67. The Back Dorm Boys
Viral Date: April 2005
Two Chinese dudes wearing matching Yao Ming jerseys lip-sync to the Backstreet Boys in a bedroom—nope, not Lou Pearlman's last dream but the strangely mesmerizing content of this hugely popular clip. Props to the oblivious dude in the background getting his World of Warcraft on while his homies fake-croon.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Since the video, these dudes signed a five-year contract with a talent agency in Beijing, another contract with Sina (a Chinese internet portal), and become hosts of an online lip-sync contest by Motorola.