Worst Things About YouTube Rewind 2017

YouTube every year does a "YouTube Rewind" where they recap what happened in 2017 for YouTube. I had the absolute displeasure of viewing this twice with a few friends, and it was a complete atrocity, worse than last year! But what was the worst thing about it?

The Top Ten

1 Excessive amount of fidget spinners

It was a big trend in 2017 so they were going to put it in obviously. What did you expect? - B1ueNew

Still better than 2017 rewind. - B1ueNew

The amount of people getting triggered over Youtube Rewind is hilarious. Yeah fidget spinners are dead, but the amount of happiness I'm seeing for Big Shaq's 6 seconds is weird, since Man's Not Hot will die soon. - ProPanda

Big Shaq had like 2 seconds. I didn't even realize he was in it the first time because there's so many people crammed in this year. - djpenquin999

This makes me allergic to this YouTube Rewind, allergic to the desperation of trying to grab the attention of "da youths" on YouTube. Fidget spinners was a trend that deserved to die a slow and painful death, and I'm so glad that the meme is dead and buried. However, YouTube decided to attempt necromancy because they decided that shoveling in several fidget spinners was more important than actually getting in some YouTubers that people care about. Then again, I am talking about YouTube here. - nerffan8000

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2 Jake and Logan Paul's segment

Still better than Ninja the dictator on the battle bus in 2018. - B1ueNew

2018 rewind was worse now because of ninja. - B1ueNew

So basically YouTube is saying that if you are an overall obnoxious, insufferable person who makes videos that the wide majority of the public hate, mentally abuse women, and even disturb the peace in your own neighborhood, you are a person to be celebrated and promoted as the face of the company. But if you're involved in any kind of drama or have any "controversial" topics on your channel, YouTube is out to get you. Drama from someone like iDubbbz, H3H3, or I Hate Everything is considered negative, while the Paul brothers drama is something to look up to, I guess. - phillysports

But if you say one offensive word on a live stream, you are outta the game. - Phillip873

This makes me despise those two bastards more than before. How DARE YouTube give them their own segment especially after all they've done. It makes my blood boil. - TwilightKitsune

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3 Famous YouTubers barely or not even in it

I noticed a lot of youtubers in it. - B1ueNew

I did not recognize 90% of the people in this video. And the ones I did were there for like a split second! I kept thinking "who the hell are these people? " because I generally don't see them around YouTube, maybe because I don't watch vlogging "kid friendly" garbage that's spewed out every day. Pewdiepie wasn't in it and he has the most subs (he wasn't even invited! ) - Phillip873

At first I just thought that I was a bit behind on the newest and coolest youtubers, but in all honestly, lot of them were unrecognizable to most people. - SnowPhoenix

Who are the people in this video? I recognized a few people from actual channels. - LydiaS001

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4 A lot of "ex-viners" appeared instead of more important YouTubers

Vines were never really good to being with considering it's just people doing stupid stuff for shock humor. But the fact that they get more recognition than more important YouTubers displeases me. I'd rather have PewDiePie be shown more than those so-called ex-viners in any YouTube Rewind any day. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I hate Vine so much, and I generally dislike the majority of people who post garbage on it. But with its shutdown, they moved to YouTube to produce their terrible content which certain kids will eat up for some reason beyond my understanding. So they end up here, and it really bothered me. - Phillip873

I thought It was called YouTube Rewind, not "Oh hey, here's a bunch of Vine refugees, unknown youtubers, and a solid 2% you might spot out but maybe not because they are in it for 2 seconds"

Yeah agreed youtube rewind got bad 2016 onwards

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5 No Pewdiepie

He was in 2 controversies in 2017 but none in 2018 and he's still not in it. - B1ueNew

He is number one

He even uploaded a video about why he wasn't in it - Neonco31

It's a good thing. Pewdiepie sucks. - TeamRocket747

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6 A lot of outdated memes like all star

Well of course they are going to have those memes! - B1ueNew

I would have liked this better if Jon Sudano was in it singing All-star. That would have represented the All-star meme better.

Scram that! listen to Pamtri's cover of All Star by Smash Mouth.

