YouTube has the world of online video forever. It is an important part of the times, and tech community… plus its fun. So, we decided that will track the top 10 youtube videos of all time, as well as top Youtube videos in Korea . Yay! Check back often for updates.
As of October 4th, 2012, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video has entered the TOP 10 YouTube videos of ALL TIME.
Psy knocks out Eminem’s Don’t Be Afraid video for the 10th spot. We’ve been tracking Psy’s video rise towards to the Top 10, and low and behold, a few refreshes starting from this morning… and BAM! Bye Bye Eminem. The original list is repost of the Top 10 list tracked by RWW , but it hasn’t been updated with Psy yet, so we thought to do it here to mark the occasion.
That is a major feat by ANY standard, but he is the first Korea (and only) to make the list. So, huge congrats to Psy, Kpop and the future of Korean content on YouTube! Given its still fairly early in the Gangnam Style rise (relative to the other videos), we may Psy continue to climb the chart. Will it have enough to take on Bieber? Time will tell but for now, the horse dance craze doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Confused how this wacky Korea kpop video made it to the top global ranks? Check out our Understanding Gangnam Style article for more background.
That said, now that YouTube is officially open again for Koreans to upload, and has finally taken over as number video site for Korea, we hope and expect to see more creative and good content from most wired country in the world… !
What does this have to do with tech and startups? Technology and Entertainment convergence will be a continuing area of growth and interest. We see more and more Kpop and/or related entertainment startups pop up everyday. Psy’s rise is only going to perpetuate that trend. Games is gold here, especially in the Korea mobile market, but content is still king… may the wonder twin powers combine and activate!
Here is the top 10 YouTube videos of all time, as of October 4, 2012:
1. Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris; 777,240,044 views
2. Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull; 592,450,651 views
3. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna; 492,907,293 views
4. Shakira – Waka Waka(This Time for Africa); 491,196,696 views
5. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance; 485,167,166 views
6. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock; 479,731,335 views
7. Charlie bit my finger – again !; 478,436,912 views
8. Michel Teló – Ai Se Eu Te Pego – Oficial (Assim você me mata); 428,206,129 views
9. Don Omar – Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo; 383,570,633 views
10: PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V – 359,713,166 views
Now that’s the global list… here’s the top watched videos in KOREA only right now. Yes, its mostly Kpop dominated for now: asdfj
Want to see other Korea lists? Check out our weekly Friday Top 5 apps in Korea app stores.