The year is coming to a close, and you know what that means: copious amounts of "Best Of" lists. YouTube joined in on the fun this week with its list of the top 10 videos of 2014.

The site selected the videos based on a combination of views, likes, shares, searches, parodies, remixes, and responses. Think of them as the most-talked-about videos of the year. Here are the illustrious 10:

This creepy video shows a dog wearing a huge spider costume, scaring random people. It has gotten more than 114 million views to date.

This clip is part of a Nike campaign highlighting some of the best athletes around the world. It has more than 99 million views so far this year.

Los Angeles-based fashion brand Wren produced this video, which has been viewed more than 94.5 million times. The clip ostensibly shows strangers awkwardly kissing, but was actually staged with models, musicians, and actors. 

This nun stunned The Voice Italy and the entire world with her booming vocals. The video has so far been viewed more than 66 million times.

In response to a number of people claiming that their iPhones were bending, Unbox Therapy decided to test it out. The video has been watched more than 59 million times in 2014.

This adorable duo charmed Simon Cowell and Britain's Got Talent's audience with their song on anti-bullying. The video has more than 57 million views to date.

This heartwarming Super Bowl ad follows the friendship of a puppy and a horse, and has been viewed more than 53.7 million times.

This video captures New Yorkers' responses to an animatronic "devil baby." It has been viewed more than 49 million times.

The Epic Rap Battles of History web series have been producing popular videos for a while now, but this one struck a particular chord with viewers, getting more than 41 million views so far this year.

This video created a lot of buzz for portraying how bad catcalling is in New York City. It has been watched more than 37 million times.

You can watch all 10 of YouTube's videos of the year below:


And when you're done with that, be sure to check out YouTube Rewind, a mashup of this year's trends and memes.

 

Published on: Dec 10, 2014