Susan Boyle Tops YouTube List

The most watched video of 2009 was of a 47-year-old Scottish spinster who the public took to heart

YouTube today announced its first official most watched lists, a look at 2009 through the videos Australians and the world were watching and searching for.

“From a new singer’s debut on the world stage to newly-weds dancing down the aisle, YouTube offers everyone a way to experience and share in the big and small moments that touch millions of people around Australia and the world,” said Kate Vale, Head of YouTube for Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to global content, some Aussie-generated content attracted hundreds of thousands of views in 2009.

YouTube also examined the billions of queries that people typed into YouTube search in 2009 to identify some of the fastest-rising search terms for each month. Like Google Zeitgeist, these lists reveal the interests, issues, and entertainment that connected the world throughout the year.
Most watched YouTube videos in Australia

Top five most watched YouTube videos overall:

  • Susan Boyle – Singer – Britain’s Got Talent 2009
  • I’m On A Boat (ft. T-Pain) – Album Version
  • Miley Cyrus – The Climb – Official Music Video
  • Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A. – Official Music Video
  • Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”

Top five most watched Australian-made videos:

  • Kate Miller-Heidke ‘The Last Day On Earth’ Official Video
  • Guy Sebastian – Like it Like That
  • Jessica Mauboy – Been Waiting
  • Cassie Davis – Like It Loud
  • Short Stack – Princess

Top five most watched music videos:

  • I’m On A Boat (ft. T-Pain) – Album Version
  • Miley Cyrus – The Climb – Official Music Video
  • Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A. – Official Music Video
  • Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
  • Pussycat Dolls – Jai Ho

Top five most watched animal-related videos:

  • Extreme Sheep LED Art
  • Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog
  • The largest dead snake ever found, over 50 feet.
  • Piranha Devours a Duck
  • Slow loris loves getting tickled

Instant celebrities thanks to YouTube:

  • Susan Boyle – Singer – Britain’s Got Talent 2009
  • JK Wedding Entrance Dance
  • David After Dentist
  • Greatest freak out ever
  • Inspired Bicycles – Danny MacAskill April 2009

Top five most watched movie trailers:

  • New Moon Movie Trailer
  • Bruno
  • Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Official HD Movie Trailer #2
  • ‘2012’ Trailer HD
  • Paranormal Activity – Official Trailer

Top five most watched Australian user-generated content:

  • My Crazy Sister – mychonny
  • Asian and White Parents – mychonny
  • Sorry it’s been a while – communitychannel
  • My Victorian Bushfire Campaign – juanmann
  • Uncomfortable Love Scene – communitychannel

Most watched YouTube videos (Global):

  • 1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent (120+ million views)
  • 2. David After Dentist (36+ million views)
  • 3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)
  • 4. New Moon Movie Trailer (30+ million views)
  • 5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Most watched music videos on YouTube (Global):

  • Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (80+ million views)
  • Miley Cyrus – The Climb (62+ million views)
  • Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A (49+ million views)
  • The Lonely Island – I’m On A Boat (48+ million views)
  • Keri Hilson – Knock You Down (35+ million views)