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Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.37.12 PMBy Laura Vitto From Mashable

Of the hundreds of viral videos you shared with friends this year, it’s likely these 10 made your list.

While brands like Budweiser and Nike won big with viral success, borderline insane pranks came out on top.

See which videos ruled the Internet with YouTube’s list of the top 10 viral videos of 2014 (as measured by “views, shares, comments, likes and more”).

  1. “Mutant Giant Spider Dog”

Views: 113.3 million views

This “spider dog” is actually just a cute little pup dressed in a spider costume. But try telling that to the poor victims of this terrifying prank.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, SA WARDEGA

  1. Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.37.21 PM “Nike Football: Winner Stays”

Views: 98.8 million

Nike’s short film starring the biggest soccer players of our time (including Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović and Iniesta) came out amid the rising World Cup hype.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, NIKE FOOTBALL

  1. Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.37.29 PM“First Kiss”

Views: 94.1 million

Women’s clothing brand Wren enticed the Internet with a flirtatious video in which 20 “strangers” (read: actors) were paired off and asked to kiss for the first time on camera. The sexy advert inspired plenty of parodies, none cuter than the puppy-themed “FIRST SNIFF.”

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, TATIA PILIEVA

  1. Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.37.39 PMSister Christina Scuccia on “The Voice of Italy”

Views: 66.1 million

Sister Christina Scuccia stunned the judges on The Voice of Italy when she sang her heart out to to Alicia Keys’ “No One.”

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, THEVOICEOF ITALY

  1. Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.37.50 PM“iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test”

Views: 59.2 million views

Unbox Therapy’s video of the iPhone 6 Plus seemingly bending under pressure started the ultimate first world non-problem: #Bendgate.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, UNBOX THERAPY

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.38.07 PM

Views: 56.8 million

Known hard-ass Simon Cowell pushed young musical duo Bars & Melody through to the semi-finals with a push of the Golden Buzzer, Britain’s Got Talent’s latest attempt to drum up buzz for the show.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT

  1. Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.38.23 PMBudweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial: “Puppy Love”

Views: 53.5 million

One of this year’s Budweiser Super Bowl commercials starred a young pup torn from his best friend, only to be reunited.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, BUDWEISER

  1. “DeScreen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.38.32 PMvil Baby Attack”

Views: 48.8 million

This elaborate prank terrified concerned passersby with its animatronic “devil baby” and remote controlled stroller.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, DEVILSDUENYC

  1. “Goku vs Superman” on “Epic Rap Battles of History” Season 3Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.38.40 PM

Views: 40.9 million

Among the many popular Epic Rap Battles of 2014, this one starring the Man of Steel and your favorite Super Saiyan was the most watched.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, ERB

 

  1. Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 9.38.50 PM“10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman”

Views: 37.5 million

This Hollaback! video of a woman walking in New York City sparked serious conversations about street harassment, and backlash when it was revealed that most white male harassers were cut from the final video.

VIDEO: YOUTUBE, STREET HARASSMENTVIDEO

For more on this story and to watch all the videos go to: http://mashable.com/2014/12/09/top-10-youtube-videos-of-2014/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

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