Google just released its YouTube Rewind for 2012.
The annual list features the most popular videos of the year. This year’s list includes Psy’s enormously popular “Gangnam Style,” an anti-war documentary, a 125,000 foot skydive, and a rap battle between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
“This year, Korean Pop music transcended boundaries and took the world by storm. Cover songs, parodies, and “do-it-yourself” music videos from all genres entertained us in countries near and far. And you participated in conversations at a global scale, uploading videos to share ideas on everything from nonprofit campaigns, to political satire, to new and surprising voices and talents. Plus, all over the world, you tuned in for the most up-to-date news footage of presidential elections, natural disasters and more.”
YouTube averaged more than 4 billion views per month during 2012. “Gangnam Style” helped pad those numbers as it became the most-watched video on YouTube ever with nearly 1 billion views in just 6 months.
The 2012 YouTube Rewind has been divided into different categories and different locations. You can see all of the top 10 lists of YouTube’s 2012 Rewind here, or check out the 10 most watched videos from around the world below.
Psy – Gangnam Style – 971,518,818 Views
Walk Off The Earth – Somebody That I Used To Know – 140,321,683 views
Invisible Children – Kony 2012 – 94,491,592 Views
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe – 54,924,738
Epic Rap Battles Of History – Barack Obama Vs. Mitt Romney – 45,581,144 Views
A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square – 39,642,641 Views
Spoken Reason – Why You Asking All Them Questions – 39,462,204 Views
Dubstep Violin- Lindsey Stirling -Crystallize – 38,516,921 Views
Tommy Jordan – Facebook Parenting For a Troubled Teen – 35,454,469 Views
Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 128k’ – Mission Highlights – 30,595,076 Views