Worst Types of YouTube Videos


The Top Ten

1 Click Bait

The problem with YouTube is that it has encouraged users to use CLICK BAIT to get more views and money. IT EVEN BENEFIT YOUTUBE TOO. Because of this, click bait is EVERYWHERE, and I almost never get to see a great honest video anymore.

Obviously the worst. Why does everybody have the urge to click on a video that has a misleading thumbnail? - Target

I hate these types of videos so much... - wrests

Shouldn't this be called videos with misleading thumbnails?

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2 Unboxing

What would you rather do? Feel the satisfaction from opening something yourself, or watching do it? Yeah, I though so. - VenomousCrow

Honestly theirs only one way to make a good unboxing video if it's a mystery box of randoms items and the person who makes the video doesn't know whats inside - christangrant

Is unboxing even a word? Anyway, its boring watching spoiled people getting free things and bragging about it.

Title- Unboxing Toy
Video- Hey I'm getting spoiled to get even more spoiled!

This especially sucks when it's the kids! DAMN CANCER

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3 Minecraft videos

Seriously, no one wants to watch a boring 15 minute video of someone playing Minecraft, Minecraft isn't even that cool, also the people that make these videos are mostly annoying 9 year olds with terrible audio and ear bleeding voices, who scream every time they die. also why do the people who make these videos think they're so cool? Just because you built an automatic door or something isn't that big of a deal, to all the people who make videos of them playing Call of Duty, Minecraft or any game, no one wants to hear you constantly call yourself a badass, cause anyone can do what you just did, I really wish videos of people playing video games would just disappear from YouTube

Yeah, automatic doors only require very little knowledge and if they find a diamond while mining, earplugs ready - MChkflaguard_Yt

Worse than virus links, death pranks, and bully videos combined. All videos that feature minecrapt at all should be deleted and their makers should be sent to the moon, leaving them to reflect for eternity on how their crimes were sins upon humanity and disgraces to their very souls. Minecraft is responsible for over 20,000 diseases, of which 3,500 are terminal. Minecraft pollutes every part of the internet it touches, and is responsible for over half of today's global warming. Minecraft was responsible for 90% of all crime plots since 1824. And Minecraft players never leave the toilet seat down and drive alone in the carpool lane.

These videos are for 6 year old kids who think minecraft is the best game ever. Well, they don't know what The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is.

Minecraft videos has lots of bad types, like updates, and some spawns made by this rage elixir guy and turns out it’s all fake! Also many players have tried to show off and boast about new updates but they are not even real and it’s annoying. I seriously do not want to spend time just watching the cringe in all of them.

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4 Reactions

All these guys do is just sit on their butts and watch a video. The worst part is that they get thousands of views from it. They literally just decide that watching someone watching a viral video is way better than watching it yourself. In fact, most reactionists say things that aren't even funny and sometimes they say absolutely nothing the whole time and just make some weird face expressions on occasions.

These are possibly the most unoriginal and uncreative videos on the site. It's ridiculous how many views and money someone can get just for reacting to a video someone else put time and effort into when reaction videos take no effort at all. They are completely boring and most of the time the person reacting barely does anything! Most of them just laugh or go "oh my god" every 5 seconds. YouTube is getting worse everyday.

All they do is watch videos and steal original content from popular youtubers like Pewdiepie for example. The worst part is, this is what society has come to?! Some reaction channels like Reaction Time or Skyviewray, make a living off of watching videos and occasionally laugh or say something stupid every 2 minutes! More than half of the time they just silently watch videos with a stupid blank expression on their faces!

*feigns cough* Fine Bros...

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5 Spiderman and Elsa

How are these popular? And why isn't this higher on the list?

Probably cause the most popular character for young girls is Elsa and for young boys spiderman - Tyoshi

Yep some of it people actually put work into to make it nice for kids but others are just time wasting garbage

Targeted to young children, but contains LOTS of inappropriate content.

The most harmful out of all the things on the list. Should be number 1.

