Tune in to “Turn Down for 2014” to see YouTube’s annual assemblage of video clips and quips that made a major impression on viewers this year. YouTube went into its vault of viral and virtual videos to find the top-viewed and trending videos and ads of 2014. Then, they compiled them into a six-minute mash-up of what we deemed worthy of watching this year. NYDailyNews.com offered a look at what we all were viewing on YouTube this year.
YouTube ranked the videos by their total amount of likes, shares, and comments. The video-viewing site has more than 1 billion monthly visitors, with the top videos accumulating more than 667 million views.
The top-trending viral video of 2014 was “Mutant Giant Spider Dog,” with more than 113 million views since it posted in early September.
This was followed by a video that was also the top-trending ad of the year by Nike Football called “Winner Stays.”
The top-trending music video of the year was Katy Perry’s “Dark House,” which lit up YouTube with more than 716 million views. The second spot went to the Enrique Iglesias video for “Bailando,” while Shakira shimmied her way into the third and fourth positions with videos for “Remember to Forget You” and “La La La.”
And good will made a great showing with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which dared people to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads or make a donation to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
For a look at the year in YouTube video viewing, click here.
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Written by Michael Del Gigante