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'Gangnam Style,' Kony, 'Call Me Maybe' lead YouTube's top 10 of 2012

Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM ET

Hey sexy lady! It's time for YouTube's top 10 countdown of 2012, kicking off with, yes, you guessed it, our new best friend, Korean rapper PSY.

With nearly a billion views on YouTube, there's one indisputed king and he's doing dance moves nobody's ever seen before — and only the YouTubers attempt to replicate.

Shocker in No. 2 - This isn't Gotye's original video for "Somebody That I Used to Know" but one of the multitude of stunt covers. This one, by Walk Off The Earth, features five band members simultaneously playing the same guitar.

Possibly the longest video ever to go super viral, this documentary about atrocities performed by Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony was the third most watched video of the year. 

In fourth place is Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," and no, not one of that insanely viral song's 7,000 cover versions.

The elections had to turn up somewhere, but who would have thought that a mock Romney/Obama rap battle (No. 5) would be the winner, with over 45 million views?

No. 6 is actually a commercial for the TNT cable channel ... in Belgium. Not where you'd expect the awesomest TV promo in history, which has to be the most dramatic thing to ever happen in this sleepy Flemish town.

Do you love pizza? Not as much as this guy. And that's just the beginning of the insanely popular Spoken Reasons' rant about relationships (No. 7). His YouTube followers are legion, and with good reason.

The eighth slot brings more music, an energetic dubstep violin jam starring the video game world's favorite angel, Lindsey Stirling.

You may recall back in February of 2012, a man posted a video of himself, shooting his daughter's laptop as a disciplinary measure, and the entire world went nuts.

Rounding out the top 10 is a highlight reel of daredevil Felix Baumgartner, who made history on Red Bull's dime, jumping from a capsule 128,000 feet in the air and surviving the trip back to Earth.

We recommend you clicking play on all of them at once, and listening to the chaos that ensues. Or, if you want to view them in a more orderly fashion, go to YouTube's Rewind page.

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