This year’s top 10 trending videos included Japanese comedy, famous superstars and a rattle. (Yeah, you read that right). And collectively, these videos raked in 550 million views. That’s insane! Let’s take a look.
10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse
While their little sister is loopy because of pain meds after getting her wisdom teeth taken out, two brothers convince her their city is in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. What happens after is timeless comedy.
9. The $21,000 First Class Airplane Seat
We’re all oddly obsessed with the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Casey Neistat, a popular YouTuber (who has an impressive 6,001,125 subscribers and counting, by the way), luckily got upgraded from business class to first class on his flight from Dubai to NYC on the Emirates Airlines. He filmed the ridiculously extravagant setup — and the rest is history.
8. Donald Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Remember that one time John Oliver dedicated his whole show to ripping apart Donald Trump? Yeah, it was amazing, which is exactly why that segment is in the top 10.
7. Channing Tatum & Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)” vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s “Pony” (Lip Sync Battle)
Magic Mike sex symbol Channing Tatum dressed up as Beyoncé and competed against his super-hot wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, who dressed up as him. Can you say entertainment perfection? Not to mention, Tatum actually brought out Beyoncé during his performance. Ratings gold.
6. Water Bottle Flip Edition, Dude Perfect
Who knew flipping water bottles could be so entertaining? The dudes from the Dude Perfect YouTube channel caught onto the water flipping challenge (started by @Mike_Senatore) and went way too far with it. The internet loved it, of course.
5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer, America’s Got Talent 2016
This goose bumps-inducing performance is what dreams are made of. Armed with her ukulele, 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal brings the judges to their feet and the audience to their knees with her breathtaking voice. I’m assuming most of the YouTube views came from people (like me) who couldn’t watch this clip just once.
4. Nike Football Presents: The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More
The six-minute clip could double as a short movie — and it just screams “soccer is life.”
3. What’s inside a Rattlesnake’s Rattle?
Have you ever wondered what was inside a rattlesnake’s rattle? Enough people watched this father-son dissection video to shoot it into the top 10 most-watched videos of 2016. So what’s inside a rattlesnake’s rattle? Hint: It’s not beads.
This super-weird video took YouTube by storm. The star of the short music video (if you can call it that) is really into the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen melody he’s attempting to sing, which makes it all the more entertaining.
1. Adele Carpool Karaoke
It’s not much of a mystery why this video is insanely popular. Adele is rapping Nicki Minaj’s verse on Kanye’s song “Monster.” Need we say more?