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It’s obligatory this time of year that others share with us a top-ten list of some kind: events, photos, movies, or some other nonsense that in some way defines the preceding 12 months. It’s as if the arbitrary markings on a calendar demarcate something truly significant about the ongoing existence of humanity. The kids at YouTube aren't going to miss this parade, and have dutifully announced their list of most watch videos.
For the category of most watched YouTube videos, global...the envelope please. And the winner is Susan Boyle-Britian’s Got Talent, with over 120 million views. Which particular version of this video is not noted--there are a couple dozen of them out there (and Google links to the one 7:07 in length). But, if we use the one 5:50 in length, that means we, collectively, have spent more than 190 person-years watching Simon Cowell’s jaw drop in reaction to Boyle’s performance. (Or, if you like, 3.8 people per second with nothing better to do.)
Rounding out the top five watched globally, and trailing well behind the number one video: David After Dentist (37+ million views), JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views), New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views), and Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views).
Topping the list of most watched music videos is Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” (82 million views), followed by two from Miley Cyrus (“The Climb”, 64+ million views, “Party in the U.S.A”, 54+ million views), then The Lonely Island “I’m On a Boat” (48+ million views), and Keri Hilson “Knock You Down” (35+ million views).
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