SA’s Top YouTube Moments In 2017

Updated on 12 December 2017

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SA's Top YouTube Moments In 2017


Youtube has just revealed what people, globally and in SA, watched this year on the online video platform.

Globally, this year’s top 10 trending videos have more than 630 million views collectively and people spent more than a collective 40 million hours watching them.

South Africans are watching everything from local artists’ music videos to videos depicting crimes.

Here are the top 10 videos that caught their attention this year, excluding major music labels.

  • Bhizer (ft Busiswa, SC GornaBhepepe) – Gobisiqolo
  • Kaybee (ft Lady Zamar) – Charlotte (Official Video)
  • Sun-EL Musician – Akanamali Feat. Samthing Soweto
  • Ramscomics – Noko Mashaba – Student Problems #CAClasses
  • Sipho Ngwenya feat Thinah Zungu – Jesu fikekuseni
  • Danger Flex SA – New Durban bhenga Dance 2017 (Basky Bhenga dance) They kiĺled it!!
  • South African Videos – Uzalo Mamlambo in real life…wow you can’t believe.. So beautiful
  • Mark Angel Comedy – Maths Teacher (Episode 118)
  • Crime Intelligence & Community Awareness – Porsche driver outwits armed hijackers in Johannesburg
  • Eyewitness News – Simphiwe Ngema remembers late husband Dumisani Masilela

The Big Ads Of 2017
Youtube also shared the most popular advertising campaigns.

“In our annual year-end edition of the YouTube Ads Leaderboard, we’re celebrating the ads that got the most views, shares, and all around love from YouTube audiences across the globe. Together, they generated 539 million views, 14 million hours of watch time and 3.6 million likes (with an impressive 3 million of those going to YouTube’s Dude Perfect),” the company states on its blog.

The global 10 top ads for 2017 are:

  1. Samsung India Service (SVC) – We’ll take care of you, wherever you are. #SamsungService
  2. Clash Royale: The Last Second (Official Commercial)
  3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
  4. MISS DIOR – The new Eau de Parfum
  5. Budweiser 2017 Super Bowl Commercial | “Born The Hard Way”
  6. 2017 Kia Niro | “Hero’s Journey” Starring Melissa McCarthy
  7. adidas Originals | ORIGINAL is never finished
  8. iPhone 7 — The Rock x Siri Dominate the Day — Apple
  9. Levi’s® “Circles” Commercial l Full
  10. Mr. Clean | 2017 Super Bowl Ad | Cleaner of Your Dreams

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