Recently, I have discovered that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are simply not enough to procrastinate studying. I have been subscribed to a few YouTubers for a couple of years now, but my subscription list has grown exponentially in size over the last few months! For today’s post, I thought I’d give an overview of my top 8 favourite YouTubers. Even though nearly all of them are pretty popular as it is, every single one of these channels deserves the praise they get. So, without further ado:
#8: Kingsley (/ItsKingsleyBitch)
I have been watching Kingsley for a long time – the main attraction being his Overexposed series he does annually at the end of each year. Kingsley is loud, opinionated and sassy, discussing topics such as race, sexuality and celebrities. Lately, Kingsley announced that 2014 is his last year on YouTube, but what is next to come is unknown. He has also been quiet with uploading videos of late, and his most recent stuff has not been of his usual quality. However, I still enjoy his videos when they are uploaded and can’t wait for what he has in store for next year.
Recommended video: OVEREXPOSED 2013 [FINALE]
#7: The Fine Bros (/TheFineBros)
The Fine Bros are well-known for their React series, encompassing Kids React, Teens React, Elders React and YouTubers React, however they occasionally upload spoiler videos or other small YouTube series. Benny and Rafi’s channel is usually hit-and-miss. I always have enjoyed the React series, with nearly all episodes piquing my interest enough to watch through to the very end of episodes that are usually 8 minutes long. Their YouTubers React series features a mix of popular YouTubers like Shane Dawson and Tyler Oakley, however can feature some channels that I’ve never heard of before. The React series’ are great at showcasing the reactions of others to viral videos, old technology or controversial campaigns, especially in the Kids React series as their reactions are so genuine and innocent! Although, basically any non-React video is cheesy and overacted – however, I stay subscribed because of the brilliance of React.
Recommended video: YOUTUBERS REACT TO BABYMETAL
#6: Jenna Marbles (/JennaMarbles)
Jenna Marbles is easily one of the most popular women on YouTube, recently securing a host position on the YouTube 15 on SiriusXM radio to present emerging music on YouTube. Jenna was the first YouTuber I subscribed to, captivating me with her How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To video in 2011. Jenna’s videos aren’t for everyone as she can come across as weird to some people, but I enjoy it. Since she only uploads once a week, I don’t feel overwhelmed by her different style of video which has kept me as a loyal subscriber for years. I also enjoy watching her two adorable dogs – Marbles the chihuahua and Kermit the Italian greyhound – which feature often in her videos. My favourite videos of hers are ones showing the extremities of how guys or girls drive, get ready or even shower, which are always so true and cover content that I have never seen another YouTuber cover with such humour and pure honesty.
Recommended video: Things I Don’t Have Time For
#5: Zach Garry (/ZachGarry)
Zach Garry was suggested by Tyler Oakley in one of his videos, and I subscribed to him due to him being Australian. I haven’t been watching Zach for long, but I have related to him well so far due to him being in university too. His vlogging style is awkward in an entertaining way and his deep, slightly monotonous voice makes him unique to other YouTubers I have come across. Zach is not as well-known as the other YouTubers on this list, however he is definitely worth checking out if you’re wanting an honest, open yet funny channel to subscribe to.
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#4: Tyler Oakley (/tyleroakley)
Tyler Oakley is arguably the most influential YouTuber around, using his huge subscriber count to raise half a million dollars for the Trevor Project. Tyler’s outright sass is entertaining to watch and, although close to all of his recent videos being Q&A videos (or, as Tyler has dubbed it, Q&Slay videos), he is still engaging, inspiring and uplifting, with the ability to make so many people happy. His friendship with fellow YouTubers and participation in TheFineBro‘s YouTubers React series is fantastic to see, and he vlogs nearly every major event he participates in such as Playlist Live or Vidcon on his second channel, extratyler. Tyler Oakley is a YouTube sensation who has shown such a phenomenal journey over his many years vlogging and his popularity and influence is sure to continue to grow.
