As is traditional at this time of year, YouTube has revealed which videos have been the most viewed globally in the last 12 months. Some are fairly obvious, such as Ylvis's The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?), some less so. All are worth a watch though, as they all received more than 40 million views.

If you want it to seem like you're the trendiest among your friends, these are the videos you should reference at opportune moments. That said, considering just how popular they are, they might just have seen them already...

Let us know what you think of the top 10 trending videos in the comments below...

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Our senior ed of news and features has been a tech and games journalist for more than 27 years, and has been with Pocket-lint for over five. Rik has edited a number of videogame magazines in the past, was deputy editor of Home Cinema Choice, and his TV career included stints as co-presenter of Channel 4's Gamesmaster and Sky One’s Games World.