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List of most viewed YouTube videos

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Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube as of May 2015, with over 2 billion views.

This list of most viewed YouTube videos consists of the 30 most viewed videos of all time as derived from YouTube charts.[1] Videos that YouTube suspects have had their view counts manipulated[2] are not included in this list. The most viewed video is the music video for Psy's 2012 single "Gangnam Style", which has been viewed over 2 billion times.[1] As of 2015, two videos have received over 1 billion views, both of which are music videos: "Gangnam Style" and "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris.

Top videos

Rank Video name Uploader / artist Views
(as of May 29, 2015)
Upload date Notes
1. "Gangnam Style"[3] Psy 2,344,342,100 July 15, 2012 [A]
2. "Baby"[4] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,172,259,541 February 19, 2010 [B]
3. "Dark Horse"[5] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 972,617,313 February 20, 2014
4. "Roar"[6] Katy Perry 939,981,627 September 5, 2013
5. "Bailando"[7] Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona 890,705,678 April 11, 2014
6. "Blank Space"[8] Taylor Swift 888,071,787 November 10, 2014
7. "Party Rock Anthem"[9] LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 877,644,731 March 8, 2011
8. "Love the Way You Lie"[10] Eminem featuring Rihanna 870,883,204 August 5, 2010
9. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"[11] Shakira featuring Freshlyground 860,952,640 June 4, 2010 [D]
10. "Gentleman"[12] Psy 841,172,118 April 13, 2013 [E]
11. "All About That Bass"[13] Meghan Trainor 844,230,090 June 11, 2014
12. "On the Floor"[14] Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 834,955,832 March 3, 2011
13. "Shake It Off"[15] Taylor Swift 829,495,200 August 18, 2014
14. "Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!"[16] Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr 821,805,399 May 22, 2007 [C]
15. "Counting Stars"[17] OneRepublic 807,666,609 May 31, 2013
16. "Wrecking Ball"[18] Miley Cyrus 772,352,733 September 9, 2013
17. "Chandelier"[19] Sia 744,764,156 May 6, 2014
18. "Thrift Shop"[20] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 712,925,147 August 29, 2012
19. "Propuesta Indecente"[21] Romeo Santos 693,730,261 September 9, 2013
20. "Call Me Maybe"[22] Carly Rae Jepsen 685,291,618 March 1, 2012
21. "Uptown Funk"[23] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 683,668,337 November 18, 2014
22. "Danza Kuduro"[24] Don Omar featuring Lucenzo 679,387,161 August 11, 2010 [F]
23. "The Lazy Song"[25] Bruno Mars 675,965,880 April 15, 2011
24. "Happy"[26] Pharrell Williams 664,898,219 November 21, 2013
25. "Rolling in the Deep"[27] Adele 656,354,438 November 30, 2010
26. "Somebody That I Used to Know"[28] Gotye featuring Kimbra 644,822,662 July 5, 2011
27. "What Makes You Beautiful"[29] One Direction 642,698,899 August 19, 2011
28. "Let Her Go"[30] Passenger 638,742,087 July 25, 2012
29. "Wake Me Up"[31] Avicii 637,927,063 July 29, 2013
30. "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"[32] Michel Teló 633,014,212 July 25, 2011

Notes

A "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Baby" in November 2012;[33] first video to reach 1 billion views on December 21, 2012;[34] first video to reach 2 billion views on May 30, 2014.[35]
B "Baby" surpassed the previously top-ranked "Bad Romance" in July 2010;[36] second video to hit 1 billion views on February 24, 2014.
C "Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!" is a non-music viral video; it surpassed "Evolution of Dance" to become the most viewed video in October 2009.[37]
D "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is the official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem.
E "Gentleman" is the most watched video in a single day (38 million views on April 14, 2013).[38]
F The "Danza Kuduro" upload is not viewable globally due to YouTube regional restrictions in certain countries.
"Bad Romance" surpassed "Charlie Bit My Finger" to the top spot in April 2010.[39]

References

  1. ^ a b YouTube Charts include:
  2. ^ Sources that refer to previous cases of view count manipulation of YouTube videos include:
  3. ^ "PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Katy Perry - Roar (Official)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Taylor Swift - Blank Space". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Eminem - Love the Way You Lie ft. Rihanna". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song)". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "PSY - GENTLEMAN M/V". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass". YouTube. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Taylor Swift - Shake It Off". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Charlie bit my finger - again !". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ "OneRepublic - Counting Stars". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  20. ^ "MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Romeo Santos - Propuesta Indecente". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars". YouTube. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Don Omar - Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Adele - Rolling in the Deep". YouTube. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  29. ^ "One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Passenger - Let Her Go". YouTube. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Avicii - Wake Me Up (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Michel Teló - Ai Se Eu Te Pego - Video Oficial (Assim você me mata)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  33. ^ Kosner, Anthony Wing (November 24, 2012). "PSY's Gangnam Style Tops Bieber's Baby To Become Most Viewed YouTube Video Ever". Forbes. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  34. ^ Gruger, William. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Hits 1 Billion Views, Unprecedented Milestone". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  35. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion YouTube Views". Billboard. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  36. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 16, 2010). "Justin Bieber Beats Lady Gaga In YouTube Video Popularity -- For Now ...". MTV. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  37. ^ Chittenden, Maurice (November 1, 2009). "Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr: Web Gets Taste for Biting Baby". The Times. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  38. ^ "YouTube Trends Blog". Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  39. ^ Dybwad, Barb (April 14, 2010). "Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" Takes Over #1 Most Viewed Video on YouTube". Mashable. Retrieved January 17, 2014.