Here are Dailymotion’s Top 20 Videos of 2013

/ Dec 17, 2013

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It has been a significant year for Dailymotion. After Yahoo’s attempt to buy the video site was squashed by the French government earlier this year, French telecommunications firm Orange SA reinvested almost $40 million into Dailymotion in an effort to expand its sales force. On the tail end of the investment, it was reported that the site had acquired an unnamed European technology provider who would help the video platform expand to international markets. Two months later, Dailymotion announced that it had acquired Swiss tech provider Jilion and would begin implementing the company’s SublimeVideo player into the platform.

All of this is to say that Dailymotion, despite living in YouTube’s shadow, is a serious player in the web video space. It’s got a large audience, reaching 120 unique monthly visitors.

And this audience has helped create some breakout viral hits on the platform. These are videos that found a home at Dailymotion and brought in crowds by the millions. Dailymotion has curated those uploads as part of its top “20 for 2013” video list. Of course, the hit videos we all expected to be there are present, but there’s also some pretty great dark horses in the mix as well. Check them out below.

1. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say) 

2. “Gravity” Movie Trailer

3. AP – Meteor Explodes Over Russia 

4. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

5. “Grand Theft Auto V” Trailer

6. Top 10 Harlem Shake Compilation

7. Goats Yelling Like Humans

8. Light Goes On “Skateboard” – Riders Match

9. Evolution of Get Lucky – Daft Punk Chronologic Cover 

10. Kate Middleton Birth News 

11. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop 

12. Twerk Vine Compilation

13. The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever – Documentary 

14. Nitro Warriors 2 – Afterburner 

15. Sharknado – Celebrity Reactions 

16. Miley Cyrus MTV VMA Celebrity Reactions

17. Sony PS4 vs. Xbox One – CNET

18. People Freaking Out About The End of Breaking Bad

19. Boston Marathon Bombing News

20. Amazon Delivery Drone News 

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