YouTube was able to calculate which videos “trended” the most throughout the year with an algorithm that involved the number of views, shares, comments, likes, and then some. These ten viral moments were reportedly watched for over 25 million hours, and the channels that uploaded them now have over 40 million subscribers.
The results showed that dance music video clips ruled the viral charts!
In the song it asks the kids can you do it? the result was hundreds of friends putting together their own content and uploading it – assembled in this clip by Silentó on his vevo channel!
The number one clip features the adorable Heaven King, who is just a toddler, and yet can dance better than most people (certainly this writer). The video is based around rapper Silentó’s single “Watch Me”, which was one of the breakout hits of the year, eventually peaking at number three on the Hot 100. In a release announcing the trending clips of the year, the Google-owned video giant pointed out that this is the first year that a dance video ended up on top.