What do Rebecca Black and a talking dog have in common? No, not their musical talent, or lack thereof. Both have landed the top two spots on YouTube's most watched videos in 2011 list.
Since it was uploaded on Sept. 16, Friday the official music video by Rebecca Black has amassed nearly 13 million views in just over four months, not to mention the countless other duplicate videos floating around on YouTube. The Ultimate Dog Tease, featuring a talking dog, accumulated 74 million views as of Tuesday.
According to YouTube spokesman and trends manager Kevin Allocca, there were more than one trillion, yes 1,000,000,000,000, playbacks on YouTube in 2011, or 140 views for every person on Earth.
The 10 most-watched YouTube videos of 2011 show that around the world, whatever language we speak, there are certain things that bring us all together around a computer screen or mobile phone - adorable babies, talented performers, and clever advertising, Allocca said in a statement.
The most watched list was compiled looking at the global view counts of videos uploaded this year, taking into account multiple versions of the same video. The list, however, excludes music videos from major labels and channels associated with them.
Last year, the trailer for Twilight, an Old Spice commercial and Lady Gaga covers made it into the most viewed list.
Here is the list of most watched YouTube videos in 2011.
1. Rebecca Black - Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
2. Ultimate Dog Tease
3. Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)
4. Talking Twin Babies - PART 2 - OFFICIAL VIDEO
5. Nyan Cat [original]
6. Look At Me Now - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes (Cover by @KarminMusic)
8. Maria Aragon - Born This Way (Cover) by Lady Gaga
9. The Force: Volkswagen Commercial
10. Cat mom hugs baby kitten