The Real “Single Ladies”: Top Five Not-Beyonce Videos
Not only did [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm]’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)” make for one of the greatest music videos of all time, it also has one of the deepest and most widespread viral followings of any pop song on record.
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If you want to find the video, look no further than [lastfm]Beyonce[/lastfm]’s own YouTube Channel. Yet you know what you won’t find there? Any of the thousands upon thousands of tributes, parodies, and just plain random videos have made the song a true viral sensation. There are many reasons why the Beyonce camp can’t/doesn’t want to/shouldn’t endorse these videos – but, hey, that’s why we’re here.
So just in case you missed them over the last year or so, here are the top five truly great – truly funny, random and just plain good “Single Ladies” viral videos (props to snubs [lastfm]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm], Chubby Guy, The REAL Single Ladies Remake, and the Detroit Pistons mascot):
#5. London Flash Mob
YouTube title: Beyonce 100 Single Ladies Flash-Dance Piccadilly Circus, London for Trident Unwrapped
In an interview, Beyonce claimed that this was her favorite viral “Single Ladies” video, and we would probably agree… if it weren’t for the fact that a rights dispute is making it so that no one can host this vid online with the actual music playing in the background. Still, we love a flash mob, and 100 gorgeous, talented “single ladies” busting it out in Britain make us smile – even if it was for a commercial shoot.
#4 – The Ring Bearer Steals the Show
YouTube title: Single Ladies – Performed by Samir & his groomsmen
There are a LOT of “Single Ladies” wedding dances – this is our favorite. Not only is it all young men that are clearly being nothing but good sports, there is what looks like a 10-year old kid leading the break. Well done Samir and Co., well done.
#3 – Purple Haze Newsies Kick Ass
YouTube title: Beyonce’s Single Ladies by Purple Haze
We’re not sure how these fellas can physically move like this, or why they’re dressed like 1940s newspaper boys, but man can they dance. Their extension on the first “hands-up” sets the bar, and the rest is dern good, and not without some funny.
#2 – Babies Dance the Dance
YouTube titles: Baby Dancing to Beyonce – ORIGINAL! and Baby Dancing to Beyonce THE ORIGINAL !!!!!!! Single Ladies
Watch this (at least part of it):
and then watch this:
Now that’s – funny.
#1 – Best Single Ladies Video Ever
YouTube title: Single Ladies Devastation
If you’ve missed it a few weeks ago, just watch it. The girls in the car… the parents trying to help but failing… amazing.
We’re sure you have your favorites – let us know below.