Ever wondered what are the most viewed YouTube videos of all time? The number of videos, creators, subscribers and viewers everything has grown exponentially. If you compare current YouTube with the platform where founder Jawed Karim uploaded the first video, it has changed a lot.
Nowadays, Hundreds of hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute. We have ample amount of channels on each category serving useful and entertaining videos on a daily basis.
Most Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time
Let’s have a look at the top 15 most viewed YouTube videos of all time. Most of these videos belong to the entertainment category and have received immense love from the viewers. So without any further ado, let’s get straight into the videos.
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- 15. Lean On – Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MØ
- 14. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona
- 13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- 12. Counting Stars – OneRepublic
- 11. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
- 10. Roar – Katy Perry
- 9. Sugar – Maroon 5
- 8. Sorry – Justin Bieber
- 7. Gangnam Style – Psy
- 6. UpTown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
- 5. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster
- 4. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
- 3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
- 2. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
- 1. Baby Shark Dance
15. Lean On – Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MØ
The electronic dance music track Lean On is the 14th most viewed YouTube video of all time. The video has been mostly shooted in the Maharashtra, India while some shots were filmed in Stockholm. Lean On is one of my favourite songs that managed to hold the number one position in Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, Mexico and Denmark.
14. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona
Though superstar Enrique Iglesias is known for his English and Portuguese songs, Bailando was the first Spanish video on YouTube which collected more than a billion views. Viewers loved the lyrics, dance moves and especially the music.
13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran needs no introduction when it comes to the most successful artists on YouTube and Spotify. This video has been shooted after many weeks of hard work. The singer was trained and needed to learn various dance moves. Also,
12. Counting Stars – OneRepublic
The American pop-rock band’s Counting Stars have secured the number one position in many countries including the UK and Canada. This is the first group music video which has received 1 billion views.
11. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
This is one of the most viewed superhit videos of Taylor Swift. A single line – Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate – has made people crazy for this song. You might have also seen many memes circulating on the Internet.
10. Roar – Katy Perry
Roar is another song from Katy Perry’s fourth studio album, Prism. It was released in 2013 and was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The song became a commercial success after topping the charts in many countries.
9. Sugar – Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is one of the most popular bands on YouTube. This song was recorded in 2014 for their fifth studio albums. Despite the song, the storyline of the video is also quite good. Sugar received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
8. Sorry – Justin Bieber
Justin Beiber was also a popular singer at his time. His song ‘baby’ made him superstar all over the world. Later, in 2015, his song ‘sorry’ surpassed all the previous records. The song is good but I didn’t like the video.
7. Gangnam Style – Psy
Gangnam Style was released by a South Korean musician Psy in 2012. It just not remained at number one in more than 30 countries but also became a worldwide sensation. The unique dance moves and the perfect scenes helped it getting billions of views. Psy even met Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations at the UN headquarters in Newyork. Overall, Gangnam style is known as a worldwide hit comedy video song.
6. UpTown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk followed the 1980s funk music style and won millions of hearts. It became one of the most viewed YouTube videos of all time. Not only this, Uptown Funk remained number one song in the United States for 14 consecutive weeks, and at the year-end award show won two Grammys and a Brit.
5. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster
I am not at all expecting this video here but it’s also a most viewed videos on YouTube. Unlike others, it’s not a music video but rather an episode of an animated Russian kids show. Here, Masha cooks too much porridge and puts her home in danger.
Total Views = 4.4 billion
4. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
See You Again was actually a tribute song for the star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident while shooting for movie Fast and Furious 7. Not only the song, but all the instalments of the Fast and Furious series are really good.
Total Views = 4.93 billion
3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s shape of you is the third most viewed YouTube videos of all time. It remained at the first position in 34 countries, The music, storyline and especially the climax are really awesome. Shape of You featuring an American dancer Jennie Pegouskie and retired sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryuta. Lastly, it’s one of my favourite songs too.
Total Views = 5.16 billion
2. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
With more than 6 billion views, Despacito is the second most viewed YouTube videos of all time. This song was number almost 53 countries. Despacito became the first Spanish-language song to reach such as a number in the United States. It was a global hit and set a record for the fastest song to get one billion views. Yes, Despacito took only 97 days to get 100 crores views.
Total Views = 7.1 billion
1. Baby Shark Dance
Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories is the most viewed video on YouTube right now. It’s a song about a family for sharks for children. At the time of writing, this video has got 22 million likes and 11 million dislikes, so we can say that viewers have given a mixed response to this video.
Total Views = 7.7 billion
Final Words: The Most Viewed YouTube Video of All Time
Entertainment has no target audience, and that’s why most of the videos in this list are music videos. So, which of the above videos you liked the most? Share with us in the comments section below.