Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Top 10 Most Watched Music Videos Of 2013

Psy "Gentleman" image
Even though we still have 2 weeks to go in the year, it's still pretty easy to confidently put together the top 10 most watched music videos for 2013. Keep in mind that these are the official videos, and the unauthorized covers and lyric videos add to the total (sometimes substantially) but aren't counted.

Probably the most surprising thing about the list is Psy's "Gentleman" at number 1, since it's not a song that got much airplay. It just goes to show how great the hangover from a previous hit can sometimes be.

1. Psy "Gentleman" - 610 million views (check out the great marketing annotations)

2. Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" - 396 million

3. Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop" - 304 million

4. Katy Perry "Roar" -  253 million

5. Pink "Just Give Me A Reason" - 237 million

6. Robbin Thicke "Blurred Lines" - 231 million

7. Rhianna "Stay" - 219 million

8. Naughty Boy "La La La" - 202 million

9. Selena Gomez "Come And Get It" - 185 million

10. Avicii "Wake Me Up" - 182 million

It will be interesting to see how many of the names on the list change next year at this time when we check again.

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