It seems like we can’t avoid stumbling upon the word ‘TikTok’ as we scroll through our phones these days. The video-sharing platform is taking the social media world by storm and shows no sign of slowing down.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10 viral videos of 2019 – how many of them have you seen before?
1. @daviddobrik: David Dobrik and Nick Uhas’s crazy take on Elephant Toothpaste (17.9M likes)
@daviddobrikWorld record experiment
In this jaw-dropping video, we see a volcanic explosion of red foam wash over an entire yard. The men behind the No.1 viral video of 2019 are YouTubers Nick Uhas and David Dobrik. It was an attempt to break the world record for the largest Elephant Toothpaste Experiment, but got so popular that the duo decided to create an even more outrageous version here
2. @malorielynn14: Swimming pool fun takes a hilarious twist (7.2M likes)
@malorielynn14 Swimming pool fails w/ @erin_nichole18 #fails #summer #foryou #foryoupage #trending #featureme ♬ Wraith (Y2K Remix) – Ro Ransom
People love watching ‘fail’ videos for laughs. This one is no different, only a little more extreme. Watch as an attempt to open a home swimming pool ends up flooding an entire backyard and turning it into a raging river.
3. @calebcutler: They did surgery on a banana (6.3M likes)
Caleb Cutler calls himself the #1 CEO of food surgery, and for a good reason – his videos of helping fruits, vegetables and even Redbull cans “give birth” are hilariously adorable and addictive to watch. His video of a banana birthing a baby banana caught the attention of the Internet and shot to the top 3 most viral videos of the year.
4. @jayleennina: Man vs Wild: Roach edition (5.1M likes)
@jayleennina Man vs Wild #roach #flyingroach ♬ Run – AWOLNATION
This is a video most of us should be able to relate to! 🤣 We can totally feel the fear of this poor guy who tries to get rid of a cockroach and runs for his life as it suddenly flies towards him. The hilariousness and relatability of this short clip gained it over 47 million views to date – guess flying cockroaches are truly a global phobia.
5. @jade13tr: This cat has the moves (2.2M likes)
@jade13tr I’m so dead #fyp #foryou #cat ♬ Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes
This has to be one of 2019’s most well-loved videos. This kitty’s dance moves are sure to put a smile on your face, even if you’re going through a crappy day! Pet owners worldwide rushed to recreate this creative “MV” with their own furkids and if you can’t get enough of them, you can find a bunch of them in this compilation.
6. @sammielewiss: The MFing Tea (2.1M likes)
@sammielewiss she wants my clout @s.couttt ♬ original sound – Sammie 🐘
19-year-old Youtuber Sammie goes on a random rant about why you should not ‘spill the tea’ to just about anybody and shot to Internet stardom. Her video even prompted tons of parodies, and our personal favourite has to be this Chinese granma’s version.
7. @brittany_broski: Kombucha Girl gives us her honest opinion (2M likes)
@brittany_broski Me trying Kombucha for the first time #foryoupage #foryou #fyp #AllBrandNew ♬ original sound – Brittany
The Kombucha Girl aka Brittany’s hilarious first impression of Kombucha is pretty unforgettable. With her priceless facial expressions and commentary, the 22-year-old found herself a social media star and hasn’t stopped since. She continues to post viral videos and is looking to venture into comedy and TV in the future. By the way, did you know she also has scored a partnership with GT’s Living Foods, a kombucha brand?
8. @herecomedatkush: A wholesome hummingbird (1.5M likes)
@herecomedatkush Wholesome content #foryou #foryoupage #checkcheck ♬ ZEZE (feat. Travis Scott & Offset) – Kodak Black
Another animal video makes it into the Top 10 list (cause who doesn’t love cute animals?). In this video, a man feeds a little hummingbird nectar from a flower he holds in one hand, while supporting the bird in another. It may only be 15 seconds, but it was enough to melt the hearts of TikTokers who viewed it 15.5 million times and counting.
9. @kidkneesothra: Crocs + shaving cream (785K likes)
It’s one of those trends that’s hard to explain their overnight popularity, but it is what it is. Since this video was published, filling a Crocs shoe with shaving cream and jamming your foot in it to watch it spray out of the holes became a challenge no one could resist. Some say it’s satisfying, but if you ask us, personally we find it a little gross 🤨
10. @raeganbrownn: Bear suit daredevil (619K likes)
@raeganbrownn watch the end for a special surprise 😉 #comedy #foryoupage #foryou #featureme ♬ original sound – axton
This adorable bear mascot looks innocent enough, strutting poses and falling clumsily down the stairs. He seems harmless until a shot of him speeding down the street on a bike in true mat rempit style appears. Best of all? The person inside the suit is a sassy girl named Raegen Brown. She loves cars and making funny videos for her fans.