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YouTube names top trending videos among Filipinos for 2016

(Manila Philippines, December 8, 2016) YouTube released the top trending videos among Filipinos for 2016 with song covers of Filipino artists dominating the music video category. Topping the list is the lyric video of “Closer” by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey while nine slots were taken by Pinoys.

Philippines: Top Trending YouTube Videos (music)
1. The Chainsmokers - Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey - The lyric video of this song by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey has gained the attention of millions of Filipinos this year on YouTube. The sing-along video shows a couple remembering the good times that they’ve had together.
2. Secret Love Song (Live Cover) by Kristel Fulgar ft. CJ Navato – Kristel Fulgar, together with her Goin’ Bulilit co-star CJ Navato, gives a soulful rendition to this heartbreaking song for secret lovers. The song, originally sung by British girl group Little Mix with Jason Derulo, reached the top of the Philippines’ music chart on June 2016. Fulgar also became a trending topic earlier this year for her cover of “Love Yourself”, which went viral hours after it was uploaded.
3. Morissette covers "Secret Love Song" (Little Mix) LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus –The Voice of the Philippines finalist Morissette Amon’s rendition of Little Mix’s hit song garnered two million views in less than two weeks after it was uploaded on Wish FM’s YouTube channel—one of the fastest among WISHclusive videos to hit the million mark. Amon, the recipient of Wish Female Artist of the Year, has previously done her own rendition of songs “Chandelier” and “Against All Odds”.
4. Dolce Amore OST -Your Love by Juris Fernandez (with HD Lyrics) – Juris Fernandez’s version of the 90’s hit, “Your Love”, was the opening theme of ABS-CBN’s top-rating teleserye, Dolce Amore.
5. Tuloy Pa Rin (Cover) - Neocolours – Inspired by McDonald’s TVC about welcoming change for the better, Ysabelle Cuevas made an acoustic rendition of the ad’s theme song, “Tuloy pa Rin”. A major throwback to the 90’s hit by Neocolours, Cuevas’ “Tuloy Pa Rin” video went viral after she shared it on her social media channels.
6. James Reid - Randomantic [Official Music Video] – The music video that features a compilation of James Reid and Nadine Lustre has tickled the hearts of the real life couple’s fans. The video, which is especially dedicated to their fans, shows the couple’s sweet moments while being candid in front of the camera.
7. Bailey May and Ylona Garcia - O Pag-ibig (Official Music Video) – A song for the people bitten by the love bug, PBB Teen Housemates Ylona Garcia and Bailey May’s interpretation of “O Pag-ibig” was one of the finalists of Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016. The music video shows the duo’s cute and playful side that matches its summer vibe concept. The tandem’s video was also hailed as the Best Music Video during the awards night.
8. This Time [Official Lyric Video] James Reid & Nadine Lustre - The sing-along video of James Reid and Nadine Lustre is also the official theme song of their movie entitled “This Time”. The song is the couple’s rendition of this 2000’s smash hit by the famous OPM band, Freestyle.
9. Yeng Constantino - Paasa T.A.N.G.A. (Official Music Video) - Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino catches the attention of hopeless romantics as she sings about the pitfalls of being a fool in love in this quirky video. The music video is the longer version of an impromptu song performed by Constantino during her first digital concert.
10. Jona - Maghihintay Ako (Official Recording Session with Lyrics) - The music video shows Jona’s exceptional vocals as she interprets the song “Maghihintay Ako” which was also a finalist of the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016 competition. The song was also nominated for the  Song of the Year during the PMPC Star Awards for Music.

Topping the non-music list is the viral song “PPAP”, also known as “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen”, by Pikotaro. The music video features the comedian while he’s singing, dancing around and gesturing at the items in the song.

Homegrown talent also resonates in the non-music list taking two slots out of ten. The Voice Kids contestant Ian Joseph’s blind auditions video and Pilipinas Got Talent’s Power Duo audition video clinched the third and fifth spot respectively.

 Philippines: Top Trending YouTube Videos (non-music)

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