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Here's what South Africans watched in 2016

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YouTube has released its annual Rewind – looking back at the most-watched videos for the year globally and in South Africa.

The most-watched videos in SA this year were a mixture of funny, amazing, unbelievable and downright entertaining. One of the most popular videos even got noticed my US entertainer Megan Trainor.

Clearly South Africans were looking for light entertainment in 2016, since 7 of the 10 movies were either comedy or entertainment.

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Rudi Smit's flash mob video drew international attention.

This year’s most-watched videos in South Africa had us rolling in the aisles, shaking our heads, gasping in admiration and getting noticed by none of than Megan Trainor. Judging by the number of comedy and entertainment videos in the mix – 7 out of 10 – South Africans needed lighter viewing this year.

While most of the videos were light-hearted, a road rage video and a documentary on blessers also attracted a lot of views.

The YouTube Rewind 2016 Channel goes live at 8 pm on Wednesday night.

Here's what South Africans were watching:

Top 10 Videos watched in South Africa in 2016, excluding major music labels
The Daily Show – South African President Jacob Zuma and the Panama Papers
Mark Angel Comedy- I’ll beat you
Rudi Smit – Me Too
America’s Got Talent – Laura Bretan: 13-year-old opera singer gets the golden buzzer
Ivan Leon – Road rage incident in Durban
eNCA – Checkpoint: #Blessed Part 1
Ramscomics – Noko Mashaba: Meet our loyer
Ramscomics – Noko Mashaba: The blind date
TManOstrong – SA Dance Gwara Gwara Compilation
The Voice South Africa – Vernon Barnard sings ‘Story of my life’ | The Blind Auditions

Top 10 Music Videos watched by South Africans
Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft Drake
Fifth Harmony – Work from home ft Ty Dolla $ign
Calvin Harris – This is what you came for (Official video) ft Rihanna
The Chainsmokers – Closer (lyric) ft Halsey
ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
Mike Posner – I took a pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)
Kwesta – Ngud’ ft Cassper Nyovest
Babes Wodumo ft Mampintsha – Wololo (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
twenty one pilots: – Heathens (from Suicide Squad: The Album) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Global Top Trending Videos
The Late Late Show with James Corden – Adele Carpool Karaoke
Piko-Taro – Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO
What’s Inside? – What's inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?
Nike Football – Nike Football Presents: The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More
America’s Got Talent – Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer – America's Got Talent 2016
Dude Perfect – Water Bottle Flip Edition | Dude Perfect
Lip Sync Battle on Spike – Channing Tatum & Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)" vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum's "Pony" | Lip Sync Battle (not available to view from South Africa)
Last Week Tonight – Donald Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Casey Neistat – THE $21,000 FIRST CLASS AIRPLANE SEAT
Cabot Phillips – Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse

Global Top 10 music videos
Fifth Harmony – Work from home ft Ty Dolla $ign
Calvin Harris – This is what you came for (Official video) ft Rihanna
Nicky Jam TV – Hasta el Amanecer – Nicky Jam | Video Oficial
The Chainsmokers – Closer (lyric) ft Halsey
Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft Drake
Mike Posner – I took a pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)
Sia – Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft. Sean Paul
ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (Official video)
twenty one pilots: – Heathens (from Suicide Squad: The Album) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

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