Video MarketingWeekly RoundupTOP 10 YOUTUBE VIDEOS | FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST | 1-8 Aug 2015

From the new Old Spice commercial to Cristian Ronaldo’s disguise video, here are the top 10 viral videos on YouTube that we tracked for the first week of August.

Note: Below each video, you can check out the complete Video analysis, Social Media analysis and Influencer Analysis; powered by Vidooly’s powerful Big Data engine.

1. Is CG Really Sucking the Soul Out of Film-Making?

Cinema purists often snigger at Computer Graphics used in movies because according to them, it sucks the soul out of film making. This skillfully made video essay by Rocketjump Film School tries to explain why that is a false notion. If movies is your passion, you’ve got to check out this video which has been viewed more than 3 Million times within 3 days!

Because of this video’s virality, RJFilmSchool YouTube channel witnessed an explosion in the Subscriber count. The channel which boasts of around a hundred thousand subscribers now, got nearly 13 thousand subscribers just because of this video!

If you check out the stats for the channel from our dashboard as shown below, you can see how its views and subscriptions have increased exponentially in the last 3 days:YouTube Subscribers IncreaseHere’s the video:

Click here to check out the complete statistics of this video.

2. New Old Spice Commercial

Old Spice commercials have developed a cult following of their own in recent times. Their latest commercial has not disappointed the fans! The advertisement pits two Old Spice veterans Isaiah Mustafa his against Terry Crews (of the Brooklyn Nine Nine fame) and the fans can’t seem to get enough of them. It has raked in an impressive 1.3 Million views within 2 days!

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3. EPIC View of Moon Transiting the Earth

In this time-lapse video released by NASA, you can see the “other” side of the moon as it transits the earth. Captured by The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), which is located about a million miles away from earth, the 19 second video has not only captivated the interest of the scientific community, but also the general population.

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4. Robbie Maddison’s “Pipe Dream”

Almost every active internet user must have seen, or at least heard about this video. This incredible video which shows stuntman and extreme motorbike rider Robbie Maddison conquering huge waves in Tahiti, with his modified Honda CR 500. Clocking in a staggering 14 Million views within 6 days, this arguably was the most viral video of the week.

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5. The Lexus Hoverboard

In this incredible video filmed in a Barcelona skate park, professional skateboarder Ross McGouran rides a Lexus-developed hoverboard. In scenes which remind you of Marty McFly’s escapades in the 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future, you can see McGouran testing the board on ramps, railings, stairs and even over water! The video has received more than 7 Million views within 3 days!

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6. Cristiano Ronaldo In Disguise

In this viral video, Cristiano Ronaldo put on a disguise with fake beard, hair and a fat suit and took to the streets of Madrid. Accompanied by a dog, he plays around with a football with not many people giving him a second glance. A young kid decides to play with him after a while. Watch how the drama unfolds:

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7. Arby’s Wishes a Fond Farewell to Jon Stewart 

As Jon Stewart was about to wrap up 16 years as host of the Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, the penultimate episode had a surprise sponsor – The fast-food sandwich chain Arby’s! Loyal fans of the show know very well about the constant jibes that Jon used to take at the chain. Back in June, he had declared that “It’s like shock and awe for your bowels”. In this video which has clocked more than a million views within 2 days, the fast-food chain wished a fond farewell to its long-time frenemy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJz3FXjZ3Sc

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8. Tesla’s Robo-Snake Charger Prototype

This latest video from Tesla Motors looks straight out of a science fiction movie! It shows a robo-snake like prototype charger attaching itself to a Model S. Tesla has been working strategically to build a better charging infrastructure to support its electric cars. It sure looks a little spooky, but with a lot of WOW thrown in.

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9. Every Bollywood Party Song

One of the few Indian movie stars who effortlessly juggle between commercial potboilers and serious cinema, Irrfan Khan (Simon Masrani of Jurassic World) collaborated with popular Indian YouTube channel AIB to make a parody of popular Bollywood party songs. The video was had success written all over it and it has generated more than 3.5 million views within 5 days.

Click here to check out the complete statistics of this video.

10. Deadpool Red Band Trailer

The super violent red-band trailer for the movie “Deadpool” was released on Tuesday and within no time it started trending across the internet. Fetching Four and a half million views within 3 days, it has caught the fan frenzy already!

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Meghna Jain

I work as a Marketer at Vidooly. I love engaging in conversations with new people. When not writing, I spend most of my time on social media and strive to help others by reverting through the same channel. Also, I'm a dreamer and a story-teller. ;)