YouTube released YouTube Rewind 2019, celebrating the biggest moments on the platform in 2019.
The top 10 trending videos in South Africa reflect the evolution of YouTube itself, from scripted entertainment to unintentional viral content. From Trevor Noah playing ‘Who’d you rather?’ on The Ellen Show to that video of a pastor bringing a dead man back to life, sports highlights and musician Kwesta’s wedding, the list reflects the spirit of Mzansi and everything that makes South Africans laugh, cry, sigh and share their video favourites.
The top trending videos on YouTube for 2019 are based on views, shares, comments, likes and more. YouTube Rewind brings together the biggest viral videos featuring today’s biggest YouTube stars, mainstream and current affairs personalities.
YouTube’s Rewind video has taken on a fresh look and feel this year, featuring a montage of clips from the top videos, channels and moments of the year set to a soundtrack from powerhouse artists Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish – as well as the latest release from Glass Animals, featuring artist on the rise, Denzel Curry.
Top 15 Videos watched in South Africa in 2019, excluding major music labels
  1. Mongameli Tv – KWESTA’s WEDDING (FULL)



Top 15 Music Videos watched by South Africans in 2019
  1. Sam Smith, Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
  2. Biggy – Dames
  3. Prince Kaybee – Fetch Your Life ft. Msaki
  4. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
  5. Cardi B & Bruno Mars – Please Me (Official Video)
  6. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
  7. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care [Official Video]
  8. Billie Eilish – bad guy


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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.