Most viewed music videos on youtube:
YouTube was launched in 2015 by Google with a mission to give everyone a voice and show them the world. Many different videos have gone viral in its nearly 16 years of existence, and a few of them even forced Youtube to rewrite its code for view counter (as they broke the view limit).
Music videos have seen enormous success on the media giant until recently. Interestingly, Nursery rhymes and children’s music videos are now among the most-viewed content on YouTube. We know it’s not a big surprise for the parents as they know how pandemic has driven kid videos through the roof.
Don’t worry; We are skipping the nursery videos and listing only the music videos here.
With regular updates to adjust for the new ranks, we make sure this post lists the best of the best all the time. So don’t forget to check back in later to find the latest entries.
1. Despacito – By Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
Release Date: January 12, 2017
Views: ~7.4 Billion (As of June 5, 2021)
- The fastest track to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.
- This missive hit track has raised tourist interest in Puerto Rico by 45 percent. The driving factor is believed to be the mention of Puerto Rico in lyrics (“This is how we do it in Puerto Rico”).
- Justin Bieber created a remix version of this song, which is again a massive hit.
- The hot girl in the video, Zuleyka Rivera, is a beauty queen. She won the titles of Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006.
2. Shape of You – By Ed Sheeran
Release Date: January 6, 2017
Views: ~5.3 Billion (As of June 5, 2021)
- This song was Ed Sheeran’s first US Hot 100 #1 as a performer.
- “Shape of You” is the most-streamed song on Spotify, with over 2.8 billion streams.
- Ed Sheeran initially wrote this song keeping Rihanna in mind.
3. See You Again – By Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Views: ~5.13 Billion (As of June 5, 2021)
- Fast and Furious 7 marks the final film appearance of Paul Walker, and this song closes the film as a final tribute to the late actor.
- This song hook also Was Inspired by Charlie Puth’s Friend’s Tragic Death.
4. Uptown Funk – By Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Views: ~4.2 Billion (As of June 5, 2021)
- “Uptown Funk” was Mark Ronson’s first single as either an artist or producer to reach no. 1 on the UK charts.
- Alex Boye, a Nigerian descent youtube performer, covered Uptown Funk with a group of older adults. Trust me; it is one of the cutest and coolest videos you can find on the internet.
5. Gangnam Style – By PSY
Release Date: July 15, 2012
Views: ~4.1 Billion (As of June 5, 2021)
- PSY admitted in an interview that he has no idea why “Gangnam Style” was so popular.
- Chris Gale made this song super famous in Cricket world by dancing Gangnam-style steps during IPL.
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