Top 10 Most Nostalgic YouTube ChannelsAs of 2022, YouTube has existed as long as 17 years, which is enough to make a huge impact on two generations' (Millennials and Gen Z) childhood memories. Back in the old YouTube days, internet culture was much different back then, with videos and memes such as notepad club penguin tutorials, videos made with windows movie maker, ROFLcopter, etc. This list commemorates some of the most popular YouTubers that shaped a huge part of our childhood.
This typically was the go-to channel right when we got home after school. Remember that "SHUT UP!" sound effect that begins every time you watch his older videos? Me too. Anyway, the channel is still going strong although it has been taken by a company and sadly one of the main founders left the channel.
Old Smosh was awesome. New Smosh sucks.
One of the best youtube channels for bingeing in nostalgia for both millennials and early Gen-Z. His short how to series is one of his classics among the 2000s. Who also remembers Daily Life of Rustin Hieber, Fruit Ninja FAIL, Shed a Tear, The iNavigator, etc.? Although his main channel is inactive, he still aged like fine wine.
This was the man who started the gold "budder" trend back in 2013, as well as the hatred of squids. It was also one of the go-to minecraft youtubers for many young Gen-Z people and older minecraft players. Today he has another youtube channel called Nobody Records (previously NetNobody) but isn't active unlike before.
One of the GOAT when it comes to older minecraft youtubers and commenting on mods, especially with his challenge game series, lucky boxes, and TNT mods. You remember that iconic intro, the "Hey guys it's pat" greeting and Jen was still in the channel before they broke up?
"MY NAME IS PEWDIEPIE". If you are an older fan you may remember watching his series "Fridays with PewDiePie" and his "Let's play" series. While newer fans may remember T-Series vs PewDiePie diss tracks and the 9 year old army gang. He's still as popular as today but his current charm is much different than he was in his old videos.
Maker of the duck song series, which was the peak of 2009-2012 youtube nostalgia. He was also the same guy who produced the Lego Batman series for some of you who may not know. You may also remember the Honey Bear spinoff if you dig a little deeper.
A prolific minecraft YouTuber who majorly shaped the "Let's play ___" series, and is still going strong with hundreds of episodes for a decade, tracing back to old minecraft and its nostalgic features to the much more better minecraft versions which is today. Not as active as the previous years but like most old youtubers aged like fine wine.
If 2009-2012 youtube was your prime years especially in childhood, I assure you know that familiar phrase "Hey Apple" repeatedly, then proceeding to spout cheesy jokes until apple was sliced up by a knife. You may also remember Pear, Grapefruit, Little Apple, and some other characters.
It's not only in Nickelodeon where he got his exposure there. It was very popular in the old youtube days starting in 2008. Love him or hate him, he shaped a fairly large part of 2000s nostalgia.
You may know him as Keyboard Cat or chuckieart if you happen to watch his videos in an older time. If you're ever thinking about the old youtube days, the keyboard cat meme is one of those videos that mainly pop up in your mind.
This channel was a pioneer of emo culture and defined a major part of the 2000s.
She was a scene queen in the early 2010s. Sadly, she became normal around 2013 or so.
Creator of the first video on youtube, which is common knowledge at this point.
He was the guy who made the "Me at the zoo" video on 4/23/2005.
He was the original creator of the Monster School garnering millions of views over the years, which then spurred thousands of clone videos of other channels to be made. Not only known for that, he is also known for a rather obscure series called "Endventures"
Active until early 2021. Would probably be considered nostalgic among mid-late to late gen Z.
Now known as skippyshorts, this YouTuber created a lot of successful YouTube videos starting in the late 2000s, including his "Worst Kids Show Ever" video from 2008.