YouTube’s year in rewind: most popular videos of the year

December 11, 2013

What does 2013 say?

According to YouTube’s annual list of the top-trending videos, people apparently really, really care what the fox says, as proven by Norwegian comedy troupe, Ylvis taking the top spot with the most viewed video of the year, “What Does the Fox Say?” with 276 million views in the last three months alone.

YouTube, owned by Google, said one billion users watched six billion hours of content on its site every month this year, and while most of the views come from outside of the U.S., the number of video views is increasing globally.

The video above references the most popular videos with web-famous individuals parodying the top most viewed YouTube videos of the year, highlighting the power of the meme this year.

bar YouTubes year in rewind: most popular videos of the year
Brands won big this year, as three of the top ten videos were commercially produced for brands, with “Evian Babies,” “Volvo Trucks” and “Telekinetic Coffee Surprise,” featured in the most popular videos of the year.

Top 10 Videos of 2013:

All ten videos are compiled in a playlist below:

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1. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by tvnorge

2. Harlem Shake (original army edition) by kennethaakonsen

3. How Animals Eat Their Food | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann

4. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version) by SteveKardynal

5. baby&me / the new evian film by EvianBabies

6. Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme by VolvoTrucks

7. YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) by thelonelyisland

8. Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise by CarrieNYC

9. THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading by BadLipReading

10. Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 by ERB

Top 10 music videos of 2013:

All ten videos are compiled in a playlist below:

1. PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V by officialpsy

2. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball by MileyCyrusVEVO

3. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop by MileyCyrusVEVO

4. Katy Perry – Roar (Official) by KatyPerryVEVO

5. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess by PinkVEVO

6. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell by RobinThickeVEVO

7. Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko by RihannaVEVO

8. Naughty Boy – La La La ft. Sam Smith by NaughtyBoyVEVO

9. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It by SelenaGomezVEVO

10. Avicii – Wake Me Up (Official Video) by AviciiOfficialVEVO

Marti Trewe reports on business and technology news, chasing his passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay well informed in the fast paced 140-character world. Marti rarely sleeps and thrives on reader news tips, especially about startups and big moves in leadership.

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