YouTube turned five yesterday. And while we can blame the site for spawning endless fodder for the workroom and further catapulting the careers of tween heartthrobs like Justin Bieber, we decided to go another route with our top five favorite YouTube videos. We're not putting up Miley, the Jo Bros or Lady Gaga, and while Charlie biting his brother's finger is kind of amusing, everyone's seen it. We're staying away from typical music videos (though, FYI, local Flo Rida was at the top of the list), and giving you the funniest YouTube videos with the highest views. You're welcome.
Here, what YouTube selected guest curators like Conan O'Brien and Katie Couric chose as the most essential videos on YouTube: youtube.com/user/FiveYear
See our favorite videos after the jump.
Comedian Jeff Dunham brings out Achmed the dead terrorist in his comedy act.
Over 112 million views so far. Video created: September 2007
A then 17 year old shows how he masters the electric guitar.
73.5 million views so far. Video created: December 2005
Then 7 year old David is on heavy drugs after surgery at the dentist's office. Kids say the craziest things. Over 59 million views so far. Video created: May 2008
1,500+ inmates reenact Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines.
Over 41 million views so far. Video created: July 2007
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Two hands spell out all of the lyrics to Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."
Over 39 million views so far. Video created: June 2007