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SportsBeat Jimmer: Music videos

By Rod Zundel | Posted - May 22, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.



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We all know Jimmermania was super-sized by YouTube and the Jimmer music videos. Jimmer went viral, becoming one of the most watched athletes of the year. Jimmer fans produced music videos ranging from rap, to love songs, to LaVell Edwards singing Bon Jovi. Jimmer's music videos on YouTube were watched by nearly two million people, including Jimmer himself.

"I've seen some of them I haven't seen all of them, I haven't seen everything. But people will show me periodically some of the funny things that people have written songs or done funny things and done spoofs of other people and just putting me in the other spoofs," said Jimmer Fredette.

After watching some of the videos in his honor, Jimmer doesn't have a favorite. Although, he did get a chuckle out of LaVell Edwards singing a parody of Bon Jovi called "You've been Jimmered."

"That's crazy that they got LaVell to do it, to be honest with you," said Fredette regarding the music video. "It's good."

"It's funny and some of them are really clever. I'm glad people are just having fun with it and that they enjoyed the year. They enjoyed what our team was able to accomplish and what I was able to accomplish on a personal level. It's really funny to see and I'm not used to it, but I'm starting to get more used to it and hopefully in the NBA they'll still be like that," said Fredette.

While Jimmer's music videos were a big hit for an athlete, he still has a long way to go to match the most watched video on YouTube over the last year. A comedy clip called The Bed Intruder has nearly 82 million views, while pop star Justin Beiber has a music video with over 408 million views.

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