I wonder what the most viewed YouTube videos are!
There are a lot of views on YouTube videos because they’re all made by famous artists that have been around for a long time and have had a lot of success.
The trolls are here to teach you a lesson about not wasting video content, as it will be deleted any day now.
So, let’s dive into the 20 most viewed YouTube videos of all time and see what’s what. We’ll keep this thing going for quite a while.
The Most Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time
These are the 20 most viewed videos on YouTube. I can’t believe that there are 5 ads in that.
20. J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente
Views: 2.72 Billion
This song has over 1 billion views, more than any other video on YouTube.
Since its release, Mi Gente has been remixed by some of the world’s top artists, including Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Kanye West.
So far, the music video has approximately 2.72 billion views on YouTube. It won an MTV VMA.
19. Passenger – Let Her Go
Views: 2.72 Billion
Passenger has done a couple of collaborations with big names in the EDM world and he’s done it on his own as well, whether it be in his original material or remixing other peoples. I’m glad that I’ve heard Passenger’s original. I just went with Let Her Go. I’m happy with Let Her Go.
Let Her Go was written by English singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg, (a.k.a Passenger), and was co-produced by Rosenberg and Chris Vallejo. It was released in 2012 for the fourth studio album of the band, called All the Little Lights.
Let Her Go from One Direction has done incredibly well, reaching the top of the charts in many countries, and winning several industry awards. Their accompanying music video was uploaded to YouTube on July 25, 2012, and has since received over 2.7 billion views!
18. Alan Walker – Faded
Views: 2.79 Billion
He is a Norwegian born DJ and producer who has produced multiple hit songs, including “Faded” which hit number 1 spot in the UK Singles Charts.
The music video is a parody of the music video for Katy Perry’s “Firework” by Katy Hudson, which has over 6.4 billion views as of April 2016. Rikkard and Tobias Häggbom used their previous experience with “Firework” to make this video.
17. Katy Perry – Dark Horse ft. Juicy J
Views: 2.80 Billion
Dark Horse, the most viewed non-gaming video on YouTube, was uploaded on August 15, 2009 by “darkside_studios”. It has received over 2.4 billion views since its upload. The video is about a teenage boy who plays a video game on his computer.
The song features the rapping of American rapper, Juicy J. It was released on September 17, 2013.
Dark Horse was an international commercial success, reaching the top 10 in 20 countries, selling over 13.2 million units worldwide and winning numerous industry awards.
And she hit another billion views when she released her second album, \”Witness\”!
16. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On ft. MØ
Views: 2.83 Billion
Lean On is a music video, with a cast of unknown actors, that has now become YouTube’s most viewed music video.
The song was released on October 24, 2016, and was a top ten Billboard Hot 100 hit.
was released on February 28, 2015. The single debuted at No. 1 on the weekly chart and was ranked No. 1 in Billboard’s “Billboard World: K-Pop Hot 100” for six consecutive weeks and was the first to chart on Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100. As of July 2015, it has been downloaded more than 740,000 times in South Korea. The single was officially released on iTunes on April 3, 2015, and subsequently charted at No. 8.
The song became Spotify’s most streamed song of 2016, and by the middle of 2017, it was the streaming service’s most-streamed song of all time with over 1 billion streams.
The music video was released March 23, 2015, and has managed to accumulate over 2.8 billion views.
15. Enrique Iglesias – Bailando ft. Descember Bueno, Gente De Zona
Views: 2.86 Billion
This song talks about Enrique Iglesias and his girlfriend, and how they’ve been seeing each other for a while.
The song was released on the band’s third album, entitled “Drama”, which was released in the Netherlands on May 27, 1996.
This music video was praised by major publications like Billboard and the Huffington Post, and in Spain, the video has been viewed over 2.8 billion times to date.
14. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Views: 2.93 Billion
It’s probably one of Taylor’s best. There is something about her voice that is just great and she gets a lot of love from the critics.
The uptempo dance-pop song was recorded in 1989, and from 1989’s 1989, it’s thought to be a crossover into a new style.
It was a success and became Swift’s second number-one in the US, staying on the Billboard charts for 50 consecutive weeks.
This music video’s music and choreography are very iconic in its style and appeal.
13. OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Views: 2.99 Billion
It was first released in the United States on June 6, 2013 as the fourth single from the album.
The song “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was released as a promotional single a few months before the album’s release, as well.
The first time I saw this video was at the New York Times “Talk of the Town” section.
12. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Views: 3.02 Billion
He’s one of the most popular music artists in the world, so you don’t expect him to have two of the most popular YouTube videos.
The Thinking Out Loud is the first one of the two, with over 3 billions views worldwide, making it the 12th most viewed video on the video-sharing platform.
The video was nominated for best video by the MTV Europe Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Brit Awards. The song was nominated for best international single, and the video for best video by the Video Music Association. It was also nominated for best single, and the video for best video by the Soul Train Music Award.
11. Katy Perry – Roar
Views: 3.10 Billion
“Roar” by Katy Perry is Katy’s second most-viewed YouTube video, on our list, and has over 3 billion views.
It’s one of the most popular songs by the artist, and was yet another commercial success for her. It topped the charts in countries like Austria, France, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
The music video was first uploaded to YouTube on September 5, 2013, and has reached a massive 3 billion views. Katy has also been the first female artist to reach over 3 billion views on YouTube.
