Rebecca Black’s infamous “Friday” video has topped all other YouTube videos of 2011 with 180 million views.
The Google Inc. video-sharing site announced its most-viewed clips of the year Tuesday.
The 14-year-old Black was turned into a viral video celebrity after her parents paid a production company to make the music video for her. “Friday” became an unlikely, off-key global hit. Because of a legal dispute with Ark Music Factory, the video has had two YouTube incarnations, both of which were tabulated in the year-end count.
The second most popular video was “Ultimate Dog Tease,” in which an owner tauntsa dog with food and voices its reactions. Third was the “Saturday Night Live” digital short featuring Michael Bolton as a rabid “Pirates of the Caribbean” fan.