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?