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Google reveals 2017’s most watched Australian YouTube clips and performers

Australia’s most watched YouTube series included Superwog, lip reading of Donald Trump and celebrity mean tweets while gaming and animation channels proved the most popular channels in Google’s list of what was most popular on the site in 2017.

The announcement;

YouTube Rewind: Aussies loved skits, tricks and Superwog in 2017

From Donald Trump to ping pong trick shots, 2017 was a year of marvelous mashups, clever tricks and homegrown comedic skits. As we wind down the year, it’s time to hit rewind and celebrate the videos that made Aussies laugh, sing – and scratch their heads. #YouTubeRewind is our annual roundup of the YouTube videos that trended over the last 12 months, according to time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking and more.

Australia’s Top Trending Videos
Among the mix of educational tips and eccentric talents, 2017 was the time for Aussie creators to shine. With their irreverent skits, comedic duo Superwog took centerstage in the Top Trending videos – landing first, second and sixth places.

Aussies also tuned into global trends, including karaoke, talent shows and viral memes. We made light of mean celebrity tweets, poked fun at a political mashup – and sang along with Ed Sheeran on Carpool Karaoke. We also shared in an extraordinary ping pong victory, cheered on a 12 year old ventriloquist – and explored existential questions with Bill Wurtz’s quirky illustration of the history of the world.

  1. Superwog Series Pilot
  2. If Superwog was a Teacher
  3. “INAUGURATION DAY” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
  4. Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #11
  5. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
  6. Border Security (Superwog)
  7. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
  8. history of the entire world, i guess
  9. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
  10. Content Cop – Jake Paul

Australia’s Top Music Videos
In 2017, we were hooked on Ed Sheeran’s dulcet tunes, with ‘Shape of You’ making two appearances in Australia’s top trending music list. Unsurprisingly, party tracks kept us grooving, with DJ Khaled, The Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo drawing an online crowd. And despite only being released in late August, Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated comeback saw ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ come in at sixth.

  1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
  2. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
  3. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like [Official Video]
  4. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
  5. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This (Lyric)
  6. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
  7. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  8. DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
  9. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You [Official Lyric Video]
  10. Jason Derulo – Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)

Top Emerging Australian Creators
For the first time, #YouTubeRewind also examined the growth of local channels to unearth the top 10 Trending Aussie YouTube Creators for 2017. Five out of ten of the top channels are in the gaming and animation category – with ‘Wolfychu’ landing the number one spot. We also tuned into
make-up tips and tricks from BEAUTY NEWS, which came in second.

  1. Wolfychu
  2. BEAUTY NEWS
  3. XtremeGamez
  4. Zeus
  5. Freya Haley
  6. But Without
  7. Ollie Ritchie
  8. Eystreem
  9. Robot Army
  10. CultureCrash

Source: From a Google Australia blog post.

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