Recommended video: The YouTube Burn Book
#3: Troye Sivan (/TroyeSivan18)
Troye Sivan is only 19, yet is taking huge steps in the YouTube community. His videos encompass topic-based videos, Q&As, challenges or even his own music. Hailing from Perth, Australia (yes, he’s an Aussie!), Troye has made friends in the YouTube community worldwide, the most notable of which being Tyler Oakley. Troye’s videos incorporate his sense of quirky humour, which may not appeal to all, but his presence in a video keeps me watching (the good looks and amazing eyes don’t hurt, of course, until I remember that he’s gay… *sigh*). Troye’s musical talent is outstanding, having written a song about the popular John Green book-turned-movie The Fault In Our Stars, whose purchases on iTunes raised money for charity. Recently, Troye announced the release of his debut EP, featuring original songs, aptly named TRXYE, due for release in August 2014. I, personally, am excited to hear this EP in addition to watching Troye’s YouTube journey – the future is bright for Troye Sivan!
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#2: Zoella (/zoella280390)
Zoella (aka Zoe Sugg) is easily one of the most engaging, inspiring and overall positive YouTubers I have had the pleasure of watching. Most of my experiences watching Zoe have been through her daily vlog channel, MoreZoella, which shows her viewers the beautiful person she is. Her main channel videos are mostly beauty videos, which aren’t my thing, but she has the ability to also open up about confronting topics, such as her own anxiety, and discuss this on camera. Zoella recently reached five million subscribers, a well deserved milestone for her. Zoe has such genuine friendships with fellow British YouTubers and her bubbly personality has the ability to make anyone smile. If this wasn’t enough, she’s brave enough to go makeup-free in numerous daily vlogs despite her imperfect complexion – an act that I truly respect her for. I’d highly recommend Zoella’s channel and vlog channel to anyone looking for a beautiful soul to watch!
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#1: SUPERFRUIT (/sup3rfruit)
SUPERFRUIT is made up of Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi, who are also members of popular acapella group Pentatonix. Their YouTube channel has captivated me from the moment I discovered it. These boys have such a great friendship with each other and their sense of humour is on point. Not only do they have amazing voices (which they frequently showcase in both musical covers and casual videos) but they have personalities which have drawn me in from the beginning. Mitch’s femininity and sass coupled with Scott’s more masculine but kind persona allow them to make entertaining, memorable videos with each other. Every episode, Scott and Mitch share their weekly obsessions and their favourite song of the week – hello music lovers, the boys have fantastic music taste! As a Pentatonix fan, I enjoy being able to watch Scott and Mitch seperately from the group and discover more about what they get up to outside of the band – however, I would highly recommend SUPERFRUIT to anyone regardless of being a Pentatonix fan! This is one of the only channels where I have watched every single video religiously without intention to stop – the only downside to this channel is that they only post once a week! *sigh* I urge everyone reading this right now to click the following link and check out SUPERFRUIT – it is, as they say themselves, the best show on the internet.
Recommended video: KARAOKE GAME
PTXofficial – this five-person acapella group makes an amazing mix of original music, covers and music medleys, both in the form of elaborate music videos and simple one-take recordings. This group is one to watch, having recently been casted in Pitch Perfect 2!
RobertDeLong – I saw this guy live at Groovin’ the Moo 2014, and he remains the only electronic artist I have ever seen actually perform and create his music live using things like gaming controllers to help create the sounds!
PewDiePie – Felix’s channel is great to follow if you have plenty of time to sit and watch long videos of him playing games (which I do not), however his shorter videos are very entertaining to watch and his sense of humour is very unique.
Full List of Subscriptions:
PointlessBlog / alfiegames
TylerOakley / extratyler
Zoella / MoreZoella
If you have a favourite YouTuber that I’m not currently subscribed to, let me know in the comments and I’ll check them out!
Thanks for reading guys 🙂
Sarah May xx