Since the advent of YouTube, the videos that have gone viral—when viewed as the sum of their parts—tell a compelling story.
Whether it’s “Chocolate Rain,” the “Ain’t nobody got time for that” lady, or the dog riding the skateboard, it’s always incredible to think about what Americans are willing to consume en masse
“We Didn’t Start the Viral,” a parody of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire
,” runs us through most of these memes in just over two minutes. Dane Boe produced the video for YouTube’s Comedy Week.
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You can check it out for yourself here:
As Cinema Blend observed
, there doesn’t seem to be any common thread through any of the videos included in the song beyond simple originality and creativity. That seems to be the key to virality.