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SA’s top YouTube videos of 2013


The horror truck accident on Fields Hill near Pinetown in Durban, posted by eNews Channel Africa, was the video South Africans watched the most on YouTube in 2013, Google, which owns the video platform, said on Wednesday.

Globally, the world watched the The Fox more than 265m times, making it the top trending video of 2013. YouTube users worldwide now consume 7bn hours of video every month on YouTube and upload a week’s worth of video per minute.

“South Africans joined the global community in dancing the days away with Ylvis, Miley, Katy, Psy and Rihanna, but more local events took precedence as they flocked to watch with horror the tragic Pinetown truck accident in Durban and the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi,” Google said.

“South African sport and national pride ruled when rugby player Bryan Habana raced a new British Airways A380 plane, and viewers showed their concern about child safety on Johannesburg’s roads,” the company said.

“Last but not least, South Africans continued to demonstrate their appreciation for humour, with spoofs on How Animals Eat Their Food, and with a record number of comedy channels making the list of most watched YouTube Channels this year. Ellen, Just For Laughs, MduComics and Failarmy all kept South Africans laughing throughout 2013.”

Check out the top-10 lists below.

Top 10 videos watched in South Africa in 2013, excluding major music labels:

  1. Shocking Pinetown truck crash footage
  2. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)
  3. Halls – Klein Kimmie
  4. Jaguar Attacks Crocodile
  5. How Animals Eat Their Food
  6. 7 year old girl steals iPhone
  7. Dove Real Beauty Sketches
  8. British Airways – Man vs Plane
  9. Exclusive video footage on the Westgate attack
  10. Biker riding unsafely with small child

Top 10 music videos watched by South Africans:

  1. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
  2. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
  3. Katy Perry – Roar (Official)
  5. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell
  6. Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko
  7. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)
  8. Rihanna – Pour It Up (Explicit)
  9. DJ Ganyani ft FB – Xigubu (Official Music Video)
  10. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess

Top five ads watched by South Africans:

  1. Dove Real Beauty Sketches
  2. Beacon Allsorts What’s my name? You Decide
  3. Breakfast Run
  4. Volkswagen Polo Vivo: The Answer
  5. Football superstar Lionel Messi’s TVC for WeChat – Father’s day

Global top trending videos for 2013:

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

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