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Top 100 Video Trends in 2013

From Celeb-Spoofed Rap Videos to Baby Combat Videos

— January 3, 2014 — Pop Culture
The past few years have shown the increasing popularity of homemade videos showcased online; video trends in 2013 took this a step further. Perhaps the biggest change in the video industry was the development of video-based social media sites like Vine and Instagram video. These features allowed consumers to share bite-sized, hilarious videos that often garner viral attention, as seen with the Drake hand meme.

Music videos and covers were huge with video trends in 2013. From the YouTube-based acapella group Pentatonix's 'Beyoce Evolution' cover video to the gut-busting Bound 3 spoof video mimicking Kanye West's Bound 2, audio entertainment truly melded with a visual component this past year.

With 100 hours of content uploaded to YouTube per minute, it can be difficult to stay on top of the video industry. Stay updated with our Video Trend Report.
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Hashtag Conversation Skits
Hashtag Conversation Skits
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Poke Fun at Social Media
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92
Historic Fashion Piece Films
Historic Fashion Piece Films
The Louis Vuitton Retracing the Trunk Video Documents Classic Pieces
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91
Iconic Cookie Animations
Iconic Cookie Animations
Watch the White Stuff from an Oreo Come Alive in This Stop Motion Video
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90
Inspiring Failure-Accepting Illustrations
Inspiring Failure-Accepting Illustrations
An Ode to Failure Encourages Forgiveness and Compassion
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89
Interpretive Eco Fable Films
Interpretive Eco Fable Films
Cabbit Critiques the Reckless Living of Humans Through a Cat’s
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88
Extreme Canyon Rope Swings
Extreme Canyon Rope Swings
These Daredevils Risk Life and Limb for the Rush of a Lifetime
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87
Viral Moonwalking Pony Ads
Viral Moonwalking Pony Ads
Uk Telecom Three's Viral Video of a Pony Moonwalking Will Make Your Day
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86
Mind-Melting Tile Tricks
Mind-Melting Tile Tricks
Watch This Magician Remove Tiles Without Changing the Overall Grid Shape
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85
Record-Breaking Microscopic Movies
Record-Breaking Microscopic Movies
'A Boy and His Atom' by IBM is the World's Smallest Film
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84
Ferris Wheel Cookie Separators
Ferris Wheel Cookie Separators
The Oreo Separator Ad Campaign Continues with This Ingenious Design
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83
Tech-Mocking Cider Ads
Tech-Mocking Cider Ads
This Ad for Somersby Cider Takes Unsubtle Shots at Apple Product Launches
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82
Erratic Dance Viral Videos
Erratic Dance Viral Videos
The Harlem Shake is an Infectious Song that Gets Bodies Moving
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81
Apocalyptic Interview Pranks
Apocalyptic Interview Pranks
Job Interviews for LG Entertainment Get Even Scarier
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80
Workplace Dance Parties
Workplace Dance Parties
Trend Hunter Office Does Best Harlem Shake Video
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79
Winter Wonderland Pug Parties
Winter Wonderland Pug Parties
These Adorable Pugs Go Sledding in Pom Pom Hats
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78
Explosives-Tracking Films
Explosives-Tracking Films
The History of American Nuclear Activity Video is Informative
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77
Toy RC Car Chases
Toy RC Car Chases
This Amazing RC Car Chase Puts the Fast and the Furious to Shame
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76
Popular Blog Popstar Parodies
Popular Blog Popstar Parodies
This Lady Gaga Spoof Describes Users' Desire to be Famous on Tumblr
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75
Celeb-Spoofed Rap Videos
Celeb-Spoofed Rap Videos
Seth Rogen and James Franco Recreate Kanye West's Latest in Bound 3
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74
Twin Teleportation Pranks
Twin Teleportation Pranks
Prank vs Prank Uses Twins to Convince People of Teleportation
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73
Horrid Health Infographics
Horrid Health Infographics
Courtney Scharf's Health Infographics Interview is Deliciously Scary
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72
Personified Social Platform Videos
Personified Social Platform Videos
The Social Media Parody Video by Cracked is Accurately Depicted
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71
Viral Dancing
Viral Dancing
Armida Ascano Reveals Ways to Spice up Work Like the Harlem Shake Video
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70
Tax Service Ad Spoofs
Tax Service Ad Spoofs
This Jackson Hewitt Commercial Pokes Fun at Child Tax Benefits
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69
IQ-Reducing Pills
IQ-Reducing Pills
This Hilarious Skit by Sleepthinker Shows the Benefits of a Dumb Society
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68
Real Life Emoticon Parodies
Real Life Emoticon Parodies
Comedienne Molly Mulshine Creates a Video Using Real Life Emoticons
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67
Undead TV Show Spoofs
Undead TV Show Spoofs
Watch the Downton Abbey Characters Zombified in This Gag Video
