List of most viewed YouTube videos

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Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube as of August 2014, with over 2 billion views.

This is a list of most viewed YouTube videos. It includes the 30 most viewed videos of all time as derived from YouTube charts.[1] Videos that are not included in this list include those which YouTube suspects have viewer count manipulation; there have been various cases of this.[2]

Top videos

RankVideo nameUploader / ArtistViews
(as of August 28, 2014)
Upload dateNotes
1."Gangnam Style"Psy2,072,502,237July 15, 2012[A]
2."Baby"Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris1,079,303,692February 19, 2010[B]
3."On the Floor"Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull776,122,956March 3, 2011
4."Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!"Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr760,696,590May 22, 2007[C]
5."Party Rock Anthem"LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock733,702,270March 8, 2011
6."Love the Way You Lie"Eminem featuring Rihanna732,872,674August 5, 2010
7."Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"Shakira featuring Freshlyground732,196,334June 4, 2010[E]
8."Gentleman"Psy726,393,764April 13, 2013[D]
9."Wrecking Ball"Miley Cyrus699,320,163August 25,2013
10."Roar"Katy Perry613,809,733September 5, 2013
11."Bad Romance"Lady Gaga600,259,531November 23, 2009[F]
12."Danza Kuduro"Don Omar featuring Lucenzo582,888,407August 25, 2010[G]
13."Ai Se Eu Te Pego"Michel Teló585,496,377July 25, 2011
14."Call Me Maybe"Carly Rae Jepsen577,585,014March 1, 2012
15."Thrift Shop"Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz572,217,840August 27, 2012
16."Dark Horse"Katy Perry featuring Juicy J550,189,938February 20, 2014
17."What Makes You Beautiful"One Direction549,892,567August 19, 2011
18."Somebody That I Used to Know"Gotye featuring Kimbra540,887,311July 05, 2011
19."Not Afraid"Eminem536,835,336June 4, 2010
20."Rolling in the Deep"Adele535,144,336November 30, 2010
21."The Lazy Song"Bruno Mars531,638,881April 15, 2011
22."Rain Over Me"Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony507,128,442July 22, 2011
23."Oppa Is Just My Style"Psy featuring Hyuna504,840,014August 14, 2012
24."Firework"Katy Perry474,831,239October 28, 2010
25."Diamonds"Rihanna467,673,193November 8, 2012
26."The Gummy Bear Song"Gummibär457,575,919October 9, 2007[H]
27."The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)"Ylvis443,674,785September 3, 2013
28."We Can't Stop"Miley Cyrus441,579,141June 19, 2013
29."Never Say Never"Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith437,442,029May 27, 2010
30."Just the Way You Are"Bruno Mars437,110,019September 08, 2010


A "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Baby" in November 2012;[3] first video to reach 1 billion views on December 21, 2012;[4] first video to reach 2 billion views on May 30, 2014.[5]
B "Baby" surpassed the priorly top-ranked "Bad Romance" in July 2010;[6] second video to hit 1 billion views on February 24, 2014
C "Charlie..." is a non-music viral video; surpassed "Evolution of Dance" to become number 1 in October 2009[7]
D "Gentleman" is the most watched video in a single day (38 million views on April 14, 2013)[8]
E "Waka Waka..." is the official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem
F "Bad Romance" surpassed "Charlie Bit My Finger" to the top spot on April 2010[9]
G The "Danza Kuduro" upload is not viewable globally due to YouTube regional restrictions in certain countries
H Long English version of "The Gummy Bear Song"

References

  1. ^ Videotrine. "The most viewed videos on Youtube in the World of all time". YouTube, Dailymotion. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sources that refer to previous cases of view count manipulation of YouTube videos include:
  3. ^ Kosner, Anthony Wing (November 24, 2012). "PSY's Gangnam Style Tops Bieber's Baby To Become Most Viewed YouTube Video Ever". Forbes. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gruger, William. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Hits 1 Billion Views, Unprecedented Milestone". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion YouTube Views". Billboard. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 16, 2010). "Justin Bieber Beats Lady Gaga In YouTube Video Popularity -- For Now ...". MTV. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Chittenden, Maurice (November 1, 2009). "Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr: Web Gets Taste for Biting Baby". The Times. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ YouTube Trends Blog
  9. ^ Dybwad, Barb (April 14, 2010). "Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" Takes Over #1 Most Viewed Video on YouTube". Mashable. Retrieved January 17, 2014.