Most Viewed YouTube Videos

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Although the most-viewed videos were initially viral videos, such as “Evolution of Dance” and “Charlie Bit My Finger”, the most-viewed videos were increasingly related to music videos. Since Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” in 2009, every video that has reached the top of the “most-viewed YouTube videos” list has been a music video. Although some of the previously most-viewed videos are no longer listed on the site, reaching the top of the list is still considered a tremendous feat.

In November 2005, a Nike advertisement featuring Brazilian football player Ronaldinho became the first video to reach one million views.[1]

Top 30 most-viewed YouTube videos
No. Video name Uploader Views (billions) Upload date Note
1. Baby Shark Dance[22] Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories 9.02 June 17, 2016 [B]
2. Despacito[24] Luis Fonsi 7.46 January 12, 2017 [C]
3. Johny Johny Yes Papa[25] LooLoo Kids 5.58 October 8, 2016 [D]
4. Shape of You[26] Ed Sheeran 5.40 January 30, 2017 [E]
5. See You Again[27] Wiz Khalifa 5.19 April 6, 2015 [F]
6. Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster”[30] Get Movies 4.45 January 31, 2012 [G]
7. “Bath Song”[31] Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes 4.37 May 2, 2018 [H]
8. “Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm”[32] Miroshka TV 4.31 February 27, 2018 [I]
9. Uptown Funk[33] Mark Ronson 4.24 November 19, 2014 [J]
10. Gangnam Style[34] Psy 4.13 July 15, 2012 [K]
11. “Phonics Song with Two Words”[36] ChuChu TV 4.02 March 6, 2014
12. Sugar[37] Maroon 5 3.51 January 14, 2015
13. Dame Tu Cosita[38] El Chombo 3.48 April 5, 2018
14. Sorry[39] Justin Bieber 3.45 October 22, 2015
15. Roar[40] Katy Perry 3.39 September 5, 2013
16. Counting Stars[41] OneRepublic 3.35 May 31, 2013
17. Thinking Out Loud[42] Ed Sheeran 3.29 October 7, 2014
18. “Wheels on the Bus”[43] Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes 3.18 May 24, 2018
19. Dark Horse[44] Katy Perry 3.11 February 20, 2014
20. Faded[45] Alan Walker 3.10 December 3, 2015
21. Shake It Off[46] Taylor Swift 3.08 August 18, 2014
22. Girls Like You[47] Maroon 5 3.08 May 31, 2018
23. Lean On[48] Major Lazer 3.07 March 22, 2015
24. Bailando[49] Enrique Iglesias 3.07 April 11, 2014
25. Let Her Go[50] Passenger 3.03 July 25, 2012
26. Mi Gente[51] J Balvin 2.95 June 29, 2017
27. Perfect[52] Ed Sheeran 2.90 November 9, 2017
28. Axel F[53] Crazy Frog 2.90 June 16, 2009
29. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)[54] Shakira 2.89 June 4, 2010
30. Hello[55] Adele 2.86 October 22, 2015
As of July 24, 2021

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