She's a vocal phenomenon, the toast of Britain's reality TV world (and yet still a worthy project for any beauty school graduate), but where does Susan Boyle rank in the virtual world of viral videos? • Despite the universal infatuation with the unkempt diva, Boyle's audition video on Britain's Got Talent has only about 186 million views. That's very impressive until we see that's only half the clicks on the Web's top attraction. • With the audition shows over on the reality TV show, be prepared for the second wave of Boyle-mania this week as "the Hairy Angel" takes the stage again for the semifinals. Steve Spears, Times staff writer
Top 5 viral videos
1. Crank Dat by Soulja Boy (356 million views): He's the favorite to eventually be named "Greatest One Hit Wonder of the 2000s" on a future VH1 Classic show, but Soulja is dancing all the way to the bank right now.
2. Twilight, the movie trailer (266 million views): Great trailer, rotten movie ... no matter how many Robert Pattinson posters your 12-year-old daughter has covering her bedroom.
3. Touch My Body by Mariah Carey (230 million views): Mariah looks sexy (and sane!) while romping through the video with laser tag, unicorns and a computer nerd. What's not to love?
4. "Achmed the Terrorist" by ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (196 million views): Cultural issues aside, Achmed may be funny, but don't laugh too loud at the skeletal puppet or risk his wrath: "Silence! I kill you!"
5. Susan Boyle in Britain's Got Talent (186 million views): If she wins the show, can Su-Bo overthrow Soulja?
Source: Visible Measures
Top 5 prime-time TV shows (week ending May 17)
1. American Idol, Wednesday (Fox)
2. American Idol, Tuesday (Fox)
3. Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
4. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
5. The Mentalist (CBS)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
Top 5 Netflix rentals
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
5. Last Chance Harvey
Source: Netflix, week ending May 16
Top 5 songs on iTunes Music Store
1. New Divide, Linkin Park n
2. Don't Stop Believin', Glee Cast
3. Boom Boom Pow, Black Eyed Peas
4. Waking Up in Vegas, Katy Perry
5. Fire Burning, Sean Kingston
Top 5 rock songs on the radio
1. Lifeline, Papa Roach
2. Know Your Enemy, Green Day
3. Hate My Life, Theory of a Deadman
4. Second Chance, Shinedown
5. Careless Whisper, Seether
Source: Radio & Records' National Airplay Overview charts for the week ending May 22
Top 5 search terms on Yahoo!
1. Bryce Dallas Howard
2. SAT Scores
3. NBA Playoffs
4. Graduation Gifts .
5. Southern Belles: Louisville
Top 5 video game rentals at Blockbuster
1. Resident Evil 5 (X360)
2. Wolverine: X-Men Origins (X360)
3. Call of Duty: World at War (X360)
4. Fallout 3 (X360)
5. Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
Source: Blockbuster, for week ending May 17