Most Viewed in 2013

1.   PSY   -   Gentleman:


- after his global success with “Gangnam Style”, PSY  stays #1 in the Most Viewed Music Video Tops from 2013, with over 650 million views


- “Gentleman” is the 19th single released by the South Korean music artist PSY


- “The Huffington Post” classifies the song as electro-pop, while “Time”describes it as K-pop


- PSY originally planned to collaborate with Justin Bieber on the single, but he and manager Scooter Braun deferred that to make the goal of the single to prove he was not a one-hit wonder


- “Gentleman” has topped iTunes charts in 40 countries.


2.   Miley   Cyrus   -   Wrecking   Ball:  


- With over 570 million views, “Wrecking Ball” is one of the most debated videos of all times


- “Wrecking Ball” is a pop ballad which lyrically discusses the deterioration of a relationship; it has been widely speculated to have been inspired by Cyrus' former fiancé, Liam Hemsworth


- The song was originally written with Beyonce in mind before being offered to Miley by its composers MoZella, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek, Lukasz Gottwald and Henry Russell Walter


- The video directed by Terry Richardson shows as Miley as the opposite of Hanna Montana, with lots of music critics praising it for being an excellent marketing campaign


- “Wrecking Ball” is one of the singles to generate most online parodies ever, with a total of over 50 million views.


3.   Katy   Perry   -   Roar:


- “Roar” ranked #3  in Most Viewed Music Videos of 2013, with over 410 million views 


- “Roar” is Katy Perry's first single promoted from her 4th studio album - “Prism”


- The song was mixed by the Serban Ghenea, five-time Grammy Award winning mixer and sound engineer from Hollywood, originally from Romania, who worked with big names such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Thirty Seconds to Mars and many others


- The video was shot in three days during August 2013, at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden


- To promote the song, Perry performed at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, under the Brooklyn Bridge, as the ceremony's closing, on Saturday Night Live and X Factor Australia.


4.  Ylvis   –   The   Fox   (What   Does   The   Fox   Say?):


- Over 300 million views for Ylvis' "The Fox", in just three months from its release date


- "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" in an electro-dance song gone viral thanks to its amusing video and song


- The single is performed by Ylvis, a Norwegian comedy duo - Vegard si Bard Ylvisaker, brothers in real life.


- The video was directed by Ole Martin Hafsmo with cinematography by Magnus Flåto. The choreography was done by Thea Bay.


- "The Fox" was initially created as "a parody of the excesses and absurdities of contemporary club music", to promote their upcoming third season of "I kveld med Ylvis" on TVNorge.


5.  P!nk   feat.   Nate   Ruess   –   Just   Give   Me   a   Reason:


- This featurings' PLAY button has been hit for over 260 million times, in one year


- "Just Give Me a Reason" is P!nk's third single from her sixth studio album - "The Truth About Love" (2012)


- It was written by both artists and produced by Jeff Bhasker


- The song and the video are about the desire to hold on to a relationship even when it appears to be breaking down


- The music video for "Just Give Me a Reason" featured Nate Ruess as well as Pink's husband, motocross racer Carey Hart won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration in 2013.