Your Favourite Artists on YouTube – ft. a Goat.
The latest parody craze to hit YouTube is happening with the
help of a goat. Since the past few weeks, videos of popular songs that have been edited to include
a goat ‘baa-ing’ in the middle, have gone viral. The goat appears in any strategic place where
the artist says something like “yeaaaa” so instead there is now a goat saying
“baaaaa” in the edited video. The hilarity probably arises partially from the fact that a
particularly un-photogenic goat appearing in an otherwise extremely polished
video seems positively ludicrous. Songs that have been “goat-ified’ like this
include recent hits like Taylor Swift’s Trouble video (below), with the goat edition showing a whopping 7 million views* in just 4 days since being
uploaded. Old hits like Psy’s gangnam style and Rebecca Black’s Friday have not
been spared either, with each goat edition video of these songs receiving more
than 10,000 views in just one day.
My personal favorite is the Goat-ified version of Miley Cyrus’s Party in the USA. Don’t find them hilarious? Why not listen to goat editions of songs you hate - like those by One Direction (now being uploaded as ‘Goat Direction’!) or those by Justin Beiber - and love to hate them even more!