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"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (left) featuring Daddy Yankee (right) is the most viewed video on YouTube, with over 5.4 billion views as of August 2018.

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Since its establishment in 2005, the website has featured a "most viewed" section, which lists the most viewed videos on the site. 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 the most viewed videos are no longer listed on the site, reaching the top of the list is still considered a tremendous feat.

In November 2005, a Nike marketing featuring Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho became the first video to reach one million views.[1] In December 2012, "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach one billion views.[2] By June 2015, only "Baby" had managed to reach this threshold, but by October 2015, a total of ten videos had done so.[3] The number of billion-views videos reached 100 in February 2018,[4] and in July 2018, "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses became the first video created before the YouTube era to reach this threshold.[5]

In May 2014 "Gangnam Style" became the first video to exceed two billion views.[6] "Despacito" became the first video to reach three billion views in August 2017, and since has surpassed four billion in October 2017,[7] and five billion in April 2018.[8] As of August 2018, 22 videos have exceeded two billion views; six of which exceed three billion views and one of which exceeds five billion views. "See You Again" became the second video to reach three billion views in August 2017, followed by "Gangnam Style" in November 2017.[9][10]

As of August 2018, the fastest videos to reach the one billion view mark are "Hello" (87 days), "Despacito" (96 days), "Shape of You" (97 days), "Mi Gente" (103 days) and "Échame la Culpa" (111 days).[11]

The fastest videos to reach two billion views are "Despacito" (154 days), "Shape of You" (187 days) and "Chantaje" (379 days),[12] and the fastest videos to reach three billion views are "Despacito" (203 days), "Shape of You" (342 days) and "See You Again" (852 days).[13]

As of August 2018, Justin Bieber is the only artist to have five videos exceeding one billion views, while Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Nicky Jam have four. Only seven non-music videos are featured in the top 100 most-viewed, with the channel Get Movies having two. Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran are the only artists to have two videos exceeding two billion views.[A]

Top videos

The following table lists the top 100 most viewed videos on YouTube, with each total rounded to the nearest 10 million views, as well as the creator and date of publication to YouTube.[B]