7 Dabbing

Thankfully not too much, but there is still some and it is incredibly irritating. - Phillip873

He dabbed into the grave, its great. - codydoestuff

I saw dabbing in the dead meme segment

It is so stupid! (Dabbing AND This YT rewind)

8 The amount of shooting stars memes

I'll be honest I liked shooting stars memes for a long time, but this video took it way too far and it got annoying! And it is in the wrong key! - Phillip873

Like they pulled the dead body of shooting stars out of its grave and said, "LIVE DAMN YOU" - codydoestuff

This meme is dead to me too. - TeamRocket747

I remember liking the whole Shooting Stars meme back a few months ago. It was mostly all the Samurai Jack meme videos that kept popping up that introduced me to it. Nowadays, this meme is dead to me. The song is still legitimately good, though. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Big Shaq was only in it for 2 seconds

The only good part of the video was when Big Shaq said mans not hot.

Like his mafs, his appearance in Youtube Rewind was quick. Could have been longer.

10 Non-YouTubers showing up in it a lot

I believe there were talk show hosts and actors, and even viners who moved to YouTube who are irrelevant. I thought this was a YOUTUBE rewind! - Phillip873

I don't understand why they put all those retarded viners there and not relevant people like nigahiga, PewDiePie, Markiplier and Superwoman. - TwilightKitsune

Nigahiga usually declines it because he usually does spoofs of Rewind. - AlphaQ

I had the same problem last year too. - RoseRedFlower

Stephen Colbert in the beginning.
Shall I continue?

The Contenders

11 The floor is lava memes

And, they included Planking for some reason. - SpectralOwl

This meme is old, like I played the floor is lava when I was in kindergarden - Thegirlofmanytalents

What's the point of the floor is lava in that video anyways? Oh, the one by RocketJump or whatsoever? - Neonco31

Such a small-scale meme, I don't even know how so much of it ended up in this cringe-fest, when it wasn't even a great meme. - Phillip873

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12 It doesn't have a message

Not even in that cheesy "Holding hands" segment. I'm just glad they could just acknowledge the terrible stuff that happened. But for Pete's sake, it was just lazy!

"Wow, Youtube is giving light to all the terrible tragedies that when combined, killed thousands of peop- oh wait, BACK TO FIDGET SPINNERS! "

They literally extended it this year for the segment about unity calm the hell down. - ProPanda

Is it supposed to - EliHbk

13 Everything going by way too quickly


14 It had bad songs in it like Despacito and Shape of You

They were the most popular songs of that year. What did you expect? Some metal song no one knows about? - B1ueNew

I love these songs their the best - AwesomeJawson

That's not the "worst" thing. That's merely subjectivity. You might think those songs are bad, but remember people do like them songs. - Swellow

Ugh, the music! "Shape of You" isn't as bad as Despacito. Luis Fonsi and his "hit of the year" will never make it through the other years because that song is going to die out for years to come, it can be said that the song can burn in hell DESPACITO.

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15 The dead meme grave scene

I think it is better that these random people stay in the grave and never come out. - Thegirlofmanytalents

It was a creative twist, but was just out of control.

It's for Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift guys. - PowerKamek

Cringeworthy but not the worst, we get all star here but this whole scene is ironic because all the memes in this video have died. - Phillip873

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16 NOTHING related to the gaming community.

Seriously...all of the previous rewinds, even the 2016 rewind had some segment dedicated to the biggest games of the year. What happened?

In a year where we had games like Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Cuphead, and Slime Rancher, there was NOTHING game-related. We had Vanoss, Markiplier, and Dashie showing up for a couple seconds each, but that's it (and I think MatPat for half a second). No PeanutButterGamer, no Chuggaaconroy, no Jacksepticeye, they didn't even ask PewDiePie to be in it!

2015 had an entire section themed around FNAF (Which I don't even like, but I'll take it! It was a good segment.)

2016 at least had a little Street Fighter bit.

2017, though? Notta! Zip! Zilch! The big goose egg! - tonyb500

This was the true worst part.
We had so many new games released that were SO GOOD!
The switch even released, but do we hear that "click"? No. - mattstat716

They gave one second to Dream Daddy.

Not Breath of the Wild, not Cuphead, not Persona 5, none of those.

Just Dream Daddy. For one second.

Great representation of the entire gaming community, Youtube.

