It’s that special time of year when the ‘best of’ lists begin rolling out and we remember that not all of 2017 was terrible. This year may have been largely dominated by President Trump, but we also got to fall in love watching a short film about a young boy in love with another boy at his school (In A Heartbeat), and watch a giraffe being born on livestream (Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam). Add ‘sweet’ and ‘educational’ to the list of pros for 2017.
YouTube has released their annual list of videos that kept Canadians entertained while they were supposed to be working (not the official title, but we all know that’s what YouTube is for) and compiled their lists in Top Trending Videos in Canada, Top Trending Music Videos in Canada and Top Trending Movie Trailers in Canada. As a country, we *really* like Star Wars.
The Top Trending Video of the Year arrived courtesy of a little girl who was abruptly pulled into the ocean by a sea lion, reminding children and adults across the country that any animal with the word ‘lion’ in their name should be feared.
The list also included Eminem’s freestyle cypher, performed for the BET Awards, in which the Detroit rapper rips into the current POTUS. We may not live in the US, but that doesn’t mean Canadians aren’t also fed up with Trump.
As for more ‘Canadian’ videos that trended this year, there was a Northern Ontario moose battling a wolf and a little girl stealing Prince Harry’s popcorn at the Invictus Games in Toronto. We are a people of many interests.
TOP TRENDING VIDEOS IN CANADA
- Sea lion drags girl into Steveston waters
- Eminem Rips Donald Trump in BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher
- Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam
- Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
- Northern Ontario Moose vs Wolf
- Woman interrupted during BBC interview
- Sneaky toddler steals Prince Harry’s popcorn
- In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
- $1 donut vs. $100 donut
- France 24 en direct – 24 hour livestream news channel
As for the Top Trending Music Videos In Canada, four Canadians made the list, including Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. No surprise, the top spot went to Luis Fonsi’s massive hit “Despacito.” We should be tired of it by now, but all we need are the first three notes and our hips come alive.
TOP TRENDING MUSIC VIDEOS IN CANADA
- Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
- Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
- DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne – I’m the One
- Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
- Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
- Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
- The Weeknd – Reminder
- Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay (Lyric Video)
- Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
- Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
The Top Trending Movie Trailers in Canada showed a year full of huge blockbuster superhero films, including Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League and Spider-Man. Also included in the list was the return of everyone’s least favourite clown, Pennywise, in IT, as well as the animated films The Boss Baby and The Emoji Movie, with both films having more successful trailers than box office turn out.
French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve cast fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling to star alongside Harrison Ford in the visually stunning Blade Runner 2049, with the films’ trailer earning the number nine spot on the list.
And of course, Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser came in at number one. We all just really wanted to see Porg.
TOP TRENDING MOVIE TRAILERS IN CANADA
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser
- IT – Official Teaser Trailer
- Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer
- Black Panther Teaser Trailer
- DEADPOOL 2 Teaser Trailer (2018)
- JUSTICE LEAGUE – Official Trailer 1
- THE BOSS BABY “Diapers” Trailer Tease (Animation, 2017)
- THE EMOJI MOVIE Trailer 1 – 3 (2017)
- BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Official Trailer
- SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – Official Trailer #2
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