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Talking Twin Babies, Nyan Cat among YouTube's top videos of 2011

 

 

Citizens of the Internet: We salute you. Your taste in YouTube videos is, for the most part, awesome.

On Tuesday, YouTube published its annual list of its most watched videos. If you haven't watched them yet, we suggest you carve out 20 minutes of your day today to see the videos the world Facebooked, tweeted, emailed and watched with co-workers this year.

It's a pretty big spread, from a talking dog listening jealously to stories of the meat his owner just ate, to a Volkswagen commercial starring a little Darth Vader, to two kids covering a song by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

A few other highlights:

56 million people watched in wonderment as two twin babies stood in front of refrigerator door and appeared to have a full-on, hilarious conversation, while using only the words "da da da da da da da da da." (This is a must see!)

The comedy troupe Lonely Island makes two appearances on the top 10 list. As of this writing, 60.5 million people have watched Michael Bolton sing about "Pirates of the Caribbean" and 48.5 million have watched the boys rap about being creepy with the help of Nicki Minaj.

In the weirdest category, 54 million people watched an animal with a cat's head and a pink pop tart body fly through space leaving a rainbow trail in its wake to the tune of a synthesized Japanese pop song that sounds a lot like the singer is saying "meow" over and over. (So weirdly addictive).

Rebecca Black's so bad it's good video for her song "Friday" was the most watched video of the year, according to YouTube's calculations. And in honor of her win, she hosted the video YouTube made of the year's most popular videos.

Here is the complete list via the YouTube blog:

1. Rebecca Black - Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

2. Ultimate Dog Tease

3. Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)

4. Talking Twin Babies - PART 2 - OFFICIAL VIDEO

5. Nyan Cat [original]

6. Look At Me Now - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes (Cover by @KarminMusic)

7. The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters)

8. Maria Aragon - Born This Way (Cover) by Lady Gaga

9. The Force: Volkswagen Commercial

10. Cat mom hugs baby kitten

We can hardly wait for next year!

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-- Deborah Netburn

Video: Talking Twin Babies - Part 2 - OFFICIAL VIDEO. Credit: YouTube

 

 

 
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