YouTube has an end of the year list, but there’s something a little strange about all the media coverage today on the "top YouTube videos of 2007." These aren’t the most viewed videos of the year. They are YouTube’s selection of the "most memorable." The most viewed video on YouTube this year was Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend, an examination of predatory female adolescent heterosexuality.

1.  Evolution of Dance by comedian Judson Laipply.

The next 3 most viewed YouTube videos are all music. Two of them professional, one amatuer.

2. Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend video, uploaded by RCARecords 5 months ago, has amassed 50 Million views.

3. My Chemical Romance’s Famous Last Words is third, with 35M views.

4. Guitar, is fourth with 26M views. It’s 5 minutes of Queen-like guitar licks, by some very talented dude.

Rounding out the Top 10:

8. xxx (the title and promo image give the impression it is porn, but in fact it’s a sappy Hong Kong pop video)

Conclusion: Music Reigns Supreme
So in all, 7 of the top 10 are music – with 5 of those being professional videos. And OK Go is number 11 with their famously clever treadmill dancing video for Here It Goes Again. Indeed if you look at the Most Viewed Channels of all time, a lot of them are music companies. Universal Music is number 1 and My Chemical Romance number 3 (CBS is number 2).

If you’re wondering where are all the ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’-like ones, there is a laughing baby video at number 12.

So music and comedy make up the most popular videos on YouTube. And we can also see from this list that professional musicians and entertainers remain more popular than the so-called ‘user generated’ videos – at least at the toppermost of the poppermost.

Via ReadWriteWeb