YouTube Rewind: Vloggers team up to re-create a year of viral videos

TV and YouTube stars make medley of year’s biggest videos

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Stars of screens big, small and laptop have united to create a mash-up of the most popular YouTube videos of 2014 — including the Ice Bucket Challenge and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’.

The video, which is set to a soundtrack of  a mash-up of popular YouTube tracks including Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ and Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’. It is called ‘Turn Down For 2014’, and the beginning of the video is a reference to the start of the DJ Snake and Lil Jon song.

It also makes reference to popular memes on YouTube, including the Ice Bucket Challenge, popular songs like ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen and the video where strangers shared their first kiss on camera.

Many of those moments also feature in YouTube’s ‘top trending videos’ which it released, along with its chart of the most popular videos globally and in the UK, to run alongside its review of the year. The 'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' — a dog dressed as a spider that ran around terrifying inhabitants of a Polish town — also features in the video, and came first in YouTube's list.

YouTube stars — including games vlogger PewDiePie and the tiny hamster that eats burritos — are joined by TV stars including Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver. A full list of participants is below.

Last year’s video — ‘What Does 2013 Say?’ — featured many of the same YouTube stars and a similar mash-up of popular songs from YouTube.

YouTube Rewind has been running since 2010, when it was just a collection of popular videos. The company started having popular YouTube stars re-create to the year’s biggest videos to medleys in 2012 — the year of Gangnam Style and Call Me Maybe.

The full list of YouTube (and TV stars) featured in the 2014 video is below:

 

PewDiePie, Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley, SkyDoesMineCraft, Jenna Marbles, Hikakin, Smosh, Cyprien, HoleSoyGerman, Michelle Phan, daaruum, Rhett & Link, Big Bird, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Chris Hardwick, danisnotonfire, Freddie Wong, Troye Sivan, Pentatonix, The Fine Bros, Epic Rap Battles, Brett Nichols, Apollos Hester, Conor Franta, IISuperwomanII, Max Murai, AmazingPhil, fouseyTUBE, Stuart Edge, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Sam Tsui, Kingsley, The Gregory Brothers, Grace Helbig, VlogBrothers, Chika Yoshida, Andy Raconte, Rosanna Pansino, Sami Slimani, The Slow Mo Guys, Ingrid Nelson, Kid President, Hannah Hart, Barely Political, Gabriel Valenciano, Vsauce2, Vsauce3, Tiny Hamster, Action Movie Kid, PrankvsPrank, Corridor Digital, Enjoy Phoenix, Colin Furze, Bart Baker, MakeupbyMandy24, LeFloid, iJustine, Steve Kardynal, Conchita Wurst, WORLD ORDER, Sir Fedora, Matt Bittner, Sadie Miller.

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