posted by Liam Dryden

10 years and 65 million views later, this Daft Punk tribute is still one of the best videos on YouTube.

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’.

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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.


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