Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:15:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
2013 Music Wishlist

Viral videos remain infectious

Viral videos remain infectious (© Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images)
  • Jessie J proves Robbie Williams wrong (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • #willpower (© Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • Paramoreish (© Danny Moloshok, Reuters)
  • Viral videos remain infectious (© Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images)
  • Foster the People (© Gus Ruelas, Reuters)
  • The fourteenth coming of Mimi (© Mario Anzuoni, Reuters)
  • Chavril to live happily ever after (© Rex Features)
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'Gangnam Style,' A$AP Rocky, Walk off the Earth, 'Call Me Maybe' and of course the Cookie Monster's 'Share It Maybe.' 2012 has undoubtedly been the year of the viral video and, even though we now run screaming from those immortal words 'Hey, I just met you,' aren't viral breakouts a good thing? As much as we love the charts being influenced by radio spins and reality singing contests, the interweb is the place for the people, where we decide what we want to hear at the click of the button and can stick it to the man/Simon Cowell as we see fit -- remember the Rage Against the Machine campaign for Christmas number one? We wish for this trend to continue through 2013 because we, the people, like to be in control and make a star out of a frog sitting like a human