Dave Chappelle, “SNL”, and More Top YouTube’s Top Trending Videos of 2020

Dave Chappelle in concert in 2017. Photo by Mathieu Bitton/REX/Shutterstock (9011452e)

We can always count on YouTube to put us in a good mood when we’re feeling low and that was especially true this year. Our favorite stars on YouTube kept us laughing and dancing through 2020 and gave us a bunch of amazing viral videos along the way.

YouTube’s list of top trending videos is here and it features a couple of pretty familiar names. Dave Chappelle led the way with a powerful speech that he delivered during one of his stand-up specials. He was joined by several Hollywood stars, including John Krasinski, Ricky Gervais, and the cast of Saturday Night Live.

YouTube’s top music videos of the year were mostly released by hip-hop artists. Drake and Future took the first spot with “Life Is Good”, while the rest of the list featured the likes of Lil Baby, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, and Cardi B.

YouTube also shared the lists of top creators, both old and new. MrBeast, best known for throwing elaborate and expensive stunts took No. 1 spot as YouTube’s top creator, while Minecraft-themed channel Dream was named as the top breakout creator.


1. 8:46 – Dave Chappelle – Netflix is a Joke

2. Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder – Mark Rober

3. First Debate Cold Open – Saturday Night Live

4. We Broke Up. – jeffrreestar

5. I Bought The World’s Largest Firework ($600,000) – MrBeast

6. I’m Coming Out. – NikkieTutorials

7. Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE – Dream

8. Ricky Gervais’ Monologue – 2020 Golden Globes – NBC

9. Quarantine Stereotypes – Dude Perfect

10. Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 1 – SomeGoodNews


1. Dream

2. Tiko

3. Chloe Ting

4. EddieVR

5. charli d’amelio

6. GeorgeNotFound

7. Dixie D’Amelio

8. Corpse Husband

9. SomeGoodNews

10. Hyram


1. MrBeast

2. Dream

3. ZHC

4. SSSniperwolf


6.Chloe Ting

7. JoshDub

8. The Royalty Family

9. LazarBeam

10. James Charles


1. Future – Life Is Good (Official Music Video) ft. Drake

2. 6IX9INE- GOOBA (Official Music Video)

3. Lil Baby x 42 Dugg – We Paid (Official Video)

4. NLE Choppa – Walk Em Down feat. Roddy Ricch (Official Music Video)

5. Cardi B – WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Music Video]


7. Roddy Ricch – The Box [Official Music Video]

8. Drake – Laugh Now Cry Later (Official Music Video) ft. Lil Durk

9. YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Lil Top [Official Music Video]

10. Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture (Official Music Video)