YouTube Canada releases its list of what was hot in viral videos this year, and an IT-themed video makes the cut.
YouTube has released its list of the top trending videos in Canada in 2012. And Canada’s status as an international country was confirmed, with our No. 1 entry coming from Asia.
That’s right, South Korean rapper Psy took the top spot – Canadians love them some Gangham Style. Psy also took the No. 5 spot on the list, with an appearance on Ellen to teach his signature dance moves to Britney Spears.
Music dominates much of the list, from a Walk off the Earth video at No. 2 to two parodies of Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call me maybe” video. Sadly, my own personal favourite “Cookie Maybe” didn’t make the top 10.
Among the non-music trending videos were Kony 2012, the parent that shots up his daughter’s laptop over an insulting Facebook post, and daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic free-fall.
To bring it back to the world of IT, at No. 6 was the epic rap battle we’ve all been waiting for: Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs. Who do you think won?