17 It brings back dead memes
18 Planking meme

I'm not saying this should've been in the video, but the reason the dude was planning on top of a gravestone is because planning is dead. Like that's the whole point of the scene, so although it may not have been funny it made sense because that scene was the "dead memes" scene, so don't vote for this one. There are much bigger problems and things that make a millions time less sense than this bit. - 10Jackson

Planking is a really old meme I don't know why it showed up in a "2017 recap" video. - Phillip873

I thought planking died around 2009...

19 Lele Pons Lele Pons
20 It's so stupid
21 Use of Slime
22 Animators Stuck in the Credits Section

Exactly! The animators did the most work, but they each appear for like 6 seconds until the big slime fight at the end. The animators were the best part, but it was like a minute long. Screw you, YouTube. You obviously don’t know good content when you see it.

23 Unrecognizable people

It sucks cause I don't watch any of the youtubers in the WHOLE rewind :/ like to see some underrated youtubers.

Yeah this was a problem. I understand they were trying to get lots of communities to watch it, but they stuck a lot of people into that short frame. - ProPanda

95% of the people I had no idea who they were. - Ultron123

This is what happens when the makeup studio and costume designers give up.

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24 The music
25 Cringey

Everything is cringey, my stomach or whatever now hurts from all the cringe, - vpitt5

26 The "Holding Hands" section was out of place

Who thought it was okay for memes, then a decent thing about how terrorism is bad, then more memes to be placed in that order?

From Shooting Star to holding hands...and then Marshmello with fidget spinners.
I'm trying to find a connection here.

27 The end of the YouTube editor


28 The Lack of Mother Teresa

She died in 1997, of course she wouldn't be on YouTube Rewind! - POWERStarz2004

What does she have to do with this?

29 Not Even a Reference to Ricegum or Idubbz
30 People that are somehow trending like Marshmello and Backpack Kid
31 No Jacksepticeye

At least he was asked...

WORSE than no PewDiePie. - tonyb500

They should have had him

32 No Filthy Frank


33 No DashieXP

But, I think DashieXP in it. - LapisBob

Uhhh, Dashie was in it...albeit for a couple seconds, but he was in it. o.o - tonyb500

34 Best youtubers get no credit

(cough) the top-tier film critics, for example (cough) - xandermartin98

35 Terrorist Sound Clips

It happens during the eclipse part. In the background you can hear someone say 'Ariana Grande! ' which is in reference to the Manchester Bombing during her concert. I think I even heard a small scream that they tried to cut out of the video too. That just felt out of place because later on in the video they're throwing slime at each other and dancing like that didn't happen at all. - RoseRedFlower

They actually included this? That's just sick and low, even by YouTube standards. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

"Our policy is not to [monetize] tragedies."

36 Emmablackery's Experience

EmmaBlackery posted a video about her experience with YouTube Rewind and it sounds like an awful time. She had to wait in the cold for hours, her hair ended up being pink for a long time because of the slime, some Youtubers got to do their shoots as soon as they got there instead of waiting like she did and she was promised some screen time on the video that she never got. - RoseRedFlower

37 The Animator Part

Eh. Nothing too wrong with it.

38 It sucked

Cause it did lol

39 Liza Koshy Liza Koshy
40 No NSFW Version

I think that's rather a good thing.

41 No Dantdm

He was there, you dummy. - mattstat716

42 SML is in it

LMAO why would he sign up for this garbage Youtube hates him

43 I Hate Everything is absent
44 ma name jeff
45 No RiceGum

He was like the biggest youtuber this year come on

46 No Miranda Sings
47 Not enough DJ Akademiks
48 The Terrorist Thing Felt Forced

Memes are so DANK! Stay united in a world of terrorism. Ok, MORE MEMES! - Hotheart123

49 No Idubbbz

I get why they wouldn't have him but still. - WonkeyDude98

50 No Music Promotions

Seriously. With MrSuicideSheep hitting 8 million subs, Proximity hitting 4 million, and most others get at least 1 million this year, how can YouTube not include the promoted songs in it? - MChkflaguard_Yt

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1. Excessive amount of fidget spinners
2. No Pewdiepie
3. Jake and Logan Paul's segment
1. Excessive amount of fidget spinners
2. Famous YouTubers barely or not even in it
3. Jake and Logan Paul's segment
1. A lot of "ex-viners" appeared instead of more important YouTubers
2. A lot of outdated memes like all star
3. Big Shaq was only in it for 2 seconds

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