Men Dominated YouTube This Year, & That's Disappointing

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Head over to the YouTube Rewind channel to watch all the best YouTube videos of 2017. The show, called The Mask Singer, requires performers to wear elaborate masks to hide their identities. That was no different in 2017: YouTube's top 10 trending videos for the year have garnered more than 633 million views collectively, up by 83 million compared to last year's list. It's been produced in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and China, but this particular video is from a Thailand show. The list is based on how many people view, share, comment and like the content. Obviously, fidget spinners make a few appearances throughout, and at some point, the video deviates from its humorous nature to also remind us of the tragedies that occurred this year, such as the many hurricane devastations and the Vegas shooting, communicating a message of uniting together under tumultuous circumstances.

The 24-year-old teacher wrote and performed the simple track which quickly went viral.

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Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee delivered YouTube's most-watched video ever, "Despacito". Its machine learning algorithms have helped remove more than 150,000 videos from YouTube since June that depict violent extremism.

And, if snagging top place wasn't good enough - Mick made it into the list twice, with the original upload of the song coming in at sixth. It was produced by Beth David and Esteban Bravo at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The collaboration between Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - and featuring Justin Bieber - has logged almost 4.5 billion views, the only video to surpass the 4-billion views threshold.

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