This Week In Viral Videos – September 3, 2010

Dancing Merengue DogHappy Friday viral video fans! It’s that time of the week again where we bring you a selection of the best viral web videos. This week our picks for the top viral videos include a talented dog, the very first live action rocket jump, a bunch of beach-goers in formal wear, a potty-mouthed music video, a cool interactive YouTube campaign and, of course, that Double Rainbow guy we’ve all grown to love. Check out all the videos after the jump.

Dancing Merengue Dog

This week a video of one of the most talented dancing dogs you’ve ever seen has been making the rounds on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the social web. The video, which has over 1.4 million views so far, features a dog in a dress dancing Merengue. Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out below.

Cee Lo Green – F**K YOU (Official Video)

Remember the video for Cee Lo Green’s song ‘F**k You’ that was on our list of the best viral videos last week? It looks like that video, which simply spelled out the lyrics to Cee Lo’s song, was only a teaser. This week the official video was released and, while it hasn’t come close to the 4.4 million views the original clip received, it is well worth watching. It will be interesting to see how long it will take for the official music video to hit the millions.

The Rocket Jump

According to Wikipedia, “In first-person shooter computer and video games, rocking jumping is the technique of pointing a rocket launcher or similar explosive weapon at the ground or at a wall and then firing and jumping at the same time. The rocket’s explosion propels the player to large heights and distances, reaching places not normally accessible.”

In a new video from YouTuber freddiew, we see what a rocket jump would look like in real life and it’s pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself. The video, which was uploaded just two days ago, has over 600,000 views so far.

Improv Everywhere – Black Tie Beach

This week Improv Everywhere released a video of their latest mission, Black Tie Beach. In Black Tie Beach, several hundred pranksters spent a day at Coney Island / Brighton Beach in New York wearing their best black tie attire. I would have loved to witness this in person.

NSFW. A hunter shoots a bear!

A new interactive YouTube campaign launched by Tipp-Ex has been the talk of the YouTube town over the last couple of days. The campaign, called ‘A hunter shoots a bear!’ is one of the best interactive campaigns we’ve seen on the video site. A hunter, who does not want to shoot a bear, whites out “shoots” from the title and invites viewers to type in what they’d like to see and they are directed to a video of the very thing they typed in. To check out the campaign, start by watching the video below.

“Double Rainbow” – Windows Live Photo Gallery

The Double Rainbow guy is back, but it looks like he’s sold out. He’s the star of a new commercial for the Windows Live Photo Gallery and it definitely doesn’t have the same magic of the original clip. I decided to put it on the list this week not because it is one of the “best” virals of the week, but because it could possibly be one of the worst and I want to know what you think about it! So check it out below and give us your opinion in the comments. Do you think the Double Rainbow guy sold out?

BONUS: The Ultimate Guide To Viral Videos

For those of you who weren’t paying attention, this week we released our own Ultimate Guide To Viral Videos. You can start with the video below and click on the menu to watch a variety of compilations of the best YouTube videos of all time including the best news bloopers, best Epic FAILS, best pets and animal videos and more. Enjoy!