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This year's top viral videos smashed some YouTube records, and nearly all of them were produced so they would play to big audiences.

There was some anger in the Top 10 viral YouTube videos in 2012. The video, called Facebook Parenting for the Troubled Teen was the only amateur produced video in the list this year. The rest were slickly produced videos designed for maximum viewership.

The Top 10 YouTube Viral Video List:

10. Felix Baumgartner -- Freefall from Space. The record breaking high dive got more than 31 million views.    

9. Facebook Parenting - Angry dad shoot's daughter's laptop  with more than 30 million views
    
8. Lindsey Stirling's music video Dubstep Violin

7. Why You Asking All Them Questions?

6. A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square -- more than 40 million people watch what happens when a button is pushed.

5. Epic Wrap Battle -- the only mention of the election in the list

4. Call Me Maybe
    
3. Kony 2012 --  It was watched by 30 million people worldwide.

2. The Band Walk off the Earth with their version of Somebody I Used to Know with 142 million view

1. Psy's Gangham Style with more than 1 billion views

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