YouTube has released its most watched videos in Australia and around the world for the past 12 months, and the results aren't overly surprising. It's all about music... Here's the list, cut and pasted from the press release:
Most watched YouTube videos in Australia
Top five most watched YouTube videos overall: 1. Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics) 2. I'm On A Boat (ft. T-Pain) - Album Version 3. Miley Cyrus - The Climb - Official Music Video (HQ) 4. Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. - Official Music Video (HD) 5. Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow"
Top five most watched Australian-made videos: 1. Kate Miller-Heidke 'The Last Day On Earth' Official Video 2. Guy Sebastian - Like it Like That [Official Video] 3. Jessica Mauboy - Been Waiting [Official Video] 4. Cassie Davis - Like It Loud [Official Video] 5. Short Stack - Princess
Top five most watched music videos: 1. I'm On A Boat (ft. T-Pain) - Album Version 2. Miley Cyrus - The Climb - Official Music Video (HQ) 3. Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. - Official Music Video (HD) 4. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow 5. Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho
Top five most watched animal-related videos: 1. Extreme Sheep LED Art 2. Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog 3. The largest dead snake ever found, over 50 feet. 4. Piranha Devours a Duck 5. Slow loris loves getting tickled
Instant celebrities thanks to YouTube: 1. Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics) 2. JK Wedding Entrance Dance 3. David After Dentist 4. Greatest freak out ever (ORIGINAL VIDEO) 5. Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009
Top five most watched movie trailers: 1. New Moon Movie Trailer - Official (HD) 2. Bruno - Official Trailer 3. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Official HD Movie Trailer #2 NEW! 4. '2012' Trailer HD 5. Paranormal Activity - Official Trailer [HQ HD]
Top five most watched Australian user-generated content: 1. My Crazy Sister - mychonny 2. Asian and White Parents - mychonny 3. Sorry it's been a while - communitychannel 4. My Victorian Bushfire Campaign - juanmann 5. Uncomfortable Love Scene - communitychannel
Most watched YouTube videos (Global)
Most watched YouTube videos (Global): 1. Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent (120+ million views) 2. David After Dentist (36+ million views) 3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views) 4. New Moon Movie Trailer (30+ million views) 5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)
Most watched music videos on YouTube (Global): 1. Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (80+ million views) 2. Miley Cyrus - The Climb (62+ million views) 3. Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A (49+ million views) 4. The Lonely Island - I'm On A Boat (48+ million views) 5. Keri Hilson - Knock You Down (35+ million views)
So what does it all mean? It means that Australians have absolutely horrendous taste in music. Miley Cyrus? Twice? God help us all...