Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube videos

10. Maroon 5 – Sugar

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| Published on: Jan 14, 2015 | Views: 2,352,360,823 | Likes: 7,555,820 | Dislikes: 353,639 |

“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.

Commercially, “Sugar” peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the band’s third top 10 single from V, and eighth consecutive top 10 entry. “Sugar” is the 68th song in history to score at least 20 weeks in the top 10 of the Hot 100.

9. Enrique Iglesias – Bailando

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| Published on: Apr 11, 2014 | Views: 2,385,395,041 | Likes: 5,118,414 | Dislikes: 393,538 |

“Bailando” (English: “Dancing”) 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.

The original Spanish version of “Bailando” served as the theme song of the soap opera Reina de Corazones which aired on Telemundo. According to the IFPI, Bailando was the tenth best-selling song of 2014 with 8 million units (sales plus track-equivalent streams) worldwide.

8. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

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| Published on: Aug 18, 2014 | Views: 2,407,848,550 | Likes: 6,704,383 | Dislikes: 790,642 |

“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.”Shake It Off” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending September 6, 2014, becoming Swift’s second number-one single in the United States and the 22nd song to debut at number one in the chart’s history. The song won Favorite Song at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards, and also received nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

According to Billboard, it is Swift’s biggest Hot 100 hit to date, staying on the chart for 50 consecutive weeks.
As of October 2017, the video has received over 2.4 billion views on YouTube, and is the eighth most viewed video on the site, and it is also the most viewed by a female artist. Swift also became the first female to have a video on YouTube with 2 billion views.

7. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

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| Published on: Jan 30, 2017 | Views: 2,513,536,990 | Likes: 12,748,618 | Dislikes: 684,987 |

“Shape of You” is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as a digital download on 6 January 2017 as one of the double lead singles from his third studio album ÷ (2017), along with “Castle on the Hill”.

On 30 January 2017, the song’s official music video, starring American dancer and model Jennie Pegouskie and retired professional sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryūta (credited as “Yama”), was released on Sheeran’s channel. It was shot on location in Seattle, and was directed by Jason Koenig.
On 8 May 2017, 97 days after its release, it became one of the fastest music videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, and as of October 2017, the music video has amassed over 2.5 billion views on the site and is the site’s seventh most-watched video.

6. Get Movies – Masha and The Bear

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| Published on: Jan 31, 2012 | Views: 2,538,728,440 | Likes: 2,605,516 | Dislikes: 1,472,797 |

Masha and the Bear is a Russian animated television series created by Oleg Kuzovkov and produced by Animaccord Animation Studio (Moscow, Russia), loosely based on the oral children’s folk story of the same name. The show focuses on the adventures of a little girl named Masha and a fatherly bear that always keeps her from disasters. The first episode was released in 2009.

Many of the episodes have been successful on YouTube; in particular, one copy of the video “Маша плюс каша” (“Recipe for Disaster”, in English version) has received over 2.5 billion views, making it the site’s sixth most viewed video of all time, and the most viewed video on YouTube that is not a music video. The remaining top ten most viewed Masha and the Bear videos are: “Bon Appétit”, with over 940 million views; “Laundry Day”, with over 830 million views; “La Dolce Vita”, with over 650 million views; “The Foundling”, with over 610 million views; “Hocus-Pocus”, with over 510 million views; “Two Much”, with over 440 million views; “One, Two, Three! Light the Christmas Tree!”, with over 430 million views; “Little Cousin”, with over 410 million views; and “Home-Grown Ninjas”, with over 320 million views.

The music for each episode is written by Russian composer Vasiliy Bogatirev. Most of the songs used in the cartoon, such as the soundtracks of “Laundry Day” and “The Grand Piano Lesson” episodes, became very popular in Russia and abroad.

5. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk Ft. Bruno Mars

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| Published on: Nov 19, 2014 | Views: 2,708,972,360 | Likes: 9,481,330 | Dislikes: 585,480 |

“Uptown Funk” (stylised as “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). Jeff Bhasker assisted the artists in co-writing and co-producing the track, with additional writing from Philip Lawrence. The song became a worldwide phenomenon with its major impact on pop culture. According to Billboard, the song remains the biggest hit of the 2010s.

“Uptown Funk” spent 14 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, seven non-consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and topped the charts in several other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and New Zealand. It became the second best-selling single of 2015 and one of the best-selling of all-time. The song won two Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year. Its music video stars Ronson, Mars, and Mars’ backing band the Hooligans dancing in a city street, and accumulated 2.7 billion views on video sharing website YouTube as of October 2017, making it the fifth most viewed YouTube video of all time.

