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YouTube celebrates its 10th birthday, so here are some of Singapore's most popular YouTube videos

It's hard to believe that just 10 years ago, we were relying on MTV for our music videos.

And that there were barely any videos of cats playing the piano.

And Gangnam Style would never have been so ubiquitous.

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of YouTube, which was formed when three former employees of PayPal Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim came up with the idea of a website where people can upload and watch videos.

Every day, billions of views are generated on YouTube's videos.

So to commemorate this special day,  here are some of the most popular videos made in or about Singapore (some of which we can't explain).


1. We're not sure why or how a live Barbie Doll show filmed at Jurong Point has garnered 47 million views. It's just one of those things we can't even begin to explain. (But if you can, please enlighten us).

 

 

2. Ah, remember the launch of the hottest new "gadget" - the bookbook? Ikea Singapore ingenious ad went viral worldwide and thus began a new appreciation for the Swedish furniture giant and its ads. 

 

 

3. Yeah, videos about A380s are clearly popular...

 

 

4. Get your tissue ready because you're going to suddenly find ninjas cutting onions somewhere near you after you watch this sweet, inspiring short film.

 

 

5. Three years on and the horrific Ferrari crash that killed two people is still as shocking. 

 

 

6. Super Kancheong Style is probably our favourite local Gangnam Style parody. Because who can't relate to Singaporeans being kancheong.

 

 

7. Alien invasion? Not quite. But this creature, a basket star, certainly had the world fooled for a while.

 

 

8. Americans try Singaporean food. Actually it's more like Americans informing us about Singaporean food whose names we didn't know previously. Thank you Buzzfeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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