'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' leads YouTube's top videos of 2014

A Nike ad featuring soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and a bend test of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus also rank among the top trending videos of 2014.

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YouTube shared its top trending videos for 2014 on Tuesday, and -- perhaps not surprisingly -- a video of a dog wearing a spider costume led the pack.

"Mutant Giant Spider Dog" was the top trending clip on Google's popular video site this year. A Nike ad featuring soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. claimed the No. 2 spot, while a video called "First Kiss" -- where 20 strangers were asked to kiss for the first time -- came in at No. 3. A clip from the Italian version of TV series "The Voice" took the No. 4 spot. Surprisingly, the video "

Bend Test" from tech show Unbox Therapy was the No. 5 top trending video of 2014, even though the video was just published in September.

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Being popular on YouTube is no small task. With 300 hours of video uploaded to the site each minute, it is extremely difficult for any one video to stand out in the crowd. The top 10 videos of 2014 managed to nab over 667 million views in 2014 and collectively garnered 21 million channel subscribers.

In addition to general videos, YouTube shared that the most popular music videos on the site this year. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" was No. 1 followed by Enrique Iglesias' "Bailando." Musical artist Shakira took the No. 3 and No. 4 spots with "Can't Remember to Forget You" and "La La La (Brazil 2014)."

The top music video were collectively played "billions of times" on YouTube.

In conjunction with Tuesday's announcement, Google said YouTube has one billion unique users visiting its pages each month.

Here's the full lists of YouTube's top videos of 2014:

Top Trending Videos of 2014

  1. Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) by SA Wardega
  2. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more by Nike Football
  3. FIRST KISS by Tatia PIlieva
  4. The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia - #TEAMJ-AX by TheVoiceOf Italy
  5. Bend Test by Unbox Therapy
  6. Bars & Melody - Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act | Britain's Got Talent 2014 by Britain's Got Talent
  7. Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial -- "Puppy Love" by Budweiser
  8. Devil Baby Attack by DevilsDueNYC
  9. Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3. by ERB
  10. 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman by Street Harassment

Video Top Trending Music Videos of 2014

  1. Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J
  2. Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona
  3. Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna
  4. Shakira - La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown
  5. Jason Derulo - "Wiggle" feat. Snoop Dogg (Official HD Music Video)
  6. Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Explicit) ft. Charli XCX
  7. Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)
  8. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
  9. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
  10. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda

Top Trending Ads of 2014

  1. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more
  2. Nike Football: The Last Game ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Zlatan, Iniesta & more
  3. Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial -- "Puppy Love"
  4. Always #LikeAGirl
  5. Devil Baby Attack
  6. Duracell: Trust Your Power - NFL's Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks
  7. Galaxy Note 4 -- Then And Now
  8. P&G Thank You, Mom | Pick Them Back Up | Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  9. Global Be(er) Responsible Day | "Friends Are Waiting" | Budweiser
  10. Heineken | Routine Interruptions | The Payphone with Fred Armisen