The top 10 YouTube videos of the year


YouTube has just revealed its most popular videos for 2017. The lists are broken down into Top Trending and Top Music, and were compiled based on views, likes, comments, shares, and more, according to YouTube.

The top 10 videos in the trending category were viewed more than 633 million times for over 40 million hours on Google’s video platform. Together they represent a zeitgeist of feel-good escapes that many people found so appealing in 2017. Here’s your chance to relive those moments — or see what all the fuss was about — one last time.

Top Trending Videos

YouTube also revealed its top ten music videos for the year. Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” finally unseated “Gangnam Style’s” five-year reign to become the most-viewed YouTube music video of all time. Notably, six of the top ten music videos this year come from Latin artists.

Top Music Videos

As Bill Wurtz famously said in YouTube’s #8 trending video, “A long time ago, actually never, and also (now), nothing is nowhere. When? Never. Makes sense right?”

Yes, Bill, weirdly it does make sense. As 2017 winds down, that’s exactly how I feel.

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