Rappler's 10 viral videos of 2012
Here are our top 10 picks from the list along with their hit count as of December 31, 2012:
1) Bullied grandma Karen Klein - 1,366,363 views
The whole world felt for the school bus monitor who was bullied by the kids she was watching over.
2) President Obama singing Al Green - 3,061,429 views
While campaigning for re-election, President Barack Obama broke into a line from the Al Green hit, "I'm So In Love with You."
3) Joss Whedon parody on Romney - 7,326,630 views
The Avengers director endorsed Mitt Romney in preparation for a zombie apocalypse. (#Sarcasm)
4) Dragon baby - 24,799,373 views
Cute babies on video always get shares. A cute baby in a Bruce Lee suit fighting a stuffed dragon = sure winner.
5) Felix Baumgartner's freefall from space - 31,608,156 views
We held our breath from the time he jumped from outer space to the time he landed safely on earth. Who can top this stunt?
6) Dumb ways to die - 35,359,169 views
A cute animation on freak accidents that can get a person killed. The message: Take caution!
7) Brazil elevator prank - 55,449,939 views
Published a month after Halloween, this video is scary and funny — and really scary!
8) Kony 2012 - 95,776,959 views
The video that opened the world's eyes to the reign of Ugandan cult and militia leader, Joseph Kony
9) Call Me Maybe - 372,081,142 views
The song that sparked a craze of homemade video that also became viral, like the one featuring Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and their friends. As of press time, their video has 56,746,311 views.
Pinoy "It" girls Georginna Wilson, Isabelle Daza, Ann Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, Liz Uy and their friends shot their own video during a magazine cover shoot, coined the "#ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines version." Their video has 3,806,840 views.
10) Gangnam Style - 1,089,291,040 views
Psy's hit dethroned Justin Bieber's "Baby" as the most viewed video in YouTube history. London fishmonger Muhammad Shahid Nazir from Pakistan is following in Psy's footsteps with "One Pound Fish," but still has quite a long way to go.
What is your favorite viral video of 2012? Let us know by posting the link below! - Rappler.com