YouTube releases list of 2013's biggest videos

Here are the top-trending videos that defined 2013.

Kate Stanton

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- It's the end of the year, which means it's time to get nostalgic about the news, music and pop culture that defined 2013. YouTube has released its annual list of videos that garnered the most views in the last year.

Unusually, Norwegian-made videos topped the list, with Ylvis' comedic query about foxes and the Norwegian Army's version of the viral dance craze "The Harlem Shake" coming in at no. 1 and no. 2 respectively.


Here's the full list:

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1. Ylvis - "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" 2. "Harlem Shake (original army edition)" 3. "How Animals Eat Their Food" | MisterEpicMann 4. "Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)" 5. "baby&me / the new evian film" 6. Volvo Trucks - "The Epic Split feat. Van Damme" 7. "YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)" 8. "Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise" 9. "THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading" 10. "Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2"


YouTube also released separate lists of the most popular music and news videos.

PSY led the way for music, though VMAs twerk princess Miley Cyrus followed just behind him with videos for "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop." Robin Thick, Katy Perry and Rihanna also made the list.

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1. PSY - "GENTLEMAN M/V" 2. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" 3. Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop" 4. Katy Perry - "Roar (Official)" 5. P!nk - "Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess" 6. Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell" 7. Rihanna - "Stay ft. Mikky Ekko" 8. Naughty Boy - "La La La ft. Sam Smith" 9. Selena Gomez - "Come & Get It" 10. Avicii - "Wake Me Up (Official Video)"

The Russian meteorite crash racked up more than 38 million views to top YouTube's list of news videos, followed by footage of tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing and Washington Navy Yard shooting. Russell Brand made a significant impression with his feisty interview on Newsnight and Jack Nicholson left Jennifer Lawrence starstruck.


1. Meteorite Crash in Russia: Video of Meteor Explosion that Stirred Panic in Urals Region 2. Explosions at the Boston Marathon 3. CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas 4. Surveillance Video Related to Boston Bombings 5. NEWSNIGHT: Paxman vs Brand - Full Interview 6. 基隆八斗子土石流第一現場, 哈日族 7. 5/20/13 Moore, OK EF-5 Tornado 8. Video Footage of Shooter at Washington Navy Yard 9. Charles Ramsey interview, rescuer of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in Kansas 10. Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson Interruption Makes Waves After Oscars; Anne Hathaway on Big Win

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