Most Viewed YouTube Videos of 2013 With Some Impressive Stats

This post reveals some impressive YouTube stats along with the most viewed YouTube videos of 2013. 

An online video sharing website has

# More than 800 million visitors

# Alexa Rank 3 & No.2 Search engine

# Videos viewed more than 4 billion hours/month

# More than 1 million partner programs

 Are you still guessing the name of the social media website having these amazing current stats? Yeah, it is absolutely YouTube!!!

I already discussed the basics and best ways to make money on YouTube in an earlier post. Now let’s have a look at the details of most viewed YouTube videos this year (2013). But before that, let me tell you some more interesting fundamentals and facts of YouTube.

Impressive Stats of YouTube

YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal in the year 2005 on Valentine’s Day. “Me at the Zoo” was the first video uploaded in YouTube and it had 3 million visitors in the first month of creation. In October 2006, Google acquired YouTube for the price of $1.65 billion. Then the numbers of visitors got increased and at the end of the first year, YouTube reached 38 million viewers.


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“Broadcast yourself” is the motto of YouTube and anyone could use this site at free of cost. The first YouTube video viewed one million times in the year 2005 is “Touch of Gold” and in November 2009, full HD videos were released. 2 billion YouTube videos viewed have reached in May 2010 and in the year 2012, YouTube touched 4 billion hours daily video views with billions of unique viewers every month.

Oh great! Most of the YouTube stats are in billion!!! What could be the reason of its success? Check it now.

Reasons for YouTube’s success

YouTube is an example of an independent website and some of the reasons for its success are

1. No need to register to watch the videos.

2. Anyone can sign-up for free and no need to read long texts.

3. User-friendly as it is simple and easily understandable.

4. Brilliant marketing concept helps to promote the service.

5. Acts like a community where the users could upload, share and comment on videos.

Here is the most interesting part of the post which would help you to know about the most viewed YouTube videos in this year. Have a look at these popular YouTube videos now.

Most viewed YouTube videos of 2013

Few day back, most watched YouTube videos were released under various categories. Some of them are,

5 Top trending videos of 2013

Do check the most popular YouTube videos of 2013 here!

1. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say) HD video by tv Norge, till now 233,088, 171 views and it was published on SEP 3rd, 2013

2. Harlem Shake (Original army edition) by Kenneth Hakonsen, got 96,160,989 views which were released in FEB 10th, 2013.

3. How Animals Eat Their Food by MisterEpicMann, has 90,060, 067 views till now, which is available from APR 8th, 2013.

4. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version) by SteveKardynal, acquired 81,587, 892 views now and it was presented in Nov 26th, 2013.

5. Baby&me / the new evian film by EvianBabies, attained 67,912,875 views at this time and it got released on APR 19th 2013.

5 Top trending music videos of 2013

A list of most viewed YouTube videos under the category of music are 

1. PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V by officialpsy. This music YouTube video got 601,539,888 so far which was published on APR 13th, 2013.

2. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball by MileycyrusVEVO. Its view count is 405, 351, 815 till now and it was published on SEP 9th, 2013.

3. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop is another trending music video from MileycyrusVEVO has acquired 307, 857, 650 views at present and released on June 19th, 2013.

4. Katy Perry Roar (Official) by KatyPerryVEVO reached 260, 155, 519 at this instant which is accessible from SEP 5th, 2013.

5. P!nk –Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess by PinkVEVO attained 238,744,560 now which was presented on FEB 5th, 2013.

5 most watched gaming YouTube videos (2013)

Many trailers and gameplay YouTube videos were released under Gaming group and the most watched gaming YouTube videos are

1. PlayStation 4 by PlayStation (Total views 31,052,894)

2. Grand Theft Auto V: Official Gameplay Video (29,552,994)

3. OUTRAGEOUS ENDING! – Mad Father (6) (27,376,145)

4. League of Legends Cinematic: A Twist of Fate (24,817,577)

5. Official Call of Duty: Ghosts Reveal Trailer (21,333,901)

5 most viewed YouTube ads in India (2013)

Did you know these mostly viewed ads on YouTube in India?

1. Dove Real Beauty Sketches (Total views 60,735,875)

2. Lifebuoy Help a Child reach 5 (16,623,297)

3. Kit Kat Dancing Babies New Ad India (Official) (3,457,478)

4. Old Spice India | Mantastic Man (2,135,132)

5. New 5Star Ad (1,366,096)

Popular funny videos on YouTube (2013)

Here are some YouTube funny videos for you!

Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal – Parts 1-8 + Bonus (ORIGINAL)

Taylor Swift – Trouble – I knew you were a goat

Talking Kitty Cat 2013

Other popular YouTube videos

Did you miss Sachin’s Farewell Speech? This is also a most viewed video on YouTube!

Watch here

I am a great fan of YouTube and I used watch movies and YouTube video songs when I feel bored with blogging. This is my beloved one, do watch!

