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List of Most Viewed YouTube Videos

List of Most Viewed YouTube Videos
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The most viewed YouTube videos happen to be dominated by music. Either Songs or Nursery rhymes. All the same, they are all songs.

The world population is rounded up and estimated at 7.954 billion as of 2022. According to Babbel, out of the world’s approximately 7.8 billion inhabitants, 1.35 billion speak English. Getting over 2 billion views for an English song is mind-blowing.

The most viewed video on YouTube is Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong Baby Songs – Kids’ Songs & Stories with 10 billion views followed by Despacito ft Daddy Yankee by Luis Fonsi with 7.70 billion views.

You could say that Despacito is the most viewed music video on YouTube.

Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong Baby Songs – Kids’ Songs & Stories has more views than the world population which suggests that everyone has watched the video. However, that is not the case because some people have multiple YouTube/Google accounts and may have viewed the video more than once using different google accounts.

Below is the list of most viewed YouTube videos;

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1. Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong Baby Songs – Kids’ Songs & Stories – 10B

Baby Shark Dance is a nursery rhyme song and the most viewed YouTube video with only about 2:17s stream time.

Upload Date: June 17, 2016    

Link to video: https://youtu.be/XqZsoesa55w

2. Despacito ft Daddy Yankee by Luis Fonsi – 7.70B

Luis Fonsi Despacito is the most viewed music video on YouTube. Despacito has 7.70 billion views on YouTube.

Upload Date: January 12, 2017 

Link to video: https://youtu.be/kJQP7kiw5Fk        

3. Johny Johny Yes Papa by LooLoo Kids – Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Songs – 6.10B 

Johny Johny Yes Papa is a LooLoo Kids nursery rhymes video which is the second most viewed nursery rhymes song but maintains the third position on YouTube with 6.10 billion views.

Upload Date: October 8, 2016

Link to video: https://youtu.be/F4tHL8reNCs

4. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran – 5.60B

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran is the most viewed music video on Ed Sheeran’s playlist and the second most viewed music video on YouTube.

Upload Date: January 30, 2017

Link to video: https://youtu.be/JGwWNGJdvx8

5. See You Again ft Charlie Puth by Wiz Khalifa – 5.40B 

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa is a tribute song to actor Paul Walker.

Upload Date: April 6, 2015

Link to video: https://youtu.be/RgKAFK5djSk

6. Bath Song by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 4.90B 

Bath Song by Cocomelon is another popular nursery rhymes songs.

Upload Date: May 2, 2018

Link to video: https://youtu.be/WRVsOCh907o

7. Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm Мирошка ТВ – 4.55B

Miroshka TV’s Learning Colors Multi-Colored Eggs on the Farm is an educational video for kids.

Upload Date: February 27, 2018

Link to video: https://youtu.be/_nAu9D-8srA

8. Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster by Get Movies – 4.48B

Masha and the Bear is the only video that is not directly a song but an animation video for kids.

Upload Date: January 31, 2012

Link to video: https://youtu.be/KYniUCGPGLs

9. Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars by Mark Ronson – 4.42B

Uptown Funk is one of the most viewed YouTube videos.

Upload Date: November 19, 2014

Link to video: https://youtu.be/OPf0YbXqDm0

10. Phonics Song with Two Words by ChuChu TV – 4.40B

Phonics Song with TWO Words is A For Apple ABC Alphabet Songs for Children.

Upload Date: March 6, 2014  

Link to video: https://youtu.be/hq3yfQnllfQ

11. Gangnam Style by Psy – 4.30B

Gangnam Style by PSY is an entertainment music video and one of the most popular music videos on YouTube. Gangnam Style has 4.40 billion views on YouTube.

Upload Date: July 15, 2012

Link to video: https://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0

12. Dame Tu Cosita ft Cutty Ranks by El Chombo – 3.80B

Dame Tu Cosita by El Chombo ft Cutty Ranks is one popular song. It translate in english as “Give me your little thing”.

Upload Date: April 5, 2018

Link to video: https://youtu.be/FzG4uDgje3M 

13. Sugar by Maroon 5 – 3.62B

Sugar is the most viewed music video on Maroon 5’s playlist.

Upload Date: January 14, 2015

Link to video: https://youtu.be/09R8_2nJtjg        

14. Sorry by Justin Bieber – 3.50B

Sorry is the most viewed music video on Justin Bieber’s playlist.

