10 Most Viewed Songs in YouTube
Youtube is the video hosting platform, with the biggest audience, ranked second on the worldwide list of the most visited websites. As one of the major distribution platforms, artist around the world, tend to measure the success of their songs depending on the views on YouTube.
Here is the list of 10 most viewed songs in YouTube:
#10. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Over 3.2 billion
Many of you are not surprised to see Ed Sheeran for the second time on this list. In June 2015, Thinking Out Loud became the first single to spend a full year in the UK Top 40. In October 2015, it became the first to be streamed over 500 million times on Spotify. The song is also one of the most famous songs used in wedding openings.
#9. Roar – Katy Perry
Over 3.11 Billion
Who hasn’t seen the jungle themed video by Katy Perry? She released Roar as the lead single for her 2013 album, “Prism” The lyrics focus on standing up for yourself and self-empowerment. The song was a huge success.
#8. Sugar – Maroon 5
Over 3.22 Billion
Sugar was recorded by Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album, “V.” It was released as a single on January 13, 2015. It peaked at Number 2 on the US Billboard 100. The video is undoubtedly one of the most interesting videos of all time. Go check it if you haven’t seen it yet.
#7. Sorry – Justin Bieber
Over 3.30 Billion
Although Justin Bieber became the second musical artist to achieve a 1 billion view video on YouTube, he reached that status with Baby, not with the current video that is on our list. Surprisingly enough, Sorry proved to be his most popular YouTube video by far, with more than 3 billion views to date.
#6. Gangnam Style – Psy
Over 3.76 Billion
It would be fair to say that Gangnam Style was an unexpected super hit that set records on YouTube, and many people believed that no other song would surpass it. The song became the very first YouTube video to be viewed more than a billion times. Even more, it reached that goal in less than six months after its release.
#5. Mark Ronson — Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
Over 3.87 Billion
Even though it’s older than the top three videos on this list, Uptown Funk continues to be a favorite and gain viewers. Ronson’s video made its YouTube debut in November 2014 and rapidly became one of the most popular videos ever. It spent 14 consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the US Billboard 100, and also reached Number 1 in the charts in several other countries.
#4. Wiz Khalifa — See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
Over 4.61 Billion
See You Again held YouTube’s Number One position from July 10 to August 4, 2017, and it was the video that broke “Gangnam Style’s” record of being ranked number 1. It was, of course, only 25 days, until Despacito made its charge. The main reason for See You Again’s success was that it was commissioned as the theme for the movie, “Furious 7”. It was written as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker, this is what we would classify as a bittersweet song.
#3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Over 4.85 Billion
Whether you are a fan of Ed Sheeran or not , there’s no denying that Shape of You is one of the most watched videos of all time. Ed Sheeran’s song achieved all of its views in just two years, having debuted in January 2017. I am sure we will be hearing this song for many years.
#2. Pinkfong — Baby Shark Dance
Over 5.76 Billion Views
Baby Shark Dance, produced by Korean pop manufacturer Pinkfong, is a very easy and sweet song. It has sharks, repetition, and a considerable amount of experiential dread .Let’s be honest: If bringing up Baby Shark and playing it 12 times in a row is the only way to calm your toddler down, every parent with access to the internet is going to do exactly that.
#1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Over 6.8 Billion Views
Despacito, which is Spanish for “Slowly,” is sung in Spanish by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and also features Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. The music video shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The video became the fastest to collect 2 billion views and the first ever video to surpass 4 billion, 5 billion, and now 6 billion views. They also made another version with Justin Bieber, it added a new flavor to the song.