Yesterday, I brought you the 2014 Google search trends. Today, I’m sharing the top YouTube Videos of 2014. You will notice some similarities between the two lists, but there are also some major differences. As you prepare your marketing topics for next year, you should take note of what people prefer to see in video format versus reading is an article.
2014 was full of YouTube videos that vaulted into pop culture. We cried buckets of tears over one particular Super Bowl XLVIII commercial; we dumped buckets of ice water over our heads; and we laughed at reactions to a devil baby, which was just a drop in the bucket of the numerous prank videos shared this year.
YouTube picks the trending videos based on views, shares, comments, likes and more. Altogether, the top 10 videos of 2014 have hundreds of millions of views. The creators behind them have more than 21 million subscribers between them. Here is the list of top trending YouTube videos for 2014:
When it comes to music, female artists dominated the charts, taking eight of the top 10 spots. The top music videos were played, collectively, billions (with a B!) of times. Here is the list of YouTube’s 2014 top trending music videos:
In celebration of this year’s YouTube Rewind, over 100 YouTube creators worked together to make one giant, global mashup video that looks back at the best of 2014 called “YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014.” See if you recognize some of the scenes!