Skip to content

Top 15 Most Viewed Youtube videos of all time

Howdy Guys,

In this post, we are gonna featuring Top most viewed Youtube videos of all time. Although there are currently 164 videos on YouTube that have over 1 Billion Views there are only 15 videos over 1 Billion views that were able make it to the list of top 15 most viewed Youtube video ever.

As a matter of fact the most-viewed videos were initially viral videos related to music videos.In fact since Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, every video that has reached the top of the “most-viewed YouTube videos” list has been a music video there still a single video that is not related to music be sure to check it out.

Before starting the list let’s get into crazy facts about Youtube that you may have not known until now and worth knowing.

  • .Youtube an American video-sharing site which almost every person on the internet is familiar with was created Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim in February 2005 and the first video ever made was “Me at the zoo” uploaded by Karim on his channel in April 2005.
  • Since then there no stopping of Youtube grabbing the attention of the audience on the internet. As per today with having users more than 1.3 billion Youtube rules the internet.
  • As per reports, 300 hours are uploaded to Youtube every single minute consisting of videos everything one can imagine. In addition to that, it gets over 30 million visitors per day in which more than 50% are mobile users.
  • Let’s keep the facts and numbers about Youtube aside and enter into a somewhat more interesting topic Youtube financials.
  • Google YouTube for $1,65 billion in November of 2006.
  • Youtube is profitable not only for Google but also the content creators can get money from Youtube by making videos and posting them on there channel through various things lie placing ads from google ads, Sponsorship, affiliate marketing and many more strategies
  • It may look Ironic but The youngest YouTube star Ryan ToysReview who is 6 years old who is six years old made $11,000,000 in 2017 by doing Toy reviews still feel that your passion in doing Youtube videos has something to do with your age?

Top 15 Most Viewed Youtube videos of all time

1 Luis Fonsi – Despascito(Feat. Daddy Yankee)

YouTube views: 6.44B

Luis Fonsi – Despascito(feat. Daddy Yankee) peaks the list of top 15 most viewed You Tube videos with over 6.4 B views under it’s name it is most viewed YouTube video of all time.

Even though the word Despascito means slowly or Unhurriedly the song since it’s release showed no signs of slowing down and reached two billion, and then two and a half billion views faster than any other video ever had.It is also first video ever to reach 3,4,5,6 Billion views mark on YouTube.

In additional to all those records it also holds the record of being most liked video on Youtube with over 34 million likes and 5 most dislike video on Youtube over 4 million dislikes.

Actually Luis Fonsi was orginally planning for another song hoping that it will be able to make people with Daddy Yankee but when Erika Ender came up with completed demo of Despascito Luis Fonsi felt that he has something powerful, fresh and different something with an urban feel of Latinos and led him to be working on Despaacito.

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

YouTube views: 4.40B

The English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of you” holds second position our top 15 most viewed YouTube videos with having over 4.4 B views on YouTube.

Since the initial release of the song on 6 January 2017 as one of the double lead singles from his third studio album ÷(divide), there was no stopping of the “Shape of You” from breaking records of the music industry. The song topped number-1 on the singles charts of 34 countries

Although Desapcito tops the list of top 15 most viewed videos on worlds biggest video sharing site Youtube when it comes to List of Top 15 most streamed songs on Spotify,the most used app for streaming music worldwide Ed Sheeran is head above others. As a matter of fact he is the most streamed artist on Spotify.

Even though it is just above Wiz Khalifa – See You Again(feat. Charlie Puth) in views when we compare both of them Unarguabilly Shape of You reached all the milestones in just 2 year span making it the second most viewed song on Youtube.

3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again(feat. Charlie Puth)

YouTube views: 4.23B

Wiz Khalifa – See You Again(feat. Charlie Puth) is the only Music video to have been related to a movie on our list of 15 most watched YouTube videos

With having views over 4.23 B See You Again it grabs 3rd position on our list. Not only that with likes over 25 million it is the second most liked video on Youtube

The visual video of See You Again features the whole crew of Fate of the furious alongside Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa film showing their tribute to their crewmate Paul Walker,who played the role of Brian O’Conner in the fast and furious series died on November 30, 2013 at age 40

4. Masha and the beer – Recipe for disaster

YouTube views: 4.12B

Finally for Godsake their is video that isnt related to music but still ranks 4rth on our list and it is the most viewed Youtube video not music related.

For those who dont have a single clue on why Masha and the Beer – Recipe for disaster? Here is some useful info that may give you some idea about the video.

