What’s Trending and Tubular Track 2013’s Biggest YouTube Trends

/ Dec 21, 2013


It’s the end of the year and as expected the YouTube community is thinking back on the videos, trends, and topics that defined the digital video space. Earlier this month, YouTube rolled out its highly-anticipated “YouTube Rewind” list, featuring the most engaging videos of 2013. Now, joining forces with analytics company Tubular Labs, “What’s Trending” has compiled a list of the year’s most popular videos in categories like “Prank of the Year” and “Trend of the Year.”

You can check out the list below, but if you’re crunched for time, “What’s Trending” put together a recap video of the top videos with guest host and YouTube funny man Bart Baker, which you can check out here:

Viral Video of the Year

Ylvis – “The Fox”

Music Video of the Year

Psy – “Gentleman”

Music Video Parody of the Year

Bart Baker – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Trend of the Year

“The Harlem Shake”

YouTube Star of the Year

Pew Die Pie

Breakthrough YouTube Star of 2013

Steve O

Prank of the Year

Roman Atwood: “Anniversary Prank Backfires”

Wedding Proposal of the Year

Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal

Cover of the Year

Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix: “Radioactive”

Fan Film of the Year

Wonder Woman // Short By Rainfall Films

New Series of the Year

Convos With My 2 Year Old

Ongoing Series of the Year

Epic Rap Battles of History

Most Discussed YouTube Topic of the Year


Fail of the Year

Burning My Hair Off

Most Inspiring Video of the Year

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Movie Parody of the Year

After Ever After

TV Parody of the Year

“Joking Bad”

Interview of the Year

Chris Stark Talks to Mila Kunis

Weirdest Overnight Celebrity of the Year

Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker

Best Use of Special Effects

Kittens on the Beat

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