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

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.