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YouTube and Facebook reveal their top trending videos of 2016

YouTube has revealed its top ten trending videos of 2016, and Facebook has, for the first time, revealed its top global Live videos of the year.

Published onDecember 8, 2016

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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.

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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 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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