YouTube’s annual release of it’s popular video, YouTube Rewind, has exceeded over 41 million views in three days. The newest video, Now Watch Me, is a celebration of “the videos, people, music and moves that made 2015.”
This blast from the past compiles famous faces such as Zoella, PewDiePie, Miranda Sings, Tyler Oakley and many more while they recreate some of the hottest trends from the year.
Setting the scene with a spin off of the “Love Has No Label” video posted by Ad Council, entertainer and YouTuber ||Superwoman|| dances her way out of the x-ray machine, across a rainbow colored backdrop to symbolize the recent legalization of gay marriage and into a ball pit in the shape of the YouTube Rewind symbol.
Let’s Play gamer Markiplier’s scene featured the popular point-and-click horror game, “Five Nights At Freddie’s.” Players act as the night guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza where they must defend themselves from the malfunctioning animatronic characters roaming the Chucky Cheese-like restaurant.
“(The scene) opens up with this skeleton thing behind the wall over here, and I go down the hallway and act scared,” said Markiplier.
The first YouTube Rewind was first created in 2010, featuring “Bed Intruder Song” as the No. video of the year. Following shortly after, YouTube began making Rewind a yearly tradition, collecting the data from the top trending channels, videos and songs of each year and putting them into a roughly 4-minute long video.
Producer Finley Wise gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of YouTube Rewind 2015, explaining the lip sync battle in the cage used in Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video. The two teams, black and gold, were used to represent “The Dress,” a controversial picture that had millions arguing over if the dress was white and gold or blue and black.
“Everybody knows that the dress was black and blue,” said YouTuber MyLifeAsEva.
YouTube Rewind features over 130 different YouTube channels, an original remix created by Avicii and music composed by The Hood Internet.
Watch the full video here or on the YouTube Spotlight channel.