Basically Masha and the Beer is a Russian childrens’s cartoon which very popular even outside the Russia. The episode videos that are posted by Masha and the Beer channel do actually get tons of views for their every video. They even have some videos having views more than 100M on Youtube but you know they are no where near the Masha and the Beer – Recipe for disaster.

The fun fact about Masha and the Beer – Recipe for disaster is that the video was not uploaded by it’s own channel Masha and the Beer but another channel named Get Movies on Youtube. Though the video doesnt belong to Get Movies you have to credit for making the video viral on Youtube.

5. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk(feat. Bruno Mars)

YouTube views: 3.66B

Uptown Funk the came to Youtube on 2014 is 5 years older now but the song showed no signs of slowing down in grabbing he attention of audience consistently.

With likes over 13.22 Million Uptown funk is 9th most liked video on Youtube of all time.

The visual video of Uptown Funk shows both Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars insanely cool. In addition to incredible vocals from Bruno and mind refreshing music from Mark Ronson the dance of Bruno mars with his squad is a eye candy for viewers.

Some viewers even felt emotional as the song gives you the vibes similar to king of pop Michael Jackson. Seriously the song still feels refreshing even after 5 years of it’s release.

6. Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories – Baby shark dance

YouTube views: 3.48B

Baby shark dance is a childrens song about family of sharks. The Baby Shark Dance is basically a campfire song and was popular since 2016.

The most popular video of Baby Shark Dance was uploaded by Pinkfong. I guess you may be thinking Pinkfong is an artist right ? but you are wrong. Pinkfong is an education brand within South Korean media startup SmartStudy.

People after initial release of Bay shark dance by Pinkfong started believing that it would be the next big thing in K-pop after Gangnam style.

One more amazing fact about Pinkfong is that all videos that are related to Pinkfong’s song have gained around 5 Billion views making it the most viewed educational video phenomenon of all time.

7. PSY – Gangnam style

YouTube views: 3.42B

Finally PSY’s Gagnam style an another K – pop song on the list that makes this list more beautiful with it’s presence. Gangnam style just below Baby Shark Dance shows us the domination of K – pop videos on Youtube.

The Gagnam style with over likes of 16 Million it is the 5th most liked video of all time and most liked video K- pop video ever.

The song made people believe that a video can be viewed more than 1 Billion time by being the first song ever to reach 1 Billion views on Youtube. The fact that makes the song even cooler is that it reached 1 Billion in a span of 6 months at that time.

Even after 7 years of it’s release on Youtube the song still manages to be on the List of Top 10 Most viewed Youtube video’s of all time.

8. Justin Bieber – Sorry

YouTube views: 3.19B

There comes Justin Bieber on our list with his song Sorry from his 4rth studio album Purpose. The song is Justin Bebers’ most viewed song of all time and it did it without even featuring Justin Bieber in the visual video.

Sorry is all about Justin asking an opportunity to him to apologize to a lover and asking to give him second chance to redeem himself

Sorry with over 12.01 Million likes is the 13th most liked video on Youtube. Maybe people felt good when they heard sorry from Justin I guess. What do you guys think ? let me know in the comments

The song is still Justin’s one of the most succesful songs of all time.Globally, “Sorry” achieved sales of 10 million in 2016 only and became one of the best selling digital music releases.

9. Maroon 5 – Sugar

YouTube views: 3.03B

Maroon 5 Sugar crashes our list. “Sugar” is unarguably the one of the best songs provided by Maroon 5 in their 25 years of Pop Career.

Sugar is 2nd most liked video of Maroon 5 on Youtube with over 10.58 Million likes and the Most liked Marron 5 video tag goes to Girls Like You with over 14.78 Million Likes. Marron 5 – Girls like is 6th most liked video on Youtube.

The visual video of Sugar is surely as sweat as sugar. The visual video features band Maroon 5 really crashing the weddings taken place in Los Angeles-area communities, including Marina del Ray and Glendale, over a 3 day stretch. When asked about Adam Levine’s experience he described as stressful but super fun.

Sugar is the surely the sweatiest gift given by Maroon 5 to their fans and all those beautiful couple’s who were about to start their wedding.

10. Katy Perry – Roar

YouTube: 2.91B

Katy Perry roars in our list with her song Roar. As per 2019 the song manages get over 2.89 Million Views on Youtube and is eventually Katy Perry’s biggest hit of all time.

The visual video of Roar shows Katy Perry and her adventures in a Jungle. In additional to that it also showcases some weird scenes likes Katy roaring in front on a Tiger in Jungle and many more which you have to look out for yourself.

