Top YouTube Videos Of 2009: Most Watched And Fastest Rising Picks
Top YouTube Videos of 2009 are out, and they are as much a reflection of what drew world's attention in 2009 as Google Zeitgeist is. With the only exception that Google's list of top searches has been released since 2001, while YouTube's top searches have been released for the first time ever. YouTube limited its Most Watched list to the top 5 results, but it is a start. And, one can definitely see how the trends shaped in 2009 looking at the fastest-rising terms on YouTube. So, without further due, here are YouTube's headliners this year.
Most Watched YouTube Videos:
1. Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent (120+ million views) - the unlikely star Susan Boyle stunned the world with her divine voice and subsequent mental meltdowns, propelling the video of her debut to become the top most watched video on YouTube.
2. David After Dentist (37+ million views) - a dizzy kid coping with the aftermath of the sedatives given to him by his dentist warmed the hearts of 37+ million viewers.
3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views) - this was the highlight of the summer! A creative wedding ceremony for a change.
4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views) - very expected, c'mon its about vampires...
5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views) - declared "the most-viewed online video advertisement in history," this commercial has divided audiences with some saying "creepy," others saying "cool." But, it definitely got people's attention.
Fastest Rising YouTube search terms by month (Global):
January: inauguration -- President Obama officially became the 44th President of the United States
February: christian bale -- the freak-out video that had Bale swearing on a movie set
March: the climb - a music video from the teen queen Miley Cyrus
April: susan boyle - see Most Watched YouTube Videos above.
May: pacquiao vs hatton -- the fight of the two boxing titans got people talking -- billed as the "Battle of the East and West," the match saw Manny Pacquiao claim the title and become one of only two (the other being Oscar De La Hoya) to win six world titles in six different weight divisions. June: michael jackson thriller - the death of the King of Pop had people looking him up on YouTube for good two months.
July: michael jackson - ditto.
August: usain bolt -- the cheery Jamaican runner proved once again he knows no limits by breaking his own world record in 100-m and 200-m races at the track & field championships in Berlin.
September: kanye west - "Imma let you finish but (insert your text here) had one of the best (insert your text here) of all time" became a meme thanks to the VMA incident involving Kanye and Taylor Swift
October: paranormal activity -- that movie got people interested.
November: bad romance -- Lady Gaga "impressed" once again, her music video did not go unnoticed.
December: tiger woods -- the Tiger Woods saga is unceasing with some new piece of infidelity "evidence" popping up every day; YouTube is of special interest as the world is meticulously looking for a Tiger Woods sex tape.