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Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube as of July 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. Viewcounts are based on the YouTube website; many of the videos are music videos that play through YouTube's partner site, Vevo, and YouTube viewcounts will lag those of Vevo by a few days. 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 July 24, 2015, five videos have received over 1 billion views, all of which are music videos: "Gangnam Style", "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift, and "Dark Horse" and "Roar" by Katy Perry.

Top videos

Rank Video name[A] Uploader / artist Views
(as of July 24, 2015)
Upload date Notes
1. "Gangnam Style"[3] Psy 2,380,410,398 July 15, 2012 [B]
2. "Baby"[4] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,192,397,313 February 19, 2010 [C]
3. "Blank Space"[5] Taylor Swift 1,040,195,057 November 10, 2014 [E]
4. "Dark Horse"[6] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 1,038,333,280 February 20, 2014 [D]
5. "Roar"[7] Katy Perry 1,001,866,099 September 5, 2013 [F]
6. "Bailando"[8] Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona 969,747,310 April 11, 2014
7. "Shake It Off"[9] Taylor Swift 947,211,751 August 18, 2014
8. "All About That Bass"[10] Meghan Trainor 944,095,715 June 11, 2014
9. "Party Rock Anthem"[11] LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 908,694,040 March 8, 2011
10. "Love the Way You Lie"[12] Eminem featuring Rihanna 898,496,630 August 5, 2010
11. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"[13] Shakira featuring Freshlyground 892,065,286 June 4, 2010 [G]
12. "Counting Stars"[14] OneRepublic 875,055,013 May 31, 2013
13. "Uptown Funk"[15] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 870,867,500 November 18, 2014
14. "Gentleman"[16] Psy 859,316,133 April 13, 2013 [H]
15. "On the Floor"[17] Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 847,007,821 March 3, 2011
16. "Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!"[18] HDCYT 825,430,566 May 22, 2007 [I]
17. "Chandelier"[19] Sia 824,389,915 May 6, 2014
18. "Wrecking Ball"[20] Miley Cyrus 785,337,670 September 9, 2013
19. "Thrift Shop"[21] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 739,565,784 August 29, 2012
20. "Propuesta Indecente"[22] Romeo Santos 737,834,085 September 9, 2013
21. "Wheels on the Bus"[23] LittleBabyBum 730,994,858 August 9, 2014
22. "See You Again"[24] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 716,988,486 April 6, 2015
23. "The Lazy Song"[25] Bruno Mars 709,238,473 April 15, 2011
24. "Masha and The Bear (Episode 17)"[26] Get Movies 706,758,742 January 31, 2012
25. "Call Me Maybe"[27] Carly Rae Jepsen 704,424,813 March 1, 2012
26. "Happy"[28] Pharrell Williams 697,565,924 November 21, 2013
27. "Danza Kuduro"[29] Don Omar featuring Lucenzo 697,080,968 August 11, 2010
28. "Let Her Go"[30] Passenger 687,632,136 July 25, 2012
29. "Rolling in the Deep"[31] Adele 679,217,916 November 30, 2010
30. "Wake Me Up"[32] Avicii 676,077,080 July 29, 2013

Notes

A Some videos may not be available worldwide due to YouTube regional restrictions in certain countries.
B "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]
C "Baby" surpassed the previously top-ranked "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga in July 2010; second video to hit 1 billion views on February 24, 2014.[36]
D "Dark Horse" became the third video to reach 1 billion views on June 22, 2015, and the first featuring a female recording artist.[37][38] It had already reached 1 billion views on Vevo on June 9, but YouTube only updated the view count on June 22.[39]
E "Blank Space" had reached 1 billion views on Vevo on July 3, 2015.[40][41] It had reached 1 billion views on YouTube on either July 7 or July 8, 2015.[42][43]
F "Roar" had reached 1 billion views on Vevo on July 7, 2015.[44][45] YouTube has updated the number on either July 22 or July 23, 2015.[46][47]
G "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is the official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem.
H "Gentleman" is the most watched video in a single day (38 million views on April 14, 2013).[48]
I "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.[49]

References

  1. ^ a b YouTube Charts include:
  2. ^ Sources that refer to previous cases of view count manipulation of YouTube videos include:
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  5. ^ "Taylor Swift - Blank Space". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
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  17. ^ "Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
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