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'Hide Your Wife' Video Year's Most Popular on YouTube

61M fans watch Antoine Dodson go ballistic

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 13, 2010 3:05 AM CST
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(Newser) – A young Alabama man's over-the-top, unintentionally funny anger at his sister's near sex-assault in their home is the most popular YouTube video of the year, with a whopping 61 million views. "Hide your kids, hide your wife cuz they rapin' everybody out here," snaps Antoine Dobson. YouTube tallied views of two videos of Dodson — a news report as well as a recut "rap" of his quotes. The recut musicians split profits from the rap with Dodson, who told AP, "Blessings come in disguise."

The second most-watched video was another made-for-YouTube work: a parody of Ke$ha's Tik Tok, followed by 13-year-old Greyson Chance singing Lady Gaga's Paparazzi at a school concert. YouTube ranks "amateur" videos separately from commercial videos. The top 10 videos overall were commercial: Justin Bieber's Baby took the top slot with more than 400 million hits, followed by videos featuring Shakira, Eminem, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga.

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