The 10 Most Iconic YouTuber Moments Of 2017

11 December 2017, 16:39 | Updated: 2 February 2018, 09:42

iconic YouTuber moments 2017
iconic YouTuber moments 2017. Picture: other
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

This year was bad for everything except YouTube. Well, some YouTube anyway.

With the year winding down, we decided to take a look at some of the most iconic things that happened on YouTube in this strange, strange year.

In this instance, we're using the word 'iconic' to mean 'delightfully weird or funny'. More serious achievements are being recognised in our 2017 Unicorn Awards. Let me repeat that: this is a list of 'funny' iconic things. I am well aware that Markiplier raised nearly half a million dollars for Save The Children, but that's not the sort of thing this list is dealing with.

1. England is my city

Like or loathe it, it's the line that defined 2017 on YouTube. The story behind the line is also even more silly that you thought.

2. Trisha Paytas brought the hits

3. Elijah Daniel became mayor of Hell

4. That Poppy in general

If you need something strange, confusing and truly iconic being done, you go to Poppy. The singer/YouTuber/android(?) had an incredible year of being weird as hell and hey, we dig it.

5. Jon Cozart's epic YouTuber roast

Pure fire - arguably the best thing that happened on YouTube in 2017 full stop.

6. Shane Dawson selling his underwear for thousands

Exactly the kind of absolute nonsense that makes YouTube what it is.

7. Elijah and Christine getting married in Taco Bell

Fun just seems to follow these two around.

8. Badoo revealing that there are officially 748 single men who look exactly like Dan Howell

That's some clever marketing.

Daniel Howell
Daniel Howell. Picture: other

9. A ton of iconic YouTube videos turned ten

I'm not old, YOU'RE old.


Posted by We The Unicorns on Sunday, 10 September 2017

10. We got YouTubers to act out a soap opera

Look, I know we made it, but that doesn't stop it being iconic.

Keep an eye on the site where we will also been soon posting a list of the worst things that happened on YouTube this year.