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Hit play: Here are the most popular YouTube videos of 2016

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One of the best ways to sum up a year is to take a look back at what everyone was talking about.

And one of the best ways to do that is to go back and look at the most-watched videos on YouTube of the past year. After all, how many times did you hear the phrase “Hey, did you see that YouTube video?” over the past 12 months?

From “Carpool Karaoke” — a new series by “Late Late Show” host James Corden that features celebrities singing in cars — to one the inner workings of a rattlesnake tail, 2016 was quite the year for online videos.

We’ve posted some of the year’s top videos below. What was your favorite YouTube video of 2016?

Most-watched video of 2016

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What’s inside a rattlesnake rattle?

Nike presents: The Switch

Grace VanderWaal on “America’s Got Talent”

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Casey Neistat’s $21,000 first-class seat

Brothers convince little sister of the zombie apocalypse

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