YouTube Reveals Hottest Search Terms and Most-Watched Videos for 2009

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

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)

via YouTube blog

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