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What Were YouTube's 10 Most Viewed Music Videos of 2013?

Miley? Rihanna? Selena? Whose video topped them all in 2013!? Find out right now

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And the Winners Are...

December means one thing in media: Year-end lists. Artists, if you released anything this month, well, good luck to you. Most bloggers are busy compiling their "best of the year" lists like "14 Songs That Should Have Been Hits" and "Best Celebrity Selfies."

Thanks to YouTube, we now have the 10 Most-Watched Music Videos of the Year, which have cumulatively boasted more than 2.8 BILLION views.

The channel also released its Top Trending Videos of 2013, with Ylvis's "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)"  topping the list at 275 million views and destroying the competition. (Seriously, second place—"Harlem Shake (Original Army Edition)"—had only 65 million views.

Relive the most popular videos of the year right now.

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10. Selena Gomez - "Come and Get It"

Total Number of Views: 182 million

The debut single from the album of the same name hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs.

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9. Avicii - "Wake Me Up"

Total Number of Views: 186 million

The first single from the EDM DJ's debut album true features uincredited vocals from Aloe Blacc.

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8. Naughty Boy (ft. Sam Smith) - "La La La"

Total Number of Views: 202 million

A monster hit in the UK, the track features vocals from Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith.

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7. Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko) - "Stay"

Total Number of Views: 219 million

The oft-covered track hit No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, giving Rihanna her record-breaking 11th Number One song on the chart.

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6. Robin Thicke (ft. Pharrell, T.I.) - "Blurred Lines"

Total Number of Views: 231 million

Apparently you know you want it.

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5. P!nk (ft. Nate Ruess) - "Just Give Me a Reason"

Total Number of Views: 237 million

The pop ballad off P!nk's The Truth About Love is one of the singer's biggest hits, with the accompanying video featuring her husband, motocross racer Carey Hart.

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4. Katy Perry - "Roar"

Total Number of Views: 253 million

The ode to self-empowerment was Perry's eighth No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 and topped both the Adult Contemporary Chart and Hot Dance Club Songs.

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3. Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"

Total Number of Views: 304 million

Miley's Mike Will Made It-produced track received mixed reviews critically, but has sold more than 2 million copies to date.

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2. Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"

Total Number of Views: 397 million

A recent New Yorker profile of "Wrecking Ball" producer Dr. Luke found the producer losing a weird bet on this song. "Luke wasn't sure it was a smash, and he wagered against it, telling Cyrus he would buy her a Numi toilet like his, the ultimate in potty technology (it has a Bluetooth receiver that can stream music from a smartphone), if he was wrong. Cyrus told me, 'Contrary to what he thinks, Dr. Luke isn't always right. I bet him him that "Wrecking Ball" would go to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it did. Now he has to buy me a ten-thousand-dollar toilet. I'll be thinking of him every time I go.'"

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1. PSY - "Gentleman"

Total Number of Views: 599 million

The follow-up to "Gangnam Style" didn't have the awe-inspiring success of its predecessor (what could?), but still destroyed everyone else.


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