Top gaming videos of 2019
Highest earner on YT ? Once YouTube’s top-earning star, the gamer, who was born Felix Kjellberg, has managed to shrug off a number of controversies—including racist and anti-Semitic videos. He announced this month, though, that he’s taking a break from YouTube. One of two newcomers on this year’s list, Preston Arsement got his start playing Call of Duty and quickly became so popular that he started posting friendly pranks in addition to his gaming content. Outside of YouTube, his biggest moneymakers are the Minecraft servers he runs for seven figures annually.
Who’d have thought that a WWE-produced movie could be so good? The story of real life professional wrestler Paige arrives as a somewhat-biographical film of her ascent to fame. After getting the opportunity to audition for the WWE, Paige (who is actually named Saraya) and her brother take their shot, but when she makes it further than him, it’s up to her to stay strong when she’s (literally) against the ropes.
In six minutes, comedian Judson Laipply performs a medley of dance moves spanning the decades. Laipply covers everything from Elvis’s “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hounddog” to disco, heavy metal, the Robot, the Moonwalk, the Hammer Dance, and more. With more than 300 million views this remains one of the top-viewed videos on YouTube. It’s nearly impossible not to smile when watching it. Discover more funny videos on yt.
Best video for a song in 2019 ? Lizzo made her name this year with her powerfully positive affirmations of selfhood, but Tempo tees off in much snarkier style: “Slow songs, they for skinny hoes,” she declares. “I’m a thick bitch, I need tempo.” Sure enough, this is a sterner, clubbier track than her other big 2019 hits Juice and Truth Hurts (the latter not eligible for this list as it first came out in 2017). Her incitement to cunnilingus is admirably casual, but Missy Elliott steals the show with her menagerie of purrs and trills.