What are the All-Time Most Popular Munich Videos on YouTube?

What are the All-Time Most Popular Munich Videos on YouTube?

By  Monday, 30.11.2015, 18:45    Tell Me Something about Munich

There are literally millions of videos about all aspects of Munich, but which are the most popular of all time? The answer is perhaps a little surprising... 

So which videos are the most popular about this magnificent city? A city strong in tourism, beer and of course Bayern Munich - all these should feature strongly in the most popular videos about the city, surely?

Well, actually... no. 

A quick search on YouTube reveals that the absolute king of Munich on YouTube is the late Michael Jackson. Not only does he has the most popular video, a 1997 version of Billie Jean live in the city (a mere 14.9 million views), but he actually takes a staggering seven of the top 13 most popular videos in Munich.

Jackson is number 1, 2 and 3 - it must have been one heck of a concert... And where is the mighty Bayern, I hear you cry? Well, they make the top ten twice, sort of. The highest entry at number 4, with 6.2 million views, is the MSN song, a parody of the 2015 Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. 

Bayern only makes it once into the top 10 with game highlights, the unforgettable penalty shoot-out in 2010 against Real Madrid.

Perhaps the most exciting of the ten is Olympiapark as you have never seen it with 4.3 million views - First ever FLOATING freestyle motocross course - Red Bull X-Fighters Munich 2014

Only one other artist makes the top 10 apart from Jackson, Ana Popovic with Blues for M at the 2011 Tollwood Festival Munich (3.8 million)

And just to prove that Munich has a rich and long-standing tradition for attracting the very best musicians in the world, video number 11 is the Beatles, live in Munich in 1966 with Nowhere Man and 2.9 million views.

The question is, if YouTube had existed in 1966, would Michael Jackson still be the King of Munich on YouTube... 

To see all the most popular Munich videos, click here.

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Paul Bradbury

After 12 years living on the most gorgeous island in the world, Hvar in Dalmatia, I have begun to wonder if there is still life beyond its shores. Prior to discovering Paradise in 2002, I was a world traveller, living and working in Japan, Georgia, Somalia, Rwanda, Russia... and Munich.

After 95 countries and some 25 years have passed, the memories of my year in the hotel industry in the Bavarian capital (fired by the Sheraton for losing our pet snake, the first male chambermaid at Hotel Arabella, and a truly eye-watering introduction to five-star living in  my days as a bellboy in luxury Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten) are strong, and the call of Munich has been a constant theme over the last quarter century. 

And so here I am, answering the call some 25 years later. Twelve years of island living have changed me for sure, but also left me curious about life in a big city, and whether or not I could adapt to it after such an insular decade. 

I was surprised to see that for such a magnificent multi-cultural city, English-language blogs and regularly updated information are not that available. Static tourism information, such as that provided by the excellent tourist board website yes, but accounts of daily life delivered daily? Hard to find.

And so I have decided to take a break from my idyllic island and see if I could live in a city again. And what better way to try than to discover modern Munich in all its facets after so many years. It is a journey of discovery which I am relishing, and I hope the site proves to be of interest for Munich residents and its numerous visitors.

About Paul Bradbury

Author of Lebanese Nuns Don't Ski, Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes and Hvar's first comprehensive guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island, as well as co-author of Split: An Insider's Guide with Mila Hvilshoj, I have lived in Dalmatia full time since 2003. In addition to running Total Munich, I also run Total Split (www.croatia-split.com), Total Hvar (www.total-hvar.com) and Total Inland Dalmatia (www.total-inland-dalmatia.com), as well as being an accredited Google News journalist for Digital Journal in Canada.

I also have various blogging clients, including the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board, European Coastal Airlines, Touristar TV and Andro Tomic Wines, and print clients include Qatar Airways inflight magazine, Out! magazine from New York, and Croatian Hotspots. 

In December 2014 I was delighted to receive the Marko Polo 2014 Award from FIJET Croatia (Federation of International Travel Writers and Journalists)  at a ceremony for the Croatian Journalists Society for the best international tourism promotion of Croatia. More here.

Ongoing writing projects:

A History of Hajduk Split, co-author with Frane Grgurevic - in 2015

Around the World in 80 Disasters - out in 2015

Total Hvar in the Media:

Interview of the Month, Croatian Embassy in Washington (May 2013)

Special Feature in Globus Magazine (May 2013)

Featured on Croatian TV show, More (2012) - watch the report here

Interviews in Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacijanews, Radio Split

I am available for writing services. Please contact me on [email protected] or visit my main writing website, www.bossandblogger.com 

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