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6 Mundane tasks

Do I need to explain - VenomousCrow

How to pick up a controller:
1. Pick it up with your feet
2. Handstand towards the window.
3. Put it down.
4. Throw it out the window with your hands.

3 words: HOW TO BASIC

7 Scary Pop-Ups/Screamers

I hate screamers not because I'm scared of them but because they are a cheap attempt to scare someone and even worse now big budget movies use them - christangrant

These guys need to be at the top rather than Spot 12.

They are misleading, pranks, and rely on clickbait. The only reason these are done is for reactions.

What is a screamer, you ask? A screamer is a video with a clickbait title such as 'Where's Waldo? ', 'What's wrong with this picture? ' or 'talking puppy! ' Often, they have low volume at first, causing you to turn up your volume, and/or small text to make you go fullscreen. They also try to get you to focus on the screen. Around the midway point in the video, or around the end, after all the soothing music and the aforementioned tactics, an EAR-SPLITTING SCREAM will suddenly play, often accompanied with a scary picture, such as a zombie or a possessed woman.

There are literally WikiHow tutorials on how to identify and avoid screamers. All they are is cheap jumpscares designed to frighten you. If you have certain conditions or are easily scared, these can have LASTING EFFECT on you.

In short, look up the ...more

Oh yes. Look, a car video- OHLAWDNO

I like these, but I can see why many don’t. - Cyri

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8 Vine Compilations

Vine is dead.


9 Toy Collectors

These videos suck I hate the channels like Disney car toys and Disney collector here's why these channels suck Disney car toys does skits with Barbie dolls and owns like 5000 dolls and most of their videos are about frozen. Disney collector is obsessed with peppa pig and this is her intro for surprise egg videos with frozen eggs " Hey guys Disney collector here with 25 toy surprises including 3 egg surprises from the movie frozen and 5 play doh egg surprises SUCH CRAP

The worst of these things is the surprise egg videos. I swear, they're EVERYWHERE. Like, "Spider-Man Play Doh Mega Egg Surprise! " or "Elsa surprise eggs with Frozen fun toys! " It never ends. - SmashPrincess

My playmate is obsessed with these, he even forces me to give him my laptop time JUST for him to watch Ryan Toys Review when his iPhone has low battery in the worst case scenario! - Neonco31

My 9 year old cousin watches these all the time! I hate these! They're just pre-teen or 10 year old kids unboxing toys, reviewing, and playing with them.

Sometimes they're even making Disney and Marvel characters such as Spiderman and Elsa changing a Baby Alive doll's poopy diapers. That is just so wrong on so many levels!

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10 Prank Videos

Bro it's a prank see I pretended to kill him so it's a funny joke

Should be in the top 10 - christangrant

They are so fake and unoriginal - tatumsmiley

Someone on YouTube made an ISIS backpack bomb prank.

I don’t want to live in this planet anymore. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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The Contenders

11 Vlogs

Seriously, all you do is film your daily schedule and what goes on in your life. That's not entertainment, that's called wasting 30 minutes of your life

Come on, I don't want to see people get 1000 views just from showing us every second they are awake.

Hey guys heres 10 minutes of what I did today! I ate a sandwich and played minecraft! - BigTree

You talk on the camera about depression... THE END! - BlooPer

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12 Fanrage

Let's face it: These kids are dumb. - VenomousCrow

13 Trend Videos

These videos are some of the worst cheap attempts to get views - christangrant

The cancer of youtube - TheLegend28

14 You Laugh You Lose Videos

Rename it to "Try not to get bored" then it will be an actual challenge. - UnlawfulMatron

Just laugh anyway, they're outdated - PancakePoyoPoyo

15 Make-up tutorials

Make up is boring. I want to see a gaming video!

I am no beauty expert, but I know from experience that just because your'e a female doesn't mean people should take makeup tips from you. Hell, some videos will make your friends think you got a job at the circus rather than going to prom.

Boring, I want to watch videos about cartoons and animes.

