'Gangnam Style,' Kony and more: YouTube announces its top 10 viral videos of 2012




What were the biggest hits on YouTube in 2012? The online video site has released is top 10 viewed videos for the year -- and some of them may not be exactly what you were expecting.

While obvious choices like Psy's "Gangnam Style" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" do make the cut, others received less media attention.

You can watch all 10 of the videos here. How many have you seen before?


10. "Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights"
Posted by redbull on Oct. 14, 2012 -- 30,637,378 views




9. "Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen"
Posted by Tommy Jordan on Feb. 8, 2012 -- 35,496,268 views




8. "Dubstep Violin- Lindsey Stirling- Crystallize"
Posted by lindseystomp on Feb. 23, 2012 -- 38,516,921 views




7. "WHY YOU ASKING ALL THEM QUESTIONS? .. #FCHW"
Posted by SpokenReasons on Jan. 21, 2012 -- 39,462,204 views




6. "A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE"
Posted by turnerbenelux on April 11, 2012 -- 39,642,641 views




5. "Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2."
Posted by ERB on Oct. 15, 2012 -- 45,651,155 views




4. "'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepsen - Feat. Justin Bieber, Selena, Ashley Tisdale & MORE!"
Posted by CarlosPenaTV on Feb. 18, 2012 -- 54,924,738 views




3. "KONY 2012"
Posted by invisiblechildreninc on March 5, 2012 -- 94,491,592 views




2. "Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)"
Posted by walkofftheearth on Jan. 5, 2012 -- 140,446,909 views




Poor Gotye. His own music video didn't do this well... But it's an awesome, bizarre and incredible cover.


And the most-watched video of 2012 is... Not even a little bit of a surprise.

1. "PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (Korean) M/V"
Posted by officialpsy on July 15, 2012 -- 971,518,818 views (That's right -- more than 10 percent of the world's population has watched this video.)



Anything missing from this list that you expected? What was your favorite YouTube video of the year?

Photo/Video credit: YouTube, OfficialPsy