YouTube was created in , with the first video — Me at the Zoo - being uploaded on 23 April Since then, 1. In , people watch nearly 5 billion videos each day. People upload hours of video to the site every minute. According to research undertaken by Pexeso , music only accounts for 4. Clearly, an awful lot of people watch a comparatively small number of music videos. It should be no surprise, therefore, that the most watched videos of all time on YouTube are predominantly music videos. Most subscribed channels on the other hand are predominantly gaming channels. This post looks at the 20 most viewed YouTube videos of all time. If we were to widen our scope to cover the top YouTube videos, you would find that 95 are music videos.
Music videos on YouTube
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. An early metric of a video's popularity was the so-called Billion View Club, videos which had succeeded in reaching over 1 billion views since their initial upload.
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.
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. Despite all of the dance elements, it's a somber song with a bleak video to match, featuring a lost, young renegade moping in abandoned buildings as he searches for home. Diplo's dad-like dancing aside, it all looks fit for a major Bollywood feature film, which makes sense given this song's global success. You may not be able to move like those flamenco dancers, but the video will make you wish you could! Taylor Swift may never really become a great dancer, no matter what style she tries to get her hand in -- and she tries quite a few styles in this video -- but she sure can deliver a damn good pop hit.