#YouTubeRewind: YouTube Releases Recap Video of the Biggest Hits of 2017

Yesterday, YouTube dropped this year’s #YouTubeRewind video under the theme “The Shape of 2017” on their official channel.

Watch it below to refresh the 2017 memories associated with YouTube.

What is YouTube Rewind?

In the last month of each year, YouTube releases a video-mashup of all the ‘biggest hits’ of that year at ‘YouTube Spotlight’.

Popular names from the YouTube world usually make an appearance in the mashup as it blends all of the most clicked videos of the year – from hit songs to viral vlogs – in a mashup.

Who Made it to #YouTubeRewind 2017?

Music video of “Despacito” stood first beating all previous records of most-viewed videos. It nailed over 4.4 billion views in less than a year. With this victory, Despacito also broke YouTube’s 5-years-old record for the most-viewed video that was held by South Korea’s PSY for “Gangnam Style”.

Other music videos that made it to the top 10 list include Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” and Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like”. Interestingly, 6 out of the top 10 music videos are in Spanish. Analysts suggest that it’s because of Despacito’s blockbuster success across the globe.

Similarly, the top 10 trending videos of 2017 showed versatility in their types because videos like “Ping Pong Trick Shots | Dude Perfect” and “Inauguration Day — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration” can be seen in the list along with Lady Gaga’s “Full Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL”.

Surprisingly, PewDiePie, the most subscribed YouTuber, couldn’t be seen anywhere in the video.

Some viewers also showed anger over the appearance of Paul Brothers, who are known for their controversial antics.

Collectively, the 10 top viral YouTube videos bucketed 633 million views (against 550 million views in 2016) and have been viewed for more than 40 million hours.

Top 10 Music Videos of 2017

  1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
  2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
  3. J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente (Official Video)
  4. Maluma – Felices los 4 (Official Video)
  5. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like [Official Video]
  6. Chris Jeday – Ahora Dice (Official Video) ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel
  7. El Amante – Nicky Jam (Video Oficial) (Álbum Fénix)
  8. Jason Derulo – Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)
  9. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
  10. Enrique Iglesias – Súbeme la Radio (Official Video) ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox

Top 10 Trending Videos of 2017

  1. Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked | The Mask Singer 2
  2. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
  3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
  4. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
  5. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
  6. Lady Gaga’s Full Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
  7. “Inauguration Day” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
  8. Bill Wurtz’s history of the entire world, I guess
  9. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
  10. Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News

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