After its YouTube Music Recap for 2022, YouTube has shared a list of the top trending content on the platform. The list includes breakout creators, music videos, YouTube videos, and channels.
YouTube stated that this year’s top content came from creators like MrBeast and Dream, and memorable internet moments from celebrities like Millie Bobby Brown and Will Smith. According to the company, the top trending videos on the platform broke last year’s record for viewership, as these 10 videos were played more than 650 million times for more than 55 million hours.
The top 10 videos are:
- Technoblade - so long nerds
- Guardian News - Watch the uncensored moment Will Smith smacks Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, drops F-bomb
- Dream - hi, I’m Dream.
- NFL - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent FULL Pepsi SB LVI Halftime Show
- MrBeast - I Built Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!
- Mark Rober - Pranks Destroy Scam Callers- GlitterBomb Payback
- Jaiden Animations - Being Not Straight
- Kane Pixels - The Backrooms (Found Footage)
- The Try Guys - what happened.
- First We Feast - Millie Bobby Brown Needs a Milkshake
The company blog post also shared a list of the top 10 shorts on YouTube categorized as feel-good content. A popular genre among YouTube Shorts was sketch comedy or visually satisfying tricks. As for the top creators on the platform, the first position, for the third time in a row, was bagged by MrBeast who is famous for his large-scale challenges and giveaways. There were many newcomers like Isaiah Photo as well as returning faces on the list.
YouTube also shared the top 10 breakout creators, especially on YouTube Shorts, for 2022 producing content, such as Minecraft videos, which remained a popular video topic this year. Lastly, the most played song on the platform was “We don’t talk about Bruno” from the movie Encanto. Other top songs were from artists like Bad Bunny, Lil Baby, and Bad Bunny.
Here are the other lists from YouTube:
- Shangerdanger - Diver Cracks Egg at 45 ft Deep #Shorts
- Hingaflips - Sarah Trust Challenges
- Brodie That Dood - Come with me to shave my fluffy dog! #doggrooming #grooming #goldendoodle
- Chris Ivan - Dave and Busters Bet Me 1000 Tickets I Couldn’t Do THIS…
- Jay & Sharon - That GAP Between Your Car Seat and Center Console
- Adrian Bliss - Welcome to the stomach #shorts
- Zack D. Films - This Magic Trick EXPLAINED 😱 (America's Got Talent)
- ILYA BORZOV - Social experiment | What would you do?
- PaulVuTV - Wife surprises husband at his office with pregnancy reveal! 😭❤️ #Shorts
- NichLmao - If you catch it... YOU KEEP IT w/ MY GF (Funny) #shorts
- Encanto Cast - We Don't Talk About Bruno
- Kodak Black - Super Gremlin
- Jessica Darrow - Surface Pressure
- Bad Bunny - Tití me preguntó
- Future - WAIT FOR U ft. Drake, Tems
- Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone - Me Porto Bonito
- Karol G, Becky G - Mamiii
- Imagine Dragons x JID - Enemy
- Karol G - PROVENZA
- Lil Baby - Right On (Official Video)
While the lists mentioned are for the U.S., you can look for the trending content in your area here.