You searched for Susan Boyle on YouTube

Wed 16 December 2009 13:40, Editors

You searched for Susan Boyle on YouTube

Yes, its that time of year again. Zeitgeist year, in which we can see what we were all searching for in 2009. We've had Google's, Bings and Yahoo's trends already and also Twitter has announced their Zeitgeist. Today it's YouTube's turn.

Online Video is getting more and more important every day. YouTube is growing like never before and they actually seem to be making money anytime soon. With the high usage YouTube is becoming one of the major search engines, a vertical yes, but one of the biggest ones.

YouTube looked at view counts of their most popular videos this year. Most popular world wide was Britain's Got Talent runner up Susan Boyle. Not surprisingly Michael Jackson was amongst the fastest rising and popular terms around the time of his death. Look at the lists below.

Most Watched YouTube videos (Global):
1. Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent (120+ million views)
2. David After Dentist (37+ million views)
3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)
4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views)
5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Most Watched music videos on YouTube (Global)*:
1. Pitbull "I Know You Want Me" (82+ million views)
2. Miley Cyrus "The Climb" (64+ million views)
3. Miley Cyrus "Party in the U.S.A." (54+ million views)
4. The Lonely Island "I'm On a Boat" (48+ million views)
5. Keri Hilson "Knock You Down" (35+ million views)

Fastest Rising YouTube search terms by month (Global):
January: inauguration
February: christian bale
March: the climb
April: susan boyle
May: pacquiao vs hatton
June: michael jackson thriller
July: michael jackson
August: usain bolt
September: kanye west
October: paranormal activity
November: bad romance
December: tiger woods

Fastest Rising YouTube search terms by month (U.S.):
January: obama inauguration
February: on a boat
March: watchmen
April: susan boyle
May: pacquiao
June: michael jackson thriller
July: wedding
August: send it on
September: kanye west
October: paranormal activity
November: adam lambert
December: tiger woods


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