Social media addict Kate Turner stalks around TBS Towers singing nonsensical YouTube remixes, so we tasked her to choose her Top Five. Big mistake.
“Oh my goodness, oh my damn, oh my goodness, they’re going ham.”
Did you sing it? Of course you did. The only reason not to have sung it is if you’ve been deprived of YouTube remixed gold and have no idea what I’m talking about.
Well, crisp to the crunch folk, if that’s the case let me introduce you to some unforgettable viral YouTube sensations. And if you are already in the “been there, seen that” category, let me expand on your know-all, and go beyond this dayum beat, ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that, and let us head into what became of these skimmalarinky dinky dink internet celebrities.
Infamous Remix One: Oh My Dayum
My friend Adil introduced me to this, and I haven’t looked back since.
The remix started as a humble food review by Daymon Patterson (a.k.a. Daym Drops), but it was his passionate heartfelt take on a burger that gave inspiration to the remix. (I’m sure to try that dayum burger asap!)
So with a dash of autotune, a catchy beat, and some sick edits, they made something destined to go viral that would surely give Daym some instant fame—and boy, did it.
From the sudden viral sensation, Daym got his own food show, Best Daym Takeout, on the Travel Channel. He even has his own Wikipedia page! And we all know that means you’ve made it.
You can look up these Dayum lyrics online and learn that shiz word for word. Trust me, after you watch it, every amazing tasting thing you’ll be singing, “Dayum Dayum Dayum!”
Infamous Remix Two: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That
Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Perkins came to our attention after an interview on Oklahoma NBC News, when she retold her narrow escape from an apartment fire. As soon at the video fell into the right remixing hands, it went bonkers viral on YouTube. Sweet Brown quickly shot to fame and gained interviews on numerous TV shows, including The View.
More recently, she decided to sue Apple for selling a song called I Got Bronchitis—listen to the beat and you’ll know why she thought that would be within her rights.
To sum up, Sweet Brown’s success all started when she woke up to go get a cold pop, and her life has never been the same since.
Infamous Remix Three: Bed Intruder Song
Kevin “Antoine” Dodson from Alabama rose to fame when his expressive and flamboyantly styled interview on NBC went viral. His feelings about his sister’s house intruder were heard loud and clear with him talking directly into the camera with some major sass. Again, like “Dayum,” The Gregory Brothers had a major helping hand in Antoine’s success after remixing his interview into awesomeness.
In 2010, the clip became the most watched YouTube video of the year. The remix even went platinum on the Billboard Hot 100 list, making it to number 89, and Antoine makes a cameo in Tyler Perry’s film, alongside Sweet Brown.
So hide your kids, hide your wives and your husbands, and watch it here.
Infamous Remix Four: Teresa Mannion Remix
Teresa first shot to fame with her extremely dramatic storm warning on RTE news. Now being used in memes everywhere and with people imitating her worldwide, Teresa has been graciously taking it all in stride, laughing right alongside with us. She’s a national treasure in Ireland, and it’s not hard to see why.
We love her!
Last, but certainly not least, is one of the most inspiring viral sensations I’ve ever seen. All centered around general loon and The Big Smoke’s power animal, Shia LaBeouf.
One which barely needs an introduction…
Infamous Remix Five: Just Do It (Make Your Dreams Come True) [Ultimate Remix]
All I’m going to say about this remix is that after watching it, I’m now inspired to become whatever the hell I dream to be, and to just fucking do it! Seriously! Just do that shit.
Don’t let your dreams be dreams, and just watch this!