In 2012 YouTube users watched over 4 billion hours of video a month. The biggest trending video of the year was the “Gangnam Style” music video by South Korean superstar Psy. According to YouTube, the song racked up nearly 1 billion views in just 6 months, making it the most-watched YouTube video ever.
This time last year the site’s most popular video was Rebecca Black’s weekend anthem “Friday,” which at the time of YouTube’s 2011 Rewind had amassed a total of 179,869,966 views.
Top Trending YouTube Videos of 2012:
- PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일)
- Somebody That I Used to Know – Walk off the Earth
- KONY 2012
- “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen – Feat. Justin Bieber, Selena, Ashley Tisdale
- Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2
- A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE
- WHY YOU ASKING ALL THEM QUESTIONS? .. #FCHW
- Dubstep Violin- Lindsey Stirling- Crystallize
- Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen
- Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 128k’ – Mission Highlights
The worst video I could find has to be this one but props to the kids for trying. 1,479,749 views and 26,000 plus dislikes is impressive. Small potatoes compared to Justin Biebers “Baby” with 3,267,604 dislikes.