YouTube Rewind: The Top Videos, Music Videos, and Channels of 2013

/ Dec 11, 2013


2013 has been a huge year for YouTube. Between a spiffy new layout, a contentious updated comments system, and more viral videos than you can shake a stick out, this has been one for the ages. Celebrating the best of 2013, YouTube has gathered together the top trending videos, music videos, and channels of 2013 for the annual YouTube Rewind.

The list represents videos and music videos that have been extraordinarily popular this year as well as the channels that gained the most subs in 2013. It’s been a wild one — check out the list below and see for yourself.

Top Trending Videos of 2013

  1. tvnorge: Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)”
  2. kennethaakonsen: “Harlem Shake” (original army edition)
  3. MisterEpicMann: How Animals Eat Their Food
  4. SteveKardynal: Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” (Chatroulette Version)
  5. EvianBabies: “baby&me” / the new evian film
  6. VolvoTrucks: Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme
  7. thelonelyisland: “YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)”
  8. CarrieNYC: Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
  9. BadLipReading: THE NFL – A Bad Lip Reading
  10. ERB: Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 – “Mozart vs Skrillex”

Top Trending Music Videos of 2013

  2. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
  3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
  4. Katy Perry – Roar”
  5. P!nk – “Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess”
  6. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell”
  7. Rihanna – “Stay ft. Mikky Ekko”
  8. Naughty Boy – “La La La ft. Sam Smith”
  9. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”
  10. Avicii – “Wake Me Up”
  11. One Direction – “Best Song Ever”
  12. Bruno Mars – “When I Was Your Man”
  13. One Direction – “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)”
  14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us ft. Ray Dalton”
  15. Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
  16. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky ft. Pharrell Williams” (Official Audio)
  17. Avicii – “Wake Me Up” (Lyric Video)
  18. David Guetta – “Play Hard ft. Ne-Yo, Akon”
  19. Pitbull – “Feel This Moment ft. Christina Aguilera”
  20. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
  21. Taylor Swift – “22”
  22. Calvin Harris – “I Need Your Love ft. Ellie Goulding
  23. Ariana Grande – “The Way ft. Mac Miller”
  24. Mike Will Made It – “23” (Explicit)
  25. Lady Gaga – “Applause” (Official)

Channels That Gained the Most Subscribers in 2013

  1. PewDiePie
  2. HolaSoyGerman
  3. smosh
  4. RihannaVEVO
  5. OneDirectionVEVO
  6. portadosfundos
  7. ERB
  8. JennaMarbles
  9. SkyDoesMinecraft
  10. EminemVEVO
  11. TheEllenShow
  12. KatyPerryVEVO
  13. machinima
  14. TaylorSwiftVEVO
  15. ElektraRecords
  16. MileyCyrusVEVO
  17. nigahiga
  18. officialpsy
  19. JustinBieberVEVO
  20. TheFineBros

And here’s the official YouTube Rewind video, created by digital production studio Portal A, which spent three months developing and producing the clip. See if you can name every YouTuber that appears in the video (there’s over 60):

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