The top 10 YouTube videos of 2017 include ping pong, Ed Sheeran and Despacito

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If you know where to look, YouTube is a gold mine of content that’ll easily have you cancelling your satellite TV subscription. Unless you like sports, because monopoly rules I guess. Still, a steady internet account and the smartest of TVs mean that content which doesn’t bow to the whims of traditional TV stations is a mere awkward and lengthy series of clicks on the TV remote away.

Whether it be animation, documentaries or people being goofballs, you can find it on YouTube. With hundreds of millions of people tuning in every day though, finding that video which rises to the top is a daunting challenge however. How popular is popular? Very according to the internet video giant, as they’ve just released their list of the trendiest videos of 2017.

For the most popular videos around, YouTube decided to pull a Solomon and divvy their list into two parts this year: One for trending videos which scored millions of hits, and one for music videos which also registered plenty of activity. This year’s crop of the top trending videos include an entire history of the world, that Ed Sheeran fella (twice!) and the Rubiest of Goldberg machine engaging in some ping pong:

  1. Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked (ตราบธุลีดิน – หน้ากากหอยนางรม) | 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. 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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Despacito

As for the most popular music videos of the year, that’ll leave you scratching your head as you wonder ”who the hell are these bands?”? The winner this year is that Despacito video that I still haven’t listened to, followed closely by other people whose stage names sound like they were typed by a fella who was having a stroke when he registered their musical identities:

  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 – SUBEME LA RADIO (Official Video) ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox

Maybe next year, I’ll finally earn all those millions of hits when I upload another video of me eating stupidly hot rectum-wrecking food.

Last Updated: December 7, 2017

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