From "Friday" to "Harlem Shake" to two new smashes, here are 10 songs that crashed the Hot 100 thanks to highly clickable viral clips.
Baauer, "Harlem Shake"
Hot 100 Chark Peak: No. 1
Peak Date: March 2, 2013
The concept: a 30-second video with one person dancing to Baauer's "Harlem Shake" intro for 15 seconds, and then being joined by countless others for the second half. It was a simple-enough meme to reproduce, and the "Harlem Shake" videos spread like wildfire last year, turning the Brooklyn producer into an unwitting star. Debuting atop a revamped Hot 100 chart that now incorporates U.S. YouTube video streaming data, "Harlem Shake" became just the 21st song in the history of the chart to start at No. 1.
Ylvis, "The Fox"
Hot 100 Chart Peak: No. 6
Peak Date: October 19, 2013
The Norweigan comedy duo might not have been expected to crash the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart when it concocted its wacky ode to fox noises, but "The Fox" did have a solid pop pedigree -- it was produced by Stargate, the duo behind Rihanna's "Diamonds" and Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It." "The Fox" yipped and yapped all the way to No. 6, and its unabashedly goofy music video has accrued 383 million YouTube views.
PSY, "Gangnam Style"
Hot 100 Chart Peak: No. 2
Peak Date: October 6, 2012
It was the Horsey Dance that took over the globe: the K-pop star invaded the U.S. with his 2012 single, with its wildly colorful video inspiring a tremendous amount of cover clips and even more did-you-see-this? shares in order to spread its virility. PSY's "Gangnam Style" was blocked from the top of the Hot 100 chart by Maroon 5's "One More Night," but its video became the first in the history of the Internet to surpass one billion views in December 2012. Not a bad consolation prize!
The FiNATTiCZ, "Don't Drop That Thun Thun!"
Hot 100 Chart Peak: No. 35
Peak Date: August 3, 2013
Los Angeles group the FiNATTiCZ didn't see its Hot 100 bow coming last year when its single, "Don't Drop That Thun Thun," was used in a popular video on Vine that depicted five young women dancing provocatively to the track. The twerk craze also helped J. Dash's song "Wop" land on the Hot 100 chart after Miley Cyrus posted a video of herself dancing to that track.
Soko, "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow"
Hot 100 Chart Peak: No. 9
Peak Date: Mar. 29, 2014
Soko's ethereal single lands at No. 9 on this week's Hot 100 chart thanks to its use in the viral video "First Kiss," a black-and-white clip in which 20 strangers kiss for the first time. Soko appears as one of the lip-lockers in "First Kiss," which was actually made by womenswear brand Wren; "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" was personally chosen for the video by the company's founder and creative director, Melissa Coker. The song's video was first released in May 2012, and debuts on the Hot 100 with 96 percent of its points from online streaming.