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Believe it or not, YouTube has been with us for over 10 years now, with the first video uploaded to the site on April 23, 2005. In the decade that has followed, millions of videos have joined that underwhelming clip of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim visiting the zoo.

But which video, out of the vast collection of videos uploaded to YouTube since then, is your personal favorite? We want to create a list of the best YouTube videos of all time, and we need your help to do so. If you can spare five minutes and a few brain cells, we would be extremely grateful.

A Decade of YouTube Videos

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We want to know, What’s Your Favorite YouTube Video Of All Time?

This question may seem simple on first reading, but it requires you to reach back into your memory vaults and remember YouTube videos from yesteryear YouTube Rewind: The Biggest & Best Videos Of 2014 [Weird & Wonderful Web] YouTube Rewind: The Biggest & Best Videos Of 2014 [Weird & Wonderful Web] YouTube has revealed the biggest and best videos posted during 2014. And we have them all for you, right here, right now. Read More . It’s likely that the first which comes to mind is the most memorable for you personally. Which should fit the bill perfectly.

If you’re a regular YouTube user The YouTube Guide: From Watching to Production The YouTube Guide: From Watching to Production Want to get the most out of YouTube? This Youtube guide is for you. This guide goes over everything you need to know about YouTube, whether you're an enthusiast or a budding director. Read More you may find this a tougher task, but we’re sure that if you really rack your brains you’ll be able to pinpoint the one video that rises above all of the others. It can be a famous video, or one that only you and a handful of other people know about.

Famous options include Gangnam Style 4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step 4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step Ah, the cultural phenomenon known as "Gangnam Style" - a crazy song that no one on the other side of the world really understands, paired with an equally crazy music video featuring a dance that... Read More , David After the Dentist, The Evolution of Dance, Keyboard Cat, Old Spice Guy, The Harlem Shake The Harlem Shake Is Viral - But Do You Know What It Is? The Harlem Shake Is Viral - But Do You Know What It Is? The sensation began just a few weeks ago. In that short time YouTube users have posted thousands of remakes which, in total, have attracted over 175 million views. People are doing the Harlem Shake in... Read More , Leeroy Jenkins, Chocolate Rain, Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That, Nyan Cat Annoy Everyone You Know With Non-Stop Nyan Cat! Annoy Everyone You Know With Non-Stop Nyan Cat! Nyan Cat is one of those memes that the more you try to avoid it, the more likely you are to encounter it. The solution is, of course, to embrace the meme and embrace the... Read More , and even ol’ Rick Astley himself. All of which are perfectly valid options.

The video above, which YouTube made to celebrate its first decade in existence The Apple Watch Has Landed, YouTube Celebrates Turning 10, & More... [Tech News Digest] The Apple Watch Has Landed, YouTube Celebrates Turning 10, & More... [Tech News Digest] Apple Watch arrives, YouTube turns 10, Twitter launches Highlights, Snapchat suffers bug, Telltale loves Marvel, and Downton Abbey is better with lightsabers. Read More , features plenty of other videos you could select. Or perhaps you have a different video in mind, one which didn’t go viral and cross over into the mainstream. It doesn’t matter, as long as you share your selection with us in the comments below.

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  1. A41202813GMAIL ..
    June 6, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Video With Code ( nI_DpLnLyIM )

    A 28+ Minute Video With Highlights Of The 1979 FRENCH GP - With A Race Duel That Is Considered By Many The Best Ever In F1.

    In It, The Last 5 Or 6 Laps Are Complete, And Are Shown Exactly As I Saw Them Live, On My Parents Old Black And White TV, On JULY 1, 1979 - The Commentary I Heard Then Was Not From MURRAY WALKER, Of Course.

    Cheers.

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  2. A41202813GMAIL ..
    June 6, 2015 at 6:02 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI_DpLnLyIM

    A 28+ Minute Video With Highlights Of The 1979 FRENCH GP - With A Race Duel That Is Considered By Many The Best Ever In F1.

    In It, The Last 5 Or 6 Laps Are Complete, And Are Shown Exactly As I Saw Them Live, On My Parents Old Black And White TV, On JULY 1, 1979 - The Commentary I Heard Then Was Not From MURRAY WALKER, Of Course.

    Cheers.

  3. Aibek Es
    June 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    People are awesome 2014
    Gangnam Style

  4. Gil Shua
    June 4, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Kutiman - Thru You Too - GIVE IT UP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoHxoz_0ykI&list=PLyNJZSXycYjpHQgD8CYkpurP0LBuLS7T3

    Amazing mix of different and not related youtube parts put together and integrated as a song.
    Beautiful !

  5. Susan Bellwood
    June 4, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    It's a toss up between Luca Stricagnoli playing Thunderstruck and the bulldog singing You Raise Me Up with the two guys in the car.

  6. Carol Elkins
    June 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I recommend the movie "Home" on YouTube at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU&feature=youtu.be

    What makes this different from other environmental message movies is its cinematography. Most of the film's footage seems to have been captured from helicopter. Absolutely stunning with panoramas I've never seen the likes of. But the thing that I enjoyed most were the artistic patterns that the cameramen found and focused on. Visually captivating...I could not stop watching. The message of the movie (narrated by Glenn Close) is not overwhelmingly negative, and at the end it presents many positive environmental projects underway. The musical score is lovely.

    I don't think I've ever seen an environmental movie like this one, nor one that I enjoyed as much.

    • Aibek Es
      June 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Oh yeah, awesome movie! Watched it few months ago and gotta say it had an impact.

  7. Emily Randall
    June 4, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Total Eclipse of the Heart (literal version). Imagine the original, over the top music video with the lyrics tweaked to reflect the idiotic imagery.
    It got taken down a lot, but I managed to save a copy for my own amusement.

  8. Jack Gee
    June 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Works of David Attenborough. Especially his 3D Documentation such as the Plant Kingdom.

  9. Shawn Moss
    June 4, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Battle at Kruger!!! Still gives me chills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM 


  10. likefun butnot
    June 4, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Eric Whitacre's <a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WhWDCw3Mng>Virtual Choir 2.0 - Sleep</a>. No secret is made that over 2000 people contributed, but as the video steps farther and farther away from the composer at the center, the scope of what is being done becomes truly awe-inspiring. It's art that is only possible in the space that Youtube gave us.

    • likefun butnot
      June 4, 2015 at 2:53 am

      We can't add HTML tags any more? Really?

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