Surprising Top YouTube Videos of 2011

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
December 21, 2011|10:19 am

As 2011 draws to a close, Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video has topped all others with the most views this year.

The Google Inc. video-sharing site announced its most-viewed clips of the year on Tuesday and revealed the 14-year-old’s feat.

“Friday” has over 180 million views, and transformed the teenage singer into a viral video celebrity almost overnight following its posting. Black’s parents funded the music video’s production without expecting the off-key tune to become an international hit.

Watch Black’s music video for “Friday” here.

YouTube’s second most-viewed video of 2011 is “Ultimate Dog Tease” which saw over 12 million views in just one week. In the clip, a dog owner taunts his pet with food and voices the dog’s reactions.

See “The Ultimate Tease” on YouTube here.

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In third place is the “Saturday Night Live” digital short which sees singer Michael Bolton as a frenzied “Pirates of the Caribbean” fan. The clip, titled “Jack Sparrow,” has over 60 million views and sees Bolton in parodies of other films such as “Erin Brockovich” and “Forrest Gump.”

Watch the video here.

YouTube’s “Talking Twin Babies” earned the site’s fourth most views of the year with over 57 million views. The young siblings seemingly have a conversation using only baby sounds, and the clip was featured on Ellen Degeneres’ “The Ellen Show.”

“Talking Twin Babies” part 2 can be viewed here.

Coming in as YouTube’s fifth most-watched video, “Nyan Cat” has over 12 million views. The clip contains shrill noises and a computer-generated cat, but sparked over 500 thousand comments and just as many “likes” on Facebook.

Watch “Nyan Cat” here.

The remaining top ten YouTube videos of 2011 are as follows.

6. “Look At Me Now,” Christ Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes
7. “The Creep,” feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters
8. “Born This Way,” Maria Aragon
9. “The Force”
10. Cat Mom Hugs Baby Kitten

For other unique and interesting YouTube videos of 2011 visit YouTube.com/Rewind.

 

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