TORONTO – Taylor Swift may have been one of the most talked about musicians this year, but Katy Perry topped YouTube’s list of the top trending music videos in Canada this year. The video for her single “Dark Horse” garnered over 715 million views since being released in February.
Nicki Minaj’s controversial video for her hit “Anaconda” came in second, with over 320 million views.
In fact, female vocalists came out on top, taking seven out of 10 spots on the list.
Top music videos in Canada for 2014
1. Katy Perry – Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J by KatyPerryVEVO
2. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda by NickiMinajAtVEVO
3.Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass by MeghanTrainorVEVO
4. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off by TaylorSwiftVEVO
5. #SELFIE (Official Music Video) – The Chainsmokers by The Chainsmokers
6. Sia – Chandelier (Official Video) by SiaVEVO
7. Ariana Grande – Problem ft. Iggy Azalea by ArianaGrandeVevo
8. Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna by shakiraVEVO
9. Calvin Harris – Summer by CalvinHarrisVEVO
10. Jason Derulo – “Wiggle” feat. Snoop Dogg (Official HD Music Video) by Jason Derulo
Meanwhile, comedy ruled the top trending entertainment videos of the year.
Jimmy Fallon’s lip synch battle with The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone topped the chart with over 37 million views.
Fallon also snagged the sixth place spot for his “Ew!” music video with will.i.am.
Two Canadian YouTube channels made it into the Top 10, including Unbox Therapy – a channel dedicated to unboxing and reviewing the latest tech gadgets. The channel – run by Newmarket, Ont. resident Lewis Hilsenteger – has over one million subscribers.
Unbox Therapy’s iPhone 6 bend test video placed fourth on the list.
Top entertainment videos in Canada for 2014
1. Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2. Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #7 by Jimmy Kimmel Live
3. Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3. by ERB
4. iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test by Unbox Therapy
5. Americans Try Canadian Snacks For First Time by BuzzFeedYellow
6. Jimmy Fallon feat. will.i.am – Ew! (Official Music Video) by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
7. “Shapes Songs Collection Vol. 1” – 35 Mins of Baby, Toddler, Kindergarten Kids Learning Videos by Busy Beavers
8. How Frozen Should Have Ended by How It Should Have Ended
9. Top 10 Unsportsmanlike Moments in Pro Sports by WatchMojo.com
10. #LEH – Superwoman & Humble The Poet (Official Video) by IISuperwomanII
On Tuesday the Google-owned company also released its 2014 YouTube Rewind video, which mashes together all of the top songs, video stars, memes and online trends of the year.