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December 15, 2008 12:32 PM   Subscribe

What are some amazing virally-disseminated music songs from the internet from 2008?

I'm putting together a 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 (so Sonseed is definitely on the list), nor do they have to have an amusing video or animation associated with them, though that certainly is a major bonus. I'm JIMP in anticipation of your fantastic answers!
posted by Potomac Avenue to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" surely belongs up there.
posted by JuiceBoxHero at 12:38 PM on December 15, 2008

Hamster on a Piano!
posted by pazazygeek at 12:40 PM on December 15, 2008

Am I going to have to punch you in the dick?
posted by Rock Steady at 12:40 PM on December 15, 2008

Cat Flushing A Toilet Music Video
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 12:52 PM on December 15, 2008

Both Pazazygeek and Inspector.Gadget are talking about Parry Gripp. Check out this roundup of his stuff.
posted by piratebowling at 1:27 PM on December 15, 2008

Thirding Parry Gripp (who's also one of nicest guys in the world, by the way). All of his songs qualify.

Jizz in My Pants. Even though it was on SNL, it's one of the biggest web videos of '08.

Also, this Lil' Jon/Lazytown mash-up was huge until the Lazytown people found it. Link DEFINITELY NSFW
posted by plasticbugs at 2:02 PM on December 15, 2008

I would also argue that this was the year of Rick Astely's "Never Gonna Give You Up". No link or explanation necessary.
posted by plasticbugs at 2:11 PM on December 15, 2008

Response by poster: Well it was popularized and universally acknowledged to be #1 on my list last year so I don't really want to repeat myself...though maybe that's just what they'd expect? Or i could count the Best Possible Remix.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:19 PM on December 15, 2008

Cookin' By the Book, a Lazytown/Lil Jon joint that was mixed by some kids on youtube... it was linked on the front page less than a month ago. youtube keeps taking it down, but is here for now
posted by ijoyner at 3:23 PM on December 15, 2008

Along the same lines as the Lazytown mash-up, I'd say that one of the songs of the year is definitely M.O.P.'s "Ante Up," thanks to this Bert & Ernie lipsync video.
posted by Ian A.T. at 3:39 PM on December 15, 2008

Interior Crocodile Alligator
posted by healthytext at 12:21 PM on December 16, 2008

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