There’s no denying that 2017 brought us some pretty stellar videos, from Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar” to Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” and even Taylor Swift’s “…Ready for It?” But were they among the MOST-watched vids of the year? Check out the list below to find out!


Not all videos that go viral on YouTube feature musicians. Sometimes it’s a clip of some art, an unusual bit of entertainment, or a well-needed laugh that captures the attention of the masses. Take a peek at the top trending videos of 2017 (according to YouTube), which collectively earned more than 633 million views (a whopping 83 million more than last year’s top 10).

1. Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked (ตราบธุลีดินหน้ากากหอยนางรม) | 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


If you sang (and surely danced) along with “Despacito” this year, you certainly weren’t alone. Luis Fonsi’s video for the tune racked up a whopping 4.4 BILLION views — and counting.

As for the rest of the top 10, this year offered quite a mix of artists from all over the world.

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. 05. 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

What was your favorite video from 2017? Let us know @BritandCo!