YouTube: The most popular channels, videos and songs of 2022

YouTube has decided to welcome the last month of 2022 by taking a look back at the year that is coming to an end

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YouTube has decided to welcome the last month of 2022 by taking a look back at the year that is coming to an end.

In more detail, the well-known video platform has released the official lists of the most viral videos, the most successful channels, but also the most successful shorts and songs, which you can find below.

Top Trending YouTube Videos for 2022:

The video that broke the viral counters this year was Technoblade's highly emotional farewell message. It's about the well-known Minecraft YouTuber who lost his battle with cancer. Then, the second most viral moment of the year was Will Smith's slap at the 2022 Oscars, with Dream's face reveal following close behind. Rounding out the top five was the rap extravaganza of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent for the NFL, as well as MrBeast's 'Chocolate Factory'.

  1. Technoblade – so long nerds
  2. Guardian News – Watch the uncensored moment Will Smith smacks Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars, drops F-bomb
  3. Dream – hi, I'm Dream.
  4. NFL – Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent FULL Pepsi SB LVI Halftime Show
  5. MrBeast – I Built Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory!
  6. Mark Rober – Pranks Destroy Scam Callers- GlitterBomb Payback
  7. Jaiden Animations – Being Not Straight
  8. Kane Pixels – The Backrooms (Found Footage)
  9. The Try Guys – what happened.
  10. First We Feast – Millie Bobby Brown Needs a Milkshake

    Top YouTube Shorts Videos of 2022:

2022 was the year that all platforms adopted TikTok's wildly successful recipe of vertical, short videos. Thus, YouTube has given the spotlight to the list of the most successful Shorts of the year. The videos that dominated were mostly comedic content or jokes about everyday life.

  1. Shangerdanger – Diver Cracks Egg at 45 ft Deep #Shorts
  2. Hingaflips – Sarah Trust Challenges
  3. Brodie That Dood – Come with me to shave my fluffy dog! #doggrooming #grooming #goldendoodle
  4. Chris Ivan – Dave and Busters Bet Me 1000 Tickets I Couldn't Do THIS…
  5. Jay & Sharon – That GAP Between Your Car Seat and Center Console
  6. Adrian Bliss – Welcome to the stomach #shorts
  7. Zack D. Films – This Magic Trick EXPLAINED (America's Got Talent)
  8. ILYA BORZOV – Social experiment | What would you do?
  9. PaulVuTV – Wife surprises husband at his office with pregnancy reveal! #Shorts
  10. NichLmao – If you catch it… YOU KEEP IT w/ MY GF (Funny) #shorts

    Top YouTube Creators of 2022:

For the third consecutive year MrBeast remained the king of the platform. Overall, the Top 10 list has quite a few familiar faces, but there was no shortage of new additions.

  1. MrBeast
  2. NichLmao
  3. airrack
  4. Ryan Trahan
  5. Isaiah Photo
  6. Brent Rivera
  7. Dan Rhodes
  8. Luke Davidson
  9. Coryx Kenshin
  10. Ian Boggs

Top YouTube Songs of 2022:

In terms of music, the biggest viral hit of 2022 was We Don't Talk About Bruno from the animated film Encato. The video has more than 500 million views in 11 months on the platform. At the same time, Bad Bunny dominated the charts with songs from his new album.

  1. Encanto Cast – We Don't Talk About Bruno
  2. Kodak Black – Super Gremlin
  3. Jessica Darrow – Surface Pressure
  4. Bad Bunny – Tití me pregunto
  5. Future – WAIT FOR U ft. Drake, Tems
  6. Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito
  7. Karol G, Becky G – Mamiii
  8. Imagine Dragons x JID – Enemy
  9. Karol G – PROVENZA
  10. Lil Baby – Right On (Official Video)