   — This indicates the upload is not a recording artist's music video
Top 100 most-viewed YouTube videos[14][15]
Rank Video name Uploader / artist Views (billions) Upload date Notes
1. "Despacito"[16] Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 5.43 January 12, 2017 [C]
2. "See You Again"[21] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 3.71 April 6, 2015 [D]
3. "Shape of You"[28] Ed Sheeran 3.70 January 30, 2017 [E]
4. "Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster"[29] Get Movies 3.22 January 31, 2012 [F]
5. "Gangnam Style"[30] Psy 3.20 July 15, 2012 [G]
6. "Uptown Funk"[35] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 3.18 November 19, 2014 [H]
7. "Sorry"[36] Justin Bieber 2.99 October 22, 2015
8. "Sugar"[37] Maroon 5 2.71 January 14, 2015
9. "Shake It Off"[38] Taylor Swift 2.62 August 18, 2014
10. "Roar"[39] Katy Perry 2.60 September 5, 2013
11. "Bailando"[40] Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona 2.56 April 11, 2014
12. "Thinking Out Loud"[41] Ed Sheeran 2.44 October 7, 2014
13. "Dark Horse"[42] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 2.39 February 20, 2014
14. "Hello"[43] Adele 2.38 October 22, 2015 [I]
15. "Counting Stars"[45] OneRepublic 2.38 May 31, 2013
16. "Lean On"[46] Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 2.37 March 22, 2015
17. "Blank Space"[47] Taylor Swift 2.33 November 10, 2014
18. "Chantaje"[48] Shakira featuring Maluma 2.23 November 18, 2016
19. "All About That Bass"[49] Meghan Trainor 2.22 June 11, 2014
20. "Closer (Lyric video)"[50] The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 2.15 July 29, 2016 [J]
21. "Wheels on the Bus"[51] LittleBabyBum 2.15 August 9, 2014
22. "This Is What You Came For"[52] Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna 2.07 June 16, 2016
23. "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"[53] Shakira featuring Freshlyground 1.99 June 4, 2010
24. "Let Her Go"[54] Passenger 1.99 July 25, 2012
25. "Mi Gente"[55] J Balvin and Willy William 1.97 June 29, 2017
26. "Baby"[56] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1.96 February 19, 2010 [K]
27. "What Do You Mean?"[59] Justin Bieber 1.93 August 30, 2015
28. "Work from Home"[60] Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign 1.89 February 26, 2016
29. "We Don't Talk Anymore"[61] Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez 1.89 August 2, 2016
30. "Rockabye"[62] Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie 1.89 October 21, 2016
31. "Chandelier"[63] Sia 1.89 May 6, 2014
32. "Faded"[64] Alan Walker 1.88 December 3, 2015
33. "Love Me Like You Do"[65] Ellie Goulding 1.78 January 22, 2015
34. "Wake Me Up"[66] Avicii 1.64 July 29, 2013
35. "Worth It"[67] Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink 1.60 March 28, 2015
36. "Treat You Better"[68] Shawn Mendes 1.59 July 12, 2016
37. "Baby Shark Dance"[69] Pinkfong! Kids' Songs & Stories 1.59 June 17, 2016
38. "Love the Way You Lie"[70] Eminem featuring Rihanna 1.58 August 5, 2010
39. "Let It Go"[71] Idina Menzel 1.56 January 30, 2014 [L]
40. "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"[73] Silentó 1.55 June 25, 2015
41. "Échame la Culpa"[74] Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato 1.55 November 16, 2017
42. "Party Rock Anthem"[75] LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 1.52 March 8, 2011
43. "Johny Johny Yes Papa"[76] ChuChu TV 1.52 November 14, 2014 [M]
44. "Rude"[78] Magic! 1.52 December 5, 2013
45. "Ay Vamos"[79] J Balvin 1.51 August 29, 2014
46. "Criminal"[80] Natti Natasha and Ozuna 1.49 August 18, 2017
47. "The Gummy Bear Song"[81] icanrockyourworld 1.47 October 9, 2007 [N]
