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There are still a few more days left in 2016, but that is not stopping YouTube unit from revealing its top 10 trending global videos of the past year. This time, YouTube’s list is being joined by Facebook, who is offering its list of the top global Live videos of 2016. This is the first time Facebook has revealed this list.

Google stated that the top 10 trending 2016 videos have a combined total of 550 million views, and were watched for over 25 million hours. The top video of the year is “Adele Carpool Karaoke” as the mega-star singer gets in a car with CBS late night talk show host James Corden to belt out some tunes. That video alone currently has over 136 million views.

Here’s the full list of the top 10 YouTube videos of 2016:

  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)
  10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse

Facebook’s number one Live video of the year is Chewbacca Mom. Posted by the mom herself, Candace Payne, it shows her putting on a Chewbacca mask that replicates the sound of the Star Wars character, and her hilarious reaction to it. That video currently has 162 million views:


Here’s the full list of the top Facebook Live videos of 2016:

  1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
  2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
  3. Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election
  4. Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
  5. NBC News, Election results
  6. Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood
  7. Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA
  8. CNN, Election results on Empire State building
  9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms “Chardonnay Go”
  10. Super Deluxe, Election map

Which of these YouTube and Facebook Live videos are your favorites?

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