It’s that time of year again.
YouTube has unveiled a list of the 10 most popular music videos in Japan for 2017. Released this past Sunday (Dec. 17) at YouTube FanFest 2017 in Tokyo, the list features plenty of appearances by some of this past year’s most talked-about artists and idol groups. The massively popular girl group TWICE for example, appears on the list a whopping three times.
Another artist who seems to have had a great year is Kenshi Yonezu. Not only does he appear on the list three times as well, he also shares the top spot with DAOKO.
Perhaps most interesting though, is the appearance of Ed Sheeran. Apparently, people in Japan love him too.
The total number of views a video received from Japanese YouTube users is not the only standard YouTube used to make this list. They also took into account a variety of other things such as the number of likes and comments a video received and the times it was shared.
So without further ado, here’s Japan’s 10 most popular music videos 2017 edition.
10. TWICE – Knock Kncok
Video title: TWICE(트와이스) “KNOCK KNOCK” M/V
9.TWICE – SIGNAL
Video title: TWICE “SIGNAL” M/V
8. Nogizaka46 – Influencer
Video title: 乃木坂46 『インフルエンサー』
7. Kenshi Yonezu – orion
Video title: 米津玄師 MV「orion」
6. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Video title: Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
5. Keyakizaka46 – Fukyōwaon (Dissonance)
Video title: 欅坂46 『不協和音』
4. TWICE – TT (Japanese version)
Video title: TWICE「TT -Japanese ver.-」Music Video
3.Kenshi Yonezu – Peace Sign
Video title: 米津玄師 MV「ピースサイン」Kenshi Yonezu / Peace Sign
2. WANIMA – Yatte Miyou (Full Version)
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1. DAOKO and Kenshi Yonezu – Uchiage Hanabi (Fireworks)
Video title: DAOKO × 米津玄師『打上花火』MUSIC VIDEO