These Are the 10 Most Viral Videos on YouTube of 2016

Since being uploaded in January, the 15-minute segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden featuring Adele doing “carpool karaoke” with the show’s host has racked up more than 135 million views.

In addition to singing along to some of her own classic hits, Adele impressively belts out tunes from British pop act the Spice Girls and shows off her rapping chops with Nicki Minaj’s “Monster.”

The list of top-trending videos also includes the viral hit “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” by Japanese comedian Piko-Taro, which owes much of its popularity to Justin Bieber who tweeted about it, as well as “What’s Inside a Rattlesnake Snake?”

Rankings are based on a combination of factors including the number of views, shares, comments, and likes. Here are the top-trending YouTube videos of 2016:

1. Adele Carpool Karaoke – ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’

2. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen – Piko-Taro


3. What’s Inside a Rattlesnake Rattle? – What’s Inside


4. The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More – Nike Football


5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer – NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’


6. Water Bottle Flip Edition – Dude Perfect


7. Channing Tatum & Beyonce’s ‘Run The World (Girls)’ vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s ‘Pony’ – Spike’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’


8. Donald Trump: ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ – HBO


9. The $21,000 First-Class Airplane Seat – Casey Neistat


10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse – Cabot Phillips 




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