YouTube Compiles 2012's Top Clips
Psy of "Gangnam Style" fame with Walk of the Earth, who hit the top of the viral charts at the first of the year.
In no doubt the most engaging look back at 2012, YouTube today (Dec. 18) posted a compilation of the 10 most-viewed videos of the year, along with an interactive, month-by-month timeline. You can watch the top four videos from each month, moving from January through November.
What emerges is a mixed bag of political events, natural (and human-made) disasters as well as lip syncs, parodies and serious new talent, all tied together by the top two viral songs of the year, Psy's "Gangnam Style " and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." The compilation condenses over 44 billion hours of video views into just over 4 minutes.
To see the four most-watched videos month by month, check out YouTube's timeline.