What are the Top 15 most viewed YouTube videos, who do these videos belong to and How many views did these videos attained are some of the most common questions that arise in the minds of every YouTube guy over the globe right?
So in this article, we are gonna be unwrapping all these questions from your brain right away.
And the cool part is we have even added some of the most interesting facts in this article to make things more intriguing.
Although most of the videos are music-related, there is still a video that is absolutely non-music related in this list too.
Especially make sure to check out the most viewed non-music-related video in our list and other one on our list.
Let’s start our list without any further delay.
15. Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MØ – “Lean On“
Views: 2.71 B
If you are an Indian, then you must know that this catchy song 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.
A controversial thing about Lean On is in an interview with Time, Diplo said that he initially sent the song to both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s camps as a slower reggae track but got rejected. He even stated their rejection was a blessing in disguise and further added MO sounds better than anybody.
What is your take on it would you agree with Diplo or do you think it would be better with Nicki Minaj or Rihanna?
Fun Fact: Google YouTube for $1,65 billion in November of 2006.
14. Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona – “Bailando“
Views: 2.80 B
“Bailando” has 4 versions of it in different languages but none were as successful as the Spanish version.
With 5 Latin Grammy Awards, 7 Billboard Latin Music Awards and 5 Diamond certifications single-handedly from Mexico it is unarguably Enrique’s biggest hit of all time.
13. Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off“
Views: 2.86 B
Surprisingly the Pop prodigy Taylor Shift’s “Shake it Off” is the only song of her in our list. The song is a payback from Taylor to her haters.
In the song, Taylor expressed that People can say whatever they want you cannot stop them through her music. The only thing that you can control is your reaction.
Shake it Off helped Taylor to Shake off some records let us take sneak peek at some of 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.
Shake it Off is Taylor Swift’s most successful song on US Billboard Hot 100 till date and not to mention it’s stay at the chart for 50 consecutive weeks.
12. Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud“
Views: 2.87 B
After a neck to neck fight with Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” wins the spot number 12 on our list of Top 15 videos with most youtube views.
In October 2015, Thinking Out Loud became the first-ever song to be streamed over 500 million times on Spotify and also became the first single to spend a full year in the UK top 40.
In addition to all the achievements “Thinking Out Loud” earned two Grammy awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
But seriously, I am tired of changing Shake it Off and Thinking Out Loud in our list. But it’s alright guess I like it.
11. OneRepublic – “Counting Stars“
Views: 2.89 B
With a count of over 2.98 B views OneRepublic‘s “Counting Stars” holds the 11th position in our list of most-watched videos in youtube.
Counting Stars one of the songs that made One Republic fans increase exponentially. It is also the most viewed cum streamed One Republic song ever.
Counting Stars spent 68 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 which is 5th most total weeks for any song to be on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Irony is that to write a song for Beyonce, Ryan Tedder came up with Counting Stars. But fortunately, Ryan felt that wouldn’t suit Beyonce and then pulled it with his band One Republic.
Even though it’s my personal experience if you have liked Counting Stars then give a try to their other songs too, believe me, you are doing yourself a favour here.
Fun Fact: Before becoming famous Shawn Mendis did a cover of Counting Stars. Click here to watch it.
10. Katy Perry – “Roar“
Views: 2.98 B
With over 2.98 B views, Katy Perry with her song “Roar” roars for 10th position on our list.
Even though Roar is one of the oldest videos on our list alongside Gangnam Style, It still succeeds to be on Top 10 most viewed Youtube videos of all time.
The visual video of Roar shows the weird dream of Katy Perry and though the video may look weird to the viewers it’s just another video for Katy’s fans right.
I mean, come on every visual video of Katy Perry feels a bit weird right? What do you guys think?
Views: 3.10 B
There crashes Maroon 5 with their Sugar on our list. Even though Maroon 5 has been the powerhouse of good music, “Sugar” is unarguably one of the greatest songs out there.
By the way, What’s your favourite Maroon 5 song that will never get you bored?
The visual video features band Maroon 5 crashing the weddings taken place in Los Angeles-area communities, including Marina del Ray and Glendale, over 3 days.
