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It’s the end of the year and it’s time to look back at the best of 2017. In this blog we will revisit the top 10 trending YouTube Videos that entertained us this year. The list is compiled by considering time spent watching, comments, likes and sharing. Together these top 10 videos were watched for 40 million hours in 2017!
#1 Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked | THE MASK SINGER 2
This video of a singer masked in oyster costume was the most watched video of 2017 with over 195 million views. This video is from the Thai reality show where the identity of celebrity contestants is kept a secret. It is only at the end of each season that the winner of the show reveals his or her identity.
The video published in June quickly rose in popularity to become the first non-US video to be at the number one spot. Later, the masked celebrity was revealed to be singer of the Thai rock band, Cocktail.
#2 ED SHEERAN – Shape of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
The ‘Shape of You’ routine by a San Francisco based choreographer Kyle Hanagami is the most watched choreography video ever on YouTube platform! The professional dancers moving effortlessly to the upbeat and sexy choreography make you want to get up and dance to Ed Shreen’s smash hit single.
Explaining why he picked the song for his choreography, Kyle said “ I am obsessed with this song ….in a non-creepy way. Well, maybe a little creepy….I love Ed Sheeran.” The fact that the song was the second most watched music video certainly helped the video to cross 125 million views.
#3 Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
An American sports entertainment group’s precision with ping pong balls amazed us this year. Dude Perfect have more than 24 million subscribers and all of their videos get views in millions. This ping pong trick video released eight months ago has more than 96 million views and will keep you on the edge for more than seven minutes.
#4 Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
This video will give you goosebumps and move you to tears in four and half minutes.
The twelve year old singer and ventriloquist gets a standing ovation from the audience and all the judges in the popular reality show America’s Got Talent. Darcy eventually won the twelfth season of the competition.
#5 Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
James Corden is no stranger to YouTube rewind list. He has made an appearance consecutively for three years now. This year the thirteen minute carpool karaoke segment featuring pop singer Ed Sheeran’s became viral.
The segment takes you on a sunny ride on the streets of LA while Ed Sheeran and James Cordon hum to Ed’s latest album. The ride is peppered with fun trivia and stories from Ed Sheeran’s life.
#6 Lady Gaga’s FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
Lady Gaga’s blitzy performance at Houston for NFL was filled with theatrics, acrobatics, synchronized lights and great singing. The event brimming with energy was watched 3.8 times just in one day after the game.
#7 “INAUGURATION DAY” —A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
This hilarious fictitious lip-reading video of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony got us rolling on the floor with laughter. The reading looks exceptionally convincing and comical.
#8 history of the entire world, i guess
This is the longest video on the list and has over 36 million views until now. The animated video recaps the history of the universe from the big bang up until today in under twenty minutes. It’s educational and puts together everything we studied in school in a neat timeline.
#9 In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
In a Heartbeat is a short film produced by fresh graduates Beth David and Esteban Bravo from Ringling College of art and design. The animated film is about a young boy who is lead by his heart to peruse a classmate he has a crush on.
The film connects with the audience in portraying the struggle against our heart that everyone is familiar with. The attraction and love shown between two young boys is adorable yet bold.
Reacting to the tremendous response for the movie, Bravo said “It’s been insane! For two people making our first film, Beth and I are really excited that people have so deeply responded to it emotionally.” The film amassed over 12 million views within 72 hours of its release.
# 10 Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News
Toddlers of political-science professor Robert Kelly interrupted their dad on a Skype interview with BBC. Their mother skid in to whisk away the kids. The video went viral and was talked about many times over in articles and TV shows.
The BBC even did a follow-up video with the wife and kids (invited officially this time)
This year’s list featured the first ever dance choreography and animated film on the top ten list with a non-US video claiming the number one spot. We cannot wait to see the astonishing, heartwarming and hilarious videos that will entertain us in the coming year.