YouTube reveals most popular Indonesian videos of 2017

Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta

Jakarta, posted: Thu, December 7, 2017 | 04:31 pm

YouTube Rewind Indonesia 2017 is divided into two categories: the 10 most popular videos and the 10 most popular music videos.(Shutterstock.com/Your Design)

Video-sharing website YouTube has released YouTube Rewind Indonesia 2017, a list of the most popular Indonesian videos on the channel.

The videos were selected based on the time users spent watching a video as well as the numbers of comments, likes and shares a video garnered, the company said in a press release on Thursday.

The list features music videos, parody and dance made by local creators – divided into two categories: the 10 most popular videos and the 10 most popular music videos.

The 10 most popular videos include works by local YouTubers Kemal Pahlevi and Gen Halilintar. The most popular Indonesian video of 2017 is Culoboyo, a parody of viral children’s song "Baby Shark" in the Javanese language, by Cak Ikin. These most popular videos of Indonesia have a combined total of 129 million views so far, three times last year’s 43 million.

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As for the most popular music videos, Armada Band’s Asal Kau Bahagia (As Long As You are Happy) topped the chart, followed by works by musicians from East Java, Via Vallen’s Sayang (Honey) and Nella Kharisma Jaran Goyang.

Meanwhile, Luis Fonsi’s hit song "Despacito" topped the global list with 4.4 million views, while Taylor Swift’s music video Look What You Made Me Do broke the record for the most viewed video within 24 hours of release. 

Google Indonesia products communications head Putri Silalahi expressed her happiness that this year’s YouTube Rewind Indonesia features creators from outside Jakarta and content in local dialects. “We could not wait to see more local talents and works achieving success via YouTube.” (kes)

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