48. "Huge Eggs Surprise Toys Challenge"[82] Ryan ToysReview 1.47 April 13, 2016
49. "Stressed Out"[83] Twenty One Pilots 1.44 April 27, 2015
50. "The Lazy Song"[84] Bruno Mars 1.43 April 15, 2011
51. "Vente Pa' Ca"[85] Ricky Martin featuring Maluma 1.43 September 22, 2016
52. "Hotline Bling"[86] Drake 1.42 October 26, 2015
53. "New Rules"[87] Dua Lipa 1.40 July 7, 2017
54. "Felices los 4"[88] Maluma 1.39 April 21, 2017
55. "Love Yourself"[89] Justin Bieber 1.39 November 14, 2015
56. "Starboy"[90] The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 1.38 September 28, 2016
57. "Propuesta Indecente"[91] Romeo Santos 1.38 September 9, 2013
58. "Rolling in the Deep"[92] Adele 1.37 November 30, 2010
59. "Side to Side"[93] Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj 1.37 August 29, 2016
60. "Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)"[94] CNCO 1.36 October 7, 2016
61. "Axel F"[95] Crazy Frog 1.35 June 16, 2009
62. "All of Me"[96] John Legend 1.34 October 2, 2013
63. "Hasta el Amanecer"[97] Nicky Jam 1.33 January 14, 2016
64. "Perfect"[98] Ed Sheeran 1.32 November 9, 2017
65. "That's What I Like"[99] Bruno Mars 1.31 March 2, 2017
66. "Mayores"[100] Becky G and Bad Bunny 1.29 July 13, 2017
67. "Havana (Audio)"[101] Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 1.27 August 3, 2017
68. "Andas en Mi Cabeza"[102] Chino & Nacho featuring Daddy Yankee 1.26 April 20, 2016
69. "Something Just like This (Lyric video)"[103] The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 1.26 February 22, 2017
70. "Burn"[104] Ellie Goulding 1.26 July 7, 2013
71. "On the Floor"[105] Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 1.25 March 3, 2011
72. "The Hills"[106] The Weeknd 1.24 May 27, 2015
73. "Shaky Shaky"[107] Daddy Yankee 1.24 July 14, 2016
74. "How Deep Is Your Love"[108] Calvin Harris featuring Disciples 1.23 August 6, 2015
75. "Summer"[109] Calvin Harris 1.23 April 6, 2014
76. "Hey Mama"[110] David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack 1.22 May 19, 2015
77. "Bad Blood"[111] Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar 1.22 May 17, 2015
78. "Thrift Shop"[112] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 1.21 August 29, 2012
79. "Diamonds"[113] Rihanna 1.21 November 8, 2012
80. "Picky"[114] Joey Montana 1.20 June 29, 2015
81. "Bang Bang"[115] Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj 1.20 August 25, 2014
82. "Animals"[116] Martin Garrix 1.19 June 17, 2013
83. "La Bicicleta"[117] Carlos Vives and Shakira 1.19 July 8, 2016
84. "El Pollito Pio"[118] Pulcino Pio 1.19 November 29, 2012
85. "Gentleman"[119] Psy 1.18 April 13, 2013
86. "Just the Way You Are"[120] Bruno Mars 1.18 September 8, 2010
87. "Corazón"[121] Maluma featuring Nego do Borel 1.18 December 8, 2017
88. "X"[122] Nicky Jam and J Balvin 1.17 March 1, 2018
89. "Swalla"[123] Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign 1.16 March 17, 2017
90. "El Perdón"[124] Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias 1.16 March 23, 2015
91. "Masha and the Bear: Bon appétit!"[125] Get Movies 1.15 September 21, 2012
92. "Me Rehúso (Audio)"[126] Danny Ocean 1.14 September 18, 2016
93. "Cheap Thrills (Lyric video)"[127] Sia featuring Sean Paul 1.14 February 11, 2016
94. "Someone like You"[128] Adele 1.13 September 29, 2011
95. "El Perdedor"[129] Maluma 1.13 April 22, 2016
96. "Not Afraid"[130] Eminem 1.13 June 4, 2010
97. "Johny Johny Yes Papa"[131] LooLoo Kids 1.12 October 8, 2016
98. "El Amante"[132] Nicky Jam 1.12 January 15, 2017
99. "Problem"[133] Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea 1.12 May 30, 2014
100. "Firework"[134] Katy Perry 1.12 October 28, 2010
As of August 19, 2018

