December 6, 2017 7:30 am

Top YouTube videos of 2017

WATCH: Sea Lion drags young girl into water at Richmond's Steveston wharf.


YouTube has released its year-end data, giving us some insight into which videos were popular in Canada throughout 2017.

And based on the info, there were plenty of clips that caught Canadians’ eyes and got us talking.

Top Trending Videos in Canada:

  1. Sea lion drags girl into Steveston waters by Michael Fujiwara
  2. Eminem rips Donald Trump in BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher by BETNetworks
  1. Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam by Animal Adventure Park
  1. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 by Dude Perfect
  2. Northern Ontario Moose vs Wolf by Dan Nystedt
  3. Woman interrupted during BBC interview by Jono and Ben
  4. Sneaky toddler steals Prince Harry’s popcorn by The Royal Family Channel
  1. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film by In a Heatbeat Animated Short Film
  2. $1 donut vs. $100 donut by Buzzfeed Video
  3. France 24 en direct – 24 hour livestream news channel by France 24

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The top trending music video in Canada was Luis Fonsi’s Despacito, which features Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Daddy Yankee. Canadian artists that made the list this year include Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes.

Top Trending Music Videos in Canada:

  1. Despactio ft. Daddy Yankee by Luis Fonsi
  2. Shape of You [Official Video] by Ed Sheeran
  3. I’m the One by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
  4. That’s What I Like [Official Video] by Bruno Mars
  5. HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar
  6. Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift
  7. Reminder by The Weeknd
  8. Stay (Lyric Video) by Zedd & Alessia Cara
  9. Bodak Yellow [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] by Cardi B
  10. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes

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This year’s number 1 top trending movie trailer in Canada goes to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi official teaser trailer.

Top Trending Movie Trailers in Canada:

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi official teaser by Star Wars
  2. IT – Official Teaser Trailer by Warner Bros. Pictures
  1. Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer [HD] by Marvel Entertainment
  1. Black Panther Teaser Trailer [HD] by Marvel Entertainment
  1. DEADPOOL 2 Teaser Trailer (2018) by KinoCheck International
  2. JUSTICE LEAGUE – Official Trailer 1 by Warner Bros. Pictures
  1. THE BOSS BABY “Diapers” Trailer Tease (Animation, 2017) by FRESH Movie Trailers
  2. 12 FEET DEEP Trailer (Trapped in a Pool – Thriller – 2017) by Movie Coverage
  3. THE EMOJI MOVIE Trailer 1 – 3 (2017) by Entertainment Access
  1. BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Official Trailer by Warner Bros. Pictures

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READ MORE: Top YouTube videos of 2016

YouTube’s year-end data also includes Canada’s ads leaderboard, which takes a look at the top ads that resonated with people on YouTube.

The YouTube Canada Ads Leaderboard showcases the most creative ads that Canadians chose to watch during the year, determined by an algorithm that factors in audience engagement (watch time, likes, shares), video views and audience retention (how much of a video people watched). In addition, organic versus paid views is also factored into the list.

This year Chevrolet Canada takes first place with their “The Canadian Dream” ad, which features a 27-day, cross-country trip a documentary crew made in a Chevrolet Suburban, capturing the stories and diversity of everyday Canadians along the way.

Apple Canada is also featured on the list with their ad starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Siri.

Johnson’s nearly four-minute-long commercial for Apple shows how he is a busy man who needs to get more things done in the course of the day than what is humanly possible. As a result, he relies on Siri to help with everything, even taking a quick selfie.

2017 Canada Ads Leaderboard

  1. The Canadian Dream by Chevrolet Canada
  2. SickKids vs: MomStrong by SickKids
  3. WestJet rebrands as Canada Air – the #MostCanadian airline ever by WestJet
  4. The Great Canadian Chase by Coca-Cola Canada
  5. Nintendo Switch by Nintendo
  6. Budweiser 2017 Super Bowl Commercial | “Born The Hard Way” by BudweiserCanada
  7. Worlds Apart by Heineken
  8. 2017 Kia Niro “Hero’s Journey” Starring Melissa McCarthy by Kia Motors America
  9. Bringing Canadian Families Together | 150th Anniversary| Catelli® Pasta by Catelli
  10. iPhone 7 – The Rock x Siri Dominate the Day by Apple Canada

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Did your favourite YouTube video make the list this year?

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