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Best of YouTube 2009
December 17, 2009 01:05 AM


It’s been a long and difficult year, from the worsening economic crisis, Michael Jackson’s death, swine flu, and the Tiger Woods media blitz. Despite that, YouTube kept us entertained. If you’ve been on the ‘internets’, you’ve probably seen all the videos below. But we’ve rounded up the most popular videos and search terms on YouTube for the year according to the owners Google.

Most Watched Videos (Global):

  1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent (120+ million views)
  2. David After Dentist (37+ million views)
  3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)
  4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views)
  5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Most Watched Music Videos (Global):

  1. Pitbull “I Know You Want Me” (82+ million views)
  2. Miley Cyrus “The Climb” (64+ million views)
  3. Miley Cyrus “Party in the U.S.A.” (54+ million views)
  4. The Lonely Island “I’m On a Boat” (48+ million views)
  5. Keri Hilson “Knock You Down” (35+ million views)

Fastest Rising 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

Links: | Google Blog Post

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