Australia’s biggest YouTube videos and channels of 2013


It’s simple, it’s catchy and incredibly annoying, but you love What Does the Fox Say? It says I just trended harder than any other YouTube clip in 2013. Ylvis is comprised of Norwegian brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, the clip was viewed more than 276 Million times worldwide and 1,646 collective years has been spent watching the official music video. The like dislikes are quite amusing as you’d expect with a controversial clip like this. 2.5Million thumbs up, while there’s been 272 thousand thumbs down.

As 2013 comes to a close Google are pulling back the curtain on the biggest YouTube videos and channels watched by Australians in 2013. Here are some of the videos, channels, and moments that shaped our year and captured our attention.

One of the strongest aspects of YouTube is its community and the creativity of it’s stars. There was more dancing, singing, and lip-syncing and memes created by homegrown YouTubers. Given the global audience, many of our videos made a big impact across the globe.

Australian fastest rising YouTube channels of 2013

The local stars who attracted the most new subscribers from around the world in the last 12 months. If you don’t already subscribe, check out their latest videos and throw down a thumbs up if you like what you see.

  1. TroyeSivan18
  2. Jayesslee
  3. 1veritasium
  4. hemmo1996 (5 Seconds of Summer)
  5. CommunityChannel

Australia’s top trending and music videos for 2013

Top Trending Videos for 2013

  1. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]
  2. How Animals Eat Their Food | MisterEpicMann
  3. YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)
  4. asdfmovie6
  5. The Difference Between Wogs & Aussies: CLUBBING
  6. Harlem Shake (original army edition)
  7. THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL
  9. A Funny Montage
  10. Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2.

Top Trending Music Videos for 2013

  1. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
  3. Katy Perry – Roar (Official)
  4. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell
  5. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
  6. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess
  7. Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko
  8. One Direction – Best Song Ever
  9. Avicii – Wake Me Up (Lyric Video)
  10. Naughty Boy – La La La ft. Sam Smith

To celebrate all these moments, more than 60 top creators on YouTube got together and made a little video for everyone.

As you’d expect with everything YouTube, the creation of this rewind video was filmed and you can watch “Making of YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?”

This post is authored by techAU staffers. Used rarely and sparingly when the source decided to keep their identity secret, or a guest author who isn't seeking credit.

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