YouTube is the second largest website after Google according to Alexa rank. The popularity of this video sharing website became so vast that 96% of the people in the world come to youtube for any latest information. After Google, this is the most viewed site. Such is the case with songs or solo albums that have become a hit in the youtube world and have gained a lot of fan following and likes just through this one source. We have seen many videos that rank the chart with the most viewed videos for a particular year. Considering this we have brought up the Top 10 most viewed Youtube videos
Top 10 most famous viewed Youtube Videos
#10 Bailando- Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente Zona
A music video that has been a catchy song for over 3 years and was considered one of the best songs from his album by getting an international appeal on Youtube.
Enrique Iglesias had recorded Bailando for is studio album which was named as “Sex and Love” in 2014. A Spanish singer that has given many solo hits and was known for his versatility and his looks.
There were many versions of the song, where the original Spanish version also included vocals by Descemer Bueno and Genda de Zona. Sean Paul has also lent us for the Spanglish version. There were recordings done in Portuguese for different markets.
The original acted as a theme song for Reina de Corazones.Out of all the versions released, the Spanish version had got more about 2.4 million views with the Spanglish version having 250 million times more.The total number of views for the original version is about 2.48 Billion which is why it has made the top 10 most viewed Youtube videos.
#9 Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shake it off is the most successful Billboard Hot 100 songs till date. It had a consistency of staying on the top for over 50 consecutive weeks. Another song that had released on August 18, 2014. The studio had released the video on Youtube and on the same day the song was available for digital download.
Mark Romanek had directed the video and features a dance crew that is choreographed by Tyce Diorio. The dance had the styles and mix of hip-hop, lyrical, jazz and cheerleader.
This video holds the record for the most views by a female artist on youtube after Katy Perry. The total views on youtube are over 2.52 billion and are still considered to be a standout song.
#8 Sugar- Maroon5
Maroon 5 had recorded the song Sugar for their fifth studio album, “V”. It was released on January 13, 2015. It stood out in the number 2 spot on the US Billboard 100.
Film director, David Dobkin had worked with the band on the music video. Previously directing the movie “Wedding Crashers,” he used that concept as an inspiration for this video.
In the song, Maroon 5 has crashed on weddings across Los Angeles. The video had genuinely shown the band crashing on one of the weddings, where in reality the groom was given notice and allowed to let an unnamed, famous band play at their wedding. It was a shock to the brides as well as the people present there to find Adam Levine singing at the weddings.
The song has been booming since then and has made to the top most viewed videos on Youtube list. With views over 2.53 Billion and is still toping some of the charts.
#7 Sorry- Justin Beiber
Justin Beiber in the last few years has proved his mantle in the field of the music industry and has been wooing audience since then with his finite songs. Most of his songs always have ranked on Youtube Top 10’s.
He is the most looked up singer and a visible symbol of Youtube generation. Sorry is from his fourth album “Purpose”. It was released on October 23, 2015. The song had becomes such a raging success that it had topped the charts of 13 countries, including in his native Canada. More than 10 million copies were bought.
The video had New Zealand dancers – the ReQuest Dance Crew, and the choreographer, Parris Goebel. Although it was made just on the intention for it to be a lyrical video, it was considered as one of the best, within few hours of its release.
It has become the fifth fastest Youtube video to reach 1 billion views and the fourth to reach 2 billion in no time.This video has a total view of about 2.90 billion and is considered to be as one of the best songs of Bieber.
#6 Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster
A different video all together which is not considered as a music video and is a complete Russian based. It is technically called as Маша и Медведь (Masha and The Bear) as it is a Russian version.
Masha and the Bear is a Russian animated television series, based on a children’s folk story. It consists of 68 episodes, where some of them are available on Netflix in English language version.
#5 Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
This song was recorded by British record producer, Mark Ronson, along with American singer Bruno Mars. It had been released on 10 November 2014 as a single.
Considered to have one of the best video views on Youtube, it had spent over 15 ranking in the number 1 spot on the US Billboard 100 and also reached the no 1 in the charts of several countries. This song had become the best selling single in the year 2015. It had won two Grammy Awards.
The music video shows Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and few hooligans walking around the city, in brightly coloured suits and chains. It had been filmed in a range of cities.The video had been very popular in the world of Youtube and has a total view of 2.99 billion
#4 Gangnam Style- PSY
This song was an unexpected mega-hit, where no one in their wildest dreams expected this song to be one of the greatest songs on youtube. Later it turned out to be a smash hit that set records on Youtube.
The video shows PSY having fun in the style of Gangnam-gu. This song is claimed to be “a flashy district with posh flats, high expectations and main focus on the rich lifestyle. This video had officially been uploaded on July 15, 2012.
On November of the same year, Gangnam Style had overtaken Justin Bieber’s record of the number of views of almost 803,700,000 and made it to the number 1 spot. It had stayed on the no 1 spot for over 4 years.
The video has many Youtube records, where it was considered as the most rated video and most liked video until August 2016. It was the fastest video to reach 1 billion views. The most talked about video so far.It had a total of 3.12 billion views.
#3 Shape of You- Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran had the most successful tenure in the year 2017. He had released Shape of You as a digital download on 6 January 2017. He had also included it as a part of his third album
The song had become the number 1 on singles charts of more than 45 countries. It also topped the Billboard Year-end 100 singles in the year 2017. Nominated for Best Solo Performance at the Annual Grammy Awards.
Ed Sheeran had a successful 2017 where his songs had been played in almost all the pubs in every country. He had become so famous that he had performed in a cameo role in an episode of Game of Thrones. There was a total of 3.37 billion views.
#2 See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth
See you again was that video that had finally broken Gangnam Style’s record of being on the number 1 rank on Youtube. Though it was for a short while this video had an impact and is still considered to be as one of the top 10 most viewed videos on Youtube.
The main reason for See you Again’s success was because it was a tribute to Late Actor Paul Walker and also was the theme of the movie Fast and Furious 7.
It is one of the successful track to date for both Wiz Khalifa and Chalie Puth. The song had spent over 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 and reached number 1 in many countries.
Spotify had rated it as the number 1 streamed track in a single day in the US. The songs See You Again was a major hit across the world in 2015. It had a total view of about 3.46 Billion.
#1 Despacito- Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee
Despacito’s song had taken a while to reach the top but again this is one of those songs that have unexpectedly reached the top. This clearly shows that Youtube popularity is forever increasing. It also shows how Youtube is the famous website on a global scale.
Despacito is a Spanish song which means “Slowly” is sung by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and also features rapper Daddy Yankee and is sung in Spanish. The music video shows both artists performing the song in a neighbourhood of San Juan.
The song topped the charts in over 47 countries. It was the first song in Spanish to top the top 100 Billboard in Spanish after 20 years.
Justin Beiber had released a remix version after few months, where he had sung some lines of the song in English. It overtook youtube’s all time number 1 spot in the month of August 2017. It has a record-breaking total view of 4.95 billion.