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Psy, Nick Clegg and One Pound Fish make YouTube Top 10


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YouTube has released its list of UK Trending Videos 2012, featuring the Deputy Prime Minister alongside the Korean singer and the now famous market trader.

The list is based on the clips that saw the biggest leaps in traffic over the course of the year.

Psy’s Gangnam Style topped both the UK and the worldwide lists after it became a global internet sensation.

Kony 2012 also featured on both lists, taking second place in the UK and third over all. It managed to gain 100 million views over six days, although it seems to have been largely forgotten about that since then.

Another two videos that made both lists include a cover of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know by band Walk Off the Earth and the footage of Felix Baumgartner skydiving stunt.

Nick Clegg however appeared only on the UK list in ninth place, after somebody took his apology about the U-turn on fees and made it into a song using auto-tune. The video was uploaded onto YouTube in September and has so far received over 2 million views.

Creative market trader Mr Nazir was the sixth UK Trending Video of 2012. His song, £1 Fish, encouraging people to buy the seafood he had for sale received a lot attention after it appeared on the site in April.


YouTube UK Trending Videos 2012 

1. Gangnam Style

2. Kony 2012

3. Walk Off the Earth

4. Lucy Spraggan's audition

5. Asdfmovie5

6. £1 Fish

7. Freefall from the Edge of Space

8. Charlotte & Jonathan

9. The Nick Clegg Apology Song

10. James Bond escorts the Queen


YouTube Global Trending Videos 2012

1. Gangnam Style

2. Walk Off the Earth

3. Kony 2012

4. Call Me Maybe

5. Obama v Romney epic rap battle

6. A dramatic surprise on a quiet square

7. Why you asking all them questions?

8. Dubstep Violin

9. Facebook parenting

10. Freefall from the Edge of Space

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