'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

(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."

story continues below

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. (Read more Antoine Dodson stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.