YouTube’s Most Viral Video of 2017 Features A Man Singing In An Oyster Costume

2017 is coming to an end, and besides the usual music and film award presentations, YouTube is also wrapping up for 2017 with the ‘Top 10 Trending Videos of 2017’ and  ‘Top 10 Music Videos of 2017’.

To our (and I’m sure, everyone’s) surprise, on the number one spot of YouTube’s ‘Top 10 Trending Videos of 2017’ was a video from Thailand that surpassed Ed Sheeran‘s Carpool Karaoke and “Shape of You” choreography videos.

Featuring a man dressed in a full oyster costume, YouTube’s most trending video of 2017 was a clip from Thailand‘s singing competition show, The Mask Singer. The video that has garnered 183 million views since it was uploaded in June this year shows one of its contestant, Masked Oyster singing to Until We Will Become Dust. Masked Oyster performed a ballad version of the Thai song that eventually turned into a rap which wowed the audience and gained features upon ‘reaction videos’ by YouTubers.

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Breaking South Korean singer Psy’s 2013 worldwide success Gangnam Style‘s record for most-viewed video was Wiz Khalifa‘s See You Again, featuring Charlie Puth in July. Unfortunately, the tables turned for See You Again when the international viral Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee stole their spot a month later and eventually became top one of  ‘Top 10 Music Videos 2017’ with 4.4 billion views.

#FunFact: YouTube’s top trending videos are not evaluated based on views only, but considering the video’s performance in user’s interaction which includes the time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking and other metrics. Without further ado, here are your Top 10 trending videos and music videos of 2017:


YouTube Top 10 Trending Videos of 2017

1. Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked (ตราบธุลีดิน – หน้ากากหอยนางรม) | The Mask Singer 2
2. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
4. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
5. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
6. Lady Gaga’s Full Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
7. “Inauguration Day” — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
8. Bill Wurtz’s history of the entire world, i guess
9. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
10. Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News

YouTube Top 10 Music Videos of 2017

1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
3. J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente (Official Video)
4. Maluma – Felices los 4 (Official Video)
5. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like [Official Video]
6. Chris Jeday – Ahora Dice (Official Video) ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel
7. El Amante – Nicky Jam (Video Oficial) (Álbum Fénix)
8. Jason Derulo – Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)
9. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
10. Enrique Iglesias – Súbeme la Radio (Official Video) ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox

It’s probably time to go on YouTube and catch up on these videos that went viral in 2017! 😂

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Krystle Wong
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