Susan Boyle most popular YouTube video of 2009

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Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle's appearance on "Britain's Got Talent" was the most popular video on YouTube this year, garnering over 120 million views, the video-sharing site said Wednesday.

"David after Dentist," a video of a dazed seven-year-old boy after a visit to the dentist, was next with more than 37 million views, YouTube said in a blog post.

"JK Wedding Entrance Dance," a Minnesota couple's joyous wedding dance, was next with 33 million views followed by the trailer for the movie "New Moon" with 31 million views.

In fifth place was an Evian advertisment featuring babies on roller skates with 27 million views, YouTube said.

It was the first time Google-owned YouTube released a "most-watched" video list.

YouTube also released a list of "fastest rising" search terms for each month of the year.

Not surprisingly, the fastest-rising queries for a particular month tended to mirror the news at the time.

The word "inauguration" was number one in January, when Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States.

In April, it was "Susan Boyle" while in June and July it was "Michael Jackson," the pop icon who died on June 25 at the age of 50.

"Tiger Woods," the golfer whose car accident and extramarital affairs have dominated the headlines over the past few weeks, is the fastest-rising search query so far for the month of December.