The UK's Top Trending YouTube Videos Of 2017 Have Been Revealed

There's a reason end-of-year roundups are so popular (some may even say overdone) as the year draws to a close. That's because they're a genuinely interesting insight into what's preoccupying us, and an opportunity to reminisce on the funniest, weirdest and most consequential moments of the previous 12 months.
YouTube's list of its top videos of 2017 is the latest one piquing our interest. The ranking of the biggest trending videos of the year was based on views, likes, comments, shares and more, the video platform said. So far, they've racked up a mind-boggling 630 million views in total, with a combined 40 million hours of watch time.
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That's a shedload of time spent watching Ed Sheeran, who dominated the top of the UK YouTube charts (that's on top of being Spotify's most-streamed artist of the year, yikes). His appearance on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke was the most-watched clip in the country, would you believe, while "Shape of You" was the most-watched music video. A dance troupe's choreography video of the song also ranked in the top 10 in the UK and the world.
"Despacito" from Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee was, of course, another big hitter this year, with the earworm ranking as the second top music video in the UK and the most popular in the world. The entire world's population must've heard it by now, surely?
And who could forget Professor Robert Kelly’s Skype interview with BBC News (and the hundreds, if not thousands, of memes spawned by his toddler Marion Kelly)? The clip was another big moment of 2017, with the original video charting at number 10 in the world and a spoof video from a mother's perspective among the top 10 in the UK.
Find the full list of trending videos below and brush up on any big cultural moments you may have missed in 2017.

Top 10 trending videos in the UK in 2017

Top 10 trending music videos in the UK in 2017

Top 10 trending videos around the world in 2017

Top 1o trending music videos around the world in 2017

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