The 10 most watched YouTube videos in Ireland in 2017 are well worth another look
2017 was a fine year on YouTube for Conor McGregor tributes, tunes as Gaeilge and bats invading kitchens in Kerry.
After the biggest trends on Twitter were unveiled on Tuesday (6th December), YouTube has announced their own annual list of the most popular videos in Ireland with YouTube Rewind 2017, and it looks like we've been completely hooked on Irish music.
The most-watched video of 2017 was given over to the man who dominated headlines all year, UFC fighter Conor McGregor, after a short tribute song was written by a 24-year-old Kildare teacher ahead of his fight with Floyd Mayweather in August. Written and performed by Mick Konstantin, the track proved to be so popular that the original upload made it onto the list too, in 6th place.
Also raking up the views were Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam with their cover of 'Green Fields of France' on the Late Late Show, that Kerry family who calmly went about removing a bat from their kitchen and Coláiste Lurgan latest cover as Gaeilge after they reworked the Luis Fonsi smash-hit 'Despacito' into 'I Do Dhiaidh Chomh'.
The 10 biggest YouTube videos in Ireland for 2017 were:
- The Conor McGregor Song
- Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam perform "Green Fields of France" on The Late Late Show
- Sean and Conor Price Perform All Along the Watchtower on The X Factor 2017
- Coláiste Lurgan: Despacito ‘As Gaeilge'
- Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
- Mick Konstantin - There's Only One Conor McGregor live video
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser
- Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) - SNL
- Harry Styles Carpool Karaoke
- Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Irish Family from Viral Bat Video
On the music video front, Ed Sheeran has stolen the show again with two songs in the top five, including the sensational Galway Girl video featuring Saoirse Ronan along with Fran and Elmo from Love/Hate (A.K.A. Peter Coonan and Laurence Kinlan).
The 10 biggest music videos in Ireland for 2017 were:
- Ed Sheeran - Shape of You [Official Video]
- Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
- DJ Khaled - I'm the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
- Clean Bandit - Symphony feat. Zara Larsson [Official Video]
- Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl [Official Video]
- Dua Lipa - New Rules (Official Music Video)
- Jonas Blue - Mama ft. William Singe
- Jason Derulo - Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)
- French Montana - Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee
- DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller