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.
, is fourth with 26M views. It’s 5 minutes of Queen-like guitar licks, by some very talented dude.
Rounding out the Top 10:
(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
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.