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What Does YouTube Say? Ylvis’ ‘The Fox’ Is Top Trending Video of 2013

Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013.

Ylvis still doesn’t know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube’s top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a military version of “Harlem Shake,” a Chatroulette take on Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s “Epic Splits” for Volvo.

YouTube also unveiled the top trending music videos and channels gaining the most followers in 2013.


In the music video category, the big winners were PSY (“Gentlemen”) Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop”), Katy Perry (“Roar”) and P!nk (“Just Give Me A Reason”) taking the five top spots.

When it comes to the YouTube channels seeing the biggest gains in subscribers, Swedish video game commentator Pewdiepie took the top spot, with Chilean comedian Hola Soy German, comedy duo Smosh, Beyonce and One Direction rounding out the top five.

Find the complete list below, with links of where to watch.

Top Trending Videos of 2013

1. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?), tvnorge

2. Harlem Shake (original army edition), kennethaakonsen

3. How Animals Eat Their Food | MisterEpicMann, MisterEpicMann

4. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version), SteveKardynal

5. baby&me / the new evian film, EvianBabies

6. Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme, VolvoTrucks

7. YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar), thelonelyisland

8. Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise, CarrieNYC

9. THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading, BadLipReading, 

10. Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2., ERB

Top Trending Music Videos of 2013

1. PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V, officialpsy

2. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball, MileyCyrusVEVO

3. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop, MileyCyrusVEVO

4. Katy Perry – Roar (Official), KatyPerryVEVO

5. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess, PinkVEVO

6. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell, RobinThickeVEVO

7. Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko, RihannaVEVO

8. Naughty Boy – La La La ft. Sam Smith, NaughtyBoyVEVO

9. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It, SelenaGomezVEVO

10. Avicii – Wake Me Up (Official Video), AviciiOfficialVEVO

11. One Direction – Best Song Ever, OneDirectionVEVO

12. Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man [Official Video], ElektraRecords

13. One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks), OneDirectionVEVO


15. Demi Lovato – Heart Attack (Official Video), DemiLovatoVEVO

16. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Official Audio) ft. Pharrell Williams, DaftPunkVEVO

17. Avicii – Wake Me Up (Lyric Video), AviciiOfficialVEVO

18. David Guetta – Play Hard (Official Video) ft. Ne-Yo, Akon, davidguettavevo

19. Pitbull – Feel This Moment ft. Christina Aguilera, PitbullVEVO

20. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors, justintimberlakeVEVO

21. Taylor Swift – 22, TaylorSwiftVEVO

22. Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love ft. Ellie Goulding, CalvinHarrisVEVO

23. Ariana Grande – The Way ft. Mac Miller, ArianaGrandeVevo

24. 23 (Explicit), MikeWillMadeitVEVO, 112,861,589

25. Lady Gaga – Applause (Official), LadyGagaVEVO

Channels that gained the most subscribers in 2013

1. PewDiePie

2. HolaSoyGerman

3. smosh

4. RihannaVEVO

5. OneDirectionVEVO

6. portadosfundos

7. ERB

8. JennaMarbles

9. SkyDoesMinecraft

10. EminemVEVO

11. TheEllenShow

12. KatyPerryVEVO

13. machinima

14. TaylorSwiftVEVO

15. ElektraRecords

16. MileyCyrusVEVO

17. nigahiga

18. officialpsy

19. JustinBieberVEVO

20. TheFineBros

  • This article first appeared on THR.com