Gqom’ing to the top: SA's most watched YouTube videos for 2017

Gqom (a dance music genre which originates from Durban), gospel and tragedy are some of the biggest topics which had South African's glued to their computer and mobile screens on YouTube this year.

YouTube Rewind has released its annual list of the most watched videos in South Africa in 2017 and the list is as diverse as it comes.

Topping the list is the popular gqom track Gobis'iqolo by Bhizer featuring Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe with 4,123,682 views, followed by Kaybee and Lady Zamar's Charlotte in second and the catchy tune Akanamali by Sun-EL Musician featuring Samthing Soweto.

Eyewitness News' video featuring Simphiwe Ngema speaking lovingly about her late husband Dumi Masilela, who died tragically after a botched hijacking in August, is also featured on the list at number 10.

From fourth to ninth place are the following videos, in order of views:

Ramscomics - NokoMashaba - Student Problems #CAClasses

Sipho Ngwenya feat Thinah Zungu - Jesufik'ekuseni

Danger Flex SA - NewDurban bhenga Dance 2017 (Basky Bhenga dance) They kiĺled it!!

South African Videos - UzaloMamlambo in real life...wow you can't believe.. So beautiful

Mark Angel Comedy - MathsTeacher (Episode 118)

Crime Intelligence & Community Awareness - Porschedriver outwits armed hijackers in Johannesburg

Red-haired musician Ed Sheeran tops the list of most watched music videos while DJ Khaled follows in second and third place, making him the only artist to be featured more than once on the list.

Top 10 Music Videos watched by South Africans

  1. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (Official Video)

  2. DJ Khaled - I'm the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

  3. DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

  4. The Chainsmokers and Coldplay - SomethingJust Like This (Lyric)

  5. Luis Fonsi - Despacitoft. Daddy Yankee

  6. Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like (Official Video)

  7. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

  8. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

  9. French Montana - Unforgettable featuring Swae Lee

  10. Jason Derulo - Swalla featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign (Official Music Video)