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Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time

Anyone who has a Google account can upload videos on YouTube and many people try to use it to rise to popularity. However, even though there are millions of videos on YouTube, only a few made it to the top. YouTube was founded in 2005, and the first video – Me at the Zoo – was posted on April 23, 2005. 1.3 billion people have created YouTube accounts since then. Every day, almost 5 billion videos are viewed in 2018. Every minute, 300 hours of footage are uploaded to the site. According to Pexeso’s 2016 analysis, music contributes for only 4.3 percent of YouTube’s content. Despite this, it receives 11% of all views. Clearly, a large number of individuals view a small number of music videos. As a result, it should come as no surprise that music videos are the most popular on YouTube. Most of these videos are made by well-known artists from favorite television shows.

Gangnam Style by Psy

Number of Views: 4,200,000,000+ The video was the first hip-hop song to reach 2 billion views in 2016 on YouTube, secondary to Psy’s Gangnam Style. Furthermore, it holds a record of the most-streamed track in a single day on Spotify, and the longest rap song to rank as number one in the UK Singles Chart. It’s been said it was a prime example of buying views on YouTube but nothing was ever proven. See You Again was recorded by an American Rapper Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth. The song was one of the soundtracks of the film Furious 7 as a tribute to actor Paul Walker, who died in a car accident on 2013.

Sorry (Purpose: The Movement) by Justin Bieber

Number of Views: 3,400,000,000 + The song Sorry was recorded by the Canadian singer Justin Bieber and was produced by Blood and Skrillex. The song was made for Justin’s fourth studio album, Purpose. It is a song about Justin asking for a second chance to redeem himself. The video that has garnered 2 billion views on YouTube was originally intended to be a lyric video but was eventually kept as a dance video. The video features Parris Goebel, ReQuest Dance Crew and the Royal Family dance crew. The dance performance was choreographed by Parris Goebel.

Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars by Mark Ronson

Number of Views: 4,300,000,000 + This video was recorded by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The song Uptown Funk was the fourth collaboration from Ronson and Bruno Mars. The recording of the video has gone for months because they had to shoot in different locations. Because if the song’s upbeat and catchy music, it is not surprising that Ronson’s video is one of the most viewed on YouTube.

Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster

Number of Views: 4,400,000,000 + Masha and the Bear is the only non-English video that garnered 2 billion views on YouTube. Masha and the Bear is a Russian television series produced by Animaccord Animation Studio. The television series was created by Oleg Kuzovkov. The story revolves around the girl named Marsha and the bear that treats her as his best friend and keeps her from harm. The television series has two full seasons with 26 episodes each. The first episode was released in 2009. Most of its episodes have been successful on YouTube. However, the 17th episode, which is a recipe for disaster in English translation, did not make it to the most viewed videos on YouTube.

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Number of Views: 3,100,000,000 + Shake It Off was recorded by Taylor Swift for her album 1989. The song was written and dedicated to Taylor Swift’s haters. The video was directed by Mark Romanek and shot in Van Nuys California for three days. This replaced Blank Space as the sixth most-viewed YouTube video of all time. The video was released along with the song in 2014.

Blank Space by Taylor Swift

Number of Views: 2,800,000,000 + The video Blank Space is another song by Taylor Swift that made it to the ten most viewed videos on YouTube. It was directed by Joseph Kahn with most of the scenes shot at the Oheka Castle in New York. The filming lasted for three days and was shot in different locations in Long Island. The song was written by Swift and Max Martin who made fun of Taylor Swift’s impression of having his ex-lovers included in almost all of her songs.

Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona by Enrique Iglesias

Number of Views: 3,100,000,000 + There are two versions of this video, the Spanish and the Spanglish versions. The Spanish version was the one that made it on the top ten most viewed videos on YouTube. Furthermore, it is the first Spanish video to garner more than a billion views. This video was premiered in April 2014 on Enrique Iglesia’s Vevo account. The video was directed by Alejandro Perez, along with Yasha Malekzad as the creative director, and Kasra Piroshki as the executive producer. The dancers in the video were from Havana’s Ballet Lizt Alfonso. The song was recorded by Enrique Iglesias for his album Sex and Love.

Lean On ft. Mo (Official Music Video) by Major Lazer and DJ Snake

Number of Views: 3,100,000,000 + Lean On was recorded by a group Major Lazer and DJ Snake, along with the vocals of a Danish singer Mo. The song is described as an electronic song and a house ballad. Most of the video scenes were shot in Maharashtra India at ND Studios in Karjat while some were shot in Stockholm’s town hall. The music video was directed by Tim Erem and was produced by Akshay Multani, Per Welen, and Mikhail Mehra. According to IFPI, Lean On was the best-selling song in 2015. It was also labelled as the most streamed song in Spotify before being surpassed by Drake’s One Dance.

Hello by Adele

Number of Views: 2,900,000,000 + The concept of the video was about a woman who has just gone through a recent break-up and was calling to the younger version of herself. The video was directed by Xavier Dolan. According to Dolan, the video’s inspiration was drawn from Dolan’s semi-autobiographical debut. The video also features actor Tristan Wilds. Hello is the first music video to be filmed in an IMAX format. The song was written by Adele and Greg Kurstin which tells about nostalgia and regrets. The song is described as a soul piano ballad. If you’re video is not getting as many views as the ones mentioned above be sure to read our post on how to deal with getting no views on youtube to ensure a quick turnaround of events and gaining millions straight away :).

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