Why has Guru Josh Project – Infinity 2008 (Official Video – Klaas Vocal Edit) got nearly 67 million views on YouTube? Is there a global love for sax-trance no one told me about? Is JoshRolling the new RickRolling? Anyone have any ideas how and why this has happened? In my own small way I know I’m making it worse, but I’m pretty sure the traffic hasn’t come purely from idiots like me asking why it’s got a load of views.
Update: After some speculation in the comments by Emil that it’s the the fault of the Germans I remembered that you can (of course) click to look at the stats of YouTube videos and yes…
Turns out it is partly the Germans’ fault. This video is THE MOST FAVOURITED OF ALL TIME in Germany. And the 11th ‘most favourited’ music video of all time globally.
And furthermore, according to Wikipedia:
In 2008, “Infinity” was re-released as “Infinity 2008”, which was remixed by the German DJ Klaas. It experienced widespread success, peaking at #1 on the Belgian, Dutch and French Singles Charts, Danish Singles Chart, Czech Airplay Chart and the Eurochart Hot 100.
So it’s not just the Germans’ fault. It was a monster all across Europe – and in fact it only made it to number 4 in the German charts. I’m still not sure it answers my question about why it’s had so many views on YouTube (especially from Germany)? Any Germans out there shed any light on this? Was it the theme music for a Bavarian sitcom? Was it used on the German Match of the Day? Or do Germans particularly like videos featuring lacy pants and 2008 remixes of sax-solo-cheesy-rave numbers?
I demand to know!