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The Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos of October

Posted by cfeehan on October 24, 2016

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Good day to you, Execubloggers, and welcome to the October edition of our Popular YouTube Video series. I need to begin by noting that none of October’s top videos were Halloween-themed, which is nothing short of an epic tragedy. Where are my pumpkin carvers at? My masterful lawn decorators? Haunted house hosts? Nobody? Well, there’s always next year.

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This month, we had a ton of trailers grace the Top 10 list, as well as a couple of James Corden additions (finally). It’s a fun list that shows off a lot of great new movies, tech gadgets, and talents, so cozy up with a warm cup of tea and press play!

Power Rangers (2017 Movie) Official Teaser Trailer – ‘Discover The Power’
19,018,086 views

So, I was completely expecting this trailer to be overwhelmingly lame. But can you really blame me? I grew up watching Power Rangers who looked like this:

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…not like this:

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Yeah, those are the new Power Rangers. It’s like they skipped their awkward stage – it just isn’t fair.

Anyways, once I got past my original expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. This movie doesn’t look lame at all – in fact, it looks really good. I might miss all of the cheesy explosions and terrible acting from the original series, but that’s a small price to pay for the movie’s (likely) sizable cinematic success. I guess you can have this one, attractive and not-at-all-awkward Power Rangers.

First Look at Nintendo Switch
18,244,141 views

The Nintendo Switch does exactly what its name suggests – it can switch easily from a traditional game console that hooks up to your TV to a sleek handheld gaming system. It can then even “switch” into a portable two-player device with mini controllers, and if your friends have one of their own, you can all get together and have multiplayer tournaments face-to-face. The gaming possibilities seem practically endless with this nifty little device. Watch the video and start daydreaming about all of the cool new places you can play Mario Kart with your friends, cordlessly!

Teaser Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
16,622,669 views

All I can say is “sign me up”. This trailer was only a minute and a half long, staying true to its “teaser trailer” description, but I’m mentally already in line to see it. It looks dark, scary, and full of tension, as any Pirates of the Caribbean movie should. Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to be released in May 2017, but I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait. I don’t think that anything else needs to be said about this, other than please, Disney, release the full-length trailer ASAP!

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[OFFICIAL VIDEO] Hallelujah - Pentatonix
15,499,307 views

This video made me feel things. Hallelujah is already such an emotional and powerful song, and it’s taken to the next level by Pentatonix, an a cappella group who made our YouTube list last month. Being an a cappella group, they are not accompanied by any instruments, so their singing voices have to do all the work – and they certainly rise to the occasion! Their voices are so pure, and each member’s voice fits the song beautifully. If you appreciate impressive vocal ability, I would definitely recommend this video.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2 (Official)
14,188,215 views

I feel like I’ve watched about six trailers for this movie in the past year – can it just be released already?! I wrote about the first full-length trailer a few months back, and now there’s another one…yes, we get it, Rogue One is going to be a fantastic movie. Although, I have to be honest, I find the 10-foot-tall lanky robot guy (also known as K-2SO) to be extremely creepy in comparison to the adorable R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8. Other than this one small drawback, the trailers couldn’t look better – the more I watch them, the more I want to see the movie as soon as it comes out. The anticipation is strong with this one.

Logan | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX
13,027,021 views

Logan is the third and final solo Wolverine film, as well as the last Wolverine movie that Hugh Jackman will be starring in, and this trailer does a good job of portraying that. It shows Jackman’s character as beaten down and on his way out, while playing Johnny Cash’s rendition of “Hurt” in the background – a song that is widely recognized as his final hit before his death. So, yeah, it’s pretty fitting within the context of the subject matter. However, it’s pretty clear that this movie won’t be a total sob story, as Wolverine seems to regain his determination when faced with a good challenge. This is his last hoorah, so he obviously has to go out with a bang. 

Mean Tweets - President Obama Edition #2
9,547,519 views

The internet can be a cruel, cruel place, especially for celebrities. Now, I know what you’re thinking: am I seriously supposed to feel bad for the rich and the famous? But the more someone is in the public eye, the more people are going to talk about them, and it’s highly unlikely that everything out there is going to be positive. This is where Jimmy Kimmel’s “celebrities read mean tweets” video series comes in – he has celebrities sit down and read some of the terrible things that people have written about them online. I think it’s supposed to draw attention to how ridiculous people sound when they complain on the internet or talk badly about other people, and it certainly does so effectively.

In this installment, Barack Obama is the target of the mean tweets, and they sound hilarious coming right from him. One person on Twitter blames him, and him alone, for their hair conditioner’s ineffectiveness. This is a ridiculous claim, of course, but it’s transformed into comedic gold when being dictated by the President of the United States. It’s always fun to see high-ranking officials be a little silly, and Obama has his technique down pat. Check it out if you’re looking for a few good laughs!

AUTO LACING NIKE MAGS FOR $10
6,074,463 views

Remember when you were around five years old, and tying your shoelaces seemed like the hardest thing you’d ever have to do? Your parents probably took the easy way out and bought you Velcro shoes, which was a totally acceptable option…back then. Now, in the year 2016, Velcro is set to be completely replaced by auto-lacing shoes like the Nike Mag.

Okay, so that might be a slight exaggeration, but the point is that AUTO-LACING SHOES NOW EXIST! Designers have created the same pair of shoes that Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future Part II, and they’re simply awesome. You just have to slide your foot into the shoe, and they’ll tighten up to fit you. If they’re too loose or too tight, you can change the fit by pressing a button on the side. Plus, they light up, so there’s that.

And while this video’s title is a bit misleading – the $10 price tag is not for the shoes themselves, but for a raffle ticket that buys you a chance to win a pair – all of the money made goes toward the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The deadline to enter the raffle has passed, so you can no longer enter, but a whopping $6.75 million was raised for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. That’s a huge win in my books, even if I don’t have any super-cool robotic shoes to show for it!

Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke
5,161,916 views

I know that I’ve pretended to be relieved the last couple of months when none of the top YouTube videos were James Corden Carpool Karaoke ones, but I really did miss them! They may have dropped off in popularity for a bit, but this one with Lady Gaga is phenomenal. She is such an incredible singer – seriously, stick around for her last song, you’ll be blown away. I admire her confidence, too; it’s really clear that she’s grown as an artist, and moved on from her slightly absurd “meat dress” days. Speaking of which – James does a hilarious dress-up skit toward the end of the video, which will definitely have you laughing. Just a warning: the language in this video is not G-rated. But they beep out the really bad ones, so if you’re over the age of 14, it should be okay.

Tom Cruise Acts Out His Film Career w/ James Corden
5,049,547 views

This video made me realize just how few Tom Cruise movies I’ve actually seen. Maybe “Tom Cruise Movies” is a totally separate genre, and I’m just not into it? It’s possible that my first impression of Cruise affected my later decisions to watch (or not watch) his movies, being that my first impression of him looked like this:

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Considering the amount of applause he was getting, though, I think most of the audience has gotten over the traumatic couch-jumping episode. But the Internet never forgets, and that is a fact that Tom Cruise must live with every day.

All psychological damage aside, if you’re a fan of Tom Cruise, check out this video for a short and hilarious run-down of his most popular flicks.

Like all good things, this blog must come to an end. I hope you’ve had a delightful time exploring the internet with us today, and we wish you a hauntingly happy Halloween!

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Caitlin Feehan, Blogger & Editor


Converse have been my footwear of choice for the past 9 years, I’m convinced that all doors and sidewalks are conspiring against me, and I enjoy sticking my head out of the passenger window on long car rides.