As 2013 draws to a close, we're looking back at 2013's biggest, best, and most memorable YouTube videos with some help from the data crunchers over at Tubular Labs. WARNING: You may be reminded of catchy songs and silly memes that will be stuck in your head clear until 2014. It's just a chance you'll have to take. Now on to the list!
VIRAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Ylvis - "The Fox": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE
A video that went so big, even your grandma would know the words by now... if the song had any real ones. Norway's comic duo Ylvis became international superstars off of this parody of contemporary pop-dance music set in the serenity of the woods at night. The animal sing-a-long has netted a whopping 288 million views since being uploaded on September 3rd, and has inspired parodies from The Dallas Mavericks, Saturday Night Live, Harvard Medical students, professional farmers and even YouTube itself, which used it as the basis for their 2013 "Rewind" feature.