|"YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record"|
|YouTube Rewind episode|
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|Original release date||December 5, 2019|
|Running time||5 minutes and 37 seconds|
YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record (also known as YouTube Rewind 2019) is a video that was uploaded to YouTube's official channel on the video-sharing website YouTube on December 5, 2019, as part of the YouTube Rewind series. The video contains montages of the top videos and YouTubers of the year.
Although marked as an improvement over the previous installment, YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind , the video received negative reviews, with critics and the general audience finding the video uncreative in comparison to past Rewind videos.A reason given for the improvement over 2018's Rewind video is due to the addition of YouTubers, including MrBeast, Shane Dawson and PewDiePie, which had not been in the previous installment.
It had amassed over 3.1 million dislikes within 24 hours of release and 5 million dislikes within 48 hours of release, which was more than what YouTube Rewind 2018 obtained in the same timeframes. It currently has over 8.7 million dislikes, making it the third most-disliked YouTube video on the platform.
The video returned to a format more reminiscent of the early iterations of the series, featuring a montage of the top videos of 2019, divided into several themed countdowns based on statistics and trends. The video begins with a 'rewind' of 2019's most viewed/liked videos on YouTube. It then cuts to a scene from YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind where Casey Neistat and the Merrell Twins suggest K-pop as one of the themes for the rewind. Following this, it cuts to multiple YouTubers' reactions to this scene where it has been labelled as awkward and YouTube themselves stating that "In 2018, we made something you didn't like. So in 2019, let's see what you DID like. Because you're better at this than we are", with the words on screen. A compilation of trending YouTube videos from 2019 is shown, then cuts to the words on screen, saying "You made these the MOST LIKED CREATOR VIDEOS", in the form of a 'Top 10' list, with a short snippet of each video playing at their appropriate times.
|#||Video title||Channel||Number of likes|
|1||Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube||MrBeast||10.9 million|
|2||Marzia & Felix - Wedding||PewDiePie||4.7 million|
|3||O DIA EM QUE ASSISTI BIRD BOX||whinderssonnunes||3.4 million|
|4||ONE GUY, 54 VOICES||Black Gryph0n||3.4 million|
|5||Minha slime deu certo||Nilson Izaias Papinho Oficial||2.8 million|
|6||how to create billie eilish's "bad guy"||SethEverman||2.8 million|
|7||No More Lies||James Charles||2.4 million|
|8||My BIGGEST Flipbook EVER||Andymation||2.3 million|
|9||ПОКУПАЮ ВСЁ ЧТО ТЫ МОЖЕШЬ УНЕСТИ ИЗ МАГАЗИНА !||A4||2 million|
|10||Conspiracy Theories with Shane Dawson||Shane Dawson||1.9 million|
The video then proceeds to show the "Most Liked Music Videos", again in the form of a 'Top 10' list with a short snippet of each video playing at their appropriate times.
|#||Music video title||Channel||Number of likes|
|1||"Señorita"||Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello||13.5 million|
|2||"Boy With Luv" feat. Halsey||BTS||12.8 million|
|3||"Kill This Love"||Blackpink||10.8 million|
|4||"Bad Guy"||Billie Eilish||10.3 million|
|5||"Old Town Road"||Lil Nas X||9.6 million|
|6||"7 rings"||Ariana Grande||9 million|
|7||"Earth"||Lil Dicky||8.2 million|
|8||"Con Calma"||Daddy Yankee & Snow||7.5 million|
|9||"Chicken Noodle Soup" (feat. Becky G)||j-hope||5.8 million|
The video then proceeds to show the "Most Liked Dance Videos" in the form of a 'Top 5' list with a short snippet of each video playing at their appropriate times.
|#||Dance video title||Channel||Number of likes|
|1||Con Calma Choreography||ChapkisDanceUSA||965,000|
|2||O SAKI SAKI Choreography||Awez Darbar||897,000|
|3||gogobebe(고고베베) - MAMAMOO(마마무)||1MILLION Dance Studio||830,000|
|4||O SAKI SAKI Choreography||Team Naach||683,000|
|5||Bury a Friend Choreography ft. Maddie Ziegler, Charlize Glass||Galen Hooks||525,000|
The video proceeds to show the "Most Viewed Video Games" in the form of a 'Top 5' list with a short snippet of game-play at their appropriate times.
|#||Video Game||Number of views|
|3||Grand Theft Auto||36.9 billion|
|4||Garena Free Fire||29.9 billion|
The video proceeds to show the "Most Liked Beauty Videos" in the form of a 'Top 5' list with a short snippet of each video at their appropriate times.
