It’s a safe bet that Ken Block, a professional rally driver, and Danny MacAskill, a Scottish cyclist, are obscure to most members of the public, but they are the Will Smith and Tom Cruise of viral video ads.
Apparently, there’s a hunger for videos featuring expert driving and cycling. All those marketers trying to get traction with their “funny” viral ads may want to take note.
However, the Block-less and MacAskill-less videos on this list often have something else going for them: Animals. There are psychedelic ponies, apes, angry birds and racoons on the list this time around. (Amazingly, there’s not a cat to be seen.) Perhaps viewers are responding to a long-buried impulse to connect to the animal kingdom. Or maybe we just like seeing singing hamsters. Hard to say. As usual, you’re best off just enjoying the list, not trying to make sense of it.
Note: The list below does not include music videos, user-generated content or movie trailers. Unruly Media’s Viral Video Chart tracks 18 million shares per day through third-party APIs
KEN BLOCK’S GYMKHANA FOUR; THE HOLLYWOOD MEGAMERCIAL
DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FOUR: The Hollywood Megamercial.
GYM4 surpasses the high-production style of Gymkhana TWO with even more spectacular effects shot in the backlots of Universal Studios, California.
Filmed over the course of five days, director Ben Conrad
(Zombieland and 30 Seconds or Less) and his team at Logan deliver a Hollywood caliber production complete with pyrotechnics, massive stunts and a series of unbelievable tricks.
Featuring robotic sharks, deranged zombies, and a hilarious cameo by the Epic Meal Time guys, Ken Block and his Hybrid FunctionHoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.) bring the magic of Hollywood and gymkhana together.
Nissan – Pôneis Malditos
Danny Macaskill – Industrial Revolutions
ndustrial Revolutions is the amazing new film from street trials riding star Danny Macaskill. Filmed and edited for Channel 4 ‘s documentary Concrete Circus.
Battlefield 3 | Caspian Border Gameplay
including jets – from our beautiful Battlefield 3 multiplayer map Caspian Border! This marks the premier of jet gameplay as played at GamesCom 2011. Caspian Border is a multi-faceted, vehicle heavy map that exemplifies classic Battlefield gameplay.
Ultimate Batting Practice
Dude smashes pitchbacks like a video game.
Ape With AK-47
Party Rock Anthem-Kia Soul Hamster Commercial [HD]: Party Rock Anthem-LMFAO- MTV VMA’s
First they drove. Then they rapped. Now they’re dancing (to LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem). But they’re not doing any old dance. They’re shuffling. And they’re doing it harder, faster and better than any hamster has ever shuffled before. Did you see their performance during the MTV VMA’s? If not, here is the encore presentation.
Not only are the hamsters making a comeback; the Kia Soul, the urban crossover vehicle that started a craze is back and better than ever delivering more power and better fuel efficiency than ever before, the 2012 Kia Soul, “a new way to roll”
T-Mobile Angry Birds Live
For the first time ever, watch how people use a simple smartphone to play a life-size version of the cult Angry Birds game. Complete with real shooting birds and exploding pigs!
Ken Block’s Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France
Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming.
Danny MacAskill – “Way Back Home”
Way Back Home is the incredible new riding clip from Danny MacAskill, it follows him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye.
El Delorean de Volver al Futuro en Cabildo y Juramento – (HD – HQ) – Doc Emmet Brown (BTTF)
Este es el video en HD del Delorean en Cabildo y Juramento (VERSION FINAL Y COMPLETA). Está completa toda la participación de Christopher Lloyd (“El DOC” , Emmet Brown). Se filmó hace unas horas en Buenos Aires, Argentina.
MOVE – STA Travel Australia
STA Travel Australia sent 3 of our mates, Rick Mereki, Andrew Lees and Tim White on an amazing journey around the world. See a six-week journey of a lifetime crammed into one epic minute.
Justin Bieber and Usher Happy Birthday Song [Mysto & Pizzi vs. Agent Jackson remix]
We believe that every birthday is a victory. Another year that cancer has not prevailed. And so does Justin Bieber. He supported the American Cancer Society again this year because he wants to see a world with less cancer and more birthdays.To celebrate, Usher sent him this video of them singing “Happy Birthday” together, remixed by Mysto & Pizzi vs Agent Jackson. Justin and Usher are 2 of many artists and musicians who have joined the movement for more birthdays and generously donated their time and talent to sing their own special rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song, inspired by the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society.
KEN BLOCK GYMKHANA TWO THE INFOMERCIAL
Riding on the success of the first Gymkhana Practice video that grabbed the attention of over 20 million viewers worldwide, the Gymkhana TWO video takes infomercials to the next level. Unlike other infomercials, this one sells the products with great action, cinematography, and a dramatic driving performance—and, no stereotypical cheesy informercial pitchman! Produced specifically to market Blocks first-ever Rally TeamWorks Collection, the new video is filled with great driving stunts, surprises, explosions, and a guest appearance from DC team rider, Rob Dyrdek.
The Force: Volkswagen Commercial
The spot features a pint-sized Darth Vader who uses the Force when he discovers the all-new 2012 Passat in the driveway. It leverages humor and the unforgettable Star Wars™ score to create an emotional commercial.
Evian Roller Babies international version
The most amazing beat box video ever!!! 4 minutes hip hop history by Eklips for Trace
French beat box phenomenon EKLIPS performs a 4 minutes history of HIP HOP for Trace Urban… In one single take!
Flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station. Copenhagen Phil playing Ravel’s Bolero.
As one of the first professional symphony orchestras ever Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) did a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station on May 2nd 2011 playing Ravel’s Bolero. Conductor is Jesper Nordin.
The Silent Indian National Anthem
PATRIOTISM KNOWS NO LANGUAGE. We’re a nation of 1.2 billion who speak over 20 languages. If we all love our language to the point of discriminating against others, our tongues will become the swords that’ll divide this land. Let us, together, start a movement to celebrate our differences. Please give your opinion, on how we can spread the light of unity
Allstate TV Ad: Raccoon Mayhem
Mayhem is Everywhere. Protect Yourself.