It's always fun to take a look back at the year and remember all of the pop culture that came out of it. Whether it be a dance that swept across the world, a video of that song you just can't get out of your head, or a short documentary on a violent warlord, this year's top YouTube videos made quite an impact. Some were so popular they made YouTube history. With that said, let's take a look back at some of the most popular videos of the year! Psy's Gangnam Style The music video for the South Korean rapper was an instant hit. With it's catchy chorus and ridiculous dance moves, the video has officially become the most viewed video on Youtube and is the first to exceed 1 Billion views. As a result, it was the most watched YouTube video of 2012! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0&feature=player_embedded Some other popular viral videos of the year were: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson: This singer seemed to become a sensation overnight with her ear worm song "Call Me Maybe," and there were plenty of parodies to follow. Whether your a fan or not, after watching this video you may find it difficult to get the song out of your head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic Felix Baumgartner's Supersonic Freefall: "Fearless Felix" broke the world record in skydiving when he jumped from 24 miles up. Reaching speeds of 834 mph, he became the first person to break the sound barrier without the help of a vehicle. Felix gained international following for the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I&feature=player_embedded A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square: TNT may have had one of the most creative advertising campaigns ever with the launch of their the Belgian channel. The video shows a single button in the middle of a city square in Belgium that says "Push to Add Drama." When a passing bicyclist follows instruction, all the drama is unleashed in 30 seconds of only-seen-on-TV action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=316AzLYfAzw&feature=player_embedded Kony: This short documentary about African warlord Joseph Kony gained instant attention. The documentary was a glimpse at the warlord who has operated for more than 2-decades and is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Although criticized by some, the video managed to gain 74 million views in just one week (CNN.com). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc&feature=player_embedded Information courtesy of: YouTube.com, CNN.com, news.CNET.com
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