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66
Romantic Viral Video Compilations
Romantic Viral Video Compilations
The Youtube What is Love? Series Assembles Popular Clips
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65
Romantic Pencil-Pushing Animated Shorts
Romantic Pencil-Pushing Animated Shorts
'Paperman' by Disney Tells a Magical Love Story
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64
Time-Lapsed Blizzard Videos
Time-Lapsed Blizzard Videos
Geoff Fox Captures 2013 Connecticut Blizzard in Just 34 Seconds
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63
Personified Animal Actor Ads
Personified Animal Actor Ads
This Adobe Commercial Features Pets Making Fun of the Super Bowl
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62
Crowdsourced Music Videos
Crowdsourced Music Videos
Kilo by Light Light Lets You Change the Video's Look by Using Your Mouse
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61
Cinematic Google Maps
Cinematic Google Maps
Tumblr User Tre Baker Turns Famous Film Scenes into Google Street Views
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60
Social Media Music Videos
Social Media Music Videos
The Facehawk Music Video is a Personalized Experience
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59
Femme Fatale Fashion Films
Femme Fatale Fashion Films
Jose Luis Vila's Mystery Fashion Film is Marilyn Monroe-Inspired
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58
Satrical Women's Rights Videos
Satrical Women's Rights Videos
The Feminist Parody Makeup YouTube Video Spoofs Gender Roles
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57
Singing Dad Auto Ads
Singing Dad Auto Ads
Fiat UK's 'The Fatherhood' Features Stellar 80s Moves and Unicorns
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56
Musical Weaponry
Musical Weaponry
Violent Weapons Given a Second Chance at Life Through Music
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55
Erin Fox, Trend Hunter (INTERVIEW)
Erin Fox, Trend Hunter (INTERVIEW)
Fox Uncovers How These Men's Fashion Films are Retro Chic
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54
Apologetic Beer Ads
Apologetic Beer Ads
This Schneider Beer Ad Hilariously Begs Forgiveness on Behalf of All Guys
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53
Hunger Harnessing Chocolate Commercials
Hunger Harnessing Chocolate Commercials
This Snickers Football Commercial Features Robin Williams
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52
Playful Baby Combat Videos
Playful Baby Combat Videos
'How to Fight a Baby' Video Goes Viral and Causes Controversy
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51
Time-Lapsed Ship Assemblies
Time-Lapsed Ship Assemblies
Watch the World's Largest Ocean Vessel Get Built in Only 76 Seconds
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50
Viral Micro Purse Videos
Viral Micro Purse Videos
The Louis Vuitton The Mini Icons Film Showcases Small Bags
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49
Motivational Youth Virals
Motivational Youth Virals
The Kid President Pep Talk Video Inspires People to Act
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48
Devilishly Tempting Pizza Ads
Devilishly Tempting Pizza Ads
Delissio Pizza Turns Dull Dinners Into Party Nights
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47
Female Perspective Harassment PSAs
Female Perspective Harassment PSAs
The United Nations Women PSA Follows Daily Harassment
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46
Combustible Princess Videos
Combustible Princess Videos
The Exploding Disney Princesses Video Will Definitely Ensue Laughter
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45
Political Musical Mashups
Political Musical Mashups
Jaime Neely Discusses Hilarious Political Song Parodies
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44
Romantically Dotted DIY Apparel
Romantically Dotted DIY Apparel
The Heart Shorts + Valentine's Day Essential Video is Festive
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43
Dollhouse Rap Videos
Dollhouse Rap Videos
Tyler the Creator's IFHY Music Video Takes a Radical Ride Through Suburbia
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42
Girl-Powered Acapella Covers
Girl-Powered Acapella Covers
This Royals Cover by the AcaBelles Had All the Parts Played by Women
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41
Puppy Plastic Surgery Ads
Puppy Plastic Surgery Ads
Nick Kroll Presents LA Residents with a Billboard Worth Remembering
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40
Candy Rabbit Destruction Videos
Candy Rabbit Destruction Videos
How to Kill a Chocolate Easter Bunny is Tragically Funny
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39
Spray-On Skinny Jean Ads
Spray-On Skinny Jean Ads
Ultra Skinny Jeans Being Offered by American Eagle
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38
Unpretentious Hipster Medication
Unpretentious Hipster Medication
Unpretentiousil Cures Hipster Disorder Using 'Not Actual Science'
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37
Ghostly Drive-Thru Pranks
Ghostly Drive-Thru Pranks
The Invisible Drive-Thru Prank Stuns Unsuspecting Fast Food Employees
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36
Hilarious Hobbit Remix Videos
Hilarious Hobbit Remix Videos
Hillywood Films Taps Lil John & LMFAO Song for The Hobbit Parody
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35
Indie Film Parodies
Indie Film Parodies
The Lonely Island Bottlecap Trailer Parodies Indie Films
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34
Walk-In Homicide Pranks
Walk-In Homicide Pranks
See How People React to This Elevator Murder Social Experiment Campaign
