Category: Youtube

My Top 5 favorite YouTube videos…

My Top 5 favorite YouTube videos…

…that I’ve come across so far.

Well…or maybe, 5 favorite from my top 5 channels? Or top 5 from each channel in my top 5 categories list?

Nah, just top 5…but it’s going to be hard. Really hard. Like unbelievably hard.

I feel like this is really being unfair to many, many wonderful channels…but for me, to be one of my favorites, it really, really has to stand out. So to all of you DIY YouTubers out there…trust me, I watch your videos…but to me, they’re all about the same. While your DIY’s ARE really awesome and your decor tips are really helpful, I doubt that any of them will make my favorites list. In my head, they’re really all lumped into one category.

First off, this one from Studio C…Lobster Bisque! Oh, what can I say? This is the first YouTube video that officially made my burst out laughing. Sure, I had smiled before…and chuckled…and giggled…but burst out laughing? This was it.

Well…Y’all know about Brooklyn and Bailey…and my obsession with their song, Mommy It’s Good-

And…another from Studio C! International Relations. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this already…

Yet another one from Studio C…AND Brooklyn and Bailey! This one is HILARIOUS.

And the last one…Cute Girl’s Hairstyles…Brooklyn and Bailey’s younger sister, Kamri’s first hair tutorial! It’s soooo simple…and I wear it SO often. Out of all the tutorials that CGH has ever posted, I think this one is the one that I have worn more than twice. Don’t get me wrong, CGH always has great hairstyles, but I really hate stirring from my go-to hairstyles, but this one, wow, I saw this and it became one of my go-to hairstyles!

This was actually really interesting. Who knew that my favorites are all “oldies but goodies”? These three channels, Brooklyn and Bailey, Studio C, and Cute Girls Hairstyles were the first three channels I ever watched on YouTube…and they are still my favorite channels, by far. The collab that Brooklyn and Bailey did with Studio C was the one that introduced me to Studio C…and that got me hooked!

This was definitely hard. Wow…I think the next time I do favorites, I have to do “Top 25” or something…but…I doubt that anyone would be interested, haha! This was also a very interesting post to do again in about a year or so, to see how my tastes have changed over time.

What are YOUR top 5 favorite YouTube videos?

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P.S. I’m linking up my post to Allie’s blog!

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YouTube Highlight: Brooklyn and Bailey

YouTube Highlight: Brooklyn and Bailey

If you’ve been following this blog for any period of time, you probably have noticed that my favorite YouTube channel is Brooklyn and Bailey.

Brooklyn and Bailey are identical twin girls whose mom started the channel Cute Girls Hairstyles to showcase her hairstyle making skills. With that background, they stepped into the YouTube world and they are the first second generation YouTuber(s) to hit 1 million subscribers (saying, their mom has 1 million and they have 1 million as well). They are really fun to watch…to say nothing of their charm, wittiness, and just happiness and love as a family. Their channel is much like the typical girl YouTuber channel- challenges, tags, vlogs, DIY’s and more, but there’s a certain aspect to their channel that makes it more appealing to me than any other channel I’ve watched so far. Although I may be watching a different video from a different channel when their newest video goes live, I stop whatever I’m watching and go straight to their video first. I can’t put my finger on what makes their channel so different, but their faith definitely plays into their channel. Brooklyn and Bailey are Mormons (not Christians), but having a background like that allows me to trust watching their channel much more.

The girls started their YouTube career as 13 year-olds (Their parents’ rule was that they had to 13 to start their channel) and their variety of videos, as well as their subscribers, have increased exponentially every year. They have done a few collabs, all with wonderful (and famous!) YouTubers, including Studio C, Shelby Church, MyLifeasEva, and Lindsey Sterling. Now, to let some of their videos speak for themselves-

Their vlog trip to Europe-

Meet Our Mom tag-

Both of these previous videos speak to their family’s relationship. They are a very close knit family and they enjoy spending time with each other, which is quite different from many teenagers in this day and time.

What’s in Our Backpack-

The Pictionary Challenge-

They also often do videos “featuring” their younger sisters, Kamri and Rylan, as shown by the example above.

The girls, who are almost 16 in December of 2015, are very pretty, both on the inside and on the outside. However, unlike many other YouTubers that I watch/am aware of, they always dress appropriately, without showing parts of their body that were meant to be kept private. This is also another aspect of their videos that I like. I know I can go to them and actually use their fashion ideas, unlike other channels’, where their idea of cute includes showing shoulders (which is okay with me, but depends on the shirt), midriff (which is NOT okay with me), or really tight outfits. While they do wear makeup, they don’t wear an excessive amount of makeup; they attempt to make it look natural, which enhances their natural beauty.

Their channel is also very clean. As I have mentioned, they are Mormons, so they obviously have a religious background. I have viewed almost all their videos, and I have yet to hear a bad (or even semi-bad) word in their channel.

All in all, I love watching Brooklyn and Bailey’s videos first of all because they’re so cute and so pretty and upbeat and positive…but also because I know that they are clean and that I won’t have to worry about people hearing or anything inappropriate in their videos.

RockandMinerals4Him rating- 10/10

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Song Saturday: Mommy, It’s Good lyrics by Brooklyn and Bailey

Song Saturday: Mommy, It’s Good lyrics by Brooklyn and Bailey

Song Saturday posts are posts with a set of lyrics to a song. One of RockandMinerals4Him’s 2016 New Year’s Resolutions is to learn to sing all the words of 50 songs. The song learned will be the set of lyrics posted.

