Imagine Wembley Stadium. Now imagine 11 Wembley Stadiums. Now imagine broadcasting to every one from your bedroom…
(Yes, we definitely know what that word means for all you Princess Bride fans out there. And let’s be honest, how could you NOT be a Princess Bride fan?)
One million is a huge number. HUGE. That’s more than every person Greenland, Iceland and Luxembourg. Combined. If everyone held hands they could reach from London to Poland!. (Just imagine that game of Chinese whispers.)
So when some of your favourite YouTubers hit that magic number, of course they produced some fantastic videos to celebrate. So here they are, Five of the Best: Subscriber Milestone Videos!
1 Million Subscribers Celebration Video! – Tanya Burr
Let’s throw it back to 2013 and start with Tanya Burr‘s 1 Million Subscriber Celebration! Of course we love seeing crazy stunts and big productions in milestone videos, but we adore Tanya’s celebration for its simplicity. It feels like a sincerely genuine thank you hug from a friend.
Getting her subscribers involved makes the whole milestone feel that much more significant. If that massive human hand-holding chain to Poland proves anything it’s that we have a really hard time visualizing what 1 million people actually looks like. But Tanya gives us all a little love by putting faces to her little (or, rather, not so little) community.
Plus that montage has us so nostalgic! And if you know anything about us here at TenEighty you know we love nostalgia. Who could resist a little foetus Jim Chapman, Joe Sugg, Louise Pentland, Tyler Oakley, Alfie Deyes or Zoella?! (No one. Absolutely no one. If you’re saying you could well *gives the skeptical side eye* we don’t believe you).
1,000,000 Subscriber Skydive Celebration! – TheSyndicateProject
This skydive might have been two years and 6 million subscribers late, but better late than never, right? And we still can’t get over the fact that Tom Cassell took Papa and Godpapa Cassell with him!
From getting on the plane, to waiting in the cabin, to reaching the ground, the whole thing had our adrenaline pumping. Actually, that’s probably also what it feels like to hit 1 million subscribers. Only you probably don’t think “I’ve made a huge mistake” when you’re approaching 1 million, whereas when that airplane door opens…
We really have to thank Tom for doing all the cool things so that we don’t have to. The only time we’ve ever used a parachute was playing games with one primary school. Oh wait, there was that one at SITC last year, too, wasn’t there? Anyway, we’ll stick that game-based (and land-based) approach to parachutes we think. Yes we’re overgrown children. Yes it’s great.
My Second Dating Rap | 1,000,000 SUBSCRIBERS! – Emma Blackery
You can always trust Emma Blackery to make fun of her younger YouTube self. And when she hit 1 million subscribers last July we knew we were in for a treat, we just didn’t know it would be this amazing. Reprising lines like “can’t take penicillin or I come out in a rash,” of course we’re obsessed with this video. Did we mention we live for Emma’s park dancing? Because being able to pull off moves like that is all we really want in our lives. Why can’t we be as groovy as Emma damn it?!
To answer your question, Emma, yes. You are definitely a successful applicant for our dating repertoire. Keep on keepin’ on, (and never get rid of those shades) we can’t wait to see what you’ll do for 2 million!
I Have A Secret | 1 Million Subscribers – JacksGap
Does anyone remember JacksGap’s 100,000 subscriber bungee jump? Well take that, multiply it by a cheeky Nando’s and a little bit of conspiracy and you’ll have this fantastic 1 million subscriber video that nearly broke our little YouTube hearts. Nearly.
You almost had us, Jack Harries, especially by including Michael Stevens with all of his VSauce knowledge, but like any good YouTube internet fiends we did some sleuthing (okay, we didn’t actually have to do any sleuthing) and we’re relieved that three years later Finn Harries is alive and well after having broken free and escaped to New York.
So for toying with our emotions, reality and everything we hold dear to our hearts, Jack, we have to agree with Suzie this time: Finn, Finn, might be the better twin. Alright, fine, we can’t even joke about it, we love you both. And just like fine wine and cheese, your videos have just gotten better since you reached this milestone!
5 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS – Caspar Lee
We’ve been marveling at the idea of 1 million subscribers this whole list but 5 million takes it to a whole new level. So does Caspar Lee. Reading mean comments? That’s tame compared to watching mean videos recorded by your friends.
This has a heavy layer of sarcasm spread all over it like some deliciously weird type of peanut butter and it is glorious. We never knew how much we needed to hear a rant comparing Caspar to a pineapple, but of course our overlord Dan Howell provided and man are we #blessed. We’re also sure your heart has never melted faster than watching Louise and Darcy own their pouts.
Caspar, don’t listen to ’em. We love you. Then again we also love your amazing crying face. Maybe we shouldn’t be laughing? Nahhh, we should definitely be laughing.
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