The pop star's Technicolor sendoff of ancient Egypt has been viewed than 714 million times since it was posted on Feb. 20, beating out Nicki Minaj's Anaconda by nearly double.
On mobile? Watch Nicki Minaj's video here
Minaj's risque rap hit was posted on Aug. 19, but is still the second most-watched video in Canada. Globally, it has been viewed nearly 325 million times.
Meghan Trainor's big booty-affirming pop hit All About That Bass was the third most-watched video in the country, reflecting the bottoms-are-tops trend that dominated pop culture this year.-
On mobile? Watch Meghan Trainor's video here
The full list of 2014's top 10 YouTube music videos in Canada is:- Katy Perry - Dark Horse
- Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
- Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
- Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
- The Chainsmokers - #SELFIE
- Sia - Chandelier
- Ariana Grande - Problem
- Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You
- Calvin Harris - Summer
- Jason Derulo - Wiggle
Google, the company that owns YouTube, revealed last week that the unexpected viral popularity of Psy's Gangnum Style forced it to update the way views are tallied.
The K-Pop hit surpassed 2.14 billion views this year, forcing the video site to add more integers to its counter.
Non-music viral videos
American TV late-night hosts are making viral inroads in Canada with three videos in the top 10 most-watched non-music videos.
Emma Stones’s The Tonight Show lip sync battle with host Jimmy Fallon topped the charts. The funny faceoff has been viewed more than 37 million times since it was posted on April 28.- On mobile? Watch the the battle here
It’s followed by a Jimmy Kimmel LIVE viral sketch featuring celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. Fallon also holds the No. 6 position on the chart for his spoof with will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.
The full list of 2014's top 10 non-music YouTube videos in Canada is as follows:- "Emma Stone Lip Sync Battle"
- "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #7"
- "Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3"
- "Phone 6 Plus Bend Test"
- "Americans Try Canadian Snacks For First Time"
- "Jimmy Fallon feat. will.i.am - Ew! (Official Music Video)"
- "Shapes Songs Collection Vol. 1 - 35 Mins of Baby, Toddler, Kindergarten Kids Learning Videos"
- "How Frozen Should Have Ended"
- "Top 10 Unsportsmanlike Moments in Pro Sports"
- "#LEH - Superwoman & Humble The Poet (Official Video)"