Today, the most popular videos on YouTube only have a little in common with the most distinct ones in the past. Child-friendly videos such as Chocolate Rain and Charlie Bit My Finger easily gained a spot in YouTube’s most viewed content back then. But now, child-friendly music videos coming from artists like Ed Sheeran and Justine Bieber have managed to be into the top spots. Music videos have done a good job of entering the list of the most popular videos ever watched in the history of YouTube. Regardless of its genre, music videos seem to have a huge appeal to viewers regardless of different ages. If you want the same growth for your YouTube channel, here’s what you need to have.
Here are the top ten most-viewed videos on YouTube:
10. Loolo Kids- Johny Johny Yes Papa (3.13 billion)
Johny Johny Yes Papa is one of the most popular nursery rhymes of all time. Usually, a lot of people viewed this video to entertain their child. This nursery rhyme talks about a naughty baby and a father. The animated video features the baby trying to eat sugar cubes straight from a jar. He was caught by his father and asked him to open his mouth. Seeing that the baby ha da sugar cube in his mouth, both of them ended up laughing. Surprisingly, the song itself has been subject to a lot of remakes. The video now boasts 3.13 billion views.
9. Maroon 5-Sugar (3.17 billion)
Did Maroon 5 really crash a wedding? This cute music video was able to 3.17 billion views. It was said that the bands crashed into a series of wedding ceremonies in LA to create the video.
Sugar’s inspiration was Wedding Crashers, a 2005 romantic comedy hit. What’s more, is that the same director produced Wedding Crashers and Sugar.
During the release of the music video, the band explained that only the groom knows about this scene. The wedding crashers made the bride and all the people in shock. It was already set up before the actual wedding ceremony, allowing Maroon 5 to enter smoothly into the ceremonies. Perhaps, the idea that the music video holds many surprises made it slip into the ninth spot.
8. Justin Bieber- Sorry (3.28 billion)
Justin Bieber’s latest song “Sorry” became the most popular YouTube video, with more than 3 billion views. The song was the 22nd video that was able to reach the billion-view mark. In addition, the music video itself became the fastest to reach two billion views, and effortlessly reached three billion views in no time.
7. PSY- Gangnam Style (3.59 billion)
Gangnam Style is the very first YouTube video viewed more than a billion times since it was posted. Psy or Park Jae Sung also became the first Korean artist to be invited to VMA’s– a prestigious Awarding Ceremony for Best Music Video.
Gangnam Style hit outrageous popularity that made it the very first music video watched more than a billion times on YouTube. On top of that, the video was able to get that much views in only less than six months after it was released.
Given the fact that it is now much easier to get billions of views on YouTube, Gangnam Style still sits in one of the spots in the most viewed videos of all time.
6. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars (3.83 billion)
Uptown Funk was a song by British Record Producer Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars. The song is a funk-pop that garnered a billion views and became one of the well-liked videos ever in YouTube’s history.
Despite the fact that many other music videos reached the billion-view mark, Uptown Funk remains unbeatable as its view count continues to grow.
5. Masha and the Bear — Recipe for Disaster (4.26 billion)
Masha and the Bear is a Russian animated series that talks about the adventure of a mischievous girl and a retired circus bear. It was 2014 when the first episode was uploaded on YouTube. It was viewed more than 4. 26 billion times, making it achieve the fifth spot.
In this animated series, the bear is considered to be Masha’s protector from any troubles that the girl may encounter. This series taught children and even adults the essence of true friendship. This series is the most-viewed non-music video of all time in the platform and probably elsewhere.
4. Wiz Khalifa — See You Again ft. Charlie Puth (4.52 billion)
See You Again is a song dedicated to Paul Walker, a former actor who in a car accident while filming Fast Furious. This song was performed by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.
See You Again’s lyrics express the message of a person looking forward to reuniting with a deceased friend. This song may be an emotional one but it holds a lot of sentimental value in friendship.
Between the 10th of July and the fourth of August 2017, the video remained sitting in the spot for the most viewed video on YouTube. It was able to dethrone Gangnam Style but its reign was temporary. In no time, Despacito appeared and eclipsed See You Again’s popularity.
3. Ed Sheeran — Shape of You (4.74 billion)
No one can deny that Shape of You is one truly popular hit. It is even the third-fastest music video to reach the billion-view mark. In addition, it was the second-fastest video to reach two billion and three billion views.
2. Pinkfong — Baby Shark Dance (5.17 billion)
Baby Shark was produced by Pinkfong last 2015. The song and the video itself was not a complicated one. It consists of sharks, repetitive lyrics, as well as a considerable number of existential dread. Apparently, it became a dance craze challenge around the world.
Baby Shark says to be originated from a campfire song or chant. Even adults were participating in doing this dance craze challenge. This is one of the most famous dance crazes and people keep on posting their dance cover with a #babysharkchallenge.
1. Luis Fonsi- Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee (6.73 billion)
In Spanish, Despacito means “slowly”. However, this music video became the fastest views garner, having a total of 6.73 Billion views. This music video was released in January and undoubtedly, it became massively popular.
Despacito was performed by Puerto Rico artists Luis Fonsi together with Daddy Yankee. It is said to be a combination of Latin and Reggaeton influence that makes the song itself popular. With its authentic origin, people love this song very much.