Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball video came out on Sept. 9, spawning a slew of inspired pranks, spoofs and parodies of the tear-filled, skin-bearing clip. You'd think that would be over by now. You'd be wrong.
YouTube comic Steve Kardynal took his Cyrus imitation to Chatroulette, the site infamous for male nudity. And Kardynal delivered. The result was a stunning near 60 million views last week for the clip, which captured the appalled/delighted reactions of folks watching Steve in his tighty-whities grind on a homemade Wrecking Ball on Chatroulette. That easily put the clip atop the VideoWatch/VidIQ weekly YouTube content rankings.
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NOTE: Adweek’s VideoWatch Chart, powered by VidIQ, reveals the Top 10 Web Series Videos on YouTube every week. The chart tracks more than just pure views; VidIQ incorporates sharing data from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among other data sources, in an effort to measure true engagement. Every video is also ranked with VidIQ's proprietary score, which helps judge the likelihood of a video being promoted in YouTube Related Videos, Search and Recommended Videos.
The ranking is also meant to capture "born-on-the-Web" YouTube content. Thus, material like clips from TV shows, movie trailers, video games and music videos are not included.