These are annoying but they do serve a purpose - christangrant

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16 GoAnimate

Every type GoAnimate video ever:

Grounded Videos: Some random person (Usually a made up character or a little kids show character) saying what they are going to do. (It can be something really bad or something really stupid) Then, the laugh for 2 seconds the do the thing they said they were going to do. Then their parents find out what they have been doing and the ground them for some time.(The parent usually says they are grounded for something like 1304897... years and it takes 3 minutes just for the parent to say that number) Then the character who did that thing cries while running to their room.

Rants: Some GoAnimate user saying that some show or video game sucks and doesn't come up with any actual reasons for it being bad. They usually go like this: This more like poopy this. This show/video game sucks. Do you know who likes this, (A character that they hate) Do you know who hates this (Themselves or a character that they like) End or rant.

Dead meat videos: ...more

Caillou pulls the fire alarm and gets grounded, Caillou fails school and gets grounded...that's about it. Oh, and to all you GoAnimate kids, please for the love of God learn to animate properly while you're thinking of a more original story. - Entranced98

Go animate is the definition of lazy. - BigTree


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17 Drama Videos
18 Music videos

Unlike a lot of these on here, you CAN make these right. Biggest issue is that you'll see the worst songs on your recommended list for no reason!

What? I love Music Videos! - Neonco31

It depends on the artist who makes it - christangrant


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19 Nightcore

Setting the track speed to 1.25, a feature made readily available by YouTube at the push of a button, is considered 'amazing' by thousands. It's clickbait, low-effort and over-glorified. In many cases, the Nightcore version of a song will receive more praise than the original. You heard right, in many cases, the person who set the track speed to 1.25, again, a feature made readily available by YouTube at the push of a button, is credited more than the actual original artists. Imagine how they must feel. Then there are the fans who blindly follow this trend, regarding it as amazing and treating like trash anyone who would think otherwise.

How to make a Nightcore video:
1. Speed up a song unnecessarily
2. Slap a picture of an anime girl on it
3. Profit

Nightcore channels usually don't monetize their videos due to fear of copyright infringement. - styLIShT

Basically just watching a sped up song, with an anime character, need I say much?

There's nightcore backyardigans videos. There's one with an actual picture of what the backyardigans would look like if they were humans. - Ilovestephanie

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20 News shows

If you want to watch the news, WATCH THE NEWS! - VenomousCrow

Oh god yes - christangrant


21 Trollbait

The kind of stuff Coppercab does - VenomousCrow

22 Roblox Videos
23 Anime Reviewers
24 Feminist Videos

Xaxaxaxaxa! Thanks so much for anyone eho added this to the list! (I am talking about the man hating, bad feminism, not the true, good feminism). They deserve that for hating man. Sorry if I carried away a little. - BorisRule

25 Kids that try to make music videos but can't

These kids all think they can make music videos but what turns out is a seizure enduring video with crappy music and quality.

Misha, Jojo, MattyB, and Jacob all need to stop making music. - Popsicles

Oh hai matty - Puga

Okay, if they're composing they're own music then I'll appreciate it in some extent, but if it's something like Musical.ly, then no. - naFrovivuS

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26 Gaming

All you do is watch someone playing a game for 10 minutes and listening to someone saying random things. You can't react to him or learn something from these videos SO WHAT IS THE POINT? - MChkflaguard_Yt

Watching someone play a video game is kind of like watching sports. You do it for entertainment. - imnothere

When you can play a game, why watch someone else play it and hear their ear-bleeding voices? You will not even learn stuff(even those related to the game)from these videos. - MChkflaguard_Yt

27 Weeaboos
28 People With Go Pros

So basically you guys think that people with GoPros suck? I mean I have a GoPro.

29 Grounded Videos

I used to find these videos entertaining, but now I don't know why. All the video's about is some kid getting grounded, usually a baby show character. They are nauseatingly predictable and either the character gets grounded for something as futile and unimportant like farting in the store, or something completely illegal and outlandish like destroying a city. The punishments are basically abuse and don't get me started with behavior card day videos or punishment day videos! - SmashPrincess

I don't hate GoAnimate as a whole, but grounded videos are lazy as hell. The worst part is that the same narratives keep getting copied over and over again. - NiktheWiz

I do them, but I don't make people cringe - DoroExploro13

These videos suck why do people use goanimate for these make normal videos

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30 Stupid Challenges

Why the hell are they this stupid?!

