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Watch YouTube mash all of 2013's biggest viral hits into a single video
Kid President meets Miley Cyrus meets "What Does the Fox Say?" in this tribute to the year's most viral videos
 

Every viral video has the same rough lifespan: A brief period of popularity, followed by a long period of vague cultural embarrassment that we were ever into something like, say, "Gangnam Style." Have you already forgotten most of 2013's viral video hits? YouTube is here to help, with a special video collecting many of the year's most popular videos in one place.

The video opens with a very special introduction from the Kid President himself: "2013, let's do this." And rest assured, we do do this. Have you ever wanted to hear a remix of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and Ylvis' "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" No? Well, YouTube has enlisted DJ Earworm to prepared one for you anyway. Along the way, you'll see references to Miley Cyrus, screaming goats, Breaking Bad, PSY, the Harlem Shake, and a bunch of those creepy horse masks.

It's an admittedly clever angle for a "year in review" video that will probably — quelle surprise! — drive a lot of traffic right back to YouTube. If you don't recognize any of the references in the video, YouTube — who produced the video — conveniently has you covered: Just visit YouTube.com/rewind and bask in the glory of 2013's top viral videos. (Or, alternately, continue not having "What Does the Fox Say?" stuck in your head all day.)

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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