Final Words:

According to eMarketer, YouTube will get gross ad revenues of $5.60 billion this year. After analyzing the various factors of YouTube, eMarketer has analyzed that it will get a profit of $1.96 billion with ad revenues worldwide and this is higher than its last year revenue.

With the upright video ads revenue this year, eMarkerter estimated that income from video ads for YouTube would improve significantly in the upcoming years.

Hope you’re well engaged with the YouTube facts & figures and popular YouTube videos with this post. Do you use to watch amazing videos in YouTube? I am eager to hear you through comments and let me know about your views on these most viewed YouTube videos. 

44 thoughts on “Most Viewed YouTube Videos of 2013 With Some Impressive Stats”

  1. Hello Nirmala, Awesome work by collecting all the most viewed or top youtube videos at one place. These videos looks really cool and I think i’ve missed some of them.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Many thanks for your visit Atish, am so glad with it.

      Hmm..i know you love to watch YouTube videos and its nice to read your views.

      Keep showing your presence here to take a look at my posts and to leave you valuable comment 😛 🙂

  2. Very superb post Nirmala..You are really giving good time for your blog..You must have researched really hard to find the most viewed videos on YouTube in the year 2013….

    The best thing which you have done in this post is that you have categorized the type of videos into gaming videos, music videos etc.. Looking forward to read more of such type of posts……

  3. Great Post Nirmala,

    YouTube is a great way to promote your content. It helps you to drive traffic also if you promote it properly. The stats you provided about YouTube is great and impressive thank you for sharing this stats with us.

  4. Amazing stats. One of my is having morethan 100 videos in youtube and earning some good money in youtube monetization. 🙂 Im also having a plan to create videos for youtube . Thanx for this interesting info Nirmala madam 🙂

  5. Youtube has always been my favorite. I came across to vimeo, dailymotion cruckle and so many other video sites but I feel comfortable only with Youtube and that is the coolness of a Google Product. Nice post Nirmala. I am going to share this.

  6. HI, Nirmala Mam,
    Indeed very nice stats. 🙂
    Youtube is video sharing social networking and search engine. It helps us copious of things learning through video tutorial.

    Yes, I missed Sachin’s farewell speech and thanks to YT, I watched. 🙂
    Thank You for sharing.
    Have a great week. 🙂

  7. The best thing about YouTube is that everyone can watch videos for free and even if they do not have an account. And I deem that it is the reason why many are using and watching different videos everyday as a free user. And I am impressed with the list.

    Nice post!

    I found this post shared on, the Internet marketing social site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

  8. Hi Nirmala !
    Grand theft auto 5 is my favorite game hence , its YouTube video is my favorite from this list . I’d be watching other videos that you’ve shared with us as i have not watched them before . Thanks for compiling and sharing this list with us .


  9. Hi Nirmala,
    Its really good to meet you at Sue’s page,
    I could locate one Indian blogger their,
    I am so glad to know about this informative
    page, Will come back again to check or read
    more here, very informative one indeed,
    This given list here are really worth noting
    Keep up the good work
    Keep inform

  10. Hi Nirmala,

    As others have said, you’ve worked incredibly hard to pull all these facts and figures about YouTube together, and to share with us these most popular videos. I must admit, I don’t spend much time on YouTube for entertainment purposes – I mainly go there when I’m looking for a training video. I’ve also recently discovered some excellent guided meditation videos, which I really enjoy.

    Thanks very much, Nirmala – I will try to find time to explore some of these.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts Sue. Am glad to know about it and thanks for coming here 🙂

      Yeah, I put some great efforts to brought all the YouTube videos at one place and I fell good with the response for this post.

      Keep showing your presence here to leave your valuable opinions Sue 🙂

  11. Youtube is a crazy place indeed Nirmala.
    It is amazing to see what people really like to watch, as opposed to what you would think they would watch.
    Figuring out how to make a viral video is really just a matter of luck!
    thanks for sharing

  12. Hello Nirmala, Great post you have even included the ads. I don’t know how you got this info. That is really good work. And you are absolutely right about the reasons you stated especially the main success behind is to allow people watch videos without registering.
    Anyway thanks for this info and keep rocking 🙂

  13. Hello Nirmala,
    This is the first time I am visiting your blog, I am impressed by the way you are presenting and interacting with the people. By the way, this is wonderful post and I have bookmarked it to watch them later 😉

    1. Welcome to my blog Sahith 🙂

      Glad you like my way of interaction with others. I would say that it is a more imperative blogging activity as the regular readers are the reason for blogging success.

      Not only here, am actively participating in many blogging communities to make good relationship with other bloggers.

      Thanks for bookmarking this post, keep visiting here to leave your valuable opinions 🙂

  14. Hello ma’am,
    Yeah the gaming videos you have mentioned are seen by me and really they are outstanding. And about the music videos I haven’t seen 3 of them.
    Thanks for sharing such awesome video list to be enjoyed.

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