YouTube has dropped the “Rewind” clips it used to make, which were complex productions featuring some of the platform’s biggest content creators. Instead of Rewind, YouTube now offers a list of the year’s most popular clips and most successful content creators, but currently only for the US
YouTube’s 10 most-watched videos in 2022 come from multiple categories. The most popular, however, is Technoblade’s “so long nerds,” the last video by a gaming content creator, published after he passed away. In second place was the clip in which Will Smith punched Chris Rock during the Academy Awards, while the third-place clip is “hi, I’m Dream”, in which one of gaming’s biggest YouTubers finally shows his face after many years in “hiding”.
Top 10 most popular YouTube videos in 2022.
- Technoblade – so long nerds
- Guardian News – Watch the uncensored moment Will Smith smacks Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, drops F-bomb
- Dream – hi, I’m Dream.
- NFL – Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent FULL Pepsi SB LVI Halftime Show
- MrBeast – I Built Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!
- Mark Rober – Pranks Destroy Scam Callers- GlitterBomb Payback
- Jaiden Animations – Being Not Straight
- Kane Pixels – The Backrooms (Found Footage)
- The Try Guys – what happened.
- First We Feast – Millie Bobby Brown Needs a Milkshake
For the year 2022, YouTube has also produced a ranking of the most popular Shorts videos.
Top 10 Shorts on YouTube in 2022
- Shangerdanger – Diver Cracks Egg at 45 ft Deep #Shorts
- Hingaflips – Sarah Trust Challenges
- Brodie That Dood – Come with me to shave my fluffy dog! #doggrooming #grooming #goldendoodle
- Chris Ivan – Dave and Busters Bet Me 1000 Tickets I Couldn’t Do THIS…
- Jay & Sharon – That GAP Between Your Car Seat and Center Console
- Adrian Bliss – Welcome to the stomach #shorts
- Zack D. Films – This Magic Trick EXPLAINED 😱 (America’s Got Talent)
- ILYA BORZOV – Social experiment | What would you do?
- PaulVuTV – Wife surprises husband at his office with pregnancy reveal! 😭❤️ #Shorts
- NichLmao – If you catch it… YOU KEEP IT w/ MY GF (Funny) #shorts
The top content creators is the top of the top content creators with the most views over the year, and for the second year in a row, MrBeast is the one who holds the top spot.
Top 10 YouTube content creators in 2022
- Ryan Trahan
- Isaiah Photo
- Brent Rivera
- Dan Rhodes
- Luke Davidson
- Ian Boggs
There’s also a top list of the most popular new content creators that only surfaced this year.
Top 10 new creators in 2022
- Jooj Natu ENG
- David The Baker
- Devin Caherly Shorts
- Charles Brockman III (TheOnly CB3)
Of course, YouTube is also a music platform, and the platform also reveals which were the 10 most popular songs of the year.
Top 10 songs on YouTube in 2022
- Encanto Cast – We Don’t Talk About Bruno
- Kodak Black – Super Gremlin
- Jessica Darrow – Surface Pressure
- Bad Bunny – Tweety Asked Me
- Future – WAIT FOR U ft. Drake, Tems
- Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito
- Karol G, Becky G – Mamiii
- Imagine Dragons x JID – Enemy
- Karol G – PROVENZA
- Lil Baby – Right On (Official Video)
source: YouTube Blog