From 'Chewbacca Mom' to 'Carpool Karaoke,' Check Out the Top Viral Videos of 2016
The video of Candace Payne in the "Star Wars" mask generated a mind-blowing 162 million views.
With the introduction of Facebook Live this year, the feature on the popular social network turned ordinary people into overnight celebrities.
The Texas woman known around the world as “Chewbacca Mom” has a lot more to laugh about since her video was uploaded to the platform in May.
Candace Payne had the most watched video of 2016 on Facebook Live with a mind-blowing 162 million views.
“It's so cool that it's one of the best moments that we've had of this year,” the Star Wars fan told Inside Edition.
An Indiana man named Ted Yoder, performing the Tears For Fears’ classic “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on the dulcimer, racked up 85 million views.
Also popular on Facebook Live was the funny video called "Chardonnay Go" featuring moms lampooning the Pokémon Go craze. It brought in 23 million views.
On YouTube, the hottest video of the year was a “Carpool Karaoke” segment from the Late Late Show that featured host James Corden and Adele. it had 138 million views.
Chris Dessi, the CEO of Silverback Social told Inside Edition: "This is the genius behind it. Get her in a car, have her singing her own songs and have her be completely relaxed, just like you or me. Everyone's belted out a song in a car."
A quirky video called "PPAP: Pen Pineapple Apple Pen" starring a Japanese comedian, is the second-most-watched video on YouTube this year, with more than 96 million views.
“It's a ridiculously catchy tune, so it's got a hook, it's visually appealing and it's a little bit silly. YouTube gold,” Dessi said.
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