YouTube 2018 Roundup: Top 10 Viral Clips, 10 Most-Watched Music Videos & #YouTubeRewind Mashup

YouTube Rewind brings together the biggest music, trends, memes and characters from 2018 featuring today’s biggest YouTube stars and mainstream personalities.

Will Smith kicks off the 2018 clip which features some of the hottest trends the past year including Fortnite, Drake’s “In My Feelings” dance challenge and much, much more. Trevor Noah, John Oliver, music producer Marshmello, Trixie Mattel and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon also make cameos.

YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind

In 2017, Latin music dominated YouTube with six of the Top 10 most-watched music videos featuring Latin artists. In 2018, the domination was even more apparent. Eight of the Top 10 most-watched music videos were in Spanish. Only Drake and Maroon 5 squeezed their way in with “God’s Plan” and “Girls Like You.”

Side note: “Dame Tu Cosita,” which made the Top 10 cut, was originally recorded 20 years ago, but was re-released after it became an internet sensation and dance trend thanks to a weird animated alien (created by a French animator). Check out the Top 10 list below.

2018 YouTube Rewind – Top 10 Music Videos

1. Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna ‘Te Bote Remix’ Music Video
2. Nicky Jam x J. Balvin ‘X (EQUIS)’ Music Video
3. Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B ‘Girls Like You’ Music Video
4. Daddy Yankee ‘Dura’ Music Video
5. Ozuna x Romeo Santos ‘El Farsante (Remix)’ Music Video
6. Becky G, Natti Natasha ‘Sin Pijama’ Music Video
7. Dame Tu Cosita feat. Cutty Ranks ‘El Chombo’ Music Video
8. Drake ‘God’s Plan’ Music Video
9. Me Niego ft. Ozuna, Wisin ‘Reik’ Music Video
10. Ozuna x Manuel Turizo ‘Vaina Loca’ Music Video

With regards to the Top 10 trending clips the past year, clearly I watch different videos. I can honestly say, I’ve only seen less than half of the ones which made the list. Not surprisingly, that yodeling kid yodeled his way onto the list. Also, who knew that a breakup between a YouTube couple would garner so many eyeballs? I’m shooketh for real.

This year’s Top 10 collectively generated 673M views (40M more than last year’s top 10 list) and were watched for around 50 million hours. Yikes!!!

2018 YouTube Rewind – Top 10 Trending Videos

1. To Our Daughter
2. Real Life Trick Shots 2 | Dude Perfect
3. we broke up
4. Walmart yodeling kid
5. Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)
6. Portugal v Spain – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – MATCH 3
7. Build Swimming Pool Around Underground House
8. Cobra Kai Ep 1 – “Ace Degenerate” – The Karate Kid Saga Continues
9. Behan Bhai Ki School Life – Amit Bhadana