YouTube has come a long way. As we speak, it has over a billion users.
A lot of content is uploaded on YouTube, including music. Many videos have since gone viral thanks to YouTube.
Many music videos uploaded on YouTube have spread across the globe. They have gathered billions of views within a short time.
Top 15 most viewed music videos on YouTube as of 2021
YouTube is filled with a lot of music. The viewership is phenomenal.
Let us find out the most viewed music videos on YouTube.
15. Dame Tu Cosita by El Chombo ft. Cutty Ranks – 3.28 billion views
This is the first music video to make it on our list. It is about an alien-like creature dancing to the song.
Though a short video, it has received 3.28 billion views. One would wonder what makes the song so fascinating!
14. Roar by Katy Perry – 3.34 billion views
The Katy Perry video for Roar is phenomenal. It showcases Katy in a jungle filled with wild animals.
Katy released this song to be an inspiration for self-empowerment. This song has made Katy be the first artist to receive three Diamond Awards.
The roar was filmed at the County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Los Angeles.
13. Sorry by Justin Bieber – 3.43 billion views
When the Sorry music video was uploaded on YouTube, it became a big hit. It has since gathered 3.43 billion views.
The Sorry video was released on October 23, 2015. It was number one in the charts of an entire 13 countries.
In 2016, 10 million copies of the song were bought worldwide.
12. Sugar by Maroon 5 – 3.45 billion views
Sugar was released on January 13, 2015, as a single. It was uploaded on YouTube on January 14, 2015.
It has attracted 3.45 billion views worldwide. The song’s theme was Maroon 5 crashing weddings.
The team involved in shooting the video said it was an incredible experience.
11. Phonics Song with Two Words by ChuChu TV – 3.78 billion views
The Phonics Song with Two Words educational music video has 3.78 billion views. It was uploaded on March 6, 2014.
This video aims at teaching kids how to understand the alphabet. It is one of the most viewed music videos in history.
10. Bath Song by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 3.95 billion views
This is a kid’s music video. It teaches kids how to take a bath as it plays some music in the background
Bath Song was uploaded on May 2, 2018. It has a viewership of 3.95 billion.
Basically, it is an animated music video.
9. Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm by Miroshka TV – 3.97 billion views
Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm is an educational video for kids. It was uploaded on February 27, 2018, and has 3.97 billion views.
This music video uses a look-alike of eggs to teach kids about colors. It is an excellent video for small babies.
8. Gangnam Style by Psy – 4.05 billion views
Gangnam Style was not expected to be a mega-hit. The way it set records on YouTube shocked everyone.
Uploaded on July 15, 2012, this song has received 4.05 billion views. Maybe the boy with amazing dance skills increased the viewership.
The video remained at the top for an unexpected 1,689 days. It is also placed as the most discussed video on record.
7. UpTown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – 4.16 billion views
UpTown Funk was released on November 10, 2014, as a single hit. It was then uploaded on YouTube on November 19, 2014.
The song has attracted a viewership of 4.16 billion. It remained at the top of the US Billboard 100 for 14 weeks consecutively.
UpTown Funk has won two Grammy Awards. It was recorded at a time when Bruno Mars was on tour.
6. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster by Get Movies – 4.43 billion views
This music video exists in Russian. It is unusual how it has received such a high viewership.
Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster was uploaded on January 31, 2012. It has since received 4.43 billion views.
Originally, Masha and the Bear is a Russian animated TV show. That is how the video came to be so popular.
5. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – 5.08 billion views
See You Again was number one on YouTube for almost an entire month. The song’s success is accredited to being the theme for the movie Fast and Furious 7.
The song is also a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker. Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth made an enormous success from this song.
In 2015, See You Again was the best-selling song globally.
4. Johny Johny Yes Papa by LooLoo Kids – 5.24 billion views
Johny Johny Yes Papa music video by LooLoo Kids was uploaded on October 8, 2016. It has since received 5.24 billion views.
This song was initially used in an Indian 5 Star commercial. After Twitter memed the song, it went viral.
The nursery rhyme has been refashioned many times. The purpose is to target small babies.
3. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran – 5.29 billion views
If you are an avid music lover, you must know Ed Sheeran. His song shape of you uploaded on January 30, 2017, has gathered a viewership of 5.29 billion.
This particular song stayed at the top of the singles charts in 44 countries. In 2017, it made it at the top of the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles.
Ed Sheeran is a huge success. His songs always seem to be playing everywhere.
2. Despacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – 7.32 billion views
Despacito is one of the biggest tracks in history. It has been played over and over at many parties.
This track held the number one position for 1,186 days! It hit the 3 billion mark in seven months.
This song has the best video ever. It is also filled with vibrant colors.
1. Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories – 8.44 billion views
Who would expect a music video for children would be the most viewed on YouTube? The Baby Shark Dance was uploaded on June 17, 2016.
This catchy song has since gone viral worldwide. The views keep increasing each day.
Different versions of this song have been created. Even with that, nothing beats the original version.
YouTube contains insanely popular music. This can be clearly seen from the billion views received.
It seems that you have to wow your audience to receive high views. One has to be catchy enough.
As long as you grab viewers’ attention, you will end up with billions of viewership.