Year in Review

2013’s Most-Watched Music Videos: Psy, Miley Cyrus & More (WATCH)

YouTube released the top trending music videos of the year, featuring Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and more. But the top-ranked video might surprise you.


Robin Thicke’s controversial “Blurred Lines” may have been the song that stalked your every move this year like the villain of a Lifetime movie—and may have been just as unwelcome—but its radio ubiquity did not translate to YouTube views. The honor of this year’s top trending music video instead goes to an artist that you may have even forgotten was pop-culturally relevant at all 2013: South Korean viral-video savant Psy.

A year after the domination of “Gangnam Style,” Psy once again tops the YouTube charts. His follow-up, “Gentleman,” was the top-trending music video of 2013, according to stats provided by YouTube. More impressive, however, may be the feat twerked out by TIME Person of the Year hopeful Miley Cyrus. She holds the number two and three slots on the list, for “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop.”

From Katy Perry to Selena Gomez, check out the list of the year’s top ten trending music videos.

1. Psy – “Gentleman”

2. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”

4. Katy Perry – “Roar”

5. P!nk ft. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”

6. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

7. Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko – “Stay”

8. Naughty Boy fr. Sam Smith – “La La La”

9. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”

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