Top 5 YouTube Viral Videos of 2009

December 17, 2009

6:55 pm

Photo by woodleywonderworks

Photo by woodleywonderworks

With the curtain coming down on 2009, it is a time to look back at the best of the year. In the world of online videos YouTube currently reins as the online viral video king. So it only seems fitting that YouTube just released a list of the top videos of 2009. Earlier this year ComScore reported that 100.9 million viewers watched 6.3 billion videos on YouTube up 15% over the previous month. We think the online video trend will continue as more people get mobile devices come standard with video capabilities and compact video cameras like the Flip or Kodak Zi8 continue to sell like hotcakes.

Enough serious talk about online video, let’s watch some videos! Grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy watching the most popular viral videos on YouTube and maybe it will give you some good ideas about how to make an “Internet Famous” splash in 2010.

Top 5 Most Watched YouTube videos (Global):
1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent (120+ million views)

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2. David After Dentist (37+ million views)

3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)

4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views)

5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Which of one of these videos is your favorite of 2009? Drop us a comment to let us know.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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