The Best Moments of YouTube? We Review YouTube Rewind 2018
Uploading a video to YouTube is easy, but making a video that people want to watch is a lot harder. The countless videos that have gone viral this year show us it can be done, and some of YouTube’s biggest celebrities prove that making YouTube videos can be extremely lucrative.
As 2018 draws to an end, it’s time for us to pay tribute to the videos that made us laugh, gave us something to think about, and helped pass the time. Let’s take a look at some of the best videos YouTube had to offer in 2018.
Most watched YouTube videos of 2018
According to Statista, these were the most watched videos of 2018.
5. Masha and The Bear: Recipe for Disaster
4. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
Funniest YouTube videos of 2018
5. 98-year-old man finds out how old he really is
Watch as this 98-year-old man tries to guess his age. He starts at 79, but he’s way off. As the man’s guesses get older and older, he becomes more and more incredulous. When his son tells him how old he really is, he has the funniest reaction. There’s just something funny about hearing an old man cursing.
4. ‘Nobody Wants My Bread’ — A Bad Lip Reading of Fergie
Fergie shocked and appalled fans with her jazzy rendition of the national anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The reaction to her performance was so bad, Fergie apologized. In this video, Fergie’s national anthem mishap gets the Bad Lip Reading treatment.
3. Little Girl Regrets Trying Wasabi
This video of a little girl trying wasabi for the first time is equal parts funny and pitiful. After the effects of the wasabi fully register, her plea for help is simultaneously the most adorable yet pitiful plea for wasabi we’ve ever heard.
2. Eagles Fan Gets Wrecked by Pole
This Eagles fan has the entire subway car riled up with his cheers. As the car pulls away from the station, he starts to run alongside it. The only problem is he’s watching the car’s occupants instead of the pole in front of him that keeps getting closer and closer. The video ends exactly how you expect it to, with the Eagles fan laid out by the pole. Perhaps the Eagles can sign that pole to protect Carson Wentz.
1. White Bear On Ice
This video features a compilation of outtakes from a White Bear Mitsubishi commercial being shot on the ice at Mariucci Arena, home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team. As the Gophers’ mascot glides gracefully across the ice, White Bear’s ironic mascot can’t stay on his feet. Each successive fall is funnier than the one before it. That last fall is hilarious.
YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes YouTube’s most disliked video in history
Not even YouTube gets right all the time. YouTube made headlines this week after the release of its annual YouTube Rewind video was poorly received by fans. The eight-minute video, which featured Will Smith and the video game Fortnite, failed to meet fans’ expectations.
The video ousted Justin Bieber’s “Baby” music video to become the most disliked video in YouTube history. Fans were disappointed to discover that YouTube celebrities like Pewdepie were nowhere to be found in the YouTube Rewind 2018. The video also failed to include some of the year’s best videos and clips.