YouTube's most popular videos of 2010: Bieber fever and Antoine Dodson

YouTube released its list of the most-watched videos of the year, and unsurprisingly, Antoine Dodson and The Gregory Brothers’ “Bed Intruder Song” was number one, with over 47 million views and more than 14 million additional views for the iTunes version, plus dozens of reinterpretations, covers, and spoofs. Hide yo kids indeed.

Next up? Key of Awesome‘s Ke$ha parody, with more than 51 million views, and the adorable Greyson Chance, whose talent show performance of “Paparazzi” snagged 34 million views — and earned him a record deal. Awwww. Annoying Orange, which is so annoying I refuse to even link to it came in fourth, followed by the Old Spice ads.

Double Rainbow, OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” Rube Goldberg-style video, the trailer for Twilight: Eclipse, the little girl who wept over Justin Bieber, and Gymkhana Three rounded out the top 10.

Those videos, while popular, can’t hold a candle to the mainstream music videos, however. Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video has been watched more than 408 million times — seriously — and some of his other videos also cross the 100 million mark. Shakira’s “Waka Waka” was watched over 256 million times, and Rihanna and Eminem’s collaboration “Love the Way You Lie” wasn’t far behind, with 233 million views.

On the one hand, yes, major stars still profoundly dominate the view counts. But on the other, the Ke$ha parody video “Glitter Puke” has more views than the actual “TiK ToK” video. And that’s kind of amazing.

What was your favorite video this year, PopWatchers?

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  • Seth

    Am I the only one who hates the “Bed Intruder” song? Making light of the original interview (a man who’s upset at the ATTEMPTED RAPE of his sister) just doesn’t appeal to me.

    • santana

      Yeah but he and his sister got lots of money off of this. So something good came out of it for them. And the song is pretty catchy.

  • Katja

    I loooved Double Rainbow guy. I don’t care how high he might have been, that kind of joy was awesome, and I too would have been super excited to see a double rainbow! The Kesha parody is pretty good, but I prefer College Humor’s “Sing Talk” version. And currently, I can’t stop watching that “Candlelight” video by the fantastically named Maccabeats.

    • AT

      Sing Talk is definitely the better parody.

    • MelindaB

      Me too–I’m personally responsible for half of the views of Candlelight (OK, not really, but I do watch it a lot.)

  • tiebaojin

    This double rainbow guy absolutely needs to get out more often!

  • natalie

    loved the double rainbow video!!

  • Rainbow Bright

    Double rainbow?Wheres the skittles?

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