I love when these milestones are so close together, as Jeff posted yesterday about his latest YouTube count. I thought I would follow suit with a similar, albeit shorter, list describing my Top 5 highest viewed Laptop Sessions videos. I do have a couple of my “How To” videos topping my overall list- the Top 5 Laptop Sessions cover songs videos are as follows:
“I’m So Lonely” (The Beach Boys) – 5968 views
This is exactly what the Laptop Sessions is all about: taking a song that everyone wrote off previously and turning it into an acoustic song. This way, you get to hear the actual song and, in this case, not the cheesy mid-80s production.
“Do You Want To Know A Secret” (The Beatles) – 4541 views
Can’t explain this one. I don’t even truly love this song- it’s just one that was a nice song that I thought would translate well on my nylon string guitar. But, this is one of my oldest videos, so I can only hope that it’s a trend- the longer my videos are online, the faster they’ll get more views!
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (The Beach Boys) – 4075 views
You know why this song is in the top three? Because I can hit the notes. I don’t mean to sound pretentious, but honestly, that’s what separates my video from every other so-called “cover” on YouTube. But, then again, that’s what we all try to accomplish on a daily basis here!
“You May Be Right” (Billy Joel) – 3948 views
I can’t believe this one. I honestly did it because I love the song, but didn’t think it would end up in my top 5! I think it’s because I turned an electric song acoustic…and that I have a ton of energy in this one.
“Let It Ride” (Bachman Turner Overdrive) – 3968 views
This one’s the most surprising of them all. The other videos were added six months or more ago. This one? Three months. I think this video’s popularity follows the same logic of “You May Be Right”, as I took an electric song, used an acoustic, and let it ride!
Of course, I look forward to the next milestone, as it’ll be a big one: 150,000! Congrats to Jeff and we’re both looking forward to Chris’ next YouTube view round number!