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Viral Video Chart: Kevin Pietersen does Gangnam Style, US presidential debate

12th October 2012

Watch the England cricketer take on Chris Gayle, and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney get the Bad Lip Reading treatment

You know an internet phenomenon is almost over when Boris Johnson mentions Gangnam Style in his Tory conference speech. West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle couldn’t help getting in on the action during the Windies’ Twenty20 campaign, and on Sunday the whole team were at it as they celebrated their victory over Sri Lanka. This week, India’s Star Cricket somehow managed to persuade ex-England captain Kevin Pietersen to do a take on a Gangnam-style dance – but the results are more reminiscent of David Brent than Psy, and presenters Sourav Ganguly and Wasim Akram don’t look that impressed.

Many fans of Olympic medal winners Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish must have dreamed of owning one of their bikes, which are made of carbon fibre and cost in the region of £10,000. But they wouldn’t want to do what mountain bike trials rider Martyn Ashton done to one of those bikes (a Pinarello Dogma 2): some truly sensational Danny MacAskill-style stunts on roadside obstacles. The Tour de France was never like this.

Finally, if you enjoyed Bad Lip Reading’s takes on Twilight and The Hunger Games, their spoof of the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is great – if increasingly surreal – viewing. Jim Lehrer will never look the same way again ...

Guardian Viral Video Chart. Compiled by Unruly Media and tweaked a bit by Dugald

1 Martyn Ashton - Road Bike Party
Don’t come crying to us if you try this with your new Specialized Allez

2 KP does Gangnam Dance Competing with Gayle - Ganguly & Wasim Pull KP’s Leg
KP gets nutty

3 Why Obama Now
Simpsons and Family Guy animator Lucas Gray gets political

4 CBS WKBT News Anchor’s On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat (Oct. 2nd, 2012)
TV presenter takes stand against bullying

5 Human-Powered Freerunning Machine - with Jason Paul
Some great stunts among the Robe Goldberg machinations

6 Novak Djokovic dancing in Gangnam Style with ball kids China Open 2012
First cricket, now tennis

7 T20 World Cup 2012 | West Indies Team Celebration In Gangnam style Dance | Chris Gayle Gangnam style
Windies going Gangnam busters

8 “Eye Of The Sparrow” — A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 debate
‘I see a purple idiot who speaks German, with a big spunky Labradoodle puppy’

9 Black & White (In Colour)
From (50) shades of grey to technicolor

10 Gangnam Style: Boris Johnson remix
Mop-headed madness

Source: Viral Video Chart. Compiled from data gathered at 18:00 on 11 October 2012. The Viral Video Chart is currently based on a count of the embedded videos and links on approximately 2m blogs, as well as Facebook and Twitter.


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