#YouTubeRewind: Celebrating what you watched, shared and created in 2016

Aussies went crazy for Sia, stormtroopers and Superwog in 2016.

2016 was a year of challenge and triumph. You broke records, you caught ‘em all – and you celebrated “The Aussiest Interview Ever.” Now 2016 is coming to an end, you know what that means…. It’s time for  #YouTubeRewind!

Australia's Top Trending Videos 

As we look back at 2016, we replay and rejoice in the trending videos and music videos from 2016, according to time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking and more. From celebrity moments to breakdancing stormtroopers to Superwog’s skits, this year’s top trending videos are a quirky mix of song, dance and laughs – representing the amazing variety of creativity shared on YouTube every day.

James Corden's Carpool Karaoke series was the number one hit for Aussies in 2016, winning four spots in the top ten trending videos. Women took the front seat, from JLo to Adele, Sia and First Lady Michelle.

We also played with Play-Doh, shared Superwog and tuned in to Triple J.

The channels who made these videos have more than 30M subscribers who tune in regularly to watch the funny, insightful, entertaining things they create.

Australia's Top Music Videos 

Aussies were hooked on The Chainsmokers in 2016, with the anthem “Closer” landing the year’s top music video, and "Don't Let Me Down" (Ft. Daya) in ninth place. It’s fair to say that 2016 was a year of  "work work work work work," with Fifth Harmony and Rihanna taking charge in the charts. This year, Aussies watched the top 10 music videos over 70M times.

With Aussie-born artists Sia, Superwog and Twenty One Pilots landing the leaderboards, 2016 was a time to shine for Aussie homegrown creative talent.

Soon we’ll be releasing YouTube’s global list and YouTube’s Rewind video celebrating the top memes and moments of the year from around the world – so stay tuned!  

Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends, and the YouTube Rewind team