By year of release

The following table lists the current top 5 most viewed YouTube videos uploaded in each year, with each total rounded to the nearest ten million views, as well as the uploader and date of publication to YouTube.[O]

As of August 2018, Katy Perry and Adele have the most appearances on the list with three each. Only Linkin Park (2007), icanrockyourworld (2007) and Luis Fonsi (2017) have two videos in the top 5 of a single year, with both the English and French versions of Gummibär's The Gummy Bear Song being in the top five videos of 2007. Only three videos on the list are not music videos.

   — This indicates the upload is not a recording artist's music video
Top 5 most-viewed YouTube videos each year
Year Video name Uploader Views (billions) Upload date Notes
2005 "Life Goes On"[135] fhearnoiz 0.11 September 22, 2005
"guitar"[136] guitar90 0.09 December 20, 2005
"Tarzan Boy"[137] nailofgilead 0.09 November 2, 2005
"Hurt"[138] beachbuggy 0.08 December 12, 2005
"Bohemian Rhapsody"[139] Frozentoast 0.06 September 18, 2005
Combined views (2005) 0.43 [140][141]
2006
[P]
"Galinha Pintadinha - videoclip infantil animado"[142] Galinha Pintadinha 0.52 December 28, 2006
"Ella y Yo"[143] JosephIngma 0.37 April 27, 2006
"Evolution of Dance"[144] Judson Laipply 0.30 April 6, 2006 [Q]
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"[145] Fueled By Ramen 0.24 July 18, 2006
"If you are happy"[146] Alicia Kids! 0.18 September 5, 2006
Combined views (2006) 1.61 [147][148]
2007
[R]
"The Gummy Bear Song"[81] icanrockyourworld 1.47 October 9, 2007
"Numb"[149] Linkin Park 0.93 March 4, 2007
"Charlie Bit My Finger"[150] HDCYT 0.86 May 22, 2007 [S]
"Je m'appelle Funny Bear"[151] icanrockyourworld 0.37 October 15, 2007
"What I've Done"[152] Linkin Park 0.36 April 3, 2007
Combined views (2007) 3.99 [147][148]
2008 "Hot n Cold"[153] Katy Perry 0.83 October 13, 2008
"Bohemian Rhapsody"[154] Queen Official 0.61 August 1, 2008
"Pintinho Amarelinho - DVD Galena Pintadinha"[155] Galinha Pintadinha 0.60 September 15, 2008
"Viva la Vida"[156] Coldplay 0.50 August 4, 2008
"Colgando en tus manos"[157] Carlos Baute 0.41 October 29, 2008
Combined views (2008) 2.95 [147]
2009 "Axel F"[95] Crazy Frog 1.35 June 16, 2009
"November Rain"[158] Guns N' Roses 1.01 December 24, 2009
"Bad Romance"[159] Lady Gaga 0.95 November 23, 2009 [T]
"You Belong with Me"[160] Taylor Swift 0.86 June 16, 2009
"Zombie"[161] The Cranberries 0.76 June 16, 2009
Combined views (2009) 4.93 [147]
2010 "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"[53] Shakira 1.99 June 4, 2010
"Baby"[56] Justin Bieber 1.96 February 19, 2010 [U]
"Love the Way You Lie"[70] Eminem 1.58 August 5, 2010
"Rolling in the Deep"[92] Adele 1.37 November 30, 2010
"Just the Way You Are"[120] Bruno Mars 1.18 September 8, 2010
Combined views (2010) 8.08 [147]
2011 "Party Rock Anthem"[75] LMFAO 1.52 March 8, 2011
"The Lazy Song"[84] Bruno Mars 1.43 April 15, 2011
"On the Floor"[105] Jennifer Lopez 1.25 March 3, 2011
"Someone like You"[128] Adele 1.13 September 29, 2011
"Somebody That I Used to Know"[162] Gotye 1.10 July 5, 2011
Combined views (2011) 6.43 [147]
2012
"Маша и Медведь - Маша плюс каша"[29] Get Movies 3.22 January 31, 2012
"Gangnam Style"[30] Psy 3.20 July 15, 2012 [V]
"Let Her Go"[54] Passenger 1.99 July 25, 2012
"Thrift Shop"[112] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 1.21 August 29, 2012
"Diamonds"[113] Rihanna 1.21 November 8, 2012
Combined views (2012) 10.83 [147]
2013 "Roar"[39] Katy Perry 2.60 September 5, 2013
"Counting Stars"[45] OneRepublic 2.38 May 31, 2013
"Wake Me Up"[66] Avicii 1.64 July 29, 2013
"Rude"[78] Magic! 1.52 December 5, 2013
"Propuesta Indecente"[91] Romeo Santos 1.38 September 9, 2013
Combined views (2013) 9.52 [147]
2014 "Uptown Funk"[35] Mark Ronson 3.18 November 19, 2014
"Shake It Off"[38] Taylor Swift 2.62 August 18, 2014
"Bailando"[40] Enrique Iglesias 2.56 April 11, 2014
"Thinking Out Loud"[41] Ed Sheeran 2.44 October 7, 2014
"Dark Horse"[42] Katy Perry 2.39 February 20, 2014
Combined views (2014) 13.19 [147]
2015 "See You Again"[21] Wiz Khalifa 3.71 April 6, 2015 [W]
"Sorry"[36] Justin Bieber 2.99 October 22, 2015
"Sugar"[37] Maroon 5 2.71 January 14, 2015
"Hello"[43] Adele 2.38 October 22, 2015
"Lean On"[46] Major Lazer 2.37 March 22, 2015
Combined views (2015) 14.16 [147]
2016 "Chantaje"[48] Shakira 2.23 November 18, 2016
"Closer (Lyric video)"[50] The Chainsmokers 2.15 July 29, 2016
"This Is What You Came For"[52] Calvin Harris 2.07 June 16, 2016
"Work from Home"[60] Fifth Harmony 1.89 February 26, 2016
"Rockabye"[62] Clean Bandit 1.89 October 21, 2016
Combined views (2016) 10.23 [147]
2017 "Despacito"[16] Luis Fonsi 5.43 January 12, 2017 [X]
"Shape of You"[28] Ed Sheeran 3.70 January 30, 2017
"Mi Gente"[55] J Balvin 1.97 June 29, 2017
"Échame la Culpa"[74] Luis Fonsi 1.55 November 16, 2017
"Criminal"[80] Pina Records 1.49 August 18, 2017
Combined views (2017) 14.14 [147]
2018 "X"[122] Nicky Jam 1.17 March 1, 2018
"Te Boté (Remix)"[163] Flow La Movie 1.06 April 11, 2018
"Dura"[164] Daddy Yankee 1.03 January 18, 2018
"El Farsante (Remix)"[165] Ozuna 0.91 January 30, 2018
"God's Plan"[166] Drake 0.78 February 16, 2018
Combined views (2018) 4.95 [147]
As of August 17, 2018

Historical most viewed videos

The following table lists the last 15 videos to become YouTube's most viewed video, from October 2005 to the present.

