YouTube Rewind 2013: Google Releases the Top 10 Trending Videos in the Philippines
The list will make you go WTF... as in What the Fox!
(SPOT.ph) The snow or static on TV is a rare sight nowadays, but every now and then, YouTube has a glitch and we all suffer a mild form of withdrawal and we repeateadly click the refresh button until the connection has been restored. While your Facebook feed might be a harmonious stream of updates from your friends, YouTube links you to the world, where you can see cat videos from Norwegia...oh sorry, Norway, illegally uploaded full-length features, and even educational videos. We can’t encourage you to subscribe to that last one if you’re really more interested in the latest music videos of your favorite popstars because hey, it’s a free country!
And this country, according to Google, is defined by "the Kiyomi craze, breaking news, and some silly Memes". They even made a special playlist for us.
In case you’re wondering which videos dominated the online airwaves, here’s the lowdown on the highlights of YouTube in 2013.
Trendiest Video Worldwide: "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)" by Ylvis
The Norwegian Comedy Duo’s three-minute silly song is just downright infectious. It’s a parody of pretty much everything in the pop culture (we’re getting major Twilight and Lady Gaga vibes from it) and they achieved it without twerking, shedding their clothes, or making fun of their exes (uh-uh, uh-uh).
Trendiest Music Video Worldwide: "Gentleman" by Psy
He does it again! After the replay ad nauseam of "Gangnam Style," Psy was determined not to fade into obscurity and he achieves this with a dance move borrowed from Brown Eyed Girls’ Abracadabra. The world was hypnotized by his swaying hips as he committed general douchbaggery on the streets of South Korea. He’s a bonafide "mato-pato" gentleman.
The third most watched video in the Philippines: Basilio’s "Lord Patawad"
The Philippine’s Top 10
Psy’s music video is also the most watched in the Philippines, followed by Katy Perry’s anthemic "Roar" and we feel like it might have something to do with Taal. If you ride public transportation enough, it won’t surprise you that Basilio’s "Lord Patawad" ranks third, followed by Pink’s "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess.
Jireh Lim has two entries on the list. Good job, dude.
Miley Cyrus’ "Wrecking Ball" ranks fifth and Jireh Lim makes it to the list twice with "Magkabilang Mundo" and "Buko."
Of course Daniel Padilla is on this list!
We’re happy to see the Dove Real Beauty Sketches in the list, because it makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. We should really listen to Daniel Padilla when he tells us "Nasa Iyo na ang Lahat," which sits comfortably on the ninth place. Surprisingly, the last slot goes to Psy again, but in the form of a cover by Waveya.
The full list: