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Top ten UK YouTube videos revealed

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The UK’s favourite videos

Video sharing website YouTube has revealed its ten most popular clips in the UK during 2011, which include a ‘talking’ dog being teased about food, a spoof Royal Wedding scene and a Charlie Sheen compilation.

The last year has seen up to 48 hours of content uploaded every minute to the popular website, which is owned by search giant Google.

The UK’s top ten videos list takes the following form, including global figures recorded today:

  1. Ultimate Dog Tease

    Global views: 74.2m

    A carefully-timed voiceover makes a dog appear to be groaning as his owner teases him by talking about food.

    The video can be viewed below.
  2. The T-Mobile Royal Wedding

    Global views: 24.6m

    Taking advantage of one of the year’s most globally anticipated events, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, T-Mobile produced spoof footage – which was a viral success – in which lookalikes of the royal family and the Archbishop of Canterbury dance down a church aisle to 1992 East 17 song House Of Love. It is based on a 2009 YouTube hit named JK Wedding Entrance Dance, which depicted the unusual opening to a real-life ceremony.
  3. Songify This – Winning – A Song By Charlie Sheen

    Global views: 37.1m

    Musical group The Gregory Brothers edited together clips of actor Charlie Sheen on news channels NBC, CNN and ABC, in which he discusses his difficult departure from the US television show Two And A Half Men.
  4. Nyan Cat

    Global views: 53.8m

    An animation of a cat flying, set to Japanese pop song Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!
  5. Michael Collings – Britain’s Got Talent 2011 Audition

    Global views: 11.9m

    IT engineer Michael Collings auditioned for popular ITV talent programme Britain’s Got Talent by singing Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car, self-accompanied on guitar.
  6. Masterchef Synesthesia – Swede Mason

    Global views: 3.8m

    Footage from BBC television programme Masterchef edited and set to a backing track of dance music.
  7. Diary Of A Bad Man 5

    Global views: 3.2m

    One of a series of comedy sketches in which a young man growing up in a tough neighbourhood documents the lessons he has learned.
  8. Rebecca Black – Friday (Brock’s Dub)

    Global views: 32.7m

    A joke remix of the video for the song Friday by Rebecca Black.
  9. Talking Twin Babies

    Global views: 9.1m

    A pair of babies have a conversation while being filmed at home.
  10. Asdfmovie – TomSka

    Global views: 23.4m

    A collection of animations by Thomas Ridgewell.

Daniel Nolan, managing director of theEword, said: “Popularity-based lists often feature a few surprises – and this one is a typical example.

“Many people may have expected to see the Richmond Park exploits of deer-chasing dog Fenton (aka Benton) in this list, rather than an animated cat flying along to a bizarre pop song, but sometimes what’s popular online doesn’t necessarily make news headlines.”

The winner: Ultimate Dog Tease

Written by Liane Baddeley

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