Ireland’s most watched videos of 2017 have been announced by YouTube.
The list shows what caught the nation’s interest this year, with some surprising results.
Not surprising, however, is that the list is dominated by Irish music - claiming the top four spots.
Mick Konstantin’s tribute to UFC champion Conor McGregor ahead of his ill-fated fight with Floyd Mayweather was Ireland’s most-watched video of 2017.
The 24-year-old teacher wrote and performed the simple track which quickly went viral.
And, if snagging top place wasn’t good enough - Mick made it into the list twice, with the original upload of the song coming in at sixth.
The Irish music trend continues in the top spots as the second most watched video was a stirring rendition of the ballad Green Fields of France sung by Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam on the Late Late Show in January, while in third place are young Irish brothers Seán and Conor Price performing a modern take on Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower on X Factor.
In fourth, Coláiste Lurgan’s as Gaeilge cover of Despacito (aka “I Do Dhiaidh Chomh”) placed them in the list again this year.
Also featured in our top ten list, which does not feature major label music videos, are two Carpool Karaoke videos, Melissa McCarthy impersonating Sean Spicer on SNL and Jimmy Kimmel interviewing the famous ’bat dad’ family.
The most popular movie trailer of the year in Ireland, for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, also has an Irish connection through featuring Skellig Michael.
- The Conor McGregor Song
- Finbar Furey & Christy Dignam perform "Green Fields of France" on The Late Late Show
- Sean and Conor Price Perform All Along the Watchtower on The X Factor 2017
- Coláiste Lurgan: Despacito ‘As Gaeilge’
- Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
- Mick Konstantin - There’s Only One Conor McGregor live video
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser
- Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) - SNL
- Harry Styles Carpool Karaoke
- Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Irish Family from Viral Bat Video
But, what if YouTube did include major label music videos?
Well, Ed Sheeran is the big winner by taking positions one and five on the top 10 music video list.
Have a look here:
- Ed Sheeran - Shape of You Official Video
- Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
- DJ Khaled - I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
- Clean Bandit - Symphony feat. Zara Larsson Official Video
- Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl Official Video
- Dua Lipa - New Rules (Official Music Video)
- Jonas Blue - Mama ft. William Singe
- Jason Derulo - Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)
- French Montana - Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee
- DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller