Rebecca Black and Jennifer Lopez Rule YouTube's Top 10 Videos of 2011
Rebecca Black and Jennifer Lopez take the top spots on two of YouTube's "Rewind" lists which look back at the most-viewed videos in the past twelve months leading to the year end. The former scores the most-watched clip of 2011 in the viral category, while the latter nabs the most-watched video in the music category.
Black collects more than one and half million views through her much-ridiculed "Friday" clip which was released in late 2010. Although the video was briefly rented last summer and then yanked off the website due to copyright infringement war between the singer and Ark Music Factory, it's apparently still able to draw more viewers.
"Saturday Night Live" comedy troupe The Lonely Island occupy not just one but two spots at the same time. Andy Samberg and his pals sit at No. 3, thanks to their studio session with Michael Bolton for "Jack Sparrow" (60 million). They additionally claim the seventh place with Nicki Minaj-assisted "Creep" clip (48 million).
The other videos related to music which make it onto the top 10 list are a cover of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" by Karmin and a rendition of Lady GaGa's "Born This Way" by Maria Aragon. The YouTube sensation duo is ranked sixth on the list with a total of 49 million views, while the high schooler trails behind the "Creep" at the eighth position with 45 million.
Moving over to the music category, J.Lo comes out atop the list via her video for Pitbull-featured single "On the Floor". The estranged wife of Marc Anthony has pulled in a staggering total of 453 million views since the clip made its YouTube debut in March this year. The female judge of "American Idol" beats LMFAO ("Party Rock Anthem", 325 million).
Bruno Mars follows at No. 3 with his "Lazy Song" video which has collected 249 views since being released in April. Minaj is placed at the fourth spot with her "Super Bass" clip which has hit 204 million views since May. Rounding up the top 5 is Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" which features Ne-Yo and Afrojack with 189 million views since May.
Most Watched Viral Videos of the Year:
- Rebecca Black's "Friday"
- "Ultimate Dog Tease"
- The Lonely Island's "Jack Sparrow"
- "Talking Twin Babies"
- "Nyan Cat"
- Karmin's "Look at Me Now" Cover
- The Lonely Island's "The Creep"
- Maria Aragon's "Born This Way" Cover
- "The Force"
- "Cat Mom Hugs Baby Kitten"
- Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor"
- LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"
- Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song"
- Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass"
- Pitbull's "Give Me Everything"
- Pitbull's "Rain Over Me"
- Jessie J's "Price Tag"
- LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It"
- Katy Perry's "E.T."
- Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
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