This isn’t officially a song for Song Saturday (lame title, I know), since I haven’t learned any songs yet, but this IS the first “Song Saturday” post on RockandMinerals4Him! I’ll be posting Song Saturday every Saturday  (obviously), which is a set of song lyrics that I’ve learned that week, so that I can fulfill my New Year’s Resolution.


Brooklyn and Bailey, the first YouTubers I followed and watched seriously, have just started producing music videos, and are they ever good! They have just collaborated with Laughing Moms (and yes, seriously, they have the same blog format as mine…how cool is that?!), which is a mom-founded company that specializes in family music parodies, to create a fun video that all teens can relate to…cleaning their rooms!

Mommy, It’s Good is a parody of Honey I’m Good by Andy Grammar, which is a song I absolutely adore! It has a WONDERFUL message that is SO rare in this time and day…and I admire Andy Grammar for writing this song in this age.

The tune is SO catchy, which makes me want to sing it…and I decided to sing the parody version of the lyrics, instead of the actual lyrics, since they’re funner, but I COULDN’T find the lyrics on the internet. ANYWHERE!


 

Oh no, Mommy, it’s good

I don’t mind the mess though I probably should, yeah

No time to clean my room, room, room, room

It’s been a long day here and a long day there

And all my things are thrown everywhere (hold up now)

I’ll make it good, I’ll make it right.

I’ll make my bed and zip it up tight

And my mom’s like,

Oh honey, naw honey,

You’ve gotta clean more honey,

My mom is driving me outta my mind!

Oh naho, Mommy, it’s good.

I don’t mind the mess though I probably should, yeah

No time to clean my room,

But if I don’t she won’t leave me alone

Nah Mommy it’s good

I don’t mind the mess though I probably should, yeah,

No time to clean my room

Too many other things to do

Too much to do…(ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Too much to do…(ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Too much homework

Don’t wanna fail

It takes an hour just to do my hair (Now check me out)

I text my friends and they text me

And my room’s a mess but I’m too busy

And my mom’s like

Ah honey, nah honey, you gotta clean more honey,

My mom is driving me outta my mind!

Aw, honey it’s not good

I’m pretty sure you misunderstood

I see this mess and shake my head

All you want to do is take selfies instead

Nah, mommy, it’s good,

I don’t mind the mess though I probably should, yeah

No time to clean my room

Too many other things to do…ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Too much to do…ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Too much to do…

Oh, will you at least make your bed this time?

‘Cause all, all you gotta do is zip the sides.

Ah, nah, Mommy it’s good,

I don’t mind the mess though I probably should, yeah

No time to clean my room

But if I don’t she won’t leave me alone.

Nah, Mommy it’s good.

I don’t mind the mess though I probably should, yeah

No time to clean my room

Too many other things to do

Oh no, Mommy it’s good,

I don’t mind the mess but I probably should, yeah

But if I don’t she won’t leave me alone.

Nah, Mommy it’s good,

I don’t mind the mess but I probably should, yeah

No time to clean my room

Too many things to do! ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Too much to do…ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Too much to do…ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Too much to do…ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Too much to do….

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh…To much to do….

Work!

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Top 5 Favorite Youtubers

Now, most of the reason I spend so much time on YouTube is because of all the awesome Youtubers on Youtube!

Here are my top 5 favorite Youtubers that I have found so far (in no particular order)-

  1. Cute Girls Hairstyles and Brooklyn and Bailey– Cute Girls Hairstyles was founded by Mindy McKnight, who is a self-acclaimed hair ninja, when people began asking her for tutorials for the adorable hairstyles she used on her girls (she has 5!!). She posts a new hairstyles video every week, and the hairstyles range from prom hairstyles to sports hairstyles to Halloween hairstyles. Brooklyn and Bailey, who are Mindy’s eldest two daughters (they’re twins!) started a Youtube channel of their own when they were thirteen, and quickly gained many many followers, because of their friendliness and charm. They do vlogs, challenges, and DIY’s. I really enjoy watching their videos, because they’re similarly-aged girls who are just so adorable. Both these two channels are really “good”, as in they’re clean (the McKnights are Mormon), and also in that they’re just fun to watch.
  2. The Piano Guys– The Piano Guys are four guys who really enjoy making music (and Youtube videos!) together. They have made wonderful music on crazy places, the Great Wall of China being one. They make great, music with piano and cello, including many Christmas pieces (which I’m slightly obsessed with ☺)
  3. Crash Course– The Crash Course offers many crash course videos in many subjects such as biology, astronomy, and literature. The guys who teach the courses make general fools of themselves, and are really fun to watch. I occasionally watch them before tests, as a way to release stress and review at the same time.
  4. Pentatonix– Pentatonix is a group of five acapella singers (with wonderful pitch!!) who sing together. I love listening to their music because of their phenomenal harmony, their outstanding blending, and their Christmas music. ☺ They are a remarkable and well-blended group (One’s Christian, one’s Jewish, one’s gay, one’s African-American, but they are obviously well in-tuned to each other and to their music).
  5. Studio C– Now, this is the channel I do most of my procrastinating on! This channel is a comedy channel that both Brooklyn and Bailey and CGH appeared on, introducing me to them. They have great clean comedy shows that are hilarious!! I could spend hours on end watching Studio C. I love how they have such real-life scenarios, yet so non-real-life at the same time.

It’s your turn! Who are your top 5 favorite YouTube channels? Also, I’m going to (hopefully) be posting regularly every Friday from now on- I’m prewriting blogposts, so it shouldn’t be that bad.

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