It’s two weeks into 2017 and our resolutions are already in shambles…
Perhaps the “no chocolate” rule was a bit too unreasonable – everyone knows the best holiday sweets are always on offer come January! On second thoughts, maybe we should amend that… dark chocolate only? Save it for weekends? Now our minds consist of sweets and only sweets. Maybe our resolution should have been to make better resolutions. Oh well, there’s always next year!
Well, if your New Year’s resolution was to watch even more amazing content from your favourite YouTubers, then have no fear, TenEighty is here! Keep on reading to see the best of last week’s content!
EVERYTHING’S FINE – original song | LukeIsNotSexy
In need of a new ringtone for 2017? Well, consider yourself sorted.
Luke Cutforth leads our list this week by absolutely smashing his first venture into the wonderful world of ukulele music by putting out the song about 2016 we didn’t know we needed until now. Why recall the events of the past year in boring monotone when you can set them to a triage of major chords, fireworks animations, and a facial expression that says, “I’m definitely smiling through my tears”?!
Here’s hoping that the ukulele (and Luke’s catchy lyrics) make several more appearances in the new year!
The Little-Known Patterns on British Streets | Tom Scott
Sure, you’ve probably noticed those funny little bumpy patterns alongside the roads, but did you know they have meaning?
In the latest instalment of his Things You May Not Know series, Tom Scott brings us the reasoning behind the colours and patterns of pavement on the streets of Britain. In addition to providing us with some fun trivia, the video also ignites a conversation about the accessibility of public roads, and the occasional preference of aesthetics over genuine utility.
How To Speak Arabic | Jana vlogs
Our list of definitive things that will always make us smile: puppies falling asleep while standing (sooo cute), free food in the break room, and people trying to teach new languages to others.
With that being said, Jana Damanhouri‘s new video definitely has us in fits of giggles. We feel you, Chai Cameron – who’s to say all those words weren’t “duck” anyway?
City Of Stars – La La Land cover | Dodie Clark
Still positively enamoured with the La La Land soundtrack? Well, if your answer is no, prepare to be sucked right back in.
Dream team Dodie Clark and Jon Cozart have smashed their most recent collab covering City of Stars, swapping out tap shoes and the epic Hollywood skyline for fairy lights and a keyboard, and somehow still manage to create an atmosphere that brims with fantastical wonder. Seriously, we’re pretty sure the pair each have more musical talent in their pinky fingers than we do in our entire bodies. Could we borrow some for an afternoon, at least?
The Top Dan Memes of 2016 | danisnotonfire
TenEighty has presented reviews of 2016’s content in a variety of ways, from creating a Yearly Round-Up to interviewing individual creators about what excites them most about YouTube in 2017. However, there was one crucial niche of the internet we didn’t venture into: memes.
Luckily, Dan Howell has us covered, taking us through the year of 2016 as it existed in the Phandom. From peace signs to the “weed” jumper, and furries to the infamous sequin blazer, join Dan in laughing with/at him for the ways in which his viewers showcased their Photoshop abilities. (Whether or not these skills are being used for good or for evil is still uncertain.)
We’re feeling rather generous today, so here’s a few more videos that stunned us this week…
If you’ve blown through the musical selections above, we’ve got another one to throw your way! Melanie Baker’s latest original song, False Fantasies, is catchy and poignant with soaring harmonies. We’ve been jamming to it all week!
Molly Jay proves that walking in circles doesn’t always mean you’re lost. Her newest poem, Circles, is a succinct but sweet homage to forging new paths.
Still feeling nostalgic over 2016 having come and gone? Lex Croucher opens up about the highlights and lowlights of her year in an honest dialogue about therapy, breakups, and her beloved cats.
Finally, throw on your leather jackets and pop on some red lipstick — Lucy Moon covered the Grease classic, You’re The One That I Want, and it’s everything you’ve dreamed of and more. Our hearts are certainly set on her!
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