YouTube had a storming year in 2007, so congratulations to all the team on their success.
After doing a couple of searches over New Year I noticed YouTube had published a list of the most watched videos on their blog. The top ten makes interesting viewing, and had a couple of my favourite videos from 2007 on the list. The top ten was based on number of views and shares.
**All the videos can be seen in the embeded YouTube compilation below**
Here's a run down of the top ten most watched YouTube video clips from 2007;
- Battle at Kruger - a simply amazing piece of filming which captures a fight between a herd of water buffalo, a pack of lions and a crocodile. More details below.
- "Chocolate Rain" Original Song by Tay Zonday - Tay Zonday sings Chocolate rain. Self explanatory really!
- Chris Crocker; Leave Britney Alone! - Devout Britney fan Chris Crocker provides a passionate (and slightly scary) defence of Miss. Spears.
- Thriller in Prison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o) - a large group of inmates dance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. One of my 2007 favourite videos.
- Esmee Denters sings "What goes around, comes around" by JT - again self explanatory, but awesome singing.
- NORA: Practice Makes Purr-fect - a piano-playing cat grabs over 7.5 million views
- Obama Girl - "I got a crush...on Obama" - an avid fan promotes Barack Obama through the medium of song.
- Otters holding hands - the third animal based video to feature in the top ten.
- Paris in Jail - a spin on Paris Hilton's single 'Stars are Blind'. Very amusing!
- Spiders on Drugs - starts out serious, then gets very silly. Amusing all the same.
YouTube have also released the top 5 viral videos of 2007, and top spot goes Cadbury's Gorilla advert, which I blogged about back in September 2007.
The top 5 viral videos can be found at Marketingcharts.com.