Since it’s Frozember and has been a few years since Frozen came out, we thought it’d be fun to check out the top 10 Frozen YouTube videos!
After Frozen came out in November 2013, Frozen fever swept the world. In its wake, it seemed everyone was attempting to capitalize on Frozen‘s success, including many YouTube content creators.
Many of the most popular Frozen YouTube videos focused on covers of the popular song “Let It Go”, while others focused on hair tutorials, makeup tutorials, parodies, and more. Some lucky content creators had videos go viral, such as Brian Hull, which helped spark their YouTube careers.
For this list, we filtered out any official Frozen songs and clips, such as the “Let It Go” sing-along video, which currently is the #1 most-viewed Frozen clip on YouTube with 1.8 billion views. We also removed any non-English videos.
Without further adieu, here are the top 10, most viewed Frozen YouTube videos. These 10 videos alone have a staggering combined view count of 2.15 billion views!
10)Let It Go – Frozen – Alex Boyé (Africanized Tribal Cover) Ft. One Voice Children’s Choir
Music producer and singer, Alex Boyé got to work soon after Frozen was released and put together an epic “Let It Go” cover!
Released just a few days after The Piano Guys’ video above and filmed in the same real-life ice castle location, this video juxtaposes a young girl (Lexi Walker), a children’s choir, and Boyé’s African tribal background vocals to create one of the most unique and toe-tapping covers you’ve ever heard. The video has 104 million views.
9) Do You Want To Build A Snowman (from “Frozen”) – Disney’s Circle of Stars (DisneyMusicVEVO)
By this point, Disney already had a massive hit on its hands, but that didn’t stop it from continuing to stoke the Frozen fever flames well into 2014.
In this video, it brings together all of its popular Disney Channel teen stars (titled the Disney’s Circle of Stars) to produce a “We Are the World”-esque cover of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”.
The cover is catchy, poppy, and bubbly, as is expected from anything from the Disney Channel. The video has 106 million views.
8) Disney’s Frozen “Let It Go” Sequence Animated Performed by NateWantsToBattle (Male Version) (Jess the Dragoon)
This video by Jess the Dragoon is unique in variety of ways: genderbended King Elsa, a rock version of “Let It Go”, and 2D animation recreating the song scene by scene. And we love every second of it!
We never knew we need this, but now that we’ve seen it, we want to watch it over and over again. Production value is high on all aspects from the animation to the performance. This video has 120 million views.
7) ☆ DISNEY JUNIOR FANS SING FROZEN’S LET IT GO! ☆ (DisneyJuniorUK)
Who remembers in 2014 when every little girl was singing “Let It Go” nonstop? If not, this video will remind you.
Released by DisneyJuniorUK at the tail end of the Frozen fever of 2014, this video is a compilation of young Disney fans singing “Let It Go”.
The production value is very poor as the majority of the clips are filmed on the kids’ parents’ phone; however, it does the job of showing a variety of kids singing the epic song from the film. This video has 122 million views.
56SUPERHERO BABIES MAKE HOME ACTIVITIES ❤ Spiderman, Hulk & Frozen Elsa Play Doh Cartoons For Kid (Doggy Doggy Cartoons)
This next video is, interesting, to say the least.
With 128 million views, this video capitalizes on popular YouTube phenomenon of targeting children viewers by stuffing as many popular movie, TV, and superheroes characters into one video. These videos do so well because many kids don’t watch TV anymore but instead want to watch YouTube videos of their favorite characters.
This 20-minute Play-Doh stop-motion animation shows Anna, Elsa, Spider-Man, and the Hulk engaging in various household activities such as making dinner, playing around the house, and doing makeup. This video has over 128 million views.
5) Frozen – A Musical feat. Disney Princesses (AVbyte)
The first non-cover song to make the list features an original composition by the AVbye Brothers, Antonius and Vijay, In this video, Elsa, performed by Michelle Cameron, serenades the other Disney princesses, trying to convince them why they don’t a man to be happy.
Everything about this video is fantastic. The song itself is stellar, mimicking the sound and composition of famous Disney songs; the vocal performances are top notch; and the costumes, location, and cinematography elevate the video beyond that of most of the other amateur Frozen YouTube videos.
The song is quite short, clocking in at 2 minutes, 10 seconds, not allowing the viewer to get bored. As a result, this video has nearly 178 million views!
4) How to Make a Disney Princess Sisters Cake (Nerdy Nummies) (Rosanna Pansino)
This fun video features YouTube Rosanna Pansino and her sister, Ro, teaching how to make a princess cakes using Anna and Elsa Barbie dolls.
The process is simple and easy to follow, using only round yellow layer cakes and frosting to make the princesses’ signature dresses. This Barbie-cake trend was first made popular by Martha Stewart and to this day is still one of the most popular birthday cakes for little girls, so it seems a no brainer that people were searching how to make these types of cakes on YouTube.
While not the first Anna and Elsa princess cake video to hit YouTube, this video was part of Pansino’s “Nerdy Nummies” series in which she recreated food from video games, TV shows, and movies.
By 2014 Pansino already had well over 1 million subscribers and Nerdy Nummies, which was started in 2010, was one of the most popular baking shows on YouTube. So it’s not wonder that this video had a leg up on the competition to getting mega views. Pansino’s video has 195 million views.
3) Love is an Open Door – in Real Life (Frozen Cover) (Working with Lemons)
This fun cover by Working with Lemons of the Anna and Hans’ duet “Love is an Open Door” features the two lovebirds as kids and has an astounding 305 million views.
While Frozen covers are a dime a dozen on YouTube, what makes this video special is that it attempts to recreate the animated scene in real life. From the dialogue and movements to costumes and scenery, this videos does its best to show what this song would look like with real people. The singing isn’t the best and it’s obvious the kids are in front of a green-screen a lot of the time, but that doesn’t stop you from loving it.
2) Disney Frozen Elsa Let It Go – In Real Life (Working with Lemons)
Released a year after the Frozen wave hit in early 2014, this video is yet another “Let It Go” cover but add the unique spin of attempting to recreate song scene-by-scene in real life. This video also holds the title as the most-viewed Frozen video with 368 million views!
Another Working with Lemons production, “Disney Frozen Elsa Let It Go – In Real Life” features Camrey Bagley as Elsa and attempts to recreate the famous ice palace building scene from the animated film. It starts with some live-action scenes of Bagley on a snowy mountain and moves into green screen shots with some decent special effects as Elsa builds her ice palace.
While decently produced, this video goes to show that you don’t have to have movie-quality production value or be the first one out with content. You just need to have content that’s good and what the audience wants. And of all the Frozen YouTube videos, this real life “Let It Go” was just what the audience wanted!
1) Do You Want To Build a Snowman? – Frozen Cover Little Anna In Real Life (Working with Lemons)
Winning the top spot is yet another Working with Lemons production!
This time it’s a real-life cover of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”. This video was actually the first Frozen cover video that the team released so the costume and set designs are pretty bare bones and aren’t quite movie-quality replicas that we see in some of their later Frozen videos.
That being said, it’s still a cute little video and the singing is great from all the actresses. This video wins the crown for the most viewed Frozen YouTube video with over 522 million views!
What’s your favorite Frozen video on YouTube? Were you surprised by some of the videos that made the top 10 list?
Morgan is an Arizona native who's had a lifelong passion for animation. Her favorite animated films are Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, and The Iron Giant. She earned an MBA in Marketing from Arizona State University and now runs her own business where she coaches and trains entrepreneurs how to launch, grow & scale successful online businesses.