YouTube released its top 10 lists of most-watched videos globally excluding content from major music labels, and most-watched major-label music videos, and the lists were topped by BED INTRUDER SONG!!! and Justin Bieber’s Baby (featuring Ludacris), respectively.
The Google-owned video site also released its month-by-month list of the most-searched terms, through November.
The lists, from the YouTube Blog, with commentary, follow after the jump:
Most-watched YouTube videos globally as of November 2010, excluding major-label music videos:
Most-watched major-label music videos globally as of November 2010:
Most-searched queries in 2010, by month:
March: eclipse trailer
May: eminem not afraid
June: shakira waka waka
July: double rainbow
August: bed intruder
September: halo reach
October: whip my hair
From the YouTube Blog:
It’s time to rewind back through the YouTube videos that people in the United States and around the world were watching and searching for in 2010. These lists of most-watched videos reflect the people, places, and events that captured our collective attention and imagination throughout the year. During 2010, you all watched more than 700 billion YouTube videos, and uploaded more than 13 million hours of video. We met a bunch of new faces, some new words and phrases entered our shared lexicon, and we celebrated as some new YouTube partners hit the big time with millions of views. Remember these moments?
It started with a crime scene and ended up on the Billboard chart: when Antoine Dobson met the Auto-tune the News guys, a viral hit was made.
Columnist Dan Savage took to YouTube to respond to a spate of suicides by gay teenagers by launching the “It Gets Better” project to send messages of hope to bullied gay teens. The campaign went viral, with everyone from President Obama to Pixar employees taking part.
The next Justin Bieber? That was the buzz, as this performance by 13-year-old Greyson Chance went viral and led to a record deal for this sixth grader from Edmond, Okla.
He’s an orange and, yeah, he’s pretty annoying. And that’s been the key to this channel’s meteoric rise in 2010: In less than one year, more than 1 million people have signed up for a regular dose of wise-cracking citrus.
Paul “Yosemite Bear” Vasquez’s emotive footage of a spectacular rainbow in Yosemite National Park caught the attention of a few pop culture sites and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, whose Tweet helped make this clip and the “double rainbow” one of the most beloved memes of 2010.