Hello to August...in my first blog entry of the month I decided to list the 10 biggest music videos on YouTube from Ray Stevens for the years 2009 through 2014. I call it The Super 10. The videos are ranked by unique views, as of August 1, 2014, and in numerical order starting with the smallest to the largest. I must say that all 10 have at least 1,000,000 unique views. The numbers increase as we head to #1.
#10: God Save Arizona (2011)- This ballad has 1,021,656 unique views. The song can be found on his Spirit of '76 CD.
#9: It's Me Again, Margaret (1992/2009)- This classic from 1984 became a music video in 1992 and it made it's debut on YouTube in 2009. It's gotten 1,036,057 unique views so far.
#8: Throw the Bums Out! (2010)- This rallying cry has 1,070,255 views at the moment. The song is from the We the People CD.
#7: Obama Nation (2012)- Debuting in July, this cleverly titled song/video sits at 1,096,261. The song originated on his We the People CD.
#6: Mr. President - Mr. President (2011)- Debuting in September, this video has 1,489,631 unique views. It's a catchy sing-a-long...the video has footage of Obama at a podium and Ray acts as a member of the press asking him pointed questions. The song can be found on his Spirit of '76 CD.
#5: Obama Budget Plan (2011)- From April comes this video all about the President's debt and deficit problems and his consistent proposals for more big spending and higher taxation on people. It's gotten 3,382,891 unique views so far. You can find the song on Ray's Spirit of '76 CD. Notice the increased jump in multi-millions from video #6 and video #5.
#4: The Streak (1992/2009)- This classic from 1974 became a music video in 1992 and it made it's debut on YouTube in 2009. It's gotten 3,614,829 unique views.
#3: Mississippi Squirrel Revival (1992/2009)- This classic from 1984 became a music video in 1992 and it made it's debut on YouTube in 2009. It's obtained 4,047,730 unique views.
#2: We The People (2009)- This modern-day classic from Ray hit in November 2009 and it kick started his phenomenal success on YouTube with political and topical music videos. All about Obamacare, this video has 5,101,505 unique views. It's the title track of his 2010 CD.
#1 Come to the U.S.A. (2010)- This is another modern-day classic from Ray and it's from the We The People CD. The video hit in June of 2010 and it's about illegal immigration. The sarcasm and irony that drips from the lyrics is usually lost on a lot of critics of this song...nonetheless, it's an enormous hit video and it has 8,552,551 unique views...and counting...