Well, maybe two is is better than one…
Oh, sorry, you’ve just caught us reliving our younger days. Remember when Boys Like Girls teamed up with Taylor Swift for Two Is Better Than One? (AKA the cutest song ever recorded.) Well, maybe not, as it’s been nearly 10 years since its release, but we thought we’d bring it back for this special Five of the Best.
It’s no secret that we here at TenEighty are YouTube fanatics – we’ve dedicated our lives to running a magazine about the site – but what you might not know is some of our all-time favourite channels come from who we like to call “YouTube duos”. From couples to siblings, to best friends looking to pass the time, we’ve always been under the philosophy that the more YouTubers in a video, the better. And as such, we felt it time to highlight a few of our fave duo channels.
So, without further ado, here are our Five of the Best: YouTube Duos.
Londoners React to Kpop in public (BTS – DNA mv) | Niki and Sammy
Kicking off this week’s Five of the Best are a duo we simply couldn’t omit: Niki and Sammy Albon. Over the years, they’ve managed to wiggle their way into our hearts with their videos and we often find ourselves wondering what we did before they came into our lives. From their taste tests and hilarious baking videos, to a devoted obsession with K-pop, Niki and Sammy’s channel has everything one needs for an evening of bant-filled laughs.
This video in particular is one of our recent faves. K-pop is beginning to take over the world, so what better way to test people’s knowledge of it than to head to Leicester Square and ask about BTS’ new single, DNA? The answers the pair received are hilarious. From one guy calling the group “beautiful plastic Barbie doll men” to Niki and Sammy’s enthusiastic reactions to everyone watching the music video, this video is one we couldn’t get enough of and we hope they continue to do more in this style!
BBC English Accent | Tutorial | British English with Joel & Lia
We’ve been longtime fans of Joel Wood and Lia Hatzakis, from their comedy skit days to their onscreen chats, and now that the pair have decided to focus their channel on a genre they like to call “edu-tainment“, we’ve found ourselves completely obsessed! Ever wanted to learn about regional British accents or how to pronounce the name of London’s Tube stations? If so, then these two might well become your new favourite creators.
Did you know there’s such a thing as BBC English? Maybe not, as it has long since ceased to be used, but back in the day it was a pretty common manner of speaking, and Joel and Lia are here to tell us what made it so distinct. Watch out, casting directors. We don’t think you’re ready for how awesome our BBC English is going to be after we put these tips to work.
Gym Fails – What not to do in gyms | The Lean Machines
Looking for some motivation to join the gym? Then look no further than John Chapman and Leon Bustin of The Lean Machines. These two have created a channel in the aim of motivating viewers into leading more active and healthier lives, from offering tips on new workouts to ways in which we can eat better. What’s more, they also post the odd comedy video from time to time, such as their Gym Fails video, which left us in stitches. (And saying “That’s so true” throughout.)
This video is basically the go-to for those of you unsure of what’s not proper etiquette when going to the gym. Some important standouts: never workout next to someone when other equipment is available, it’s never acceptable to take a selfie in the locker room (even if you’re really feeling your look) and never EVER watch someone workout whilst you wait for them to finish with a machine – there’s nothing more awkward than that.
GOING BACK TO WHERE WE FIRST MET 10 YEARS AGO | AdannaDavid
If family vloggers are more your thing, then we highly suggest giving Adanna and David‘s channel a watch. These two spend their time vlogging about their lives, and oftentimes their videos feature cameos from their son, Kian. From trips around the world to showcasing the cutest of moments, these two have stolen our hearts and we know they’ll steal yours too.
This video is one of our all-time favourites. Adanna and David have always been open with their audience, so of course they’d take us back to where they first met! You could tell the trip back to Norwich brought about a lot of nostalgia for the two, and hearing about their time while at university left us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
REACTING TO OUR OLD VIDEOS | Rose Ellen Dix
Closing out our list are the one and only Rose Dix and Rosie Spaughton. You didn’t think we’d write this up without including them, did you? They’re one of our all-time faves and it would have felt wrong to not give them a feature, especially considering how massive a year they just had. In the mood for some A+ comedy content? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Rose and Rosie have a ton of quality videos on both their main and vlogging channels, but we’d have to say one of our more recent faves would have to be watching them react to their old videos. Reacting to previous content has become sort of a rite of passage on YouTube, so it was only a matter of time before we saw the pair take it on – and the results were everything we could have wanted and more. Rose, what do we have to do for you to bring back that old intro?
So there you have it…
Our Five of the Best: YouTube Duos! Whoever created the saying “One’s company, two’s a crowd” obviously didn’t watch YouTube. If they did, we feel they would have had a much different opinion. Who are some of your favourite duos? Send a tweet to @TenEightyUK and let us know! Who knows, you might see them in a future Five of the Best article!
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