At the start of each year, we get excited about discovering what online content people were most interested in during the previous year. Last week we shared the most commonly searched topics from Google with their 2017 year in search. This week it seems fitting to share what the top 10 trending videos from YouTube were during 2017.
This list demonstrates the variety of creativity and diversity found online these days, collectively owning a massive 630 million views and 40 million hours of watch time. It is safe to say that the popularity of video content which appears to grow year on year.
1. Until we will become dust – Oyster Mask | THE MASK SINGER
I have to say I was surprised about this one, but only because I had naively expected to see a video I had watched myself, at the top spot. This video is from an Asian show called the Mask Singer and has had more than 181 million views.
2. ED SHEERAN – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
Chorigorapher Kyle Hanagami’s shape of you dance routine comes in at number two with 128 millions view. Check it out, even if you are not a fan of dance, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
The Dude Perfect team come in at number three with 101 million views. Get ready for 7 minutes of super impressive ping pong tricks.
4. Darci Lynne: 12 Year Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer
This Americas Got Talent Audition features 12 year old Singing Ventriloquist, Darci Lynne comes in at fourth place. With over 50 million views less than third place, Darci’s great singing and puppetry skills has been viewed 43 million times.
5. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke are always enjoyable to watch, and it is no surprise that this years segment with Ed Sheeran appears in the top 10 with 41 million views. Last years Carpool Karaoke Adele Adele claimed the top spot.
6. Lady Gaga’s FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
The Annual superbowl half time show has been full of blockbuster performance from artists, and last years wasn’t any different. With 38 millions views, Lady Gaga’s show was full of theatrics and of course her costume was iconic.
7.”INAUGURATION DAY” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
If you have enjoyed the NFL versions of a Bad Lip Reading, you will love this. Viewed over 36 million times is the alternative commentary of Donald Trumps Inauguration which took place last January.
8. history of the entire world, i guess
Bill Wurtz’s 20 minute feature will explain everything you need to know about the universe and has proved a very popular way to learn with 37 million views.
9. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
“In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo comes in at 9th place and viewed 33 million times. The film features a young boy who follows his heart when he bumps into the guy of his dreams.
10. Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News
Who can forget this one. The comical Skype interview with Professor Robert Kelly was going so well until his two children come in the room and interrupt. With 26 million views it has to be the BBC’s most popular news clip yet.