posted by Benedict Townsend

Find out what the top YouTube videos of the year were

Here it is, folks: The official list, from YouTube itself, of the ten videos that the world loved the most this year. Take a second to try and guess what’s going to be on the list – or don’t, you can do what you want man I’m not your dad:


10. Mean Tweets – President Obama Edition (by Jimmy Kimmel Live)

President Obama faced his critics head-on in this, the most important political debate of the year:


9.   Dover Police DashCam Confessional (Shake it Off) by Dover Police

It’s always nice to watch people in serious positions have fun. After all, we’re all just human! This Taylor Swift lip-sync got us giggling:


8.’Golden boy Calum Scott hits the right note | Audition Week 1 | Britain’s Got Talent 2015′ (by Britain’s Got Talent)

Britain’s Got Talent took the top spot this year, with singer Calum Scott not only singing a song, but singing it well. Well enough that if it were to be put online in the form of a video, people would watch it and share it as well – quite a lot. Behold:


7. ‘6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon – 4K’ (by The Slow Mo Guys)

The ever-lovable Slo Mo Guys clocked up views in an uncharacteristically fast manner with this 4K beauty.


6. ‘Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke’ (by The Late Late Show with James Corden)

2015 has been a year where Justin has done amazing work to win people over. If you look at the comments on his latest music videos it’s all just baffled people saying ‘I guess I like him now?’ I’m not even kidding, he’s done a great job with his image and he comes across as a pretty cool guy in this video. James Corden is also on top form, so it’s worth checking out:


5. Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon (by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

I would explain why this did well but if you just read the video title it explains itself.


4. Love Has No Labels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council (by Ad Council)

This heartwarming project shows that we’re all just human under the skin … literally it shows that. We think it’s beautiful!


3. ‘Crazy Plastic Ball PRANK!!’ (by RomanAtwood)

Absolute pranker Roman Atwood pranked up a storm this year. Here is one of the pranks:


2. Clash of Clans: Revenge (Official Super Bowl TV Commercial) (by Clash of Clans)

Liam Neeson is never not awesome. In a victory for gaming and capitalism, a commercial has made it to number 2 on the list. We hope you enjoy it and also remember to always keep buying things:


1. Silento – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) #WatchMeDanceOn (by Tianne King)

No, it’s not the song itself that made the list – songs get a list of their own. No, this is a performance of the song but a tiny dancer* and her tiny dance crew. We have to commend this child for having such incredible film making skills:

*(Count the headlights on the highway)


So that’s the list! That’s we we ate up in 2015. Here’s to the videos we’ll be devouring in 2016!