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33
DIY Responsive Robotic Hands
DIY Responsive Robotic Hands
Build Your Own Robotic Hand Using Simple Hardware Store Products
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32
Hair Tutorial Disasters
Hair Tutorial Disasters
A Young Girl's YouTube Beauty Tutorial Takes a Turn for the Worse
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31
Cartoon Amalgamation Videos
Cartoon Amalgamation Videos
Animator Teams Collaborate in this Cartoon Network Animation
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30
Dance-Loving Social Accounts
Dance-Loving Social Accounts
This Dancing Instagram Account Will Brighten Your Day
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29
Model Viral Video Parodies
Model Viral Video Parodies
Abercrombie & Fitch Models Take a Stab at 'The Fox'
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28
Artistic Avian Manicures
Artistic Avian Manicures
The Megan McIntyre Beauty Test Lab Evaluates Bird Nails
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27
Online Streaming Infographics
Online Streaming Infographics
This is a Comprehensive Flow Chart on What to Watch on Netflix
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26
Dramatic Surprise Prank Ads
Dramatic Surprise Prank Ads
The New Dutch TNT Commerical Will Wreck Your Nerves
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25
Discarded Chandelier Installations
Discarded Chandelier Installations
The Beforelight Under a Different Light Exhibit is Recycled
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24
Judgemental Book Remixes
Judgemental Book Remixes
The Coveteur Visits the Mean Girls Burn Book & Adds Memorable Quotes
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23
Viral Dance Reaction Tees
Viral Dance Reaction Tees
The Ooh Kill Em Tee Will Have People Dancing at Your Feet
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22
Contagious Car Commercials
Contagious Car Commercials
The Volkswagen Superbowl Commercial Will Bring a Smile to Your Face
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21
Quirky Modern Actress Features
Quirky Modern Actress Features
Courtney Scharf Discusses Girls Season 2 Premiere Buzz
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20
Mega Cannibis Concoctions
Mega Cannibis Concoctions
Celebrate Your Marijuana Holiday with the World's Biggest Blunt
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19
90s Toy Board Games
90s Toy Board Games
Dark Igloo Has Created the World's First Board Game for Bored Children
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18
Impossibly Impressive Balancing Acts
Impossibly Impressive Balancing Acts
The Sanddornbalance Act Features 14 Branches and a Feather
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17
Witch-Inspired Cosmetics Kits
Witch-Inspired Cosmetics Kits
The Urban Decay Oz Palette is Whimsical
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16
Fantasy Character Makeup Tutorials
Fantasy Character Makeup Tutorials
Michelle Phan Recreates Daenerys Targaryen in a Makeup Tutorial
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15
DIY Homemade Bagpipes
DIY Homemade Bagpipes
Bring Out the Scottish in You with This Loud Design
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14
Controversial Rapper-Created Ads
Controversial Rapper-Created Ads
Tyler, the Creator's Mountain Dew Ad Gets Pulled Off the Air
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13
Transparent Glass Snowboards
Transparent Glass Snowboards
NetworkA Creates Custom Snowboard Gear Out of Tempered Glass
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12
Messaging App Music Videos
Messaging App Music Videos
The Katy Perry 'Roar' Video Was Made Almost Entirely on WhatsApp
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11
Depressed Animal Diary Videos
Depressed Animal Diary Videos
The Plight of Felines is Exposed in 'Diary of a Sat Cat' Video
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10
Satirically Honest Internet Cartoons
Satirically Honest Internet Cartoons
The 'Social Media in Real Life' Cartoon Parodies Facebook
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9
Surprise Grocery Store Operas
Surprise Grocery Store Operas
The Sacla' Stage Shopera Showcases an Impromptu Market Performance
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8
Barely Dressed Biscuits
Barely Dressed Biscuits
These Chippendale Cookies by Sugarbelle Will Bring Magic Mike to Mind
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7
Bizarre One-Man Puppet Shows
Bizarre One-Man Puppet Shows
The Dancing Queen Performs Hit Songs Using Life-Size Puppets
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6
Epic Cooking Tools
Epic Cooking Tools
The Epic Meal Time Cooking Arsenal is Badass Branding
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5
Popular Movie Location Photography
Popular Movie Location Photography
NYC Journalist Christopher Moloney Merges Famous Scenes
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4
Texting Conversation Videos
Texting Conversation Videos
This Short Film by Ivan Cash Explores Personal Interactions
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3
Princess Twerking Tees
Princess Twerking Tees
Redbubble Just Released Hilarious Disney Princess Twerking T-Shirts
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2
DIY Feline Fashion
DIY Feline Fashion
The IDIY Cat Sweater Tutorial Works with Pet Styles
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1
Inexpensive Diy Hair Cuts
Inexpensive Diy Hair Cuts
The InstaMakeover Trim Hair is Affordable and Easily Executed
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