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Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos

Since it was created, in 2005, YouTube has evolved and also the top of the most viewed videos on the platform. Here is the list with the videos that have more views.

On YouTube there are a lot of videos of all kinds, since it was created, in 2005, the platform has experienced overwhelming growth, because it is enough to just watch the hundreds of videos that already exceed one billion views.

Many of the most-watched YouTube videos are musicals and throughout these 14 years, there has been time to break some records, as Gangnam Style, for example, was the first video to exceed one billion views on the platform.

But since 2005, the platform has evolved and also the top of the most-watched videos on YouTube. At present, there are already more than 100 who have achieved one billion views.

Globally, 8 of the 10 most viewed videos on YouTube include Latin artists, such as Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi.

What are the most-watched videos on YouTube?

  1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito

The song Despacito was released on January 12, 2017, and since then it has broken record on the platform exceeding 6,000 million views, which have allowed it to establish itself as the most-watched YouTube video.

  1. Ed Sheran – Shape of You

This song was released on January 30, 2017, and currently has 4,102,536,703 views on YouTube.

  1. Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – See You Again

The song, which is remembered for playing on ‘Fast and Furious 7’as part of the tribute to Paul Walker in the final part of the film, ranks third in the 10 most viewed videos on YouTube with 4,026,709,677 views.

  1. Masha and the Bear

This is the only clip that is not musical and that appears in the list of the 10 most-watched videos on YouTube. It’s about the story of a girl and a bear. The language is Russian and has more than 3.5 billion views on YouTube.

  1. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

The Uptown Funk video was released on November 19, 2014, and currently has 3,480,036,801 views that place it in the top 10 of the most-watched YouTube videos.

  1. PSY – Gangnam Style

The video of the South Korean PSY was the first to get over 1,000 million views on YouTube and ranked first of the most-watched videos on the platform for five years, after beating Justin Bieber’s “Baby” in November of 2012

  1. Justin Bieber – Sorry

It was released on October 22, 2015, and is currently in 7th place with 3,093,193,076 views on YouTube.

  1. Maroon 5 – Sugar

With almost 3,000 million views, ‘Sugar’ is still the most-watched music video of the band Maroon 5 and, in addition, it is the eighth most-watched video clip in the entire history of YouTube.

  1. Katy Perry – Roar

Katy Perry’s roar has already been seen by 2,755 million people. The video was published on September 5, 2013, and currently ranks 9th in the top 10 of YouTube.

  1. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

2,748,773,358 views, is what the video Shake It Off by Taylor Swift has achieved, which was posted on YouTube on August 18, 2014.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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