Check out YouTube Rewind below. Last year's clip was viewed more than 200 million times, and the newest installment, created again by digital content studio Portal A, is off to a tire-squealing start with almost 5 million views in its first two hours. But the video was also appreciated for highlighting the animators on YouTube.
It's not all lollipops and rainbows, the video even jokes about "Let's read the comments" something people know to avoid when on YouTube.
Fortnite also struck it big in 2018, there's no doubt about that, and of course, YouTube Rewind hangs heavily off of the dick of that trend with the video being nearly 60% Fortnite-themed, from the battle bus to Fortnite Dances.
The country's number one trending video on YouTube this year is none other than Charlie Lim's updated interpretation of the classic National Day tune from '87, "We Are Singapore". While the brothers featured heavily in Rewind 2017 their antics in 2018 must have been enough to get them bumped off of the list this year.
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In the video police officers are seen wearing the uniform of London's Metropolitan Police and St George's flags are visible. Police said they had already detained some 354 people by Saturday morning ahead of the demonstrations.
It was still pleasant to see those present take over control of Rewind and use it to let the fans control some aspects of it as well. This year's list skewed toward professional creators, with one YouTube original mixed in. YouTube's head of culture and trends, Kevin Allocca, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss this year's list. Because Singaporeans like their YouTube content to be basic, videos put out by the likes of Night Owl Cinematics, Jianhao Tan, and Naomi Neo trailed close behind. With over 51 million views and counting, Cobra Kai's debut episode, "Ace Degenerate", earned the eighth spot on the list, finishing behind "Portugal v Spain - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - MATCH 3" and "Build Swimming Pool Around Underground House".
Another YouTube Rewind 2018 snub would certainly be all of the controversy surrounding Logan Paul.
It is odd though that some of the bigger YouTubers were not participating this year. Paul was not included in YouTube's end-of-the-year video, either.
Though YouTube said its content creators "controlled" the direction of its roundup, the platform's community largely-and vehemently-disagrees.