Nearly everyone loves having the chance to watch some good cat videos on YouTube. Whether you are passing time by on a rainy day where there’s simply nothing else to do or you’re taking a few minutes for yourself during a break at work, cat videos can make you laugh harder than just about anything else out there. These animals never cease to amaze people, and they are definitely some of the best comedians that have ever existed on this planet. More often than not, they’re not really trying to be funny, they’re just merely being themselves. Of course, there are usually at least a few occasions where the laughs come from cats being downright mean and then having something backfire on them. If you have ever had a cat in your life, you know that they can be both comical and difficult, often at the same time. Whether you have owned several cats or you have never gotten within more than a few feet of one, you will undoubtedly find all of these videos funny. In most cases, you will probably end up laughing until you hurt from head to toe, with tears stream down your face.
Maybe you don’t believe that the secret to happiness could be as simple as watching a handful of cat videos. If that’s the case, there’s a better-than-average chance that you haven’t really ever taken the time to do it. It should be a scientific fact that it is virtually impossible to be sad, angry, or anxious while you are watching these cat videos. The emotions just don’t go together. It’s hard to feel all those negative emotions when you’re laughing so hard you’re turning blue. Even if you are in an exceptionally bad mood, you’re likely to be laughing so hard that you’ll completely forget what put you in that mood to begin with after you watch just a few videos. So there you have it, start each day by watching a few cat videos on YouTube. Let the number of videos you decide to watch directly correspond to the mood you’re in for that day. The grumpier you are, the more videos you need to watch. That way, you can let all of your cares float away and laugh yourself straight into happiness.
If you’re not really the type of person that has a tendency to watch cat videos on YouTube, you honestly don’t know what you’re missing. These videos have a remarkable power, the power to turn even the most sour of moods into something better. If you’re mad at your boss, watch a cat video. If your family is driving you crazy, watch a few cat videos. If you woke up on the wrong side of the bed and you can’t seem to get out of your bad mood, watch cat videos and let them take you to a place of pure bliss. If you’re already a happy, good-natured person, imagine how happy and good-natured you could potentially be if you watch some cat videos.
Below are 20 of the most popular cat videos on YouTube, complete with rankings. The ones with the highest number of views appear first, and the rest of them appear in descending order. Don’t worry, though. All of them are funny, whether you start at the top of the list or you start with one at the very bottom.
1. A song for mean cats (88 million views)
Most people have come into contact with more than a few cats in their lifetime that don’t exactly play well with others. It should tell you something when the video that lands at the top of the list is dedicated to a song that is made up just for mean cats. Not only can cats be mean, they can also be some of the most cunning and manipulative little furry creatures out there. They might look soft and sweet, but that isn’t always the case. Just ask the dog or the kid that irritates that cat one too many times. They’ll tell you what they’re really like.
2. Little kitten gets tickled (78 million views)
While cats can be mean, aggravating and annoying, they can also be so cute they melt your heart. This is the case with this video where a sweet little kitten gets tickled and then throws its paws as far as it can in surprise. Even if you really don’t consider yourself much of a cat person, you can’t help but fall in love with this cute little darling. Not only is the kitten adorable, but clearly one of the sweetest little kittens that has ever existed. You just can’t help but fall in love.
3. The cat’s version of enjoying the pool (56 million views)
Do you know that most cats absolutely hate water? For the most part, they will do practically anything to avoid getting wet. In most cases, they’ll do almost anything to avoid getting anywhere close to the water. This cat is a little bit different. It’s decided that it actually likes floating around in the swimming pool, but it has its own special sense of style. People use all kinds of devices to float around on top of the water, and this cat is really no different. It simply chooses to use a large plastic tub to do it.
4. The cat plunges the toilet (48 million plus views)
The very idea of having a cat that has turned into a plumber is funny, to say the least. The mental picture that such an idea puts inside your head is one that can almost make you burst into laughter all by itself. Actually seeing a cat standing up on its back legs in front of the toilet while holding a plunger is bound to make you laugh, no matter how hard you try to keep from it. Who knows, the cat might be the best plumber that has been inside that bathroom in a long time. The best part about it is that it doesn’t charge $60 an hour to do it.
