YouTube Reveals Top Videos, Music Videos, Ads of 2016

YouTube revealed its year-end lists for 2016, which highlighted the top videos, music videos and ads on the video-sharing platform.

YouTube revealed its year-end lists for 2016, which highlighted the top videos, music videos and ads on the video-sharing platform.

YouTube determined the top videos and music videos of 2016 by looking at a variety of factors, including “time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking and more.” For ads, YouTube said the top 10 list included the “most watched and engaging ads of the year globally.”

Overall, the Adele Carpool Karaoke video was named the top video of the year, followed by Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO in second. YouTube said the top 10 videos in 2016 collectively accumulated 550 million views and were watched for over 25 million hours.

Here’s the complete top 10:

  1. Adele Carpool Karaoke
  2. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO
  3. What’s inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?
  4. Nike Football Presents: The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More
  5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2016
  6. Water Bottle Flip Edition | Dude Perfect
  7. Channing Tatum & Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s “Pony” | Lip Sync Battle
  8. Donald Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  9. THE $21,000 FIRST CLASS AIRPLANE SEAT
  10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony had the top music video of the year, followed by Calvin Harris in second place.

Here are the top 10 music videos of the year:

  1. Fifth Harmony – Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign
  2. Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna
  3. Hasta el Amanecer – Nicky Jam | Video Oficial
  4. The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey
  5. Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft. Drake
  6. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)
  7. Sia – Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft. Sean Paul
  8. ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
  9. Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (Official video)
  10. twenty one pilots: Heathens (from Suicide Squad: The Album) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Finally, the top ad on YouTube in 2016 was a commercial for Machine Zone’s Mobile Strike mobile game. This was followed by Knorr’s #LoveAtFirstTaste ad.

Here are the top 10 ads of the year:

  1. Official Mobile Strike Super Bowl 50 TV Commercial | Arnold’s Fight [EXTENDED Edition]
  2. Knorr #LoveAtFirstTaste
  3. Nike Football Presents: The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More
  4. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: Official Introduction
  5. Clash Royale: Theme Song (Official TV Commercial)
  6. Mountain Dew Kickstart: Puppymonkeybaby | Super Bowl Spot
  7. Always #LikeAGirl – Keep Playing
  8. The Chase – Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial | The 2017 Hyundai Elantra
  9. #Pokemon20: Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial
  10. Skittles: “The Portrait” w/ Steven Tyler. Super Bowl 50 Commercial

Readers: Did your favorite videos make YouTube’s top 10 lists?