|#||Beauty video title||Channel||Number of likes|
|1||Makeup Tutorial en Español||James Charles||1.6 million|
|2||The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star||Shane Dawson||1.4 million|
|3||A Day in the Life||Kylie Jenner||1.3 million|
|4||Kylie Skin Review with Shane Dawson||jeffreestar||1.1 million|
|5||7 Life Saving HACKS for Perfect SKIN & HAIR||Anaysa||540,000|
The video cuts to another tape 'rewind' with the words on-screen: "You helped these New Creators Break Out", then proceeds to show YouTube channels with the most subscribers which first uploaded in 2019 in the form of a 'Top 10' list with a short snippet of videos from each creator at their appropriate times.
|#||Channel||Country||First Upload Date||Number of subscribers|
|1||LOUD||Brazil||February 28, 2019||3.4 million|
|2||워크맨-Workman||South Korea||August 16, 2019||3.2 million|
|3||백종원의 요리비책 Paik's Cuisine||South Korea||June 10, 2019||2.9 million|
|4||Magnet World||USA||January 30, 2019||2.7 million|
|5||Noah Schnapp||USA||June 11, 2019||2.1 million|
|6||Jennelle Eliana||USA||June 26, 2019||2 million|
|7||하루한끼 one meal a day||South Korea||January 7, 2019||1.9 million|
|8||LOUD Coringa||Brazil||January 29, 2019||1.8 million|
|9||LOUD Babi||Brazil||April 10, 2019||1.7 million|
|10||Shoaib Akhtar||Pakistan||February 11, 2019||1.6 million|
The video cuts to another tape rewind, with the words on-screen: "You made these the Most Watched Creators", then proceeds to show the most viewed creators of 2019 in the form of a 'Top 10' list with short snippets of videos from each creator at their appropriate times.
|#||Channel||Number of Views|
|2||Felipe Neto||2.8 billion|
|5||David Dobrik||2.4 billion|
|6||Dude Perfect||2.3 billion|
|9||Fischer’s- フィッシャーズ||1.9 billion|
The video cuts to the words on screen: "You liked, disliked, watched, subscribed, commented, shared, uploaded, played, listened, saved, created. Thank you for a record breaking 2019." It then proceeds to show multiple channels and their achievements in 2019 with appropriate videos.
|Kaykai Salaider||The first Thai creator to hit 10 million subscribers|
|Babdabun||Became the largest Spanish speaking channel|
|Aya Nakamura||2019's most watched female artist in France|
|Noor Stars||The first Middle Eastern creator to hit 10 million subsribers|
|Kurzgesagt||The first German creator to pass 10 million subscribers|
|Atta Halilintar||The first Indonesian creator to hit 20 million subscribers|
|T-Series||The first channel to hit 100 million subscribers|
|F2Freestylers||The first European sports channel to hit 10 million subscribers|
|Rosalia||Passed 1 billion views with a single video|
|Enes Batur||The first Turkish creator to hit 10 million subscribers|
|BTS||The biggest 24 hour debut in YouTube history|
It then cuts to a short time-lapsed compilation of 2019's trending videos being 'sucked' into the middle. The video ends with a shot from Lil Dicky's music video of his song "Earth".
The 2019 edition returned to a format more reminiscent of the early iterations of the series, featuring a montage of the top videos of 2019, divided into several themed countdowns based on statistics and trends.Kevin Allocca, YouTube's head of culture and trends, explained that the video was intended to be more reflective of the year's trends, acknowledging that it was becoming more difficult for the previous format to "authentically represent" the community's overall experience.
Below is a list of channels featured in the top lists in YouTube Rewind 2019, derived from the video's description:
Below is a list of channels whose footage was included in YouTube Rewind 2019, but were not featured in the top lists of YouTube Rewind 2019:
YouTube Rewind 2019 contains the following songs (timestamps in brackets refer to when the song appears in the Rewind video):
Many viewers were disappointed that YouTube Rewind 2019 did not have the same level of production as previous Rewinds, and noted it as being akin to WatchMojo videos.Many also felt the new format lacked ambition, energy and a "soul", and that it shows that YouTube is being openly more corporate and uncaring towards their creators. Others have also noted the omission of Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg's "Congratulations" from the list of most liked music videos of the year, despite YouTube's listing standards which prevent geo-restricted content from being included in YouTube Rewind 2019. Similarly to last year, some viewers criticized the site for not honoring the deaths of famous people on the site such as Desmond "Etika" Amofah. However, viewers saw improvement with casting choices in some areas, particularly with the inclusion of PewDiePie, who was absent in previous episodes of Rewind.
Despite being included in YouTube Rewind 2019, PewDiePie, along with FlyingKitty, Party In Backyard, Grandayy and Dolan Dark, created their take of YouTube Rewind 2019 on December 29, 2019, titled "YouTube Rewind 2019, but it's actually good", which focused on the notable memes of 2019 and also paid homage to the death of various creators, including Dillion the Hacker, Etika and Grant Thompson.
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