YouTube Re:View - top videos of 2018 with OMD's Laura Fenton

OMD's managing director Laura Fenton

Welcome to YouTube Re:View, a weekly listing of the most viewed and talked-about YouTube videos in the UK, brought to you by The Drum. We are shaking it up this week, as managing director of OMD, Laura Fenton takes over and looks back at some of her favourite videos from the series, with a bonus clip from 2011.

Meghan Markle wedding dress reveal at St. George's Chapel

Because, blimey, this was a moment wasn’t it? The most beautiful day, the most amazing dress and the significance of the solo walk down the aisle. That girl has some serious composure. I was in floods.

(View Count: 2,244,457*)

Beyoncé intro at Coachella 2018

Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella. A show she dreamt up while pregnant with her twins. It isn't professional content but I love the energy and excitement you can feel in this video, which had racked up 4.6m views at last count. God I wish I’d been there.

(View Count: 4,721,690*)

George Ezra - Shotgun

This was undoubtedly the sound-track to our Summer, and the first time my daughter and I have found a shared musical crush. I love his voice and I love the Dali-esque video.

(View Count: 36,973,657*)

Mary Poppins Returns - official trailer

This was the best film of the year for me. An amazing re-imagination of a classic with plenty of hidden references for the trivia fans. Emily Blunt had pretty big shoes to fill but she smashed it. Worth a watch, if only for the inspirational one liners.

'We're on the brink of adventure children. Don't spoil it with questions'

'A cover is the not the book. So open it up and take a look'

'Everything is possible, even the impossible'

(View Count: 13,969,031*)

Jesus Christ in Richmond Park - Fenton

And finally a throwback. To a video that went viral the week before I was to be married and become a Fenton. Felt like a strange omen at the time and inspired lots of wedding speech heckles. The power of YouTube.

(View Count: 19,791,885*)

(*all view count numbers, correct at time of publication)

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