Most Viewed YouTube Videos
On February 14, Youtube had just celebrated its 15th anniversary. The second largest search engine in the world, Youtube now has more than four billion users, with no less than 100 hours of videos uploaded per hour. Let's discover together the 10 videos that have reached the highest number of views on Youtube since its creation.
10: Roar by Katy Perry
At the tenth position we have Katy Perry's Roar music video with 3 billion views. This American singer-songwriter and singer has charmed the public with a clip conveying an important message.
Indeed, Katy Perry finds herself in the jungle, left to her own devices and forced to fight her fears. She emerges victorious and dominates the lions that threatened her at the start of the clip.
Since its release in September 2013, Katy Perry has wowed many audiences with this track. It should be noted that this clip had a huge budget, which is perhaps the cause of its phenomenal success, in addition to the 33 million followers of its channel.
9: Sugar from Maroon 5
The group Maroon 5 has conquered the hearts of its fans with this song by arriving unexpectedly at several weddings and giving mini-concerts there. Today, this clip takes the 9th place in the most viewed videos on YouTube with 3.2 billion views. Since its release in early 2015, the song has been among the top 10 most viewed on the YouTube channel so far.
8: Sorry by Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber's videos are the most viewed on the web and not only with the song "Baby". Who doesn't remember this song "Sorry" that the young Canadian singer dedicated to Selena Gomez in 2015?
On top of that, fans were thrilled to find a lively and energetic clip. The easy-to-reproduce choreography was also a key factor in boosting this clip 's view count . Thanks to its 42 million followers, Justin Bieber's Sorry clip is in 8th place in our ranking with 3.2 billion views.
7: Psy's Gangnam Style
A chic neighborhood in South Korea, a somewhat original dance and an emblematic character: does that remind you of a particular clip? And yes, it is indeed Gangnam Style by Psy which takes 7th place in our ranking with more than 3.6 million views!
The South Korean singer is the first in YouTube history to surpass one billion views on a single video. Launched in July 2012, Gangnam Style exceeded the billion mark by December the same year of its release.
6: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson
When it was released in 2015, this music video turned out to be a real hit as it immediately rocketed to number one in the top 100.
In addition to this, the clip takes the 6th place of the most viewed videos on Youtube with 3.8 billion views. Its success is due to its slow choir and rhythm: these two factors made all the difference!
5: Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster
It is the only non-music video in this list with 4.2 billion views. This video tells the story of a little Russian girl named Masha and Mishka a somewhat grumpy bear.
Indeed, these two characters are very endearing: this is surely what has earned them their success with young audiences!
4: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
The song from Fast and Furious 7 has also been a hit with YouTube users. Some argue that this success is due to the sudden disappearance of actor Paul Walker, one of the film's emblematic characters.
The clip is in 4th place in this ranking with 4.5 billion views. The tribute song to actor Paul Walker, taken from the film Fast & Furious 7, was a great success on the platform. Moreover, the clip is the second video to have exceeded the 2 billion mark.
3: Shape of You: Ed Sheeran
With 4.8 billion views, the clip Shape of You by singer Ed Sheeran ranks third on this list. The prince of YouTube chained the number of views with his title Shape of You.
2: Baby Shark Dance
Who has never heard this song? Baby Shark Dance finds itself 2nd in this ranking with nearly 5.6 billion views. The easy to learn choreography and the attractive melody are the secret of this success.
At first, this song was intended for young audiences. But today, we can observe a large number of remixes and choreographies created by the greatest on the tik tok network for example.
1: Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
In first place in this ranking, we have Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee with 6.8 billion views. With a rhythm that is both sensual and furious, this song ended up at the first position of the top 100 in 2017.
Released in January 2017, this title had a billion views in just 97 days. The song accumulates records: it is the first video which could reach 2 billion, 3 billion, 4 billion and even 5 billion in terms of views.
Savor these titles and listen to them again while waiting for the next track that could upset the rankings. Nevertheless, the first position is not likely to be ousted so easily. Indeed, since the release of this famous Despacito clip by Luis Fonsi, Latin songs have accumulated a lot of views on YouTube .