Well folks, it’s been quite a year.
Between the Olympics in Sochi, the end of Rob Ford’s mayoral reign and the recent tragedies at Parliament Hill, it’s been a long ride. And what better way to take a break from it all than by watching Canada’s favourite YouTube videos of 2014? That’s right, the most popular viral videos of the year have been ranked and are ready for your viewing pleasure. So find a nice comfy spot, and get ready to be blown away:
Jimmy Fallon’s lip synch battle with Emma Stone was crowned the No. 1 top trending entertainment video of the year, racking up more than 37 million views. Us Canadians seem to have a soft spot for our late-night comedy, as the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Kimmel made up 3 of the top 10.
If you’ve never seen Celebrities Read Mean Tweets on the Jimmy Kimmel show, you absolutely must do so now. Not only is this the best segment of the series (according to Canadians), there’s just something so amazing about watching people read mean tweets addressed to themselves:
Canada’s third favourite video took two of the greatest superheroes of all time and let them face off in a epic winner-takes-all rap battle. Be careful, you might feel the floors shake on this one…
Still want more entertainment? Here are the runners up:
4. iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test by Unbox Therapy
5. Americans Try Canadian Snacks For First Time by BuzzFeedYellow
6. Jimmy Fallon feat. will.i.am – Ew! (Official Music Video) by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
7. “Shapes Songs Collection Vol. 1″ – 35 Mins of Baby, Toddler, Kindergarten Kids Learning Videos by Busy Beavers
8. How Frozen Should Have Ended by How It Should Have Ended
9. Top 10 Unsportsmanlike Moments in Pro Sports by WatchMojo.com
10. #LEH – Superwoman & Humble The Poet (Official Video) by IISuperwomanII
For music videos, Canadians surprisingly favoured Katy Perry’s Dark Horse over anything by much-talked-about musician Taylor Swift. Her hit video has been seen more than 715 million times!
If you’re a fan of Nicki Minaj, it should be no surprise her Anaconda video came in at second place with 320 million views. Although the video seems to have a lot more butts than snakes:
Are you all about that bass? Meghan Trainor’s song about having all the right junk in all the right places soared to the top of Canada’s viral hit videos, taking the No. 3 spot:
If you’re still craving more of the most popular songs of the year, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the rest of the top 10:
4. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off by TaylorSwiftVEVO
5. #SELFIE (Official Music Video) – The Chainsmokers by The Chainsmokers
6. Sia – Chandelier (Official Video) by SiaVEVO
7. Ariana Grande – Problem ft. Iggy Azalea by ArianaGrandeVevo
8. Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna by shakiraVEVO
9. Calvin Harris – Summer by CalvinHarrisVEVO
10. Jason Derulo – “Wiggle” feat. Snoop Dogg (Official HD Music Video) by Jason Derulo