With over 72 hours of video being uploaded each minute and one billion mobile views a day, YouTube has become a daily fixture in many people's lives.
It's no mean feat when a video manages to go viral, nor is it anything to be scoffed at if it makes the top ten most-viewed clips of the year.
So join us as we take a look at the top ten trending clips on the world's most popular video-sharing website, as determined by YouTube.
10) Felix Baumgartner's leap from 39 kilometres above the Earth unarguably deserves to be in the top ten. (31 million views)
9) This dad's video, addressing his misbehaving teenage daughter, ends with him shooting her laptop. (35 million views)
8) This video, combining dubstep with the violin, clearly struck a chord (ha!) with YouTube viewers. (39 million views)
7) I don't really see the point of this music video, entitled 'WHY YOU ASKING ALL THEM QUESTIONS?'. But it has over 40 million views. (40 million views)
6) We've covered this video before, showing a 'dramatic surprise, but it's well worth revisiting. (40 million views)
5) The Epic Rap Battles series has garnered tons of fans, with the Mitt Romney/Barack Obama video being the most popular. (46 million views)
4) Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe was one of the defining songs of 2012, with numerous edits following too. (55 million views)
3) This documentary about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony quickly tallied up views, with the Invisible Children group quickly coming under scrutiny too. (95 million views)
2) This unique cover of Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' has amassed over 100 million views for a reason. Amazing stuff. (141 million views)
1) Was there ever any doubt which video would snag the number one spot? Psy's Gangnam Style has