List of most viewed YouTube videos

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Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube as of August 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

Rank Video name Uploader / Artist Views
(as of September 19, 2014)
Upload date Notes
1. "Gangnam Style" Psy 2,088,512,206 July 15, 2012 [A]
2. "Baby" Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,087,527,846 February 19, 2010 [B]
3. "On the Floor" Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 780,160,644 March 3, 2011
4. "Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!" Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr 771,213,471 May 22, 2007 [C]
5. "Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 743,616,074 March 8, 2011
6. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" Shakira featuring Freshlyground 742,224,258 June 4, 2010 [E]
7. "Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 741,429,426 August 5, 2010
8. "Gentleman" Psy 733,975,986 April 13, 2013 [D]
9. "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus 706,005,892 August 25,2013
10. "Roar" Katy Perry 635,902,096 September 5, 2013
11. "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 601,821,422 November 23, 2009 [F]
12. "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 588,905,795 March 1, 2012
13. "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" Michel Teló 588,602,260 July 25, 2011
14. "Danza Kuduro" Don Omar featuring Lucenzo 582,888,407 August 25, 2010 [G]
15. "Dark Horse" Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 588,383,963 February 20, 2014
16. "Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 580,607,769 August 27, 2012
17. "What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction 556,309,912 August 19, 2011
18. "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 548,260,437 July 05, 2011
19. "Rolling in the Deep" Adele 543,198,670 November 30, 2010
20. "Not Afraid" Eminem 542,528,410 June 4, 2010
21. "The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars 539,502,520 April 15, 2011
22. "Rain Over Me" Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony 512,501,129 July 22, 2011
23. "Oppa Is Just My Style" Psy featuring Hyuna 509,610,880 August 14, 2012
24. "Firework" Katy Perry 481,015,203 October 28, 2010
25. "Diamonds" Rihanna 474,861,951 November 8, 2012
26. "The Gummy Bear Song" Gummibär 463,430,763 October 9, 2007 [H]
27. "Counting Stars" OneRepublic 450,197,976 May 31, 2013
28. "We Can't Stop" Miley Cyrus 450,164,618 June 19, 2013
29. "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" Ylvis 449,330,988 September 3, 2013
30. "Wake Me Up" Avicii 448,607,013 July 29, 2013
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

  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.