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YouTube's top viral videos of 2016: Zombies, water bottles and Carpool Karaoke

From inspiring performances and silly pranks — YouTube's Top Trending Videos of 2016 touch on everything we love most about the internet.

You may have known James Corden would make an appearance, but who would have guessed that dissecting a Rattlesnake's rattle would take the third spot on the list!

Check out the list below to see some of the hottest videos from the past year.

1. Adele Carpool Karaoke

The concept of Carpool Karaoke never gets old — we could watch every single installment. But when it comes to re-watching these instantly-viral videos, Adele is the queen. Between her stunning voice and hilarious rapport with James Corden, it's easy to see why this video took the No. 1 spot with over 135 million views.

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2. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO

The second video on this list racked up 95 million views with a only a few simple words. The jingle from singer-songwriter Piko-Taro muses about pens and and fruits in an unbelievably catchy way.

3. What's inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?

Lincoln and Dan of the YouTube channel "What's Inside" cut open a Rattlesnake rattle to see what's actually inside. The fascinating dissection racked up over 59 million views.

4. Nike Football Presents: The Switch

This longform Nike ad is a play on "Freaky Friday" where Cristiano Ronaldo switches places with a fan.

5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-year-old Ukelele Player Gets Golden Buzzer

The hugely talented Grace VanderWaal blew the "America's Got Talent" judges away in her audition by singing an original song called "I Don't Know My Name." After watching this video, it's no surprise that she went on to win the entire competition in September!

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6. Water Bottle Flip Edition | Dude Perfect

The YouTube Channel "Dude Perfect" took the water bottle flipping trend to a whole new level with this epic compilation.

7. Channing Tatum & Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)' vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum's 'Pony'

We thought nothing could make us laugh more than Jenna Dewan-Tatum spoof her husband's "Magic Mike" moves on "Lip Sync Battle" — but then Channing Tatum destroyed us all by hair-flipping with the Queen Bey herself.

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8. Donald Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Clocking in at just over 21 minutes — this segment from "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" is by far the longest video to make the tending list this year!

9. The $21,000 First Class Airplane Seat

YouTube personality Case Neistat recorded every minute of the luxurious experience when he was randomly upgraded to first class on Emirates Airlines.

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10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse

In this hilariously elaborate prank, two brothers convince their little sister that a zombie apocalypse has hit their town. This gem of a video featured memorable lines like "The cat, you idiot!"

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