  Current record
  Former record
  Indicates the video has since been removed from YouTube
Progression of the most-viewed video on YouTube
Video name Uploader Views* Upload date Date achieved Days held Ref(s) Notes
"Despacito"[16] Luis Fonsi 2,993,700,000 Jan 12, 2017 Aug 04, 2017 381 [167] [Y]
"See You Again"[21] Wiz Khalifa 2,894,000,000 Apr 06, 2015 Jul 10, 2017 25 [169]
"Gangnam Style"[30] Psy 803,700,000 Jul 15, 2012 Nov 24, 2012 1,689 [31] [Z]
"Baby"[56] Justin Bieber 245,400,000 Feb 19, 2010 Jul 16, 2010 862 [57] [AA]
"Bad Romance"[159] Lady Gaga 178,400,000 Nov 23, 2009 Apr 14, 2010 93 [173] [AB]
"Charlie Bit My Finger"[150] HDCYT 128,900,000 May 22, 2007 Oct 25, 2009 171 [176]
"Evolution of Dance"[144] Judson Laipply 118,900,000 Apr 06, 2006 May 2, 2009 176 [177]
"Girlfriend"[178][179] RCA Records 92,600,000 Feb 27, 2007 Jul 17, 2008 289 [180]
"Evolution of Dance"[144] Judson Laipply 78,400,000 Apr 06, 2006 Mar 15, 2008 124 [181]
"Music Is My Hot Hot Sex"[182] CLARUSBARTEL72 76,600,000 Apr 09, 2007 Feb 29, 2008 15 [183] [AC]
"Evolution of Dance"[144] Judson Laipply 10,600,000 Apr 06, 2006 May 19, 2006 651 [186] [AD]
"Pokemon Theme Music Video"[187] Smosh 4,300,000 Nov 28, 2005 Mar 12, 2006 68 [188] [AE]
"Myspace – The Movie"[191][192] eggtea 2,700,000 Jan 31, 2006 Feb 18, 2006 22 [193]
"Phony Photo Booth"[194] mugenized 3,400,000 Dec 01, 2005 Jan 21, 2006 28 [195] [AF]
"The Chronic of Narnia Rap"[196] youtubedude 2,300,000 Dec 18, 2005 Jan 09, 2006 12 [197]
"Ronaldinho: Touch of Gold"[198] Nikesoccer 255,000 Oct 21, 2005 Oct 31, 2005 70 [199] [AG]
"I/O Brush"[202] larfus 247,000 Oct 05, 2005 Oct 29, 2005 2 [203]
"Me at the zoo"[204] jawed Apr 23, 2005 Apr 23, 2005 1 [205][206]
As of August 20, 2018

*The approximate number of views each video had when it became YouTube's most viewed video.

Charts

Timeline of Most Viewed Videos (Oct 2005 - Aug 2018)

Despacito#Music videoSee You Again#Music videoGangnam Style (music video)Baby (Justin Bieber song)Bad RomanceCharlie Bit My FingerGirlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)#Music videoMusic Is My Hot Hot SexJudson Laipply#The Evolution of DanceSmosh#Formation and Pokémon Theme Music Video: 2002–2006The MySpace MovieList of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno sketchesLazy Sunday (The Lonely Island song)RonaldinhoDigital painting

№ 1 Most Viewed Video (Oct 2005 - Jun 2006)

№ 1 Most Viewed Video (Apr 2006 - Jan 2010)

№ 1 Most Viewed Video (Oct 2009 - Jan 2013)

