January 04, 2011
Of videos posted in the past month, the Lonely Island video is the most-viewed by a margin of nearly 10 million views. (The #2 video also features Akon, oddly enough.) It's also seen popularity internationally, with a large portion of its views coming from other English- and even non-English-speaking countries.
This video, which also features Akon, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively and John McEnroe, is already the fourth most-viewed of the comedy team's clips. Interestingly, while it doesn't yet have as many views as, say, "I'm on a Boat" (50 million) or "Like a Boss" (40 million), it's the only Lonely Island video to have drawn this many views in such a short amount of time on YouTube. By far.
As you can see from the chart below, the strongest surge in views was immediately following the clip's airing on SNL, but the video has continued to remain popular: