Here are the top 10 most viewed new videos for 2012 on YouTube

Just a few weeks ago, YouTube announced that the music video for PSY's song Gangnam Style had become the most viewed video clip uploaded on their service in their history. Today, YouTube revealed the list of the top 10 most viewed new videos posted in 2012 and, obviously, Gangnam Style is on top of the list by a wide margin.

The clip, which was uploaded on July 15th, has now generated over 971 million views as of this writing. It has an outside shot of becoming the first YouTube video to reach the 1 billion view milestone before the end of the year.

YouTube's blog lists the other nine videos on their most viewed list this year. The full list is as follows:

  1. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V 
  2. Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover) 
  3. KONY 2012 
  4. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen - Feat. Justin Bieber, Selena, Ashley Tisdale & MORE! 
  5. Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2. 
  8. Dubstep Violin- Lindsey Stirling- Crystallize 
  9. Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen.
  10. Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights 

YouTube decided to have a little fun and created their own 2012 mashup video featuring PSY and a ton of other well known YouTube personalities. We will leave it to you to spot and name all of them.

By the way, YouTube claims that its users are now watching four billion hours of video a month. 

Source: YouTube blog

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Facebook Parenting: that video was hilarious. Good on that guy for what he did. You only need to read a couple of posts that come up on Failbook on occasions to realise that there are kids like that out there.

never got into the KONY 2012 thing, my own county has enough problems for me and worrying about someone else problems are not my todo list.

All that Kony 2012 thing was very shady which mainly worked on facebook teens anyway. Jedidiah Jenkins actions also didn't help to build the trust to the project.

Lord Method Man said,
I've never watched any of those videos nor do I have any desire to whatsoever.

You're cool!!

Lord Method Man said,
I've never watched any of those videos nor do I have any desire to whatsoever.

I can't watch the videos here due to work, but if video #8 is from the person I am thinking. She plays the violin VERY VERY well. you should watch that, it's not a typical prank or random video

Gangnam Style is a super catchy song and surprisingly not annoying like some of the previous years stuff. Also, the Lindsey Sterling video is awesome too. I think those are the only ones I've seen though.