Upload Date: October 22, 2015

Link to video: https://youtu.be/fRh_vgS2dFE         

15. Roar by Katy Perry – 3.50B

Roar is the most viewed music video on Katy Perry’s playlist.

Upload Date: September 5, 2013

Link to video: https://youtu.be/CevxZvSJLk8      

16. Wheels on the Bus by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 3.50B

Wheels on the Bus is another nursery rhyme uploaded by Cocomelon.

Upload Date: May 24, 2018

Link to video: https://youtu.be/e_04ZrNroTo

17. Counting Stars by OneRepublic – 3.48B

OneRepublic’s song Counting Stars is taken from their third studio album, Native (2013).

Upload Date: May 31, 2013

Link to video: https://youtu.be/hT_nvWreIhg   

18. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran – 3.39B

Thinking Out Loud is the second most viewed music video on Ed Sheeran’s playlist on YouTube.

Upload Date: October 7, 2014

Link to video: https://youtu.be/lp-EO5I60KA

19. Girls Like You by Maroon 5 – 3.21B

Maroon 5 has a number of videos in the list of most viewed videos on YouTube and Girls Like You is one of them.

Upload Date: May 31, 2018

Link to video: https://youtu.be/aJOTlE1K90k    

20. Faded by Alan Walker – 3.21B

Alan Walker, a British-Norwegian record producer and DJ, wrote the song Faded, which features Norwegian vocalist Iselin Solheim on vocals.

Upload Date: December 3, 2015

Link to video: https://youtu.be/60ItHLz5WEA          

21. Dark Horse by Katy Perry – 3.20B

Dark Horse is a song by American singer Katy Perry featuring American rapper Juicy J and the most viewed video on Katy’s playlist on YouTube.

Upload Date: February 20, 2014

Link to video: https://youtu.be/0KSOMA3QBU0          

22. Axel F by Crazy Frog – 3.17B

Crazy Frog recorded the song in 2005 and released it as “Axel F,” which became a summer hit that year. Crazy Frog’s Axel F music video has the most views on Crazy Frog YouTube channel.

Upload Date: June 16, 2009

Link to video: https://youtu.be/k85mRPqvMbE   

23. Let Her Go by Passenger – 3.15B

Let Her Go is a folk rock song by Michael David Rosenberg, also known as Passenger.

Upload Date: July 25, 2012

Link to video: https://youtu.be/RBumgq5yVrA    

24. Bailando ft Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona by Enrique Iglesias – 3.15B

The first version of Bailando was released with Cuban artists Bueno and Gente de Zona. The video has 3.15 billion views.

Upload Date: April 11, 2014

Link to video: https://youtu.be/NUsoVlDFqZg   

25. Lean On by Major Lazer & DJ Snake – 3.15B

Lean On by Major Lazer & DJ Snake is 25 on the list of most viewed videos on YouTube with 3.15 billion views on YouTube.

Upload Date: March 22, 2015

Link to video: https://youtu.be/YqeW9_5kURI

26. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift – 3.13B

Shake It Off is a fast-paced dance-pop tune with a saxophone melody in the mix. On YouTube, the music video for Shake It Off has 3.13 billion views.

Upload Date: August 18, 2014

Link to video: https://youtu.be/nfWlot6h_JM

27. Baa Baa Black Sheep by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 3.07B

Baa Baa Black Sheep is another Cocomelon nursery rhyme with 3.07 billion views on YouTube.

Upload Date: June 25, 2018

Link to video: https://youtu.be/Gmrj5-70xV4   

28. Perfect by Ed Sheeran – 3.06B

Perfect is the third song by Ed Sheeran on Yebekagh list of most viewed videos on YouTube.

Upload Date: November 9, 2017

Link to video: https://youtu.be/2Vv-BfVoq4g         

29. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira – 3.03B

Waka Waka y Shakira is the Official 2010 FIFA World Cup (TM) Song. On YouTube, Waka Waka has 3.03 billion views.

Upload Date: June 4, 2010

Link to video: https://youtu.be/pRpeEdMmmQ0     

30. Mi Gente by J Balvin, Willy William – 3.03B       

Mi Gente by J Balvin is the ultimate on this list with 3.03 billion views.

Upload Date: June 29, 2017

Link to video: https://youtu.be/wnJ6LuUFpMo  

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