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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
11 years ago21,973 views

I was on my iPod and noticed that the Most Viewed of all tie had changed fro

The Evolution of Dance – 77,000,000

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to

★VOTE OBAMA 08★ CANSEI DE SER SEXY Music is My Hot Hot Sex – 85,000,000

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It's not even about Obama :D but I love that song!

Above 1 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Travis Mayberry [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I'm not really surprised since it has a provocative title, it's a pretty good song, and it was recently on an iPod commercial. Sounds like a recipe for top YouTube video if I ever saw one.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Exactly, I think it got many links to it from places like this:
witz.org/2007/11/09/what-is-th ...

And then anyone searching for the song inevitably came across the music video. I know because even I had found it back in November, and at the time I don't think there were any other results for "Cansei de Ser Sexy" on YouTube.

cory [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

It's the music video for the band CSS

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yeah that's CSS is the song and its the official video (though it does look unprofessional and fan-made)

rodflash.com [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Yes, it's the official video. BTW, it's a Brazilian band.

Josef [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

as rodflash has pointed out the band is Brazillian. Anyone who knows the global net, Brazillians are RABID internet consumers. God, Americans...the web is not only in America!!!!!!!!!

Also, the song was used in an Apple ad for the ipod Touch product.

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

does embedding a youtube video as a 1px by 1px frame on your website still count as video views every time somebody visits your website?

I've heard of people using that trick before.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Josef, most (active) members on this blog/forum aren't american, and that fact was pointed out in the post

macbeach [PersonRank 6]

11 years ago #

My sense is that a large percentage of those music videos on YouTube, weather the original or a fan-made version are just excuses for distributing free tunes. In this case, if is the original artist made video then why isn't it a blatant copyright violation? Unless of course the artists approved of it.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Added an update that it may be the official video, thanks everyone.)

Andy Baio [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

Can someone back up the "official video" claim? As far as I can tell, the band never released an official video for "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex." As I said in <a href=" waxy.org/archive/2008/03/05/ne ... post</a>, it was created by a fan using green-screen footage from the Qoob.tv video contest for another CSS song, "Alcohol." He says as much in the video description, that he created it with iMovie and so on.

You can see other clips from the "Alcohol" contest on YouTube, which clearly use the same footage as the "Hot Hot Sex" video:
youtube.com/results?search_que ...

The official contest entries are here:
en.qoob.tv/video/clip_contest. ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Edit: I removed that update from the post again until this dispute is settled :)

The update was reading: "[Update: Some of you say it's the official video for the song.]")

Mark [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

"Josef [PersonRank 0]
4 hours ago #

as rodflash has pointed out the band is Brazillian. Anyone who knows the global net, Brazillians are RABID internet consumers. God, Americans...the web is not only in America!!!!!!!!!"

One exclamation point is sufficient Josef.

22% of Brazillians have used the internet. How RABID!

BTW 77% of Americans use the net.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

and 90% of those are morbidly obese and waste their time on WoW and the likes...sorry...i had to insult someone, all the cool people are doing it :P

Mark Blucas [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

They can be the fattest people ever to have walked the earth and it doesn't change the fact that this video is a hardcore cheat and should be discarded immediately.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Update [also added to the post]: Andy Baio followed up with an interview with the video's creator [ waxy.org/archive/2008/03/05/in ...]. Translated from Italian, Clarus Bartel says: "Never would I have imagined that such an ugly video, made on a whim, would make it to the top of the charts. (...) I get constant messages accusing me of being a hacker, when i barely know how to turn a computer on and off." Clarus adds that he's deleting hundreds of insults from the video comments every day, which he says may explain the odd views to comments ratio. "But for the rest of this absurd occurrence, I have no explanation."

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Nileson has some more stats on the Youtube!!

newteevee.com/2008/03/05/niels ...

Vitorino [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

In case you are wonder what she say at the end: she keeps repeating "Ele é fodão, mas eu sei que eu sou também". This means: "he is a big shot but I know I also am."

Leon Santiago [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

Hey, Philipp... cam'on, this video IS official and this people ARE the Cansey de Ser Sexy and, man, this interview was translate from portuguese! It's a brazilian director!

And Mark, just see the origin of YouTube's heavy traffic, ya?
Don't be (too) stupid...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Apparently, this video only had 5 million views on January 21.

cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q= ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Hey, Philipp... cam'on, this video IS official and this people
> ARE the Cansey de Ser Sexy and, man, this interview was
> translate from portuguese! It's a brazilian director!

Leon, Andy says the video creator is Italian, and as you can see in Andy's post, the creator's interview answers are indeed given in Italian, not Portuguese. Furthermore, Andy says this video is not official, but a user-creation. At least not the video creation as whole, that is, I'm not speaking about individual footage used – the footage *is* original and it is the band indeed. Quote from the creator's answer: <<It all started with the Qoob music channel's video contest. I didn't participate in the contest, I just downloaded the footage in order to edit it and I added a different track. I cut out some scenes where they were singing, added some effects to the background, and then I uploaded it to YouTube.>>

mjc [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Reminds me of your old post about "The PageRank 100 Incident":
blogoscoped.com/archive/2004_0 ...

[Link formatting fixed – Tony]

Lee Phillips [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Google demonstrably lies about YouTube statistics. I think I make a pretty good case for that here:

lee-phillips.org/youtube/

Leon Santiago [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

Hey, Philipp, I was wrong. Sorry, man!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yeah, i thought it was official because they linked to it from their site. :/

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

>> 2 748 934 clicks from

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que [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

So, why does it not show up at all on the All Time Most Viewed list? Evolution of Dance is still #1.
youtube.com/browse?s=mp&t= ...

Viewing the video itself – it now shows over 91 million views.

Leon Santiago [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

CSS back to board.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

More on the video from Andy Baio here:

waxy.org/archive/2008/03/18/ho ...

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