YouTube's most popular videos of 2009 revealed

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susan boyle.jpgYouTube have revealed the most watched videos of 2009, and there is one breakaway leader miles ahead of the competition. Susan Boyle’s Britain’s Got Talent audition has racked up over 120 million views this year, an absolutely massive amount of hits that totally eclipses runner-up drugged child clip “David After Dentist”, itself picking up a huge 37 million views. In third place sits quirky wedding video “JK Wedding Entrance” with 33 million views.

YouTube have also pooled together the fastest rising search terms for 2009. It reads like a pit-stop tour of everything 2009:

January: inauguration
February: christian bale
March: the climb
April: susan boyle
May: pacquiao vs hatton
June: michael jackson thriller
July: michael jackson
August: usain bolt
September: kanye west
October: paranormal activity
November: bad romance
December: tiger woods

For the full breakdown of YouTube’s 2009 story, visit the YouTube Blog.

Gerald Lynch
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