Here’s what everyone’s been watching and listening to on the internet in 2017

2017-12-07 16:17

Cape Town - Fidget spinners, Despacito, Salt Bae and the infamous Jake Paul all make an appearance in this mash-up of 2017’s major talking points in YouTube Rewind.

The 7-minute video clip makes it easy to sum up the internet in 2017 for those who aren’t in the know. Every year YouTube makes an epic video summarising the year’s top music, memes and YouTubers.

The Rewind even referenced the tragedies of 2017 by shining a light on the communities that stood together during trying times.

This year’s video, titled The Shape of 2017, featured over 300 creators, viral stars, musicians and surprise guests, according to website 9to5Google.


YouTube's list of the top music videos of the year saw Despacito take the top spot. The list is diverse and includes artists from Puerto Rico, Colombia, France, Spain, Cuba, the United States and the UK. YouTube notes that “six of the videos feature Latin artists, up from just one video in 2016”.

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
5. El Amante – Nicky Jam (Video Oficial) (Álbum Fénix)
6. Jason Derulo – Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)
7. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
8. Enrique Iglesias – SUBEME LA RADIO (Official Video) ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox

YouTube’s list of top trending videos based on time spent watching, sharing, commenting and liking have received over 630 million views.

1. Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked 
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

Sources: 9to5Google, Mashable, The Sun

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