YouTube has announced its first official ‘most watched’ video lists for 2009.

The top entries were judged through the videos Australians and the world were watching and searching for throughout the year, including the billions of queries that people typed into YouTube search in 2009 to identify some of the fastest-rising search terms for each month.

According to Kate Vale, head of YouTube for Australia and New Zealand, the online video site has become a mainstay for sharing and watching online video “from a new singer’s debut on the world stage to newly-weds dancing down the aisle”.

Top five most watched animal-related videos:

1. Extreme Sheep LED Art
2. Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog
3. The largest dead snake ever found, over 50 feet
4. Piranha Devours a Duck
5. Slow loris loves getting tickled

Instant celebrities thanks to YouTube:

1. Susan Boyle – Singer – Britains Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)
2. JK Wedding Entrance Dance
3. David After Dentist
4. Greatest freak out ever (ORIGINAL VIDEO)
5. Inspired Bicycles – Danny MacAskill April 2009

Top five most watched Australian user-generated content:

1. My Crazy Sister – mychonny
2. Asian and White Parents – mychonny
3. Sorry its been a while – communitychannel
4. My Victorian Bushfire Campaign – juanmann
5. Uncomfortable Love Scene – communitychannel

Top five most watched YouTube videos overall:

1. Susan Boyle – Singer – Britains Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)
2. Im On A Boat (ft. T-Pain) – Album Version
3. Miley Cyrus – The Climb – Official Music Video (HQ)
4. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A. – Official Music Video (HD)
5. Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow

Top five most watched Australian-made videos: 

1. Kate Miller-Heidke The Last Day On Earth
2. Guy Sebastian – Like it Like That
3. Jessica Mauboy – Been Waiting
4. Cassie Davis – Like It Loud
5. Short Stack – Princess

Top five most watched movie trailers:

1. New Moon Movie Trailer
2. Bruno
3. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
4. 2012
5. Paranormal Activity

Most watched YouTube videos (Global):

1. Susan Boyle (120+ million views)
2. David After Dentist (36+ million views)
3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)
4. New Moon Movie Trailer (30+ million views)
5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Fastest Rising search terms by month (Global):

January: inauguration
February: christian bale
March: the climb
April: susan boyle
May: pacquiao vs hatton
June: michael jackson thriller
July: michael jackson
August: usain bolt
September: kanye west
October: paranormal activity
November: bad romance
December: tiger woods