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YouTube Reveals Its Most Viral Videos Of 2017 & A Singing Oyster Came Out Tops
By Yoon Sann Wong, 07 Dec 2017
In line with ‘YouTube Rewind 2017’—the video platform’s annual throwback reminiscing the year’s most noteworthy moments—comes its compilation featuring YouTube’s most viral videos of 2017.
The list has been put together based on “time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and more.”
On its blog, YouTube explains, “Collectively, this year’s top 10 trending videos have more than 630 million views and people spent more than a collective 40 million hours watching them. They span from much-loved YouTube creators and traditional media formats to new and innovative voices in art and entertainment.”
Amusingly, the number one spot was clinched by a singing oyster from The Mask Singer, a celebrity singing competition where contestants perform in elaborate getups to hide their identities.
According to CNET, the show originated from South Korea before gaining traction in Thailand, Vietnam, and China. This ‘Until We Will Become Dust - Oyster Masked’ footage from The Mask Singer 2, Thailand, topped the chart with close to 183 million views at time of writing.
A dance choreograph of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, which inspired the title ‘The Shape of 2017’ for ‘YouTube Rewind 2017’, came in second. This was followed by ‘Ping Pong Trick Shots 3’ by Dude Perfect, 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne’s performance on America’s Got Talent 2017, and Ed Sheeran’s carpool karaoke with James Corden.
Discover the full ranking of YouTube’s 2017 top 10 trending clips below.
10. Children interrupt BBC News interview - BBC News
Video via BBC News
9. In a Heartbeat - Animated Short Film
Video via In a Heartbeat Animated Short Film
8. history of the entire world, i guess
Video via bill wurtz
7. “INAUGURATION DAY” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
Video via Bad Lip Reading
6. Lady Gaga’s FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
Video via NFL
5. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
Video via The Late Late Show with James Corden
4. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
Video via America’s Got Talent
3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
Video via Dude Perfect
2. ED SHEERAN - Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
Video via KYLE HANAGAMI
1. Until We Will Become Dust - Oyster Masked (ตราบธุลีดิน - หน้ากากหอยนางรม) | THE MASK SINGER 2
Video via WorkpointOfficial
[via CNET and Official YouTube Blog, videos via various sources, main image screenshot via WorkpointOfficial]
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