Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gwiyomi craze, Psy top YouTube videos in the Philippines in 2013

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The Gwiyomi song, “Harlem Shake,” breaking news including the explosions at Boston Marathon, natural disasters including typhoon “Yolanda” and silly memes defined the viewing experience on YouTube in the Philippines for 2013.
The viewing experience on YouTube for 2013 in the Philippines was defined by (clockwise from top left) Gwiyomi craze, ‘Harlem Shake,’ Psy’s ‘Gentleman,’ Lee Grane on ‘The Voice of the Philippines,’ Ylvis’ ‘The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)’ and typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Screen capture by Bulletin Entertainment)

Psy’s “Gentleman,” on the other hand, is the top video in the country for the year.
Every year, YouTube celebrates the top trending videos, music videos and channels, called YouTube Rewind.
YouTube released the “Defining Moments for 2013″ in the Philippines and one of them is the Gwiyomi craze.
The Gwiyomi song was originally sung by Korean singer Hari and was released last February. It spawned countless versions including Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, Vice Ganda, Yeng Constantino, Momoy Palaboy with Heart Evangelista and Chris Tiu.
“Harlem Shake” became an Internet meme after “a vlogger danced wildly to (the song) and inadvertently set off a massive video trend that produced thousands of creative spin-offs from all over the globe.”
Among those who did their own versions were the Miami Heat and the University of Georgia’s swimming team.
Under breaking news, the most unforgettable moments in video on YouTube in the Philippines are the Boston Marathon explosions, meteorite crash in Russia and the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first baby.
The Filipino talent in singing also became popular YouTube videos.
“Filipinos once again tune in to watch their talented countrymen take the local, national, and global stages,” said YouTube.
Among the popular are Lee Grane on the “Voice PH” and Filipino Joseph Apostol on “The Voice” UK.
Psy’ “Gentleman,” Ylvis’ “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?),” and the video showing the supposed first snowfall in the Philippines became silly memes in the country.
Natural disasters also became the focus of attention in the country. The videos showing the damage brought by Typhoon “Yolanda” and the earthquake in Bohol and Cebu became hot topics in the Philippines.
“Gentleman” became the top video in the Philippines and the top music video in the world this year. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” is the top trending video on YouTube for 2013.
1. PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V by officialpsy
2. Katy Perry – Roar (Official) by KatyPerryVEVO
3. Basilio – Lord Patawad by BasilioTV
4. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess by PinkVEVO
5. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball by MileyCyrusVEVO
6. Jireh Lim – Magkabilang Mundo by Jireh Lim
7. Dove Real Beauty Sketches by doveunitedstates
8. Jireh Lim – Buko (Official Music Video ) (Preview) by Jireh Lim
9. Daniel Padilla – Nasa Iyo na ang Lahat (Official) by starrecordsinc
10. PSY 싸이 – GENTLEMAN 젠틀맨 Waveya 웨이브야 cover dance by waveya2011
1. Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by tvnorge
2. Harlem Shake (original army edition) by kennethaakonsen
3. How Animals Eat Their Food | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann
4. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version) by SteveKardynal
5. baby&me / the new evian film by EvianBabies
6. Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme by VolvoTrucks
7. YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) by thelonelyisland
8. Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise by CarrieNYC
9. THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading by BadLipReading
10. Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 by ERB
1. PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V by officialpsy
2. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball by MileyCyrusVEVO
3. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop by MileyCyrusVEVO
4. Katy Perry – Roar (Official) by KatyPerryVEVO
5. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess by PinkVEVO
6. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell by RobinThickeVEVO
7. Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko by RihannaVEVO
8. Naughty Boy – La La La ft. Sam Smith by NaughtyBoyVEVO
9. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It by SelenaGomezVEVO
10. Avicii – Wake Me Up (Official Video) by AviciiOfficialVEVO
1. PewDiePie,
2. HolaSoyGerman,
3. smosh,
4. RihannaVEVO,
5. OneDirectionVEVO,
6. portadosfundos,
7. ERB,
8. JennaMarbles,
9. SkyDoesMinecraft,
10. EminemVEVO,
11. TheEllenShow,
12. KatyPerryVEVO,
13. machinima,
14. TaylorSwiftVEVO,
15. ElektraRecords,
16. MileyCyrusVEVO,
17. nigahiga,
18. officialpsy,
19. JustinBieberVEVO,
20. TheFineBros,
Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online
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