SA’s top trending YouTube videos for 2014

2014-12-10 12:59 - Gareth van Zyl
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Johannesburg - Videos of Julius Malema stirring up parliament and an animation of what happened the night Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp grabbed South Africa’s interest on YouTube this year.

This is according to search giant Google, which has revealed the top ten trending clips on its video service YouTube for 2014.

Google said in a statement that the popularity of this year's YouTube videos weren’t just calculated according to their number of views alone, but also by the amount of shares, likes and responses they received.

And four of YouTube’s top ten most trending videos in South Africa for 2014 centred around politics in a year when South Africans headed to the polls in a national and provincial election.

The animation video relating the Oscar Pistorius trial, which dominated headlines in South Africa this year, also trended highly.

But South Africa’s highest trending YouTube video is an animation by Rams Comics about ‘The Adventures of Noko Mashaba by Jonas Lekganyane.’

The animation is about Noko, a high school student, who is a “bad kid as usual until he messes with the wrong guy, a Skhothane”.

Top ten trending YouTube videos in South Africa for 2014:

1. Noko vs Izikhothane by Ramscomics

2. Oscar Pistorius Animation: The night Oscar killed Reeva Steenkamp by enewschannel

3. Julius Malema speech causes a stir in parliament by News24Video

4. Caught On Camera: Snake Devours Crocodile After 5 Hour Battle by barcroftmedia

5. ANC Ayisafani - DA TV ad by DAParliament

6. Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) by wardegasa

7. EFF takes on Zuma in Parliament by sabcdigitalnews

8. Julius Malema reacts to SONA 2014 in parliament by sabcdigitalnews

9. Bars & Melody - Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act | Britain's Got Talent 2014 by BritainsGotTalent09

10. Look Up by __gu76sZyWzDHosK2G__

Top ten music videos watched by South Africans:



1. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda

2. Chris Brown - Loyal (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga

3. Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J

4. Mxit South Africa - Happy South Africa brought to you by Sunlight and Mxit #ShareTheHappy

5. Jason Derulo - "Wiggle" feat. Snoop Dogg (Official HD Music Video)

6. K.O (Feat. Kid X) - Caracara (Official Music Video)

7. Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Explicit) ft. Charli XCX

8. Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna

9.  Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross - New Flame (Explicit Version)

10. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Global:

YouTube has also released global stats regarding top trending videos. The online video site said that the below top ten videos have amassed “hundreds of millions of views from creators, with more than 21 million cumulative subscribers”.



1. Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) by SA Wardega

2. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimovic, Iniesta & more by Nike Football

3. FIRST KISS by Tatia PIlieva

4. The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia - #TEAMJ-AX by TheVoiceOf Italy

5. iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test by Unbox Therapy

6. Bars & Melody - Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act | Britain's Got Talent 2014 by Britain's Got Talent

7. Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial -- "Puppy Love" by Budweiser

8. Devil Baby Attack by DevilsDueNYC

9. Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3. by ERB

10. 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman by Street HarassmentVideo

Global: Top music videos:



1. Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J

2. Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

3. Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna

4. Shakira - La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown

5. Jason Derulo - "Wiggle" feat. Snoop Dogg (Official HD Music Video)

6. Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Explicit) ft. Charli XCX

7. Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)

8. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

9. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

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