List of most viewed YouTube videos

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

This list of most viewed YouTube videos consists of the 30 most viewed videos of all time as derived from YouTube charts.[1] Videos (suspected by YouTube) which have had their view counts manipulated,[2] are not included in this list. As of 2015, two videos have received over 1 (or more) billion views, both of which are music videos.

Top videos

RankVideo nameUploader / ArtistViews
(as of January 31, 2015)
Upload dateNotes
1."Gangnam Style"[3]Psy2,225,537,938Jul 15, 2012[A]
2."Baby"[4]Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris1,133,057,666Feb 19, 2010[B]
3."Party Rock Anthem"[5]LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock811,487,621Mar 8, 2011
3."Charlie bit my finger – again!"[6]Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr809,910,495May 22, 2007[C]
5."On the Floor"[7]Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull806,337,332Mar 3, 2011
6."Love the Way You Lie"[8]Eminem featuring Rihanna803,391,378Aug 5, 2010
7."Waka Waka"[9]Shakira featuring Freshlyground801,016,931Jun 4, 2010[D]
8."Dark Horse"[10]Katy Perry featuring Juicy J795,947,998Feb 20, 2014
9."Gentleman"[11]Psy790,477,250Apr 13, 2013[E]
10."Roar"[12]Katy Perry780,725,479Sep 5, 2013
11."Wrecking Ball"[13]Miley Cyrus742,517,384Sep 9, 2013
12."Bailando"[14]Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona696,597,394Apr 11, 2014
13."Thrift Shop"[15]Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz646,468,084Aug 29, 2012
14."Danza Kuduro"[16]Don Omar featuring Lucenzo639,588,991Aug 11, 2010[F]
15."Counting Stars"[17]OneRepublic638,884,104May 31, 2013
16."Call Me Maybe"[18]Carly Rae Jepsen638,878,967Mar 1, 2012
17."Bad Romance"[19]Lady Gaga613,026,051Nov 23, 2009[G]
18."Ai Se Eu Te Pego"[20]Michel Teló611,960,213Jul 25, 2011
19."The Lazy Song"[21]Bruno Mars602,309,283Apr 15, 2011
20."Rolling in the Deep"[22]Adele599,899,897Nov 30, 2010
21."What Makes You Beautiful"[23]One Direction599,079,565Aug 19, 2011
22."Somebody That I Used to Know"[24]Gotye featuring Kimbra596,539,694Jul 5, 2011
23."Not Afraid"[25]Eminem584,364,446Jun 4, 2010
24."Propuesta Indecente"[26]Romeo Santos573,001,331Sep 9, 2013
25."Happy"[27]Pharrell Williams563,499,736Nov 21, 2013
26."All About That Bass"[28]Meghan Trainor554,352,027Jun 11, 2014
27."Rain Over Me"[29]Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony551,106,743Jul 22, 2011
28."Wake Me Up"[30]Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc543,212,087Jul 29, 2013
29."Oppa Is Just My Style"[31]Psy featuring Hyuna539,373,818Aug 14, 2012
30."Shake it Off"[32]Taylor Swift530,823,275Aug 18, 2014

Notes

A "