So we’re already well and truly aware that this is a big year for classic YouTube; because it seems as though a lot of viral favourites are turning 10 years old. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t feel just a tiny bit of anxiety about the passage of time every time a 10-year anniversary rolls around. We felt it with ‘Charlie Bit My Finger‘; and now we’re feeling it with ‘Daft Hands’.
Today is the 10th anniversary of ‘Daft Hands’ and we’re just done.
The mysterious viral classic of two disembodied hands ‘finger-syncing’ the lyrics to Daft Punk’s ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ has pulled in over 65 million views in its tenure on the site; and is without a doubt the most successful upload from enigmatic YouTube channel Fr. Eckle Studios.
Just watch it. We can’t even.
‘Daft Hands’ is without a doubt a cornerstone of YouTube history; being parodied endlessly with other viral classics such as ‘Daft Bodies’ and Weezer’s meme-filled music video for ‘Pork And Beans’.
Even watching that video gave us another grey hair.