List of most viewed YouTube videos

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Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube as of October 2014, 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 (suspected by YouTube) which have had their view counts manipulated,[2] are not included in this list. As of 2014, two videos have received over 1 (or more) billion views, both of which are music videos.

Top videos

Rank Video name Uploader / Artist Views
(as of December 22, 2014)
Upload date Notes
1. "Gangnam Style"[3] Psy 2,182,187,478 Jul 15, 2012 [A]
2. "Baby"[4] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,122,634,648 Feb 19, 2010 [B]
3. "Charlie bit my finger – again!"[5] Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr 807,063,634 May 22, 2007 [C]
4. "On the Floor"[6] Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 799,018,542 Mar 3, 2011
5. "Party Rock Anthem"[7] LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 790,854,629 Mar 8, 2011
6. "Waka Waka"[8] Shakira featuring Freshlyground 784,950,031 Jun 4, 2010 [D]
7. "Love the Way You Lie"[9] Eminem featuring Rihanna 783,940,612 Aug 5, 2010
8. "Gentleman"[10] Psy 772,498,564 Apr 13, 2013 [E]
9. "Roar"[11] Katy Perry 736,613,099 Sep 5, 2013
10. "Dark Horse"[12] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 735,701,540 Feb 20, 2014
11. "Wrecking Ball"[13] Miley Cyrus 732,604,335 Sep 9, 2013
12. "Danza Kuduro"[14] Don Omar featuring Lucenzo 624,927,330 Aug 11, 2010 [F]
13. "Thrift Shop"[15] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 624,170,169 Aug 29, 2012
14. "Call Me Maybe"[16] Carly Rae Jepsen 623,630,679 Mar 1, 2012
15. "Bailando"[17] Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona 613,440,748 Apr 11, 2014
16. "Bad Romance"[18] Lady Gaga 609,343,068 Nov 23, 2009 [G]
17. "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"[19] Michel Teló 604,287,910 Jul 25, 2011
18. "What Makes You Beautiful"[20] One Direction 585,377,528 Aug 19, 2011
19. "Rolling in the Deep"[21] Adele 582,459,419 Nov 30, 2010
20. "Somebody That I Used to Know"[22] Gotye featuring Kimbra 582,415,975 Jul 5, 2011
21. "The Lazy Song"[23] Bruno Mars 581,943,580 Apr 15, 2011
22. "Counting Stars"[24] OneRepublic 580,727,319 May 31, 2013
23. "Not Afraid"[25] Eminem 571,698,174 Jun 4, 2010
24. "Rain Over Me"[26] Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony 538,363,020 Jul 22, 2011
25. "Oppa Is Just My Style"[27] Psy featuring Hyuna 531,705,993 Aug 14, 2012
26. "Propuesta Indecente"[28] Romeo Santos 528,958,129 Sep 9, 2013
27. "Happy"[29] Pharrell Williams 523,483,327 Nov 21, 2013
28. "Wake Me Up"[30] Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc 513,852,079 Jul 29, 2013
29. "Diamonds"[31] Rihanna 510,202,441 Nov 8, 2012
30. "Firework"[32] Katy Perry 509,818,161 Oct 28, 2010
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..." is a non-music viral video; surpassed "Evolution of Dance" to become number 1 in October 2009[37]
D "Waka Waka..." 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
G "Bad Romance" surpassed "Charlie Bit My Finger" to the top spot on April 2010 making Lady Gaga first musician and only female to achieve world's most viewed video[39]

Top Video Per Year

The most viewed videos per year

Year Video name Uploader / Artist Views
(as of December 22, 2014)
Upload date Notes
2009 "Bad Romance"[40] Lady Gaga 609,343,068 Nov 23, 2009 [G]
2010 "Baby"[41] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,122,634,648 Feb 19, 2010 [B]
2011 "On the Floor"[42] Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 799,018,542 Mar 3, 2011
2012 "Gangnam Style"[43] Psy 2,182,187,478 Jul 15, 2012 [A]
2013 "Gentleman"[44] Psy 772,498,564 Apr 13, 2013 [E]
2014 "Dark Horse"[45] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 735,701,540 Feb 20, 2014

Timeline of Most Viewed Videos

These videos had the record of most viewed video once. Currently most viewed video is Gangnam Style by Psy and the first musician to have most viewed video was Lady Gaga and yet she is the only female musician to do so.

Most Viewed Until Video name Uploader / Artist Views
(as of December 22, 2014)
Upload date
2007-2009 "Evolution of Dance" Judson Laipply 288,928,546 Apr 6, 2006
2009-2010 "Charlie bit my finger – again!" Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr 807,063,634 May 22, 2007
2010-2010 "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 609,343,068 Nov 23, 2009
2010-2012 "Baby" Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,122,634,648 Feb 19, 2010
2012-Present "Gangnam Style" Psy 2,182,187,478 Jul 15, 2012

References

  1. ^ 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 November 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Charlie bit my finger - again !". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Eminem - Love the Way You Lie ft. Rihanna". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "PSY - GENTLEMAN M/V". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Katy Perry - Roar (Official)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Don Omar - Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  15. ^ "MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Lady Gaga - Bad Romance". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Michel Teló - Ai Se Eu Te Pego - Video Oficial (Assim você me mata)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  20. ^ "One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Adele - Rolling in the Deep". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  24. ^ "OneRepublic - Counting Stars". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Eminem - Not Afraid". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Pitbull - Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  27. ^ "PSY (ft. HYUNA) 오빤 딱 내 스타일". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Romeo Santos - Propuesta Indecente". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Avicii, Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Rihanna - Diamonds". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Katy Perry - Firework". 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. 
  40. ^ "Lady Gaga - Bad Romance". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  41. ^ "Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  42. ^ "Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  43. ^ "PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  44. ^ "PSY - GENTLEMAN M/V". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  45. ^ "Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014.