Another day, another year-end list. This time, it’s YouTube unveiling their annual Rewind report which ranks the YouTube creators and videos that garnered worldwide interest in 2016. Curious to find out which viral clips and music videos were viewed the most? Keep reading.
With regards to viral clips, Adele reigned supreme with her Carpool Karaoke segment with James Corden. It’s racked up a whopping 135 million views. Coming in at a distant second was the wacky “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” video which was buoyed when Justin Bieber tweeted it was his favorite video of the moment. Others to make the list include the hilarious zombie apocalypse sibling prank, Grace VanderWaal’s amazing audition and the memorable water bottle flip.
Over on the music rankings, Sia, The Chainsmokers, Zayn and twenty one pilots were just some who made the cut. Even though Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” claimed the record for the most views in its first 24 hours online with 11.9 million, it had to settle for runner-up status. Find out who ‘worked’ hard enough to claim top spot.
YouTube’s Most Viral Clips In 2016
10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse
9. The $21,000 First-Class Airplane Seat
8. Donald Trump: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
7. Channing Tatum & Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s “Pony”
6. Water Bottle Flip Edition
5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer
4. The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More
3. What’s Inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?
1. Adele Carpool Karaoke
YouTube’s Most Watched Music Videos In 2016
10. twenty one pilots – Heathens
9. Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
8. ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
7. Sia ft. Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video)
6. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)
5. Rihanna ft. Drake – Work (Explicit)
4. The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer (Lyric Video)
3. Hasta el Amanecer – Nicky Jam
2. Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
1. Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Work from Home