Google Shares Canada's Top YouTube Videos of 2017

Google Shares Canada's Top YouTube Videos of 2017

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has become one of the biggest platforms for new-age Internet celebrities and one-hit wonders alike.

The most popular movie trailer of the year in Ireland, for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, also has an Irish connection through featuring Skellig Michael.

As part of its annual look back at the year that was through the lens of YouTube, Google has shared Canada's top YouTube videos of 2017.

While most of the new hires are content reviewers, Google is also recruiting for related jobs, including engineers and policy specialists to work on refining its machine learning technology. The show, called The Mask Singer, requires performers to wear elaborate masks to hide their identities. Kildare, took the top spot on the chart (excluding music videos from major labels), and a live version of the same song also snuck into the top 10 at number six. It's been produced in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and China, but this particular video is from a Thailand show. Despacito sits at the top not only as the most viewed YouTube video of this year, but most viewed YouTube video of all time with 4.4 billion views.

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


- This 12-year-old singing ventriloquist's unbelievable performance on "America's Got Talent".

Not surprising, however, is that the list is dominated by Irish music - claiming the top four spots. This time, it was his debut on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke", in which we learned Sheeran could stuff 55 Maltesers into his mouth at one time and that he doesn't own a cellphone.

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

Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee delivered YouTube's most-watched video ever, "Despacito".

This mini-film about a boy who follows his heart is the first animated short to make the list since 2011. That is, until a toddler jovially entered the room and began tugging at his arm.

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