Discover the list of the Top 10 most-watched YouTube videos of all time as of October 1, 2017.
Most Watched Youtube Videos: Top 10
YouTube is one of the most popular ways to listen to music and watch video clips online. With millions of videos and music loaded each day, Youtube is the most watched video portal on the internet.
Since the launch of Youtube in 2005, The first video to reach one billion views online was back in 2012. Since then, numerous videos have reached a billion marks on Youtube.
However, there are a couple of videos that have surpassed even the 2 billion mark. The most viral video ever on Youtube, “Gangnam Style”’s view count eventually got so big that in 2014 YouTube had to upgrade its counter from a 32-bit integer to a 64-bit integer in order to accommodate the numeric view counter on its portal.
Check out the list of 10 Most Watched Youtube Videos:
With the recent release of the music video of “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee is the most viewed video on YouTube, with over 3.4 billion views as of August 25, 2017 – bypassing the “See You Again” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth with 3.060 (billion) views.
10. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
With 2.187 (billion) views – Shape of You is at # 10 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
“Shape of You” is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released on Youtube on 30 January 2017 as one of the double lead singles from his third studio album ÷ (2017), along with “Castle on the Hill”.
9. Roar – Katy Perry
With 2.230 (billion) views – Roar by Katy Perry is at # 9 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
“Roar” is a song by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). It was released as the lead single from the record on August 10, 2013.
Perry co-wrote the song with Bonnie McKee and its producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut. It is a pop song containing elements of arena rock and lyrics centering on standing up for oneself and self-empowerment.
8. Sugar – Maroon 5
With 2.268 (billion) views – Sugar by Maroon 5 is at # 8 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
“Sugar” is a song recorded by American pop rock band Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album, V (2014). It was written by Mike Posner, Adam Levine, Dr. Luke, and Jacob Kasher Hindlin together with its producers Ammo and Cirkut.
It was sent to contemporary hit radio in the United States, as the third single from the album on January 13, 2015. “Sugar” is a disco, funk-pop and soul song that features a wide range of instruments including percussion, keyboards, and guitars.
7. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona
With 2.321 (billion) views – Bailando is at # 7 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
“Bailando” is a song by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias for his tenth studio album Sex and Love (2014). The original Spanish version features the Cuban artists Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona.
The song was written by all of the artists, while production was handled by Carlos Paucar. It was released by Universal Republic Records as the sixth single from the record.
6. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
With 2.342 (billion) views – Shake It Off by Taylor Swift is at # 6 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
“Shake It Off” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her fifth album, 1989 (2014). Written by Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback, it is an uptempo dance-pop track considered to be a departure from Swift’s earlier country pop music style.
“Shake It Off” is the sixth track on the album and serves as the lead single. The song premiered during a Yahoo! live stream session on August 18, 2014 (also streaming internationally online); its music video was also released the same day. Several hours later, the song was made available for digital download.
5. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
With 2.629 (billion) views – Uptown Funk is at # 5 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
“Uptown Funk” is a song recorded by British record producer Mark Ronson and American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, for Ronson’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015). RCA Records released the song as the album’s lead single on 10 November 2014.
4. Sorry – Justin Bieber
With 2.737 (billion) views – Sorry by Justin Bieber is at # 4 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
“Sorry” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album, Purpose (2015). Written by Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sonny Moore, Michael Tucker and Bieber; the song was produced by Skrillex and Blood. It was released on October 23, 2015, as the second single from the album.
3. Gangnam Style – Psy
With 2.939 (billion) views – Sorry by Gangnam Style is at # 3 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
The music video of “Gangnam Style” by recording artist Psy is currently the third most viewed and the third most liked video on YouTube.
It was directed by Cho Soo-Hyun. The music video was filmed in Seoul, South Korea for 48 straight hours. The video was premiered on July 15, 2012, and was later made available to download digitally on October 19.
2. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
With 3.060 (billion) views – See You Again is at # 2 of the Most Watched Youtube Videos.
The official music video for the song “See You Again”, recorded by American rapper Wiz Khalifa and American singer Charlie Puth, was the most viewed video on YouTube from July 10 to August 4, 2017, and the most liked video on the site from August 28, 2016, to July 25, 2017.
As of August 25, 2017, it has received over 3 billion views and 16.6 million likes – making it the Youtube second most viewed and liked the video.
1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
With 3.417 (billion) views – Despacito recently reached at # 1 spot of the most watched Youtube video.
“Despacito” (English: “Slowly”) is a single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from the former’s upcoming studio album.
The song’s music video is the first video to reach over three billion views on YouTube. The song was written by Luis Fonsi, Erika Ender, and Daddy Yankee, and was produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo.