THE 10 MOST VIRAL YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF 2012
1. KONY 2012
With more than 100 million views in six days, Kony 2012 became the most viral video in history.
2. Gangnam Style
PSY, a South Korean rapper, singer and dancer, jams out for four minutes to an aggressively hypnotic techno track, while surrounded by horses, beautiful women, a carousel, commuters and old people.
3. A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square
“A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Street,” an ad by TNT, takes place in a “little town in Belgium” in a “square where nothing really happens.” TNT’s ad agency, Duval Guillaume Modem, placed a large red button there and invited passers-by to “Push to Add Drama.” The ad, which was released on April 11, has been shared over 4 million times.
4. Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan — Britain’s Got Talent 2012 audition
5. Call Me Maybe
6. Catch the Ice Dude
This German man didn’t make quite the splash he was hoping for, when his attempted cannonball ended with a painful thud.
7. Somebody That I Used to Know
“Somebody That I Used to Know” is a smash hit itself. In fact, it’s one of YouTube’s most-viewed clips ever — it’s been shared over 17 million times.
8. Best Job
Right before the London Olympics, Procter & Gamble released an ad praising mothers worldwide, and it’s an absolute tearjerker.
9. Donna the Deer Lady
Donna the Deer Lady, as she’s now known, called up a local Fargo radio station and demanded to know why the Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation “allow these deer crossings to be in such high traffic areas.”
10. Arrested Drunk Guy Sings Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’