As 2012 comes to a close, VEVO has released a list of the top ten most-viewed music videos of the year. Carly Rae Jepsen tops the chart, with ‘Call Me Maybe’ racking up over 360 million views across VEVO this year.
VEVO’s Jim Macnie writes on the VEVO blog, “We tally view counts across online, mobile and tablet, connected devices and VEVO syndication partner sites like AOL, Facebook, Yahoo! Music and YouTube, making our counts the most accurate metric around.”
“But wait,” you may be asking yourself. “Isn’t Gangnam Style the most-viewed music video of 2012?” With 941 million views and counting, yes it is. But VEVO seems to be leaving Psy’s hit out of the equation since it’s not a “VEVO” music video. I think Donya Blaze, Mediabistro’s managing editor, hits the nail on the head, saying quite eloquently, “He who compiles the stats can skew them in his favor.”
So Gangnam Style aside, here are VEVO’s top 10 most-viewed music videos of 2012. Enjoy!
#1 – Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
#2 – One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
#3 – Pitbull – International Love ft. Chris Brown
#4 – Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again ft. Pitbull
#5 – Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
#6 – LIL WAYNE – Mirror ft. Bruno Mars
#7 – One Direction – One Thing
#8 – LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
#9 – Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull
#10 – Pitbull – Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony
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