Yelling goats are taking over YouTube in the latest ridiculously hilarious video meme. Goats are singing hits from artists including Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Skrillex and more and we’ve decided to compile ten of the best ‘Goat Edition’ remixes.
Before we get to the videos, let’s take a look back in time to find out where this meme came from and why it has exploded over the past week. The original yelling goat video was uploaded in 2007 by YouTuber SmoothFeather, who has racked up over 1.4 million views, and reuploaded by YouTuber simsdelux1 in 2008. On a side note, it is one of my favorite YouTube videos of all time. Check it out below.
The idea of inserting the yelling goat into other videos is not new. Back in 2010, the yelling goat helped Oprah welcome guests, and also sang along to Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby.’
However, for the past couple of years, things have been relatively quiet on the yelling goat front. Quiet, that is, until RSVLTS.com created a super cut compilation of ‘Goats Yelling Like Humans’ earlier this month. The video has racked up over 8 million views so far.
A few days ago, YouTuber Christopher DrifterSX uploaded a “Goat Edition” of Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, cut with the yelling goat and it’s been all uphill from there, with a search for “Goat Edition” on YouTube currently resulting in over 2,500 videos. Check out the Taylor Swift cut, and nine other awesome ‘Goat Edition’ remixes below and let us know what you think of the latest goat-tastic YouTube trend!
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble Goat Edition
Living On a Prayer (Goat Edition) – Bon Jovi
Skrillex – First of the Year GOAT Edition
Not surprisingly, yelling goats seem to fit in quite well with Skrillex!
Skrillex – Bangarang (Goat Edition)
Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA Goat Edition
Nicki Minaj – Starships (Goat Edition)
Linkin Park – Burn It Down (Goat Edition)
Jay-Z feat. Kanye West – Niggas In Paris [Yelling Goat - Edition]
Note: This one is actually from 2011 but has seen a burst in views over the past few days as a result of the new Goat Edition explosion.
Taio Cruz – Dynamite Goat Edition
Katy Perry – Firework Goat Edition
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