James Charles, Kim K, gymnastics and hot wings: NZ's fave YouTube videos of 2019

Summer means days out at the beach, getting back to nature and spending time with loved ones, sure. But let's be honest: longer days, less work and more festive hangovers also mean a lot of time spent horizontal, searching for your next YouTube hit. 

But you don't need to feel too guilty about the odd hour (or five) wasted in a related-video spiral of doom, especially not now that you can save time by skipping to top 10 best YouTube videos of the year. 

If you watch these in a hammock, or while wearing jandals, it pretty much totally counts as a summer activity. 

Disclaimer: By 'best', we mean top-trending in New Zealand, according to Google. We make no promises about the quality of the content of the below clips, nor their capacity to entirely waste your time that could be much better spent elsewhere. 

Go on, you know you want to.

Warning: Some of the links below contain language and content that may offend. 

New Zealand’s Top Trending Videos of 2019 are as follows: 

1. No More Lies

2. Katelyn Ohashi - 10.0 Floor (1-12-19)

3. Gordon Ramsay Savagely Critiques Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

4. Conspiracy Theories with Shane Dawson

5. Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube

6. 73 Questions With Kim Kardashian West (ft. Kanye West) | Vogue

7. how to create Billie Eilish's "bad guy"

8. New Zealand Today - Karen wants her $20 back.

9. Minecraft Part 1

10. Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga

If you're more musically inclined, you might like to skip the weird millennial pop culture mash-up of the above list and head straight to the tunes of the year instead. 

The Top Trending Music Videos in New Zealand for 2019 are as follows: 

1. Sam Smith, Normani - 'Dancing With A Stranger'
2. Billie Eilish - 'bad guy'
3. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabella - 'Señorita'
4. Lil Nas X - 'Old Town Road' (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
5. Ariana Grande - '7 rings'
6. Khalid - 'Talk' (Official Video)
7. Lil Dicky - 'Earth' (Official Music Video)
8. Khalid, Kane Brown - 'Saturday Nights' REMIX (Official Video)
9. Cardi B & Bruno Mars - 'Please Me' (Official Video)
10. Ariana Grande - 'break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored'

If none of the above catch your fancy, or you just realised you've watched them all and haven't moved in so long your leg has gone dead - don't worry - your secret is safe with us. Maybe go and build a sandcastle or something? That'll balance it out. 

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