Entertainment

YouTube Rewind Wraps Up 2014 In 5 Minutes

It’s that time of year again, when YouTube releases their mind-boggling, intensive, 5-minute mashup of all things YouTube in 2014. Named after the hit song “Turn Down For What”, Turn Down For 2014 featured several notable YouTube stars and popular YouTube videos, and was filmed in a very international list of places, including Mexico City; Austin, Texas; Ganei Tiva, Israel; and London, England.

The whole video was played to a mashup of several popular music videos played on YouTube, including Happy by Pharrell, All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor, Bang Bang by Jesse J, and even Let It Go from the hit 2014 movie Frozen.

There are also appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’brien, and references to the First Kiss video that got twenty strangers to kiss for the first time, Devil Baby Attack, and the hilarious Spider Dog video that went viral on Halloween.

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Jimmy Kimmel takes a Selfie.

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Several YouTube stars get wet in a succession of ice bucket challenges.

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Dancers mimic Niki Minaj’s Anaconda video, with minimal booty.

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YouTube star Tyler Oakley is a queen in this rendition of Katy Perry’s Dark Horse music video.

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Popular acapella group Pentatonix show off their ice powers in a ‘Let It Go’ tribute.Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.33.38 AM“The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen.”

This year’s video has big shoes to fill, as the previous year’s installments were met with great success. 2012’s “Rewind YouTube Style” had now hit nearly 150 million views, while 2013’s “What Does 2013 Say?” had 102 million views so far.

Did you get all the references in this year’s YouTube Rewind? Which year’s YouTube Rewind was your favourite?

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