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December 9, 2009 7:46 AM   Subscribe

What are some amazing virally-disseminated music songs from the internet from 2009?

Every year I put together a blog post of "the list of the best/weirdest/catchiest internet-disseminated and -popularized songs from this year. They don't necessarily have to have been recorded this year, nor do they have to have an amusing video or animation associated with them, though that certainly is a major bonus.

The more obscure and memey the better: I'm not looking for just the most popular, though I can guarantee Kutiman's Thru-U is probably #1.

Thanks in advancement!
posted by Potomac Avenue to Media & Arts (27 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Kid Cudi's "Poke Her Face" comes to mind. The Hood Internet's released some good mixtapes. The Girls' Lust For Life might not be what you're looking for, but the very NSFW uncensored version of its video was pretty viral.
posted by oinopaponton at 7:52 AM on December 9, 2009


Not obscure, but the Chris Brown song from the wedding dance video would probably count. I heard some theories that it was a manufactured viral event by his record company, but personally I think that presupposes too much competence on their part.
posted by haveanicesummer at 7:52 AM on December 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was pretty fond of The Lilyest Hobo.
posted by procrastination at 8:02 AM on December 9, 2009


Symphony of Science
posted by castlebravo at 8:07 AM on December 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


Oh, along the lines of Symphony of Science, duh, 'A Glorious Dawn'
posted by oinopaponton at 8:10 AM on December 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


The Kutiman Remixes Youtube stuff The Mother of All Funk Chords in particular.
posted by borkencode at 8:12 AM on December 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell surely qualifies for weirdest and catchiest, if not necessarily best. I've seen it on a few best-of-2009 lists, though. (Extreme earworm warning.)
posted by naju at 8:20 AM on December 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Auto-Tune The News
posted by cross_impact at 8:21 AM on December 9, 2009


Auto-tune the News (my personal favorite episode is #6

On a Boat

A late entry but building steam quickly is Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody
posted by drlith at 8:24 AM on December 9, 2009


I am so seconding Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell it isn't even funny. Thanks a lot, naju.. jerk. But yes, also Auto-Tune the News.

KnowYourMeme.com may be able to help you some more.
posted by june made him a gemini at 8:29 AM on December 9, 2009


practice
posted by moochoo at 8:31 AM on December 9, 2009


The Guild - Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?
posted by cmgonzalez at 8:44 AM on December 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


There were a lot of good sendups of On a Boat and I think this one was the best and most widely distributed even though it mysteriously disappeared from YouTube.
posted by jessamyn at 8:45 AM on December 9, 2009


Out of body experience (via) has haunted me since I saw it a month or so ago.
posted by ManInSuit at 9:02 AM on December 9, 2009


Pomplamoose's cover of "Single Ladies"
posted by emelenjr at 9:12 AM on December 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Maaaaaan! Throw it on the Ground and Mother Lover from SNL.
posted by cashman at 9:36 AM on December 9, 2009


Party And Bullshit (In The USA)
Slap Chop
Literal version of Total Eclipse of the Heart and others (yes, second link is from '08 but I saw much more of these this year)
This probably didn't go viral, but it's one of my favorite SLYTs from MeFi: awesome feeling of inner peace and happiness
posted by knile at 9:40 AM on December 9, 2009


Fall on Your Sword stuff, especially Back to the Ship and Shatner of the Mount
posted by nomad at 10:08 AM on December 9, 2009


Gah, should've clicked through ManInSuit's link.
posted by knile at 10:47 AM on December 9, 2009


Chocolate Rain (or was that 2008?)
posted by bunny hugger at 11:11 AM on December 9, 2009


Winston Churchill backed by band from the future
posted by PercussivePaul at 12:32 PM on December 9, 2009


Los Colorados - Hot & Cold
posted by sophist at 1:52 PM on December 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh yeah, there's this stupidly catchy thing. [NSFW]
posted by june made him a gemini at 2:55 PM on December 9, 2009


Put A Donk On It
posted by anagrama at 5:29 AM on December 10, 2009


Though "best" might be stretching it a little.
posted by anagrama at 5:32 AM on December 10, 2009


The Golden Age of Video
posted by pwicks at 6:08 AM on December 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Scandalishious - My Butt
posted by speicus at 9:16 AM on December 10, 2009


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