YouTube's top videos of 2017 include Ed Sheeran and masked singers

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YouTube has announced YouTube Rewind 2017, the annual list of Ireland's top trending videos and music videos for the past year, offering an insight into what caught our interest and imaginations these past few months. Dude Perfect's ping pong trick shots2. We gathered to watch as April the Giraffe gave birth to her baby, Tajiri, live in front of an audience of 1.2 million, setting a new record for the most popular livestream on YouTube.

Kevin Allocca, YouTube's head of culture and trends, said while many factors can make a video go viral, ones that find success are those where viewers can react or participate in them.

'Tis the season to look back on the year and recap the most viral trends and stories of 2017, and what better way to do that than by revisiting YouTube's most popular videos?

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" took the win for the latter category, while "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi topped the former - two results that will surprise absolutely nobody. Heartthrob pop star Ed Sheeran dominated the charts with videos for "Shape of You" (both the official video and Kyle Hanagami Choreography's dance routine) and a Carpool Karaoke guest spot.

The enduring appeal of traditional music was confirmed by the second most watched video in Ireland in 2017, which was a stirring rendition of the ballad Green Fields of France sung by Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam on the Late Late Show in January.

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