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The mashup dropped at 6pm UK time on Wednesday, 6 December – here’s what made the cut.

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About YouTube
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What is YouTube Rewind 2017 and who is in the video? Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi's …

About Rewind
Rewind may refer to:
Rewind, the process of winding the magnetic tape inside a cassette backwards to a previous point on the reel
Rewind symbol, a media control symbol indicating tape rewind (on tape-based mechanisms) or analogous operations

Rewind slitting or roll slitting; the process for slitting down large rolls of material into smaller rolls

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What is YouTube Rewind 2017 and who is in the video? Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi's …

Youtube Rewind 2017 is released on 6 December

What is YouTube Rewind and what were 2017’s top trends?

YouTube Rewind is a video mashup that summarizes all of the major talking points of the year – from hit singles to viral apps.

Big names in the YouTuber world usually make an appearance, and there are multiple dancing segments to look forward to.

This year, people predicted that Jake Paul’s Everyday Bro video would appear, as well as Dua Lipa’s New Rules.

Other viral video trends include Despacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee, James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke and Ed Sheeran’s hit single Shape Of You.

Top of the trending music video list for the year were songs such as DJ Khaled – I’m The One and Wild Thoughts, Clean Bandit – Symphony feat Zara Larsson and Little Mix – Touch.

The public also enjoyed such moments as the birth of Tajiri the giraffe and the rise of fidget spinners.

What is in YouTube Rewind 2017?

Creators, trends, artists and music featured in YouTube 2017 include:

  • Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito
  • Ed Sheeran –  Shape Of You
  • Fidget spinners
  • Joe Sugg, YouTuber Zoella‘s brother
  • Jake and Logan Paul, American YouTubers
  • American comedian and TV host Stephen Colbert

The public were left confused by the slime throwing in the video, and the fact PewDiePie, the most subscribed YouTuber, didn’t make an appearance.

Some were angered by the appearance of Jake Paul, who is known for his controversial antics.

Ed Sheeran is planning on release a cat-friendly album

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Ed Sheeran’s music featured in YouTube Rewind 2017

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Who has been in YouTube Rewind in the past?

In 2016, the YouTube Rewind video featured major talking points from the year such as JuJu on That Beat, the Mannequin Challenge and the Rio Olympics.

Viral music videos that made an appearance included Sorry by Justin Bieber, Closer by The Chainsmokers ft Halsey and Work From Home by Fifth Harmony.

It was opened by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and the app Pokemon Go got a mention, too.

The Google Pixel smartphone was shown off, and YouTuber PewDiePie wore the Huawei Watch.

However, the general public felt that YouTube made a grave error by not including Harambe.


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