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List of most viewed YouTube videos

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Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube as of May 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. 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 June 22, 2015, three videos have received over 1 billion views, all of which are music videos: "Gangnam Style" by Psy, "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris and "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J.

Top videos

Rank Video name[F] Uploader / artist Views
(as of July 2, 2015)
Upload date Notes
1. "Gangnam Style"[3] Psy 2,366,542,614 July 15, 2012 [A]
2. "Baby"[4] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,184,465,008 February 19, 2010 [B]
3. "Dark Horse"[5] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 1,011,909,114 February 20, 2014 [G]
4. "Blank Space"[6] Taylor Swift 986,752,927 November 10, 2014
5. "Roar"[7] Katy Perry 978,490,890 September 5, 2013
6. "Bailando"[8] Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona 939,114,133 April 11, 2014
7. "All About That Bass"[9] Meghan Trainor 907,880,934 June 11, 2014
8. "Shake It Off"[10] Taylor Swift 904,837,620 August 18, 2014
9. "Party Rock Anthem"[11] LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 896,433,931 March 8, 2011
10. "Love the Way You Lie"[12] Eminem featuring Rihanna 887,766,262 August 5, 2010
11. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"[13] Shakira featuring Freshlyground 880,892,991 June 4, 2010 [D]
12. "Gentleman"[14] Psy 852,557,766 April 13, 2013 [E]
13. "Counting Stars"[15] OneRepublic 850,409,654 May 31, 2013
14. "On the Floor"[16] Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 842,503,452 March 3, 2011
15. "Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!"[17] Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr 824,214,468 May 22, 2007 [C]
16. "Uptown Funk"[18] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 824,214,468 November 18, 2014
17. "Chandelier"[19] Sia 796,009,698 May 6, 2014
18. "Wrecking Ball"[20] Miley Cyrus 780,326,567 September 9, 2013
19. "Thrift Shop"[21] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 729,747,717 August 29, 2012
20. "Propuesta Indecente"[22] Romeo Santos 721,362,291 September 9, 2013
21. "Call Me Maybe"[23] Carly Rae Jepsen 697,296,246 March 1, 2012
22. "The Lazy Song"[24] Bruno Mars 696,568,061 April 15, 2011
23. "Danza Kuduro"[25] Don Omar featuring Lucenzo 690,361,804 August 11, 2010
24. "Wheels on the Bus"[26] LittleBabyBum 690,236,630 August 9, 2014
25. "Happy"[27] Pharrell Williams 685,581,653 November 21, 2013
26. "Rolling in the Deep"[28] Adele 670,705,323 November 30, 2010
27. "Masha and The Bear (Episode 17)"[29] Get Movies 669,782,033 January 31, 2012
28. "Let Her Go"[30] Passenger 669,738,993 July 25, 2012
29. "Wake Me Up"[31] Avicii 661,696,692 July 29, 2013
30. "Somebody That I Used to Know"[32] Gotye featuring Kimbra 656,379,894 July 5, 2011

Notes

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" by Lady Gaga in July 2010; second video to hit 1 billion views on February 24, 2014.[36]
C "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.[37]
D "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" 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 Some videos may not be available worldwide due YouTube regional restrictions in certain countries.
G "Dark Horse" became the third video to reach 1 billion views on June 22, 2015, and the first featuring a female recording artist.[39][40] It had already reached 1 billion views on Vevo on June 9, but YouTube only updated the view count on June 22.[41]

References

  1. ^ a b 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 December 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Taylor Swift - Blank Space". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Katy Perry - Roar (Official)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass". YouTube. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Taylor Swift - Shake It Off". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Eminem - Love the Way You Lie ft. Rihanna". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song)". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ "PSY - GENTLEMAN M/V". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "OneRepublic - Counting Stars". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Charlie bit my finger - again !". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars". YouTube. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  21. ^ "MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Romeo Santos - Propuesta Indecente". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Don Omar - Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Wheels On The Bus Compilation from LittleBabyBum!". YouTube. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Adele - Rolling in the Deep". YouTube. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Маша и Медведь - Маша плюс каша (Серия 17) - Masha and The Bear (Episode 17)". YouTube. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Passenger - Let Her Go". YouTube. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Avicii - Wake Me Up (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video". 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 July 1, 2014. 
  36. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 16, 2010). "Justin Bieber Beats Lady Gaga In YouTube Video Popularity — For Now". MTV News. 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. ^ "Dark Horse on the Wayback Machine on June 22, 2015, 06:20:05 (UTC)". Wayback Machine. June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  40. ^ "Dark Horse on the Wayback Machine on June 22, 2015, 19:51:03 (UTC)". Wayback Machine. June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  41. ^ Strecker, Erin (June 9, 2015). "Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Passes 1 Billion Vevo Views". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2015.