2009’s Most Watched YouTube Videos


Video on demand…that’s YouTube. The term “viral video” never would have existed without YouTube and there wouldn’t be a list with as many views as these videos had people not had the ability to make the video go “viral.” Every video on this list I have seen before. From music videos, to creative wedding entrances, to coming off meds from the dentist, there is no telling what’s gonna make it big. It could be anything. It could be you. That’s the power of the internet.

I’m sure if there was a top theme for a video, it’d be Beyonce’s Single Ladies dance, interpreted by what seems like a third of the planet. Man, that was a phenomenon! To this day, I still do not know the dance. Alex, on the other hand, cannot claim the same.

So the lists I have for you are the top 5 viewed videos, as well as specifically, the top 5 viewed music videos on YouTube.

Top Videos

5. Evian Roller Babies

Whoever is responsible for advertising for Evian must be patting themselves on the back for making such a “viral” advertisement! Cute and creepy at the same time!

4. New Moon Trailer

Of course a Twilight video would be on this list because of all those tweens (including Tommy) that are obsessed with the Saga. Still haven’t seen New Moon yet, but I will!

3. JK Wedding Dance Entrance

Totally revolutionized wedding, encouraging people to step outside of the norm!

2. David After Dentist

An innocent little boy under the influence of drugs from the dentist. “Is this real life?” Priceless.

…and number one goes to…

1. Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent
Click here to watch this one. A 47 year old woman from a village dreamed a dream, went for it, is the top viewed video on YouTube, has a record deal and album, and is now on top of the world. So inspiring. The video gives me chills.

Top Music Videos

5. Knock You Down Keri Hilson Feat. Ne-Yo & Kanye West

4. The Lonely Island – I’m On A Boat ft. T-Pain

3. Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA

2. Miley Cyrus – The Climb

1. Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)

THIS is interesting too…

Fastest Rising YouTube search terms by month (Global):

January: inauguration
February: christian bale
March: the climb
April: susan boyle
May: pacquiao vs hatton
June: michael jackson thriller
July: michael jackson
August: usain bolt
September: kanye west
October: paranormal activity
November: bad romance
December: tiger woods

What’s YOUR favorite YouTube video of 2009?

  • justin Fox

    I think this Version is better! but both are still very fun!

  • Adam

    Patrick, you are SO kid after the dentist… at gay ski week… mwahaha

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