10. Maroon 5 – Sugar
Views: 3.22 Billion
Maroon 5’s YouTuber ‘Sugar’ was the tenth most watched video on YouTube on October 29, 2017.
“Permanent Vacation” was written and produced by the duo, with the exception of the vocals, which were performed by American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera.
The video begins with a series of clips from the film Wedding Crashers.
As the song begins,
the clips from the film are replaced by images of the band together – as they would appear in the movie – at various places.
The video was directed and edited by Rob Knox, and the concept was conceived by frontman Adam Lambert.
As of June 2020, there are over 3.2 billion views on Sugar.
9. Justin Bieber – Sorry
Views: 3.30 Billion
Sorry ranked number nine on the list and was the second longest of the list.
This song is about people that have been cheated or taken advantage of in the United States.
The album was a massive success in many countries, and was one of the few artists to win the prestigious Grammy in both the Album of the Year and the Song of the Year categories.
The music video has reached more than three billion views on YouTube, and is the seventh fastest video to do so.
8. Loo Loo Kids – Johny Johny Yes Papa
Views: 3.50 Billion
The people in the U.S. think the world cup was rigged because the country they hate the most was ahead by so many points at the start of the game.
When the Loo Loo Kids played the song on the bus, the other kids had a hard time to understand the rhyme, but finally, one girl was able to get it all right.
Since it was uploaded on the Loo Loo Kids channel, it has garnered a massive 3.50 billion views!! This makes it the eighth most viewed video on youtube.
7. PSY – Gangnam Style
Views: 3.67 Billion
This Korean pop music video has become one of the most viewed videos on Youtube. It has also become the fifth most liked video and 19th most disliked. This video has also been called Gangnam Style by South Korea and the Korean version of the song has been released as a single.
Kim Hyunjoong said that he was very nervous about his first music video, but that there were many people who supported him during the making of the video, and that he was able to complete it because of their affection.
Gangnam Style became a worldwide commercial success by being popular in South Korea and being a song that got famous without any kind of advertisement.
6. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
Views: 3.88 Billion
The song peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The music video received over 3.8 billion views on YouTube and won multiple award, such as “Best Pop Video-UK” at the UK Music Video Awards.
Since it has received more views than any other video, it has made it to the sixth position among YouTube videos ever.
5. Masha and The Bear – Recipe for Disaster
Views: 4.30 Billion
The series is loosely based on Russian folklore. It is about Masha and her animal friends. Masha has a bunch of animal friends.
In this video, the team travels to the town of Maspalomas in British West Africa, to meet a man who claims to have a recipe for good fortune that will help keep away evil spirits.
There’s is also a Netflix version of the show based on the first three seasons. There’s also episodes online and also on other portals. The Netflix version has garnered 3.5 billion views.
4. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
Views: 4.61 Billion
The video is the fourth most viewed on YouTube featuring two artists from New York City.
The song was included in the soundtrack of Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker.
At the same time, it became the biggest song of the 1980s on the Billboard Hot 100.
This video was the most popular on YouTube on July 10th, and it has since become one of the most popular on the website.
3. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Views: 4.86 Billion
The third best YouTube video is Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, which has over 2 billion views.
On January 6, 2017, Ed Sheeran released “Shape of You” as the lead single from his third studio album, Divide.
[Interpretation]: The song is about Sheeran’s ex-girlfriend, and the song was written by Sheeran and Taylor Swift, who is currently dating Jake Gyllenhaal. (Ed Sheeran also used to date Taylor Swift, but they broke up in 2013).
According to the IFPI it is the first single by a female artist to earn more than 1 billion views on YouTube.
Sheeran’s music video, which was released in early January, surpassed to become the fastest music video in history to reach one billion views on YouTube.
Shape of You is now the third most-watched video on YouTube!
2. Pinkfong – Baby Shark Dance
Views: 5.83 Billion
Pinkfong is the South Korean education company that makes Baby Shark, Baby Shark, Pinkfong is the company that made Baby Shark.
The melody features a catchy hook, and the chorus is repeated in various languages. It is sung by the children together, and it was performed for the audience.
It’s not quite the same as the majority of the list just because it’s a music video. It has a lot of other things going on, but that’s not what it’s primarily about.
That was a statement from a fan of the channel, the guy I mentioned earlier. He went on to say that, with over five and a half billion views, there’s no denying it, he’s right and the views have been increasing.
1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
Views: 6.84 Billion
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito is the most viewed video on YouTube.
The official music video for “Despacito” received over 1.3 billion views on YouTube.
“Llegamos” is a track from the album of the same name, which was released on January 12, 2018 by the Colombian band Calle 13. It is the first single from the album to not feature vocals by the band, though the song was sung by Colombian pop singer-songwriter Álvaro Torres, who is also featured on the track.
Critics praised Despacito for its fusion of Latin and urban rhythms. It is to date the only Song, Record and Video to have been nominated for all three categories for a single song. The song has won numerous Latin Grammy Awards.
The Despacito video has now topped the three, four, five, and six billion view milestones on YouTube. The video was uploaded in April 2016 and now has reached more than four billion views!
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We weren’t surprised how many of the contestants had their names on our watchlist, but it was quite shocking to see how many of them were unknown to us at all.