During 2010, viewers watched more than 700 billion YouTube videos, and uploaded more than 13 million hours of video. These are the Creme de la Creme, the lucky few who managed a whole 16 minutes of fame thanks to YouTube.
Click after the jump, sit back, imbibe, enjoy the top 10 YouTube videos of 2010.
#1 — BED INTRUDER SONG
In the strangest transformation of the year, the Gregory Brothers took the quirky television interview Antoine Dodson gave after his sister’s attempted assault (itself a viral video) and turned it into a chart-topper.
#2 — “TIK TOK” KE$HA PARODY: GLITTER PUKE
The pop music parody loomed large in 2010, thanks to BarelyPolitical’s take on Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” and the popularity of Key of Awe$ome, a weekly musical comedy show that’s been seen over 100M times.
#3 — GREYSON CHANCE SINGING “PAPARAZZI”
When Greyson Chance’s sixth grade performance of “Paparazzi” hit the web, it drew a massive audience, the attention of Lady Gaga herself, and ultimately led Chance to sign to Ellen DeGeneres’ new music label.
#4 — ANNOYING ORANGE WAZZUP
Dane Boedigheimer’s “Annoying Orange” spun off into its own channel in 2010, where it became one of the most successful series of the year. This video was particularly annoying…26+ million times.
#5 — THE MAN YOUR MAN COULD SMELL LIKE
Old Spice’s Super Bowl ad was an Internet sensation, but a few months later, it spawned something else: a real-time, social media campaign that generated over 100M views in a week.
#6 — GIANT DOUBLE RAINBOW
Paul Vasquez’s emotional response to a rainbow in Yosemite National Park took six months to go viral, but once it did — after Jimmy Kimmel Tweeted it — “double rainbow all the way” became an essential part of 2010’s pop culture lexicon.
#7 — THIS TOO SHALL PASS
In 2010, OK Go severed ties with their label and went independent, joining the YouTube Partner Program. Meanwhile, their endless pursuit of creative music videos delivered this ambitious homage to Rube Goldberg.
#8 — THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE TRAILER
As the anticipation built for the third installment of the Twilight Saga, the biggest question in the land became: Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
#9 — JIMMY SURPRISES BIEBER FAN
A video of three-year-old crying over her love of Justin Bieber went viral, but what became even more popular was this clip of Jimmy Kimmel surprising the little girl and her sisters with a visit from the pop idol.
#10 — GYMKHANA THREE, PART 2
DC Shoes cofounder and professional rally driver Ken Block gets the adrenaline pumping as he speeds through this insane gymkhana course, featuring banks as steep as 51 degrees.