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Every morning, we comb through YouTube‘s search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:

 

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Trending

 

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4 in the Afternoon: Tow Truck Camel


 

Twice each day we scan our YouTube metrics as well as websites on the cutting edge of internet culture to discover the most buzzed about videos.

  1. Viewer discretion advised. One of today’s top Trending Videos is this footage of a woman destroying a towing company office. A local reporter for Michigan‘s WXMI happened to be at the location and caught it on tape.
  2. Jordan Green, a top basketball recruit in Texas, leaps over a defender to continue what has definitely been a week of big dunks. As seen on Prep Rally.
  3. Coca-Cola‘s latest “happiness machine” spot was shot in Rio De Janeiro and has racked up over 200,000 views in the past two days.
  4. Another Trending Video is this bystander clip purportedly from the taping of a “Daily Show” field report in Madison, WI involving an uncooperative camel.

 

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Trending

 

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Cee Lo Green and Parody of the Moment


 

The song has been around for months — and so have some parodies — but an argument could be made that Cee Lo Green‘s “Forget You” (the radio version of an originally more profane chorus) has just been hitting the big time. After last week’s Grammy Awards, searches for “Cee Lo” on YouTube spiked to the highest that they’ve ever been, and remain at a level much higher than before.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that YouTube is seeing an parody influx of both versions of the song. The parody of the day that’s hitting our Most Shared list is this take from the George Washington University Law School, of all places. Be warned, however: lots of profanity in that one and some of the others.

Here’s a playlist with 10 clean ones — of varying quality — from just the past month:

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Trending

 

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