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Psy Leads YouTube's Top Videos of 2013

See where Miley Cyrus, Pink, Katy Perry and the rest rank

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December 11, 2013 5:40 PM ET

YouTube has released its list of the year's most viewed music videos, and the results are far from shocking: South Korean rapper-singer (and "Gangman Style" phenom) Psy claimed the top spot with his wacky, dance-filled clip for "Gentleman M/V," while Miley Cyrus – the year's most infamous pop provocateur – rounds out the top three with videos for her smash singles "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop."

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Cyrus, who caused a media circus earlier in the year with her now-infamous "twerking" performance at the VMAs, took a (literally) stripped-down approach in the "Wrecking Ball" clip. And she wasn't the only one racking up YouTube views by showing skin: The controversial video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" featured scandily clad models (or half-naked models in the uncensored version) parading around the R&B crooner (and guests Pharrell and T.I.). Rounding out the YouTube top 10 are Katy Perry ("Roar"), Pink ("Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess), Rihanna ("Stay"), Naughty Boy ("La La La" featuring Sam Smith), Selena Gomez ("Come & Get It") and Avicii ("Wake Me Up").

YouTube also shared its list of the top 10 trending videos of 2013. The top spot is claimed by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, who dominated with their ubiquitous clip for "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)." Other notable entries include the "Harlem Shake (Original Army Edition)," the Lonely Island's video for "YOLO" (featuring Adam Lavine and Kendrick Lamar)" and Steve Kardynal's particularly hilarious "Chatroulette Version" parody of Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" video.

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