Yearender 2022: Viral videos, a recap
By- Divyansh Thakur
Sharing is caring, or so the old adage goes. Continuing with the craze for any content in the cellphone age now tiptoeing towards the 5G era, viral videos have had a good year in 2022 some are outright zany, some thought-provoking and instilling pride even if for 20 seconds or less.
We can argue about the negative effects of the social media boom of recent years and bemoan how smartphones have become a human appendage rather than a plain, old device. Even though TikTok is prohibited, scrolling through Instagram reels, YouTube shorts, and Facebook videos has us returning for more dopamine every few seconds, and before we realise it, we’ve been on the feed for hours. What’s harm or damage it is just thumb work.
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But is it really that horrible to enjoy a humorous skit of an influencer or a video of a dog that makes you smile and put your bad day behind you? As individuals spread joy by sharing these cute little movies with their friends, partners, and loved ones, they have evolved into a kind of universal love language.
Here’s a list of some popular videos that went viral in 2022:
Pakistani girl’s Tik Tok dance on Mera Dil Yeh Pukare Aaja
All you see these days whenever you open Instagram is the video of Ayesha, a girl from Pakistan, dancing at a wedding reception to a remixed version of Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
She charmed millions of Indians with her dance and loose-fitting green clothing. The popular song has been used by a lot of ladies, influencers, and even celebrities like Katrina Kaif to post reels.
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It is quite unlikely that you missed the Kacha Badam viral craze. Bhuban Badyakar, a West Bengal peanut vendor, is the creator of the song.
Early in 2022, the video of the peanut vendor who used to stand by the side of the road became viral. His song caused an Instagram Reels wave as he became famous over night. People were grooving to Kacha Badam all over the world. West Bengal Police commended him for his song. Badyakar released a second new set in June called ‘Hobe Naki Bou,’ which received 1.4 lakh views in just two days.
The Kala Chashma craze
Norwegian Bollywood dancing group Quick Style went viral on social media for their incredible performance at a crew member’s wedding. The dancing moves from Quick Style’s viral performance are now being adopted by an increasing number of Instagram users. The dancing troupe initially shared snippets of the performance on Instagram, where they quickly went viral.
They became a viral hit thanks to the first reel, Kala Chashma, which also garnered media attention. The subsequent videos they made for songs like Chura Ke Dil Mera, Sadi Gali, and Tumse Milke Dil Ka also earned millions of views. Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar, and Katrina Kaif were among the celebrities who praised their dancing.
Their choreography was fresh, hip, lively, and just plain fun. Due to Quick Style’s fantastic choreography for songs like Kala Chashma, Sadi Gali, Chura Ke Dil Mera, and others, a lot of people, influencers, and celebrities started mimicking their moves. One person pretends to fall as the song starts, then gets down on all fours and twerks to the beat. This is the defining move in the dance craze.
The Oscar slap feat. Will Smith, Chris Rock
In March 2022, US actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock after getting enraged at the latter’s joke about his estranged wife Jada Pinkett Smith during the 94th Academy Awards .
Smith slapped Rock and then turned around cursing. People questioned Smith’s behaviour after seeing the incident’s footage online, and a sizeable portion of internet users also questioned Chris’s ‘sense of humour.’
Tanzanian brother-sister lip-sync Bollywood songs
Kili Paul, a Tanzanian influencer, became viral after posting a video of himself and his sister Neema lip-syncing to Shershah song Raatan Lambiyan. Even Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, the stars who featured in the film song, had something to say about it.
Paul was honoured by the Indian High Commission in Tanzania, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked him in his Mann Ki Baat. As desi netizens continued to watch all of Kili Paul’s most recent lip-sync and dance clips set to Bollywood songs in 2022, his Instagram account ballooned with followers close to 5 million.
Yeh Mera Bhai Hai reel: Brother-sister duo go viral
A few months ago, a video of two young children making a video together went insanely viral on Instagram. Zarah and Zohan, two siblings, were seen introducing themselves in the amusing video. The young girl says, Yeh mera bhai hai, as she waits for her brother to introduce her. She whispers, Bolo na meri behen hai, to him when he doesn’t, to assist him.
The bespectacled boy finally replies, Yeh meri behen hai. Knowing they botched their intro, the two then smile endearingly. The young girl says, Yeh mera bhai hai, main iski behen hun. They are having a noodle eating competition, the boy continues.
Bahut Jagah Hai, fighting for space on a bus seat
In our top viral video list, the Bahut Jagah Hai debate of two elderly men, too finds space. The two elderly men can be seen squabbling over shared space in the bus and someone behind them recorded a video of the same.
The two men are sitting beside each other in a public transport bus and as one of them asks the other to shift a little further towards the window side by saying ‘Bahut Jagah Hai’, the other asserts without giving it another thought and says, ‘Nahi Jagah Hai.’ The video went viral and incited many memes.
MC Stan’s Nike Air Jordans, “80 Hazar Ke Shoes”
Indian Rapper MC Stan, who is currently inside the Bigg Boss’ s House, had once uploaded a random video of him flexing his Nike Air Jordans by saying, “80 Hazar Ke Shoes Hain L***e, Tera Ghar Chala Jayenga Isme.”
What happens next was even unimaginable to Stan, as the video went viral and gained a lot of popularity on the social media website. Many people used it as a meme template and uploaded their own videos on Stan’s audio track of 80 Hazar Ke Shoes.
Football World Cup 2022 forecast in 2015
Following Argentina’s World Cup victory and Messi’s victorious performance, social media erupted with congratulations.
One of these tweets from 2015 stated that on December 18, 2022, Messi would win the Football World Cup. Leo Messi, 34, will win the World Cup and go down in history as the greatest player ever. 7 years from now, check in with me, the poster challenged seven years ago.
Chhoti Bachchi Ho Kya
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen Chhoti Bachchi Ho Kya memes online. #ChotiBachiHoKya was popular on Twitter a couple of months ago, and internet users inundated the hashtag with jokes and memes.
The dialogue ‘Chhoti Bachi Ho Kya?’ is a line from Tiger Shroff’s film from 2014, Heropanti. A mimicry artist went viral after he used Tiger Shroff’s dialogue from the film. Every other person on Instagram, Twitter and even in real life started using the dialogue and the video was among the most viral moments of 2022.
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