5. Compilation of funny cats (24 million views)
You know the video is going to be a hit when there are a whole bunch of cats doing funny things. After all, what’s better than one cat doing something funny? A whole bunch of cats doing different things that can make you laugh. That’s one reason why these compilation videos are so popular, especially when it comes to things like cats doing all the things that cats do. If you’re pressed for time and you really want something that will make you laugh, this is one of the best ways to do it. Even if you’re a hard nut to crack, there’s bound to be something in this video compilation that will tickle your funny bone.
6. The cat and the mouse (16 million views)
You probably never imagined that all those years while you were watching Tom and Jerry cartoons on Saturday mornings, you would eventually see a real Tom and Jerry on YouTube. That’s the first thing that you’re probably going to think of when you see this video of a mouse on one side of a box and a cat on the other, staring right at it. It really does look like Tom and Jerry have come to life.
7. The cat takes a bath (15 million views)
If you’ve been reading this list or you know anything about cats, you already know that they don’t exactly enjoy water. Therefore, most of them aren’t crazy about the idea of being forced to take a bath. However, there are always exceptions to the rule. It’s something like having that crazy cousin that lives in the basement, and no one in your family really wants to talk about it. This happens in the animal kingdom, too. Such is the case with this particular cat that not only seems to love water, but enjoys taking bubble baths while completely submerged in the bathtub. Who knows, maybe this cat is on to something, or maybe he’s just weird.
8. The cutest cats compilation (14 million views)
Who wouldn’t love a compilation video of adorable cats? Don’t worry, all the cats in this video are being funny, too. They’re just being cuter than most cats while they’re doing it. If you really love cats and you feel like laughing, this is the perfect video for you. Be warned, though. If you start watching this, you’re likely to fall into that black hole where you watch one after another after another, mindlessly clicking on more funny cat videos. Before you know it, half the afternoon has gone by and the only thing you’ve done is watch YouTube. Oh well, there are worse things that could happen.
9. Cats irritating kids (13 million views)
If you happen to have a little bit of a mean streak or you just don’t like kids, you will undoubtedly love this video. The whole thing is a compilation of cats irritating kids of various ages. Sometimes, those kids sort of deserve it and at other times, they really haven’t done anything to that cat whatsoever. Whatever the case might be, you’re likely to enjoy it if you like animals more than you like children. If you feel the other way around, you may want to wait until you’re in a really crabby mood before you watch this one. After all, you do want to maximize the laughs, don’t you?
10. The cat and the shark (10 million views)
There’s a cat in this video compilation that is having an encounter with a stuffed shark. It’s hard to tell whether the cat is trying to emulate the shark or if it’s terrified by it, but whatever is happening, it’s absolutely side-splitting. Pretty much every other video on this compilation is just as funny, so you certainly won’t be disappointed if you watch it.
11. Cats at play (1.6 millions views)
Sometimes the funniest cat videos are the ones that just let cats play and be themselves. That’s because cats are often the funniest when they really don’t have any idea that they’re being watched. This is a video that includes a mix of adult cats and kittens playing and being hilarious and it’s all completely innocent. Well, it’s as innocent as funny cat videos ever get.
12. Hair cat and others (5.2 million views)
Some cats look a little different than others. This particular kitty has got some of the wildest hair that you’ve likely ever seen. The cat looks more like a Don King look alike or maybe something more akin to a Mustang standing in a windstorm. Either way, it’s funny, especially when it’s on a cat.
13. Cat versus broom and more (5 million views)
You know things are going to get interesting when the cat and the broom come together. Generally speaking, cats don’t really seem to be all that crazy about brooms or anything else of that nature. Maybe it’s because when they do something wrong, some people come after them with brooms, who knows? At any rate, you know that the video is going to be funny when these two things come into contact with each other and you certainly won’t be disappointed here.
