‘YouTube Rewind: Turn Down For 2014’, a Recap to Celebrate the Biggest YouTube Moments of the Year [VIDEO]

As 2014 winds down, it’s time to reflect on the past twelve months. YouTube took a look back at the year and created a celebratory video, “YouTube Rewind: Turn Down For 2014,” which recaps the defining moments of 2014 for the social media site.

YouTube’s recap celebrates the year’s top 10 trendiest videos, selected based on views, shares, comments, likes and more. More than 100 creators from all over the world contributed to the source material in the video, making this the biggest and most international YouTube recap celebration yet. These ten videos and their creators collectively have hundreds of millions of views and more than 21 million subscribers:

    1. Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) by SA Wardega
    2. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more by Nike Football
    3. FIRST KISS by Tatia PIlieva
    4. The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia – #TEAMJ-AX by TheVoiceOf Italy
    5. iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test by Unbox Therapy
    6. Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014 by Britain’s Got Talent
    7. Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial — “Puppy Love” by Budweiser
    8. Devil Baby Attack by DevilsDueNYC
    9. Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3. by ERB
    10. 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman by Street HarassmentVideo

In this recap video, YouTube also remembers the year in music by incorporating the top 10 songs and videos from 2014 either as background music or with recreations of the music videos. Interestingly, eight of the 10 spots were snagged by female artists, with Katy Perry’s Dark Horse at number one and two of Shakira’s songs in the top five. As YouTube states, 2014 was “a year of powerful female artists.” Together these songs were played billions of times by more than 55 million subscribers:

    1. Katy Perry – Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J
    2. Enrique Iglesias – Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona
    3. Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna
    4. Shakira – La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown
    5. Jason Derulo – “Wiggle” feat. Snoop Dogg (Official HD Music Video)
    6. Iggy Azalea – Fancy (Explicit) ft. Charli XCX
    7. Sia – Chandelier (Official Video)
    8. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
    9. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
    10. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

See the full list of the top trending music videos on YouTube here.

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