Although the most-viewed videos were initially viral videos , such as " Evolution of Dance " and " Charlie Bit My Finger ", the most-viewed videos were increasingly related to music videos. In fact, since Lady Gaga 's " Bad Romance ", every video that has reached the top of the "most-viewed YouTube videos" list has been a music video. Although some of the previously most-viewed videos are no longer listed on the site, reaching the top of the list is still considered a tremendous feat. In November , a Nike advertisement featuring Brazilian football player Ronaldinho became the first video to reach one million views.
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6 of the top 10 videos are for Spanish-language songs.
Sure, they spread across the web like wildfire, dominating your feeds and hijacking your attention. But earworm-y pop songs? Those hits you end up wanting to wipe from your memory forever? Now the site boasts an expanded metric for chronic popularity and an ever-changing batch of insanely popular music vids. Views: 2. Well, obviously, considering the the music video for his breakthrough hit, "Faded," is the 15th most-watched music video on YouTube.
2. "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, ft. Charlie Puth
Subscriber Account active since. We decided to take a trip down memory lane by revisiting the most popular music videos of all time on YouTube. The following are the 20 most-viewed videos on the platform — and for good reason. The songs are catchy and memorable, the videos are entertaining, and they make for great summer listening. Just search "most popular music videos" in YouTube to find the playlist of videos. All of these numbers were up to date as of this posting. Daddy Yankee. This tribute to the late actor Paul Walker from the "Furious 7" soundtrack has 3. Charlie Puth.
If albums had something of a soft landing on the pop landscape in , then songs more than picked up the headline-grabbing slack. The Man and Sam Hunt did so domestically. And even with all this, it was still a year where the very best singles might not have been the very biggest. Lady Gaga, "The Cure". Following her rootsy, personal Joanne LP, "The Cure" comes across like Gaga's concession to radio's now waning love affair with trop-pop. Even so, the track is unmistakable Stefani Germanotta, from the smoky coo on the verses hello, jazz chanteuse Gaga to the full-throated, mountain-top-tickling bellow that announces the chorus. The Killers, "The Man". In , we welcomed back synth-rock veterans The Killers with open arms.