Most Watched Videos in 2013


The biggest video sharing platform YouTube revealed the most watched videos for this year. The big surprise is that the top video does not include Miley Cyrus. According to YouTube, the most watched clips of 2013 is Psy’s Gentleman.

The music video to the singer’s track “Gentleman” is about to hit 600 million really soon. This is more than enough to crown Psy as King of YouTube for the second year in a row. We remind you that in2012, the South Korean singer become a phenomenon after his “Gangnam Style” music video quickly turned into the most watched video in the history of YouTube. By the December 21, 2012, it had surpassed 1 billion views. The video for the song Gentleman is may not be anywhere near that number. Still, it managed to keep Psy on the top for yet another year.

Even though Miley Cyrus did not stand up to this phenomenon, she easily landed on the second and on the third spots this year. Her video “Wrecking Ball” was the second most watched on YouTube with nearly 400 million views. It is closely followed by her “We Can’t Stop” music clip, which was also released in 2013.
Right after Phy and Miley is one of the biggest sensations on the web for this year – Ylvis’ “The Fox” video which is more popular with the name “What Does the Fox Say?”

In addition, YouTube unveiled that this is the most trending video of 2013. In other word, it was the most shared clip. “The Fox” was watched by nearly 280 million people. Moreover, it even became more viral than “Harlem Shake” which dominated the first half of the year.

All in all, music video were the ones who enjoyed the most views in 2013. Although the not many of them made it to YouTube’s most trending (or most shared video) of the year, they were much more popular when it comes down to pure numbers.

Most watched YouTube videos of 2013:

  • Psy – Gentleman (599 million)
  • Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (399 million)
  • Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop (305 million)
  • Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) (278 million)
  • Katy Perry – Roar (255 million)
  • P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me a Reason (237 million)
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines (232 million)
  • Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko – Stay (219 million)
  • Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – La La La (203 million)
  • Selena Gomez – Come & Get It (183 million)


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