From 'Blurred Lines' to 'Roar,' the top trending videos of the year include bathtub ballads, swinging on vines and a whole lot of Miley Cyrus.
The end of year means endless eggnog, ugly sweaters and a stream of top ten lists. YouTube Rewind added their roundup to the pile with their list of the most viewed music videos of the year.
What made the cut? Lots of Miley Cyrus, but no Ylvis. (Their breakout hit "What Does the Fox Say?" apparently didn't count as a "music video," though it did top the trending videos of 2013 overall.)
Swedish DJ Avicii blew up the charts with his nauseatingly catchy single "Wake Me Up," featuring guitar from Incubus' Mike Einzinger and vocals from Aloe Blacc.
It was a big year for Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend, who released new album "Stars Dance" and spent most of 2013 criss-crossing the country to promote it. "Come & Get It" features Gomez dancing in traditional Indian garb. In her concerts she also donned a bindi, a choice that landed her in hot water with some critics.
British producer Naughty Boy's video for "La La La" features an adorable dog, a cute little boy, an old man selling human hearts and a room of people doing aerobics as mascara drips down their face. What more do you want?
Sure, the video of Rihanna crooning for her lover to stick around in "Stay" is pretty sexy. But let's not forget the karaoke version Vin Diesel gave us all as a Valentine's Day present.
"Blurred Lines" is the music video that launched a hundred YouTube parodies this year, thanks to the many scantily clad ladies writhing around as Thicke sings lyrics that were slammed by critics as "rapey." But it's hard to deny how danceable the tune is.
The 33-year-old pop star got hot and heavy with husband Carey Hart in the steamy music video for "Just Give Me a Reason." Also starring a demonic teddy bear with glowing eyes.
The "Teenage Dream" singer went from Candyland to Jungleland in her Tarzan-inspired video, which included appearances by various wild animals.
From her rocky relationship and eventual split with Liam Hemsworth to her butt-bouncing onstage antics, no account of 2013 in pop culture would be complete without the many faces of Miley Cyrus. The "We Can't Stop" video is one of the more mesmerizingly bizarre pieces of pop art to appear on YouTube in the last decade, complete with a skull made of French fries and, yes, lots of twerking.
That's right: Cyrus nabbed both number two and three spots among most trending videos. "Wrecking Ball," her follow-up single to "We Can't Stop," showed Cyrus, naked, riding on, well, a wrecking ball. Just don't look for the Hulk Hogan version if you want your eyesight to remain unimpaired.
From the man who inspired that horse-riding dance marring holiday parties across the nation, the number one video for "Gentleman" had yet another instantly-viral hip-swivel move. A mother-father gentleman, indeed.