YouTube Classics - Sail by Awolnation, featuring Nanalew and Meekakitty
The unofficial video, a YouTube Classic!
"Sail" is a song by American electronic rock band Awolnation, their most commercially successful song to date.
In 2011 this unofficial video for the song, recorded by YouTubers Nanalew & Meekakitty, went viral: it had nearly 150 million views at the time, in comparison to the group's own video which had just over 20 million. At the moment, the view count is 210,325,075 :-O
Tessa Violet (Meekakitty) was director of photography; the video was shot in Shawna Howson's (Nanalew) backyard.
On January 28, 2015, Nanalew's video was blocked due to copyright issues, but returned several days later. A few months later Nanalew took the video down again herself, stating:
"For the last few years, Red Bull Records has been claiming all the earnings for the video. They'd agreed to working with me on a mutually beneficial partnership (including possible compensation for my video), but nothing has come through."
At the moment the video is up again, with more than 210 million views. Enjoy :)