YouTube revealed that, in 2011 there were more than 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) playbacks on Youtube,  that’s roughly 140 views for every person on Earth.

“To compile these lists, we looked at global view counts of popular videos uploaded throughout this year, and, in some instances, we aggregated views across multiple versions of the same video,” said Kevin Allocca, YouTube trends manager.

“2011 was a year of amazing new channels and new stars being discovered, awesome creativity, and of course, Rebecca Black. It was also a year of powerful news stories playing out on YouTube, as people witnessed and documented uprisings and natural disasters, touching personal moments and moments of protest.” said YouTube Trends Manager, Kevin Allocca, presenting YouTube’s Rewind 2011.

Take a look at all the top videos for the year in several different categories. If you’ve got a personal favorite that isn’t in the post, hit us up in the comments so we can check it out.

Without further ado, Check out the most-viewed videos of 2011.


  1. Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull
  2. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
  3. Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song [Official Video]
  4. Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
  5. Pitbull – Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
  6. Pitbull – Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony
  7. Jessie J – Price Tag ft. B.o.B.
  8. LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
  9. Katy Perry – E.T. ft. Kanye West
  10. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Some highlights from other categories:

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