Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ is YouTube’s most-viewed video of 2013
YouTube has released its ranking of the most popular videos of 2013, and for the second year in a row, the most-viewed video belongs to South Korean pop star Psy, with “Gentleman.”
The pelvis-thrusting, ponytail-shaking, practical joke-playing workout tallied 598 million views during the year to top all comers—except his own breakthrough “Gangnam Style,” which has now accumulated triple that number with 1.8 billion views, the highest viewership ever on YouTube.
Comfortably behind Psy, not surprisingly, is Miley Cyrus’ skin-baring “Wrecking Ball,” which has generated 393 million views. She also snagged third place with “Wrecking Ball’s” visual predecessor, “We Can’t Stop,” at 304 million views.
Katy Perry’s “Roar” landed in fourth place with 251 million views, followed by Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason” at 236 million views.
Filling out the Top 10: Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (231 million), Rihanna’s “Stay” (219 million), Naughty Boy’s “La La La” (201 million), Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” (184 million) and Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” (181 million).
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