YouTube released their 2019 data yesterday . . . including this year’s annual “Rewind” video, which highlights the best of the year on the site.
And this year they took a different approach after last year’s video was UNIVERSALLY hated. It still holds the record for the most-disliked video in YouTube’s history, with more than 17 million thumbs down votes. So they did it nice and easy this year. Instead of it being a new original video, it’s basically just a supercut of the most-liked videos, set to music.
They said, quote, “In 2018, we made something you didn’t like . . . so let’s see what you DID like, because you’re better at this than we are.” Of course, the Internet doesn’t work that way.
As of last night, the new video had 850,000 likes, but it already had 1.6 million DISLIKES.
(Here’s the video. It does seem like they were sore about last year, and just mailed it in.)
Meanwhile, here are YouTube’s top music videos in the U.S. in 2019:
- Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road [Remix]”
- DaBaby, “Suge (Yea Yea)”
- Yo Gotti and Lil Baby, “Put a Date on It”
- Polo G, “Pop Out”
- Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road”. . . This one is the mini-“movie” with Chris Rock.
- Offset and Cardi B, “Clout”
- Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
- 21 Savage and J. Cole, “A Lot”
- Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
- Daddy Yankee and Snow, “Con Calma”
(For more, hit up YouTube’s Rewind site.)