1. Are you among the billions who have viewed these super-popular YouTube videos?
YouTube's most popular videos aren't the like they were in years past. The sort of videos thought about viral then wouldn't necessarily be as popular now. And while videos like Charlie Bit My Finger or Chocolate Rain went viral during the first five years of YouTube's most seen material, that list is now mostly filled with music videos from popular artists. In 2020, YouTube music videos are a few of the most popular videos ever viewed in the history of the medium.
It's clear that younger generations of web users view YouTube as the most relied on media platform worldwide, and if these view counts are anything to go by, the video-sharing site might be thought about a mainstay place to view video too.
2. 10. Katy Perry-- Holler (2.98 billion).
Katy Perry continues to hang on to the leading 10 as Holler maintains its appeal. Originally making its look on the site on September 5, 2013, Roar was teased numerous times on YouTube, marking among the few top 10 videos in this list to utilize the platform for pre-release promotion.
As the earliest music video on our list other than Gangnam Design, Roar appears to have genuine staying power and ought to continue to be among the world's most viewed YouTube videos for a long time to come.
3. 9. Maroon 5-- Sugar (3.10 billion).
You would not expect a video loosely based upon the plot of a mid-2000s comedy like Wedding event Crashers, to be a mega-hit, however, that's precisely what occurred with Maroon 5's Sugar. Possibly it's because both the film and music video had the same director, or due to the fact that Maroon 5 itself has been a household name in popular song for around 17 years. Whatever the factor, Sugar slips into the No. 9 spot with just over 3 billion views at the time of composing.
It premiered on Maroon 5's Vevo channel on YouTube on January 14, 2015, and would be the biggest hit from that year if it weren't also signed up with by Sorry and See You Again.
4. 8. Justin Bieber-- Sorry (3.23 billion).
Although Justin Bieber would be the 2nd musical artist to ever attain a 1 billion-view video on YouTube, Sorry wasn't it (that was Baby). Although it has proved to be his most popular YouTube video without a doubt, with more than 3 billion views to date, Sorry was only the 22nd video to reach the billion-view mark.
Nevertheless, the video quickly showed itself, turning into one of the fastest to reach the 2 billion mark and easily sailing on to 3 billion without much difficulty.
5. 7. PSY-- Gangnam Design (3.48 billion).
A true icon in monster YouTube video history, Psy's Gangnam Design was the very first YouTube video to be viewed more than a billion times. Even more fantastic at the time, was that it did it in less than 6 months after its release (from July to December 2012). It would go on to become the very first video to reach 2 billion views in Might 2014, and it wasn't up until 2015 that it would even have a close rival.
Although today more than 100 videos on YouTube have been viewed more than a billion times each, Gangnam Design still stays one of the most-watched videos of all time, beating the much younger competition to maintain its top 10 spots almost 7 years after its release.
6. 6. Mark Ronson-- Prosperous Funk ft. Bruno Mars (3.75 billion).
In spite of being older than the leading 3 videos on this list, Classy Funk continues to draw in great deals of brand-new audiences and stays a hazard to their medal placements. It made its YouTube debut in November 2014 and swiftly turned into one of the most popular and favored videos ever.
Probably just as remarkable as its overall view count is that it beat such stiff competitors from its contemporaries. Big music videos from other significant artists, like Katy Perry, have seen their big 2014 hits accomplish several billions of views. Prosperous Funk still handles to eclipse them.
7. 5. Masha and the Bear-- Dish for catastrophe (4.21 billion).
The only video on this list that isn't a music video and only one of 3 that isn't entirely in English, Masha and the Bear is a particular episode of a Russian children's cartoon by the same name. The show is hugely popular outside of its house country, though, and much of its episodes have garnered substantial views depend on YouTube. It's likewise relayed on Netflix and NBCUniversal in a cumulative episode format.
The Recipe for Disaster episode, however, is of specific interest for its astronomical view count. It remains in a hallowed club of simply nine videos that have actually eclipsed 3 billion views and among 5 that has topped 4 billion. It's the most popular non-music video of all time on the website, perhaps anywhere.
Get Motion pictures, the channel that published this specific episode has actually done very well for itself from simply this one children's program episode.
8. 4. Pinkfong-- Child Shark Dance (4.21 billion).
In some cases, a song becomes famous exclusively because it's an earworm. We've seen it happen with Barney in the early days, so it's no surprise it would occur with a kid's song about a shark household. Child Shark Dance, produced by Korean pop manufacturer Pinkfong, isn't a complicated tune. It has sharks, repeating, and a significant amount of existential fear-- that has to do with it.
However, this song has actually soared to end up being the newest member on the list and inspire numerous variations found throughout YouTube. Let's be sincere. If raising Child Shark and playing it 12 times in a row is the only way to relax your young child down, every mom's and dad with the web is going to do precisely that. Expect Infant Shark's meteoric rise to continue.
9. 3. Wiz Khalifa-- See You Once again ft. Charlie Puth (4.34 billion).
The first video on this list to have a motion picture tie-in to help its promo, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's See You Once again has been viewed more than 4 billion times considering that its April 2015 launching. Released to assist promo of the film, Furious 7 (of The Fast and the Furious franchise), it also functioned as a kind of tribute to the departed star of the series, Paul Walker, whom the movie itself likewise functioned as a tribute to.
The music video for the song was momentarily the most seen video on YouTube between July 10, 2017, and August 4 that exact same year, dismissing Gangnam Style. It was eclipsed in turn, by Despacito. It was likewise the most liked video on the streaming website between August 26, 2016, and July 25, 2017. It was the second video to ever pass the 2 billion view mark and is among just 5 videos to be viewed more than 4 billion times.
10. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You [Official Video]
You could arguably tack an extra 840 million views to Ed Sheeran's most popular YouTube hit, as the lyric video released alongside is an extremely popular video in its own right. Whether you do, or not, however, there's no denying that Forming of You is among the most-watched videos of all time. It holds records as the third-fastest video to reach a billion views and is the second-fastest to reach 2 billion and 3 billion deem well.
It accomplished all of its view count awards in simply two years, having actually debuted in January 2017. It appears poised to just cement itself even more as the 2nd most popular video of all time.
11. 1. Luis Fonsi-- Despacito feet Daddy Yankee (6.58 billion).
For a site run by an American company and dominated by English-speaking content, it's possibly a surprise to see that the most popular YouTube video of perpetuity (and one that reveals no indication of being eclipsed anytime soon), is sung practically completely in Spanish. Featuring Puerto Rico artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Despacito struck YouTube in January 2017 and acquired more than a billion views in simply 97 days-- the second-fastest run ever.
It would go on to end up being the fastest to gather 2 billion views and the first-ever video to surpass 4, 5, and now 6 billion views.
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