In the end the video leads the viewer to think all the previous events have just been a dream, but walks out of the plane still in the jungle, stretching her arms and yawning with the animals sitting around her.

Even though Roar is one of the oldest videos on our list alongside Gangnam Style it still manages to be on Top 10 most viewed Youtube videos of all time.

11. One Republic – Counting Stars

YouTube views: 2.83B

Counting Stars one of the songs that made One Republic fans increase exponentially. As per 2019 with over 2.84 Billion views it is the most viewed and streamed One Republic song ever.

One republic – Counting Stars also earned 2 diamond certifications from Canada and The United States. In additional to that feat Counting Stars spent 68 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 which isfifth for the most total weeks for song to be on the Billboard Hot 100.

A fun facts about Counting Stars is that Ryan Tedder initially tried to write a song for Beyonce and came up with Counting Stars. But Ryan felt that wouldn’t suit Beyonce and then tried it with his Band One Republic. Nevertheless the song also has cover from Shawn Mendis before he was famous.

If you have listened to One Republic – Counting Stars then also try to listen their other songs too believe me though they are under rated they have quite a good collection of songs.

12. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

YouTube: 2.82B

There comes the pop prodigy Taylor Swift on our list with her Shake It Off. Taylor’s Shake It Off helped her to shake off many records keep reading to know them.

As of September 2019, the video has received over 2.8 billion views on YouTube and is also the second most viewed by a female artist.

The song is specially dedicated to all Taylor’s detractors. She expressed that People can say whatever they want you cannot stop them. The only thing that you can control is your own reaction.

Although there are several Taylor’s songs that have been very successful on The Billboard charts Shake it Off is still Taylor Swift’s most successful Billboard Hot 100 song to of all time and it also stayed in the chart for 50 consecutive weeks.

13. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

YouTube views: 2.823B

When all other big artists are struggling to make it in to the list of Top 15 Most Viewed Youtube videos at least once Ed Sheeran manages to appear twice on the list.

With the help of “Thinking Out Loud”and “Shape Of You” Ed Sheeran becomes the only Person on the planet to have 2 videos in the list of Top 15 Most Viewed Youtube videos of all time.

The song “Thinking Out Loud” achieved success in not only the biggest video sharing site Youtube but also became the first single to spend a full year in the UK top 40. In October 2015, the first-ever song to be streamed over 500 million times on Spotify.

In additional to all the achievements “Thinking Out Loud” received two Grammy awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

14. Enrique Iglesias – Bailando(feat. Descemer Bueno and Gente Ze Dona)

YouTube Views: 2.77B

The Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias “Bailando” for his tenth studio album Sex and Love is the second Spanish song in our list alongside with “Despascito”. Bailando Spanish version also features the Cuban artists Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona.

Although “Bailando” has 4 versions of it in different languages but the Spanish version is in a whole new level when compared to other versions. The Spanish version of the song has been viewed more than 2.7 Billion times on Youtube.

The song even has 5 Diamond certifications from Mexico. You may be wondering why it is so popular in Mexico?. The reason is quite simple Mexico is the second-largest Spanish-speaking music market in the world.

Bailando have won 5 Latin Grammy Awards and 7 Billboard Latin Music Awards along with a 2015 Billboard Music awards for Latin song. It is Enrique’s biggest hit of all time.

15. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ)

YouTube Views: 2.65B

Lean On which was recorded by American electronic dance music group Major Lazer, French DJ and features vocals from Danish singer MØ holds teh last postion on our list.

The music video for “Lean On” was filmed in ND Studios, Karjat, Kaul Heritage City, in Vasai in Maharashtra, India and some other shots are taken in the Golden Hall in Stockholm City Hall.

The relationship of DJ Snake’s music videos with India didn’t stopped with Lean On. The French DJ also stated that “India is Possibly My Favorite Country in the world”.

In addition to “Lean On” DJ Snake also made “Magenta Riddim” which was shot on Ramoji Film City, Telangana, India.

Conclusion: Even though we update our list every month it is not the real time view count of videos. To see the real time view count of above videos just click on videos and see it using Youtube. Hope you understand

If you are interested more music related stuff then make sure checkout our list of Top 15 most streamed songs on Spotify of all time.

Thanks for reading ! Hope you come back soon.

Arvind View All

I am a blogger by passion striving to get better day by day. You the person who is reading about me have a good day.

One thought on “Top 15 Most Viewed Youtube videos of all time Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.