Get ready America for some slightly shocking (and rather disturbing) news — Rebecca Black’s infamous “Friday” music video was the most watched YouTube video of 2011. That’s right, the popular video site recently released their statistics for their Year In Review and discovered Black was their No. 1 biggest hit, garnering 180 million views. Mock the simplistic lyrics all you want, but its catchy beat and overall cheesy demeanor is now officially a viral sensation, putting all other clips to shame.
The 14-year-old singer quickly became an online celebrity after her parents paid a production company, Ark Music Factory, to create the music video for her. The clip was posted to YouTube in February and went viral the following month, receiving both positive and negative feedback from people all over the world. Yes, it was quite the year for Black, who also made a cameo in Katy Perry‘s music video for Last Friday Night and went on to create two more singles: “My Moment” and “Person of Interest.” I guess there’s no denying it — this girl is here to stay.
Watch the video below to see a summary of YouTube’s Top 10 Clips:
And if you have some free time on your hands, check out each individual clip below. You won’t be sorry!