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Youtube's most watched video features a singing oyster

A screengrab from Youtube's mashup.

A screengrab from Youtube's mashup.  

The most watched Youtube video in the world this year is that of a singing oyster. A masked Thai singer takes the stage to perform in a reality show, and this video has more than 180 million views.

Youtube has released an annual mashup featuring its best moments and most-watched videos.


"Our annual mashup brought together more amazing talent than ever before — nearly 300 creators, viral stars, musicians, and surprise guests to be exact! — from over 20 countries, uniting to look back at the biggest, strangest, (squishiest?), and most impactful trends of the year, from silly to solemn, that made pop culture in 2017 what it was. With fidget spinners. Obviously," reads a post from the official blog.

"Collectively, this year's top 10 trending videos have more than 630 million views and people spent more than a collective 40 million hours watching them," says the post.

But, Despacito, the surprise Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit is actually the most watched video this year, though Youtube classifies it as the most-watched music video. The reggaeton song has a whopping 4.5 billion streams (that's more than half the global population).


The most watched video from India is BB ki Vines, a comedy sketch. The second in the list is Jimikki Kammal, the viral video that spawned many other versions.


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