Which Videos Ruled Over YouTube in 2013?

Which Videos Ruled Over YouTube in 2013As 2013 come closer to its end, we have again come to that time of the year when people are in the mood for taking year-end reviews of what happened in the past 12 months. You might be interested to know which songs made it big and what videos generated the most views across the Internet.

Thus, YouTube has released its list of the most viral and influential videos that were produced and released in 2013. Logically, the video-sharing Website owned by giant technology firm Google Inc has based the information it is releasing on its own data. Do you have any guess about which videos were the most viewed and which were the most trending so far this year?

Top music videos

If 2012 was the year for ‘Gangnam Style,’ 2013 came as a year for its follow-up, ‘Gentleman.’ Both songs were from Asian pop superstar PSY, who is a living proof that South Korean culture now rocks around the world. ‘Gentleman’ has garnered over 599 million views online through YouTube. Thus, it occupies the top spot in the list of top music videos of the year.

In the far second place in the list is the controversial Miley Cyrus, and her pop video ‘Wrecking Ball.’ She also occupied the third spot with her music video for another song, ‘We Can’t Stop.’ In the fourth spot is Katy Perry’s ‘Roar,’ and Pink’s ‘Just Give Me a Reason,’ came in at No. 5.

Top trending videos over YouTube

Meanwhile, in the top trending list of videos on YouTube, Ylvis’ ‘What Does the Fox Say’ took the No. 1 spot. The music video was released by the Norwegian comedy duo on September 3. Since then, it has become viral across the Internet. It even inspired many costumes last Halloween and is helping pave the way for the upcoming release of a children’s book. The music video was viewed by over 279 million visitors from across the globe.

On the second spot was the song ‘Harlem Shake’ the original army edition, followed by MisterEpicMann’s ‘How Animals Eat Their Food.’ Miley Cyrus is at this list again with her ‘Wrecking Ball.’

According to head of Culture and Trends of YouTube Kevin Alloca, up to 80% of total views on the Website came from outside the US. Thus, it is the global pop community that has been driving the online pop culture in a way that has been unlike before.

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