Liverpool’s Uefa Champions League defeat of Barcelona was the most popular video on YouTube for UK users in 2019, the video-sharing platform has revealed.
This year’s top-trending videos feature a mix of sporting moments, as well as a feud between YouTubers, and TV highlights from The Late Late Show with James Corden and Britain’s Got Talent.
Best bits of the 4-0 Liverpool-Barcelona game, posted by BT Sport, has attracted more than 9.8 million views globally since being posted in May.
Make-up and beauty YouTube personality James Charles came second with his No More Lies video, a response to fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook.
- Liverpool vs Barcelona (4-0), Uefa Champions League Highlights, BT Sport
- No More Lies, James Charles
- Sidemen Tinder In Real Life 2, Sidemen
- Conspiracy Theories with Shane Dawson, Shane
- The Most Unbelievable Scenes In Football History?!, Leeds Let Villa Score After Controversial Goal!, Sky Sports Football
- Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube, MrBeast
- The David Beckham Statue Prank, The Late Late Show with James Corden
- Comedian Kojo Gets Simon's Golden Buzzer, Auditions, BGT 2019, Britain’s Got Talent
- Ending It All, KSI
- Gordon Ramsay Savagely Critiques Spicy Wings, Hot Ones First We Feast
In the music-only category for the UK, British rapper Stormzy’s music video for Vossi Bop takes the top spot, with Sam Smith, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande also among the highest-trending.
Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing’s Dianne Buswell has been named the number one breakout creator, based on UK subscribers.
- Stormzy - Vossi Bop
- Sam Smith, Normani - Dancing With A Stranger
- Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
- Ariana Grande - 7 Rings
- Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Remix)
- Wiley, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don - Boasty
- Mist - So High
- Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man - Giant
- Ed Sheeran - Take Me Back To London (Sir Spyro Remix)
- Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello - Señorita
Roya Zeitoune, head of YouTube trending, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), told the PA news agency: “I think the standout feature of this year’s lists is variety.
“There’s a really interesting mix of established YouTube creators, such as Sidemen, James Charles and Hot Ones, as well as traditional media who are developing content that’s perfectly suited for the platform – for example, Sky Sports highlights packages edited specifically for YouTube or viral content from the likes of James Corden.”