Published on December 9th, 2015 | by Mick Brennan


YouTube Rewind: What was Ireland watching in 2015?

YouTube has today revealed Ireland’s most watched, shared and talked about videos for 2015. Irish people had some sugar cravings this year with two of the top ten videos – Trying Japanese Candy and ThatcherJoe does that Candy Video – featuring a candy taste tests. As well as watching people eat sweets, we wanted to make our own with cake making tutorials on ‘Miniature Guinness Cakes’ also ranking highly.

On the home front, Conor McGregor continued to cement his status as a global superstar, while Ray D’Arcy’s widely talked about interview with Jack Nicholson impersonator, Norman Deesing peaked our interest.

So here is this year’s list of top trending videos for 2015, based on views, shares, comments, likes and more. This year, the list represents the amazing variety of creativity brought to YouTube each day, which can include powerful messages, heartwarming stories and some serious LOL moments on YouTube.

Top 10 Videos

  1. Always #LikeAGirl – Unstoppable
  2. Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History
  4. Conor McGregor’s Heartbreaking Story About Late Young Fan
  5. Heeere’s…Norman? | The Ray D’Arcy Show | RTÉ One
  6. Miniature Guinness Cakes – The 60 Second Chef
  8. Love Has No Labels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council
  9. Minecraft Xbox – Everything Else [301]
  10. The Foreigner’s Guide to Irish Accents

On the music front, it was another great year for the ladies, with six leading female artists taking top 10 spots, including two appearances by Taylor Swift with Bad Blood and Style. 2015’s top 10 music videos were collectively played billions of times from channels with over 100 million subscribers.

Top 10 Music Videos

  1. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
  2. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)
  3. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  4. Maroon 5 – Sugar
  5. Adele – Hello
  6. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar
  7. Rihanna And Kanye West And Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds
  8. Sia – Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler
  9. Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
  10. Taylor Swift – Style

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Michael Produced Irelands first Computer game and technology dedicated tv show called "Game On" for Channel 6 Ireland in 2006 and is the Founder of the website and also Michael has been working in the television industry for the past 16 years with the roles of Producer/ Director, Camera Operator and Editor.

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