List of most viewed YouTube videos

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Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube as of July 2014, with over 2 billion views.

This is a list of most viewed YouTube videos. It includes the 30 most viewed videos of all time as derived from YouTube charts.[1] Videos that are not included in this list include those which YouTube suspects have viewer count manipulation; there have been various cases of this.[2]

Top videos[edit]

Rank Video name Uploader / Artist Views
(as of July 21, 2014)
Upload date Notes
1. "Gangnam Style" Psy 2,046,579,196 July 15, 2012 [A]
2. "Baby" Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,064,929,438 February 19, 2010 [B]
3. "On the Floor" Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 769,298,900 March 3, 2011
4. "Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!" Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr 744,450,860 May 22, 2007 [C]
5. "Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 719,569,857 August 5, 2010
6. "Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 717,816,759 March 8, 2011
7. "Gentleman" Psy 714,116,928 April 13, 2013 [D]
8. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" Shakira featuring Freshlyground 713,830,509 June 4, 2010 [E]
9. "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus 688,895,524 August 25,2013
10. "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 596,032,595 November 23, 2009 [F]
11. "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" Michel Teló 580,042,215 July 25, 2011
12. "Danza Kuduro" Don Omar featuring Lucenzo 578,540,689 August 25, 2010 [G]
13. "Roar" Katy Perry 576,902,610 September 5, 2013
14. "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 573,747,544 March 1, 2012
15. "Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 558,388,237 August 27, 2012
16. "What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction 539,457,464 August 19, 2011
17. "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 528,502,049 July 22, 2011
18. "Not Afraid" Eminem 528,006,233 June 4, 2010
19. "Rolling in the Deep" Adele 522,641,953 November 30, 2010
20. "The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars 519,863,241 April 15, 2011
21. "Rain Over Me" Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony 498,427,097 July 22, 2011
22. "Oppa Is Just My Style" Psy featuring Hyuna 496,320,233 August 14, 2012
23. "Dark Horse" Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 485,373,427 February 20, 2014
24. "Firework" Katy Perry 465,235,108 October 28, 2010
25. "Diamonds" Rihanna 456,103,518 November 8, 2012
26 "The Gummy Bear Song" Gummibär 447,386,375 October 9, 2007 [H]
27. "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" Ylvis 433,927,706 September 3, 2013
28. "Never Say Never" Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith 432,568,367 May 27, 2010
29. "We Can't Stop" Miley Cyrus 427,785,686 June 19, 2013
30. "Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars 425,957,490 September 08, 2010


A "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Baby" in November 2012;[3] first video to reach 1 billion views on December 21, 2012;[4] first video to reach 2 billion views on May 30, 2014.[5]
B "Baby" surpassed the priorly top-ranked "Bad Romance" in July 2010;[6] second video to hit 1 billion views on February 24, 2014
C "Charlie..." is a non-music viral video; surpassed "Evolution of Dance" to become number 1 in October 2009[7]
D "Gentleman" is the most watched video in a single day (38 million views on April 14, 2013)[8]
E "Waka Waka..." is the official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem
F "Bad Romance" surpassed "Charlie Bit My Finger" to the top spot on April 2010[9]
G The "Danza Kuduro" upload is not viewable globally due to YouTube regional restrictions in certain countries
H Long English version of "The Gummy Bear Song"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Videotrine. "The most viewed videos on Youtube in the World of all time". YouTube, Dailymotion. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sources that refer to previous cases of view count manipulation of YouTube videos include:
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Gruger, William. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Hits 1 Billion Views, Unprecedented Milestone". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion YouTube Views". Billboard. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 16, 2010). "Justin Bieber Beats Lady Gaga In YouTube Video Popularity -- For Now ...". MTV. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Chittenden, Maurice (November 1, 2009). "Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr: Web Gets Taste for Biting Baby". The Times. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ YouTube Trends Blog
  9. ^ Dybwad, Barb (April 14, 2010). "Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" Takes Over #1 Most Viewed Video on YouTube". Mashable. Retrieved January 17, 2014.