,000 shares in October alone.
6. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball was released on August 25, 2013, and has already hit 290 million views, and 1,755,000 shares in October. The video has attracted its share of controversy over Cyrus’ nudity in it, but the artist argues that “if people get past [that] and you actually look at me you can tell that I actually look more broken than even the song sounds.” Wrecking Ball is definitely a song that many can relate to, and critics have commented that it is a welcome counterpoint to the hedonism of We Can’t Stop.
7. Rihanna – Pour It Up (Explicit)
Pour It Up is a convincing record from Rhianna which features a minimalistic hip hop beat. The lyrics to the song are up for interpretation; many assume the song is autobiographical, in that the artist is simply bragging about her money. Others say it is a strip club anthem and declaration of independence, while cultural critic Camile Paglia comments that the “strip club [is used] as a hallucinatory metaphor for an identity crisis about sex and materialism.” The music video is similarly open to interpretation; it has a polished aesthetic and moody feel to it. It reached 1,581,000 shares in October alone.
8. Luan Santana – Tudo que você quiser – OFFICIAL – (Novo DVD – O nosso tempo é hoje)
Tudo que você quiser (All that you want) is a song off the third live album and DVD of the Brazilian singer Luan Santana. The song is a powerful pop ballad, and it’s no wonder that Santana’s video is making the rounds on the internet. The live video off the DVD has hit 1,507,000 shares this month, with more than 13 million views overall. The full album, O nosso tempo é hoje (Our time is today) was just released on October 21, so look out for it!
9. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]
In its two months on YouTube, The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) has nearly hit 200 million views—and 1,417,000 shares this month. This bizarre music video is an amusing watch from start to finish, and if you enjoy the Ylvisåker brothers’ brand of humour then you should check out some of their other videos like Stonehenge. I mean, if you can sing lines like “ducks say quack, and fish go blub,” and keep a completely straight face, that in itself is pretty impressive.
10. Emotional baby! Too cute!
The title of this video is apt enough; it is cute, and random, like so many things on YouTube. Still, this one got 1,417,000 shares this month. If you want to hear an unseen woman singing for roughly two minutes, and watch her ten-month-old tearing up (apparently due to the emotion the child detects in her mom’s voice, but we’re all probably projecting here) then this is the video for you.
A Shout Out to Lou Reed
Lou Reed passed away recently, and his song Perfect Day has become the second most shared feed online in the past 7 days, with 944,000 shares. We’ll always remember him for hits like Walk on the Wild Side, not to mention his work with The Velvet Underground.
SEE ALSO: Other Top 10 Shared Online Videos
Source: Unruly Media
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