14. Cats and birds (9.3 thousand views)
This video is a little bit different from the rest of the ones on this list. It was actually created for cats to watch more than it was to entertain people. It’s sort of long, but if you just click on it, you will understand why it made the list. To be honest, it’s funny from the very beginning. The title basically says it all. Cats and birds have been at odds with each other since the beginning of time, and that’s probably not likely to change any time in the near future.
15. Cats failing badly (1.8 thousand views)
If your life has ever been touched by a cat that was less than friendly, you’re going to love this video. The whole thing centers around cats trying to do cat things and then failing miserably at actually doing them. What could be funnier than that? Imagine a cat that is stalking someone in your family, only it misses the mark when it finally decides to take the plunge. If you sort of have a love-hate relationship with cats, you’re going to like this one a lot.
16. The cat that always looks surprised (1.4 million views)
The funny thing about this video is that the cat that stars in it always looks like he’s either really surprised or like somebody just tased him, depending on your personal opinion. It doesn’t seem to matter what he’s doing, he always has that same shocked look on his face. That makes everything he does funny, even if he’s just sitting there.
17. Donald Trump the cat (1.2 million views)
Even the cat world can’t pass up the opportunity to make fun of Donald Trump. In this video, you see a cat that is taking on his hairstyle, or lack thereof, depending on your personal perspective. However you might feel about the situation, the video is funny. Try it out for yourself and find out.
18. All kinds of cats doing all kinds of things (1 million views)
This is a great little compilation video that sort of serves as a catch-all for cat videos. It features all kinds of cats and they’re doing a little bit of everything. The one constant in the video is that all of it is funny. If you love cat videos or you need a good pick me up, this is a great place to start.
19. The cat’s using the toilet again (892 thousand views)
It’s not that cats don’t do this sometimes. In fact, a lot of cats can learn how to use the toilet and some of them even learn how to flush it when they’re through. The cat in this video needs a little more practice, however. When you watch the video, you’ll see that he hasn’t quite mastered the skill. With that being said, he has hopefully mastered the skill of swimming, because unless someone comes and pulls him out of the toilet, that’s exactly what he’s about to be doing.
20. Cats being well…cats (697 thousand views)
This is another good compilation video of cats being themselves. That usually means that they’re doing something they shouldn’t be doing or they’re irritating somebody, whether it’s a human or another animal. Cats just can’t help themselves. Sooner or later, they just can’t help but give in to the tendency to act like cats and start doing all sorts of cat things. More often than not, these things are really funny as long as it’s not happening to you and you can watch it happen to somebody else.
Chances are, you probably don’t really have the time to watch all of the videos on this list, at least not in one sitting. If you do have that much time, it might be time to reevaluate your life, but who’s judging? The point is, watching these videos can really get your day off to a good start. More importantly, they even have the power to reset your day if it’s not exactly going the way you had hoped. In other words, all of these videos are the perfect cure for a case of the Monday blues. Whether you’re having the Monday blues on an actual Monday or any other day of the week, take some time and watch a few cat videos. You know they will have you laughing hysterically in a matter of seconds.
Next time you’re watching funny cat videos and you find yourself laughing like a maniac that might conceivably need to be on medication, don’t worry about being judged by anyone that happens to walk by. Just merely point at the computer screen and let them join in on the laughter as well. If you do this enough times, you can become the antidote to that old saying about misery loving company. Instead, you can have a whole group of people around you and you can all be laughing like you have just heard the best joke you’ve ever heard in your life. After all, laughter is contagious so if you do this often enough, maybe you can help turn a few sourpusses in the world into someone that people don’t run from on site. At the very least, you can have some fun while you’re trying.
Who knows, cats just might be the antidote for all kinds of bad moods, not to mention things like depression and anxiety. If you watch enough of these videos, you’re bound to be laughing so hard that you can’t possibly be anxious or depressed anymore. Is it possible that the cure for such serious things could be as simple as watching a few cat videos every day? The truth is, every individual has to answer that question for themselves, but it’s a good start. Imagine what watching these videos could do for you if you simply need to recharge after a hard day at work or you need a short mental break from something that’s driving you crazy. Maybe if more people spent time watching cat videos instead of cooking up schemes they could use on other people, there might even be more world peace. It’s a nice thought, anyway.