4. Justin Bieber – Sorry

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| Published on: Oct 22, 2015 | Views: 2,791,635,119 | Likes: 9,400,501 | Dislikes: 1,237,026 |

“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 22, 2015, as the second single from the album. A dancehall-pop and tropical house song, “Sorry” contains in its instrumentation “brassy horn bleats”, warm island rhythms and a dembow riddim beat. Lyrically, “Sorry” is a plea for a chance to apologize to a lover, with Bieber asking forgiveness and a second chance to redeem himself.

The video, which features the New Zealand dancers of ReQuest Dance Crew and The Royal Family dance crew, was directed and choreographed by New Zealander Parris Goebel, who also appears as a dancer. The video was initially intended to be a lyric video and was eventually kept as a dance video. Describing it as “colorful, fun, and upbeat”, Goebel said: “[We wanted to] just bring more life to it. We were going for a vintage ’90s vibe. Me and two of my friends pretty much styled everyone. We all did our own makeup and were spontaneous… Most of it was my wardrobe, actually. We just kind of put together what we had.” As of August 2017, the music video has received 2.7 billion views on YouTube, making it the fourth most viewed video on the site, the 22nd to reach 1 billion, the fourth fastest to reach 1 billion (behind Adele’s “Hello”).

3. Psy – Gangnam Style

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| Published on: Jul 15, 2012 | Views: 2,967,323,941 | Likes: 13,423,302 | Dislikes: 1,906,765 |

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 for 48 straight hours. The video was premiered on July 15, 2012 and was later made available to download digitally on October 19. In the music video Psy “pokes fun at the style of Seoul’s Gangnam-gu, a flashy district with high rents, high expectations and a focus on the high-status lifestyle”.  In December 2012, the music video was the first to hit 1 billion views on the video-sharing website YouTube and in June 2014 the video had surpassed 2 billion views. By July 2017, the number of views had grown past 2.9 billion.

Following its July 15 release, “Gangnam Style” overtook Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” to reach the number one position on the YouTube Top 100 Music Videos during the week of August 28, 2012. On September 1, it overtook Girls’ Generation’s “Gee” to become the most viewed K-pop video on YouTube. Although “Call Me Maybe” has had unusually strong staying power, averaging over 1.5 million views each day, “Gangnam Style” increased to an average of over nine million views per day within just two months.

2. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again Ft. Charlie Puth

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| Published on: Apr 6, 2015 | Views: 3,158,048,520 | Likes: 17,302,966 | Dislikes: 572,715 |

“See You Again” is a song recorded by American rapper Wiz Khalifa, featuring American singer Charlie Puth. The track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, California. “See You Again” became both Khalifa’s and Puth’s biggest single to date. The song holds the record for the most-streamed track in a single day on Spotify in the United States. It set the record for most streams in a single week worldwide, and in the United Kingdom also in a single week.

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 October 13, 2017, it has received over 3.1 billion views and 17.3 million likes, making it the site’s second most viewed and liked video. It is one of 81 videos to exceed one billion views, 16 videos to exceed two billion views, and two videos to exceed three billion views. It was the second video ever to record two billion and three billion views.

1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito Ft. Daddy Yankee

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| Published on: Jan 12, 2017 | Views: 4,023,717,669 | Likes: 22,419,498 | Dislikes: 2,374,221 |

“Despacito” (English: “Slowly“) is a single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from Fonsi’s upcoming studio album. On January 12, 2017, Universal Music Latin released “Despacito” and its music video, which shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and the local bar La Factoría. The song was written by Luis Fonsi, Erika Ender and Daddy Yankee, and was produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo.

The music video Receiving 5.14 million views within its first 24 hours, breaking J Balvin’s previous record with “Bobo” for a Spanish-language Vevo clip. It was filmed in December 2016 in La Perla neighborhood and the popular bar La Factoría in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was directed and produced by Carlos Perez.

Several remix versions were released following the single’s success. On March 17, 2017, both a solo pop version and a salsa version featuring Puerto Rican musician Victor Manuelle were released. On April 17, 2017, a remix version featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released; this version helped to improve the song’s chart performance in numerous countries, particularly in the English-speaking world. On May 5, 2017, both an electronic version produced by American trio Major Lazer and Colombian DJ MOSKA and an urban version produced by Sky were released.

The music video has pending nominations for the 18th Latin Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video and for the 45th American Music Awards for Video of the Year.

The clip amassed one billion views in 97 days, becoming the second-fastest video on the site to reach the milestone behind Adele’s “Hello”. The video received two billion views in 154 days, surpassing Justin Bieber’s record of 394 days with his song “Sorry” to become the fastest video on the site to reach the milestone. On August 4, 2017, the video became the first to receive 3 billion views on YouTube. It has received over 4 billion views as of October 11, 2017 and has been the most viewed video on the site since August 4, 2017, when it surpassed the music video of “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth. It is also the site’s most liked video, with over 22 million as of October 4, 2017.