These three phrases not solely describe a lot of 2020, however additionally they describe a lot of 2020’s prime trending YouTube movies, made public by the platform on Tuesday.
“Within the U.S., this 12 months’s prime trending movies present how creators shortly tailored to the unexpected challenges of 2020 whereas additionally addressing the distinctive, private wants of their communities,” YouTube mentioned in a press release.
The ten movies resonated probably the most with American audiences this 12 months, YouTube mentioned, having been watched greater than 356 million instances and totaling round 48 million hours.
Right here is the whole listing of the YouTube movies that outlined 2020.
8:46 – Dave Chappelle, by Netflix is a Joke
On this half-hour half stand-up, half sermon, considered 29 million instances, the legendary comic tackles police brutality and racial injustice in 2020 — although they’ve lengthy been topics of his comedic work.
“This isn’t a Particular however fairly an impromptu purging of emotions and ideas delivered by Dave throughout his present in Ohio on June 6, 2020,” the channel Netflix Is A Joke said.
Constructing the Excellent Squirrel Proof Hen Feeder, by Mark Rober
Mark Rober had an issue. Squirrels, these jerks, stored stealing his hen seed.
His answer? Constructing an extremely intricate squirrel-proof hen feeder, which he created utilizing mechanical engineering.
The video has been seen greater than 50 million instances and is 21 minutes of pure gold, however do not take our phrase for it — simply ask any of thousands and thousands who’ve watched it.
First Debate Chilly Open, by Saturday Evening Reside
On this 13-minute sketch, considered slightly below 30 million instances, “SNL” does what the present does greatest: declaring all of the absurdity of the hours-long occasion, a lot in order that it is unclear whether or not you need to snort or weep.
No matter you select, the video is a delight. Plus, Jim Carrey performs Joe Biden.
We Broke Up., by jeffreestar
After 5 years collectively, Star summed up his emotions within the video bluntly: “I am devastated. I am so unhappy.”
I Purchased The World’s Largest Firework ($600,000), by MrBeast
The title for the video, with greater than 56 million views, says all of it: He purchased the world’s largest firework.
The video description takes it a step additional: “I cant consider i spent this a lot cash on fireworks lol”
Perhaps you’ll be able to’t consider it both, however fortunately there is a video of MrBeast setting it off — and that half is free.
I am Coming Out., by NikkieTutorials
NikkieTutorials, a Dutch make-up artist, got here out as transgender this 12 months in a video that has greater than 36 million views.
“I really like you all a lot,” she mentioned within the feedback of the 17-minute video.
Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE, by Dream
Gaming movies have lengthy been an enormous a part of YouTube, so it is smart that this video has gotten greater than 50 million views.
On this 41-minute curler coaster, person Dream and pals do a problem with the sport Minecraft. Whereas Dream makes an attempt to beat the sport, his three pals try and cease him.
“It is a race, and it is tremendous intense and we had plenty of laughs,” Dream wrote within the description of the video.
Ricky Gervais’ Monologue – 2020 Golden Globes, by NBC
It is a wild trip for positive, and having been considered on YouTube 16.5 million instances, it is one numerous individuals did not wish to miss.
Quarantine Stereotypes, by Dude Excellent
A uniquely 2020 expertise, this video — with 41 million views — chronicles all of the humorous methods we have tailored to the pandemic.
Whether or not you wrestle with video convention know-how or bought actually into a brand new pastime this 12 months, you, or no less than somebody you already know, are comically represented and, kindly, poked enjoyable at.
Some Good Information with John Krasinski Ep. 1, by SomeGoodNews
With lots of of hundreds of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic and heightened tensions over racist violence, this 12 months has been full of unhealthy information.
So John Krasinski, the actor lovingly identified for his function as Jim on “The Workplace,” got here by for us in quarantine together with his YouTube present highlighting constructive tales. It did every little thing: a tribute to frontline well being care employees, a digital promenade and even a digital marriage ceremony.