Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011
Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

2. "Super Bass" Gets The Kid Touch

First Taylor Swift sheepishly gave us her take on Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass," inspiring the song's Top 5 single status. Selena Gomez followed with her brazen backstage version. But both were topped by an eight-year-old girl named Sophia Grace Brownlee. Accompanied by her five-year-old cousin Rosie and dressed in a ballerina princess get-up, Sophia belted out the entirety of "Super Bass," alternating between Minaj's tongue-twister rhymes and the song's catchy chorus. Minaj was tickled by the YouTube clip as its 27 million YouTube viewers that she appeared alongside Sophia and Rosie on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" back in September. ( Full Billboard.com Story)


1. Rebecca Black Celebrates the Freakin' Weekend

Rebecca Black's video for "Friday" is one of those rare occurrences where even the most seasoned critics of Internet culture don't know where to begin. From the singing straight out of Auto-Tuned hell to lyrics such as "Tomorrow is Saturday / And Sunday comes afterwards" and a comically bad rap about passing school buses, "Friday" is something that simply must be seen and heard to be fully appreciated. In 2011, it was seen and heard plenty, amassing hundreds of millions of views before the 14-year-old ARK Music Factory singer pulled the clip from Youtube, only to re-upload soon thereafter. For Black, "Friday" inspired an attempt at a legitimate musical career, complete with an appearance on"Leno" and follow-up "singles" "My Moment" and the recent "Person of Interest." For music fans and pretty much anyone who used the Internet in the first half of 2011, it inspired the biggest laugh of the year. ( Full Billboard.com Story)

Best Of 2011 Main: Year-End Charts | Photos of the Year

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Pages

Print