What YouTube’s Most Watched Videos of the Year Say About Us

Forget TV, movies, and music — Billboard’s Artist of the Year and the top-grossing film of 2010 aren’t what define us as a culture. Much more telling is YouTube’s list of most-watched clips (excluding major label music videos), which the company revealed on its blog yesterday. We post the top ten and muse about what they say about us as a society after the jump.

10. Ken Block’s Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France

In our unending quest to find the world’s most unnecessary sport, we have managed to combine NASCAR and parkour. Because extreme unicycling isn’t weird enough. And, like most societies in decline, we are comfortable with the idea of people risking their lives for our amusement.