And when asked about Adam Levine’s experience he described it as stressful but super fun.
Fun Fact: With over 14.7 million likes, Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” is 6th most liked video on Youtube ever.
8. Justin Bieber – “Sorry“
Views: 3.23 B
Finally, Justin Bieber makes into on our list with his “Sorry from his 4rth studio album Purpose. Sorry is his 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.
Maybe hearing Sorry from Justin Bieber made this some of an ear candy than it is. Just kidding.
Not to mention it is still Justin’s one of the most successful songs of all time. And also Globally, “Sorry” achieved sales of 10 million in 2016 only and became one of the best selling digital music releases.
7. Psy – “Gangnam Style“
Views: 3.48 B
Doesn’t PSY’s Gangnam style on this list that makes this list more beautiful with its presence.
Gangnam style made people believe that a video can be viewed more than 1 Billion times 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 6 months at that time.
Even after 7 years of its release on Youtube the monstrous song still manages to be on the list of Top 10 Most viewed Youtube videos of all time.
Fun Fact: The Gangnam 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.
6. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk“
Views: 3.74 B
Uptown Funk came to Youtube in 2014, but the song showed no signs of slowing down in grabbing the attention of the audience consistently till date.
In addition to incredible vocals from Bruno and mind refreshing music from Mark Ronson, the dance of Bruno mars with his squad makes the video an eye candy for viewers.
Some viewers even felt emotional as the song gives you the vibes similar to king of pop Michael Jackson.
But honestly, the song still feels refreshing even listening to it hundred’s of time.
Fun Fact: But honestly, the song still feels refreshing even listening to it hundred’s of time.
5. Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories – “Baby Shark Dance“
Views: 4.203 B
Baby shark dance is a campfire song about a family of sharks and was popular since 2016. It is a type of song which once you hear it you cannot refrain from singing it.
Baby Shark even surpassed Gangnam Style in the race of being the most viewed K-Pop song ever.
The most popular video of Baby Shark Dance was uploaded by Pinkfong. I guess right now you may be thinking Pinkfong is an artist right?
4. Get Movies – Masha and the Bear – “Recipe for Disaster”
Views: 4.205 B
For god’s sake, we have a video in our list of Top 15 videos with most youtube views which is 100% not related to music that too in top 5 sure we should feel blessed right now.
Masha and Bear is a Russian children’s cartoon that is popular even outside Russia.
Most of their videos have viewed more than 100M on Youtube, but you know they are nowhere near the Masha and the Beer – Recipe for disaster.
The irony is that video of Masha and the Bear – Recipe for disaster is that the video was not uploaded by its channel Masha and the Bear but another channel named Get Movies on Youtube.
3. Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again“
Views: 4.34 B
“See You Again” 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 crew-mate Paul Walker, who played the role of Brian O’Conner in the fast and furious series died on November 30, 2013, at age 40
2. Ed Sheeran – “See You Again“
Views: 4.54 B
The English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of you” holds second position our top 15 most viewed video on YouTube with over 4.4 B views.
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.
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, Ed Sheeran is a head above others. Make sure to check it out too.
Fun Fact: Ed Sheeran is the most-streamed artist on Spotify as of now. And also he is the only artist to be featured twice on our list,
1. Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee – “Despacito“
Views: 6.58 B
“Despacito” peaks our list of top 15 most viewed YouTube videos with over 6.4 B views under its 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 on YouTube.
It also holds the record of being most liked video on Youtube with over 34 million likes and 5 most disliked video on Youtube over 4 million dislikes.
Luis Fonsi was originally planning for a song hoping that it will be able to make people dance when Erika Ender came up with a completed demo of Despascito, Luis Fonsi felt that it was something powerful, fresh and different something with an urban feel of Latinos and led him to be working on Despaacito.
Fun Fact: Just in case if you ever felt disappointed always remember that YouTube‘s “YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind” is the most disliked video(1.72 M) on its streaming site. Not to mention over 85% of people disliked the video.
Conclusion: With Despascito at the top of the list and Lean On at the bottom of the list, it’s time to wrap up the article.
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