Reaction vids have been a YouTube staple for years. But it wasn’t until The Fine Bros React series that the idea hit new heights. Debuting just a few weeks before the fifth anniversary of YouTube’s official public launch, the series began with kids simply reacting to popular YouTube videos. It was a meta moment that proved an instant hit, pulling in more than 10 million views to date. Five years later, the Bros have garnered more than 12 million subscribers and nearly 3 billion views across their 800+ videos.
Still, the most interesting reaction to see has always been your own.
GOTCHA. Because how could we talk about the “R” of the YouTube alphabet without a Rick Roll?! A cultural phenomenon that took off in 2007, Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” still sees a spike every April Fools’ Day, with friends performing this musical bait-and-switch all over the world. In fact, the largest spike in views in the video’s history happened just this past April Fools' Day when the video was viewed over 2 million times. Proof that the Rick Roll is still a sure-fire way to get a reaction out of anyone. See what we did there?