There's nothing like looking at the most-watched YouTube clips of the year to make you feel hopelessly out of touch with Internet pop-culture.
Google has just published the list of the videos that got the most views in 2010, as of November, and we have to admit we'd previously seen none of them.
"During 2010, you all watched more than 700 billion YouTube videos, and uploaded more than 13 million hours of video," said a Google blog post. That's some serious traffic, and a good proportion of it was clearly accounted for by official music videos, which were listed separately. The top of the list below has over 400 million views and counting.
- Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris
- Shakira ft. Freshlyground - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song)
- Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
- Eminem - Not Afraid
- Rihanna - Rude Boy
- Justin Bieber - Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith
- Justin Bieber - Never Let You Go
- Lady Gaga - Alejandro
- Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher
- Lady Gaga - Telephone ft. Beyonce
Moving onto the home-made videos that constitutes proper YouTube, top of Google's list is the Bed Intruder Song by Antoine Dodson, with over 47 million views. However, it seems to have been overtaken since this list was compiled by Tik Tok Kesha Parody, which had over 51 million views last time we looked.
- BED INTRUDER SONG!!! (now on iTunes)
- TIK TOK KESHA Parody: Glitter Puke - Key of Awe$ome #13
- Greyson Chance Singing Paparazzi
- Annoying Orange Wazzup
- Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
- Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10
- OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine version
- THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE - Trailer
- Jimmy Surprises Bieber Fan
- Ken Block's Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l'Autodrome
Lastly here's a list of the most-searched queries on YouTube, month-by-month, and a video of the year compiled by YouTube Trends.
- January - Haiti
- February - luge
- March - eclipse trailer
- April - ipad
- May - eminem not afraid
- June - shakira waka waka
- July - double rainbow
- August - bed intruder
- September - halo reach
- October - whip my hair
- November - firework