31 Countries rant video

The people who do this don't put forth reasonable arguments at all. Horrible - styLIShT

These video are offensive and rasict. I found a woman on youtube and her name bananashark72. She was rasict and a hypocrites. She hates on japan. Seriously people hating on a country. Were all the same. Doesn't matter if were black, whit or the skin color. Were all the same.

32 Toys in Japan Videos

They're better than any of these videos on this list sadly. - UnlawfulMatron

33 Nerds

So your saying the Angry Video Game Nerd is bad? Well your wrong - christangrant

34 Story Time
35 Wrong Heads

I hate videos for children in Youtube, I just wish they would disappear.

There's the backyardigans but I love them. - Ilovestephanie

These videos are creepy

James Bridle has a great TED talk on this. Tl;dr they’re all automaton made videos using a preliminary word bank.

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36 AMV's

Most of them are just pointless, dull and creative.

I like AMVs but I hate when they make them by picking a random song and just add it with some clips that don't go with the lyrics - Iamcool

This has turned some of my favourite electronic tracks into a bunch of cringey bullcrap. - MChkflaguard_Yt

37 ASMR Videos

So. Tonight is the return, of the beloved, Lip Smacking *pop pop pop*
Basically ASMR Videos
Bonus points if you can guess who that is - BigTree

38 Eating Food

THESE GUYS ARE ANNOYING AND DISGUSTING! (Except for Daym Drops, Epic Mealtime, and KBDProductionsTV) - GamingGoku757

39 Coming Out Videos

I'm bisexual. I'm not going to whine in front of a camera for 6 minutes because I know people will hate me. Stop acting vulnerable to hate and own up to your sexuality. - naFrovivuS

40 Sponsored Videos
41 Loom Band Videos

Blah blah blah so heres how you make the bracelet

But what if it's a parody of a Loom Band video?

Stupid loom bands.

42 Goats Screaming

Do you like goats going "AGH" every 5 - 30 seconds? This video is just for you! - BigTree

43 Hate Groups
44 Dank Meme Compilations

They're old. Let them die. - naFrovivuS

They are stale.

Boring and old - wrests

45 Rant Videos

Cough cough Nicole Arbor cough cough - Popsicles

46 Diss Tracks
47 Fortnite Short films

I'm sorry but I don't like DumbScapeNoob or Idiotic lizard - B1ueNew

48 Ultimate Cartoon Fighting

It's basically death battle if the winner was 100% based on who the creator likes more, you know what's the biggest example of that fact, Goku vs Everybody, these battles clearly show that the creator favors Goku over every other possible character, even If you don't always agree with the winner, you should a least appreciate that death battle does the proper research to find out which character would be the victor, with these he just puts random characters in a fight and asks himself "which character do I like more? " and that's who the victor always is, people saying death battle is bias clearly haven't seen these videos, watch these and you'll know the meaning of bias

What? These are the best types of videos.

Death Battle: The Chinese Knockoff - christangrant

Death Battle: *research research typing typing* Oh! I now know who will win with some complex math from my calculator and brain... *produces highly edited and amazing video* There we go!
Ultimate Cartoon Fighting: *randomly selects 2 characters* Who do I like more... This character! So he should win! *produces a normal video* There we go!
Death Battle actually does research to determine which character would win.
UCF on the other hand. The creators favorite character wins. ALL. THE. TIME.
If you want my recommendation... Watch Death Battle. Not only is it better but they ACTUALLY DO RESEARCH. - UnlawfulMatron

49 DVD Menu Walkthroughs

What kind of person gets pleasure of some kid with a deep voice talking about a DVD menu? They're so boring and I have no idea why people like these.

Oh look at this
Opening to (something) on DVD
You can at least buy it
No one cares about previews

50 Onision Videos

Ha his videos are trash - christangrant

But panda god

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