Top 10 trending YouTube videos of 2016

10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse In this post-wisdom tooth removal video, a girl is pranked by her brothers. The video had been viewed 22,351,990 times as of Dec. 20, 2016.
9. THE $21,000 FIRST CLASS AIRPLANE SEAT A YouTuber shows off the luxury of a $21,000 airline ticket. As of Dec. 20, 2016, it had been watched 28,023,785 views.
8. Donald Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) A Donald Trump-centric episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” took spot number 8. It had 31,037,533 views as of Dec. 20, 2016.
7. Channing Tatum & Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s “Pony” | Lip Sync Battle Beyonce stole the show on this already-impressive Lip Sync Battle. The video had been watched 37,379,529 times as of Dec. 20, 2016.
6. Water Bottle Flip Edition | Dude Perfect Did you master the water bottle flip challenge this year? Yeah, me neither. These guys sure did, though, raking in 44,821,293 views as of Dec. 20, 2016.
5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2016 A 12-year-old ukulele player played an original song on “America’s Got Talent,” bringing in 48,074,681 views as of Dec. 20, 2016.
4. Nike Football Presents: The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More At number 4, a Nike Football video featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial generated 58,223,627 views as of Dec. 20, 2016.
3. What’s inside a Rattlesnake Rattle? This video explores exactly what makes up the tail of a rattlesnake. It’s been watched 61,426,699 times as of Dec. 20, 2016.  
2. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (or PPAP) was a viral sensation, and you either get it…or don’t! With 101,830,663 views as of Dec. 20, 2016, PPAP is the second-most watched video on YouTube.
1. Adele Carpool Karaoke Hello from the other side…of the car? Carpool Karaoke with James Corden was a big hit online this year, but Adele’s appearance reigns supreme. This edition raked in 140,763,586 views as of Dec. 20, 2016, making it the number 1 trending YouTube video.

WASHINGTON – It was a year of sing-alongs, challenges and a $21,000 flight on YouTube.

According to YouTube, the 10 top trending videos this year collectively have 550 million views. Scroll through the gallery to see what was popular.

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