YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record

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Original release dateDecember 5, 2019 (2019-12-05)
Running time5 minutes and 37 seconds
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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.

Contents

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. [1] [2] 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.

Overview

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.

Most Liked Creator Videos
#Video titleChannelNumber of likes [lower-alpha 1]
1Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube MrBeast 10.9 million
2Marzia & Felix - Wedding PewDiePie 4.7 million
3O DIA EM QUE ASSISTI BIRD BOX whinderssonnunes 3.4 million
4ONE GUY, 54 VOICESBlack Gryph0n3.4 million
5Minha slime deu certoNilson Izaias Papinho Oficial2.8 million
6how to create billie eilish's "bad guy"SethEverman2.8 million
7No More Lies James Charles 2.4 million
8My BIGGEST Flipbook EVERAndymation2.3 million
9ПОКУПАЮ ВСЁ ЧТО ТЫ МОЖЕШЬ УНЕСТИ ИЗ МАГАЗИНА !A42 million
10Conspiracy 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.

Most Liked Music Videos
#Music video titleChannelNumber of likes [lower-alpha 1]
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
10"Vaaste" T-Series 5.5 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.

Most Liked Dance Videos
#Dance video titleChannelNumber of likes [lower-alpha 1]
1Con Calma ChoreographyChapkisDanceUSA965,000
2O SAKI SAKI ChoreographyAwez Darbar897,000
3gogobebe(고고베베) - MAMAMOO(마마무)1MILLION Dance Studio830,000
4O SAKI SAKI ChoreographyTeam Naach683,000
5Bury a Friend Choreography ft. Maddie Ziegler, Charlize GlassGalen Hooks525,000

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.

Most Viewed Video Games
#Video GameNumber of views [lower-alpha 1]
1 Minecraft 100.2 billion
2 Fortnite 60.9 billion
3 Grand Theft Auto 36.9 billion
4 Garena Free Fire 29.9 billion
5 Roblox 29.6 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.

Most Liked Beauty Videos
#Beauty video titleChannelNumber of likes [lower-alpha 1]
1Makeup Tutorial en Español James Charles 1.6 million
2The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star Shane Dawson 1.4 million
3A Day in the Life Kylie Jenner 1.3 million
4Kylie Skin Review with Shane Dawson jeffreestar 1.1 million
57 Life Saving HACKS for Perfect SKIN & HAIRAnaysa540,000

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.

2019 'Break-Out' YouTubers
#ChannelCountryFirst Upload DateNumber of subscribers [lower-alpha 1]
1LOUD Brazil February 28, 20193.4 million
2워크맨-Workman South Korea August 16, 20193.2 million
3백종원의 요리비책 Paik's Cuisine South Korea June 10, 20192.9 million
4Magnet World USA January 30, 20192.7 million
5 Noah Schnapp USA June 11, 20192.1 million
6Jennelle Eliana USA June 26, 20192 million
7하루한끼 one meal a day South Korea January 7, 20191.9 million
8LOUD Coringa Brazil January 29, 20191.8 million
9LOUD Babi Brazil April 10, 20191.7 million
10 Shoaib Akhtar Pakistan February 11, 20191.6 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.

Most Viewed Creators [lower-alpha 1]
#ChannelNumber of Views
1 PewDiePie 4 billion
2 Felipe Neto 2.8 billion
3Pencilmation2.8 billion
4Jelly2.5 billion
5 David Dobrik 2.4 billion
6Dude Perfect2.3 billion
7 MrBeast 2.2 billion
8 LazarBeam 2 billion
9Fischer’s- フィッシャーズ1.9 billion
10Azzyland1.9 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.

YouTubers' Achievements in 2019
ChannelAchievement [lower-alpha 1]
Kaykai SalaiderThe first Thai creator to hit 10 million subscribers
BabdabunBecame the largest Spanish speaking channel
Aya Nakamura 2019's most watched female artist in France
Noor StarsThe first Middle Eastern creator to hit 10 million subsribers
Kurzgesagt The first German creator to pass 10 million subscribers
Atta HalilintarThe first Indonesian creator to hit 20 million subscribers
T-Series The first channel to hit 100 million subscribers
F2FreestylersThe 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".

Production

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. [3] [4] 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. [5]

Cast

Below is a list of channels featured in the top lists in YouTube Rewind 2019, derived from the video's description: [6] [7]

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: [8]

Soundtrack

YouTube Rewind 2019 contains the following songs (timestamps in brackets refer to when the song appears in the Rewind video):

Reception

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. [9] [10] 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. [11] [12] [13] [14] 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. [15] [16] 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. [17] [18] However, viewers saw improvement with casting choices in some areas, particularly with the inclusion of PewDiePie, who was absent in previous episodes of Rewind. [5] [19]

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. [20]

As of February 3,2020, the video has amassed over 8.70 million dislikes, making it the 3rd most disliked YouTube video of all time and 2nd most disliked non-music YouTube video of all time after Everyone Controls Rewind .

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