№ 1 Most Viewed Video (Jan 2012 - Aug 2018)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Only the uploaders of the videos are attributed, the featured artists in music videos are not counted.
  2. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to regional restrictions in certain countries.
  3. ^ "Despacito" became the fifty-fourth video to reach 1 billion views on April 20, 2017, doing so in 96 days;[17] twelfth video to reach 2 billion views on June 16, 2017, doing so in the fastest time – 154 days;[18][19] first video to reach 3 billion views on August 4, 2017, doing so in the fastest time – 204 days;[20] first video to reach 4 billion views on October 11, 2017; first video to reach 5 billion views on April 5, 2018; Vevo's most viewed video with over 5.4 billion views and YouTube's most liked video with over 29.4 million likes as of August 2018.
  4. ^ "See You Again" surpassed "Gangnam Style" as the most viewed video on July 10, 2017;[22][23] tenth video to reach 1 billion views on October 7, 2015;[24] second video to reach 2 billion views on September 3, 2016;[25][26] second video to reach 3 billion views on August 6, 2017;[27] second most liked video with over 21 million likes as of August 2018.
  5. ^ "Shape of You" is the fourth video to reach 3 billion views on January 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Recipe for Disaster" is the most viewed non-music video of all time as of August 2018; sixth video to reach 3 billion views on April 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Baby" as the most viewed video on November 24, 2012;[31] first video to reach 1 billion views on December 21, 2012;[32] first video to reach 2 billion views on May 30, 2014;[33] third video to reach 3 billion views on November 25, 2017;[34] currently holds the record for the longest reign as YouTube's most viewed video with 1,689 days.
  8. ^ "Uptown Funk" is the fifth video to reach 3 billion views on March 31, 2018.
  9. ^ As of August 2018, "Hello" is the fastest video to reach one billion views, doing so in 87 days.[44]
  10. ^ "Closer" is the most viewed lyric video of all time as of August 2018.
  11. ^ "Baby" surpassed "Bad Romance" as the most viewed video on July 16, 2010;[57] second video to reach 1 billion views on March 4, 2014;[58] most disliked video with over 9.3 million dislikes as of August 2018.
  12. ^ This is a sing-along version of the song Let It Go, entitled "Let It Go Sing Along", posted by "Disney UK".[72]
  13. ^ "Johny Johny, Yes Papa" is a nursery rhyme originating in Kenya.[77]
  14. ^ "The Gummy Bear Song" is the oldest YouTube video to exceed one billion views as of August 2018.
  15. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to regional restrictions in certain countries.
  16. ^ 2006
    • A video titled "The Sneezing Baby Panda" was published on November 6, 2006 and gained over 221 million views. It was deleted in March 2017 and is the sixth most viewed deleted YouTube video. Its view count would place it as the fourth most viewed video of 2006, had it not been removed.
    • A video titled "Hahaha" was published on November 1, 2006, and gained over 208 million views. It peaked at number 12 on the list of most viewed YouTube videos in May 2011 and was deleted in November 2011. It is the seventh most viewed deleted YouTube video. Its view count would place it as the fifth most viewed video of 2006, had it not been removed.
  17. ^ "Evolution of Dance" previously held the title of YouTube's most viewed video on three separate occasions: May 19, 2006 – February 29, 2008, March 15, 2008 – July 17, 2008, and May 2, 2009 – October 24, 2009.
  18. ^ 2007
    • A video titled "Parto in un letto" was published on May 9, 2007, and gained over 325 million views. It peaked at number 8 on the list of most viewed YouTube videos in November 2011 and was deleted in January 2012 for violating YouTube Community Guidelines. It is currently the most viewed deleted YouTube video. Its view count would place it as the fourth most viewed video of 2007, had it not been removed.
  19. ^ "Charlie Bit My Finger" previously held the title of YouTube's most viewed video from October 24, 2009 to April 14, 2010.
  20. ^ "Bad Romance" previously held the title of YouTube's most viewed video from April 14, 2010 to July 16, 2010.
  21. ^ "Baby" previously held the title of YouTube's most viewed video from July 16, 2010 to November 24, 2012.
  22. ^ "Gangnam Style" previously held the title of YouTube's most viewed video from November 24, 2012 to July 10, 2017.
  23. ^ "See You Again" previously held the title of YouTube's most viewed video from July 10, 2017 to August 4, 2017.
  24. ^ "Despacito" currently holds the title of YouTube's most viewed video.
  25. ^ "Despacito" became the first video to reach 3 billion views on August 4, 2017;[168] first video to reach 4 billion views on October 11, 2017.
  26. ^ "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach 1 billion views on December 21, 2012;[32] first video to reach 2 billion views on May 30, 2014.[170]
  27. ^ "Baby" became to first video to reach 500 million views on March 28, 2011.[171][172]
  28. ^ "Bad Romance" became the first video to reach 200 million views on May 9, 2010.[174][175]
  29. ^ "Music is My Hot Hot Sex" became the first video to reach 100 million views on March 11, 2008.[184] The uploader then deleted the video four days later.[185]
  30. ^ "Evolution of Dance" became the first video to reach 20 million views on June 5, 2006;[184] first video to reach 50 million views on June 7, 2007.[184] It is the only video on this list to hold the No. 1 spot on more than one separate occasion.
  31. ^ "Pokemon Theme Music Video" became the first video to reach 10 million views on May 6, 2006.[189] It was removed from YouTube in June 2007 for copyright infringement.[190]
  32. ^ "Phony Photo Booth" became the first video to reach 5 million views on February 8, 2006.[189] It was removed from YouTube on February 18, 2006 for copyright infringement.
  33. ^ "Ronaldinho: Touch of Gold" became the first video to reach 500,000 views on November 3, 2005;[189] first video to reach 1 million views on November 11, 2005;[200][201][189] first video to reach 2 million views on December 12, 2005.[189]

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