YouTube Canada Reveals the top videos of 2017

The Top Viral YouTube Videos of 2017

Here's a look at the YouTube videos that got the most attention in 2017. The year also saw some major new records broken in music, most notably by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's massive global hit. The video-streaming juggernaut has released "The Shape of 2017", this year's iteration of its annual YouTube Rewind video, rounding up the biggest music, trends, memes and characters from 2017, based on views, shares, comments and likes. It's been produced in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and China, but this particular video is from a Thailand show.

This video documenting Dude Perfect's elaborate - and mesmerizing - ping pong trick shot is the group's second most popular video to date.

- Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had people dancing all summer, although most people probably didn't have moves like the ones in this choreography. Last year, the Carpool Karaoke clip starring Adele claimed the top spot.

The America's Got Talent judging panel was so impressed by Darci Lynne Farmer's ventriloquist routine that they sent her straight to the live shows by pressing the coveted Golden Buzzer. It was forced to adopt additional screening measures last month on its kid-friendly platform, YouTube Kids, after reports showed numerous videos there contained profanity and violence.

- Ed Sheeran made the list twice.

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"To be in the number one, number two spot (on YouTube) we're really happy. because we worked so hard - months upon months of effort".

- A hilarious, bad lip reading of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Check the full list of the top 10 most-watched videos of the year below.

- This animated short film about a closeted boy who fears being outed by his own heart will melt your heart. That is, until a toddler jovially entered the room and began tugging at his arm. The collaboration between Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - and featuring Justin Bieber - has logged almost 4.5 billion views, the only video to surpass the 4-billion views threshold.