'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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Dec 13, 2010 10:33 AM CST
I never saw this sensation until today. I gotta admit that the news interview mashed with the Gregory Brothers music auto-tune is sheer genius. I laughed and enjoyed. Now, I got this image of G.W. Bush, acting like Antoine Dodson, at the 9/11 press conference, looking into the camera, singing to Bin Ladin and his bitches, [ you got to see the music video to appreciate the parody ] "Weeell, obviously we have a terrorist in America. (singing starts) Flyin in airplanes tryin to hurt people and stuff. So hide ya kids. Hide ya wife. Hide ya husbands too cause they tryin hurt err body out here. You don't hav ta come and confess. We're lookin for you. We gon find you. We gon find you! ( Congress joins in on the hook) YOU DON'T HAVE TA COME AND CONFESS. WE'RE LOOKIN FOR YOU. WE GON FIND YOU! (George Bush) Now run and tell that homeboy. Run and tell that h-h-h-homeboy!
Dec 13, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Say what????!!!! Not the D U M B E S T thing I've ever heard/seen but among the top two...the other being "we will be hailed as heroes" from Dick Cheney re: American troops entering Iraq! Duhhhhhh!!!!!
Dec 13, 2010 3:22 AM CST
(Yet I was the twelfth viewer of the above video). I find it odd that they combined the two videos, as they are separate entities. But I sure won't argue that the Bed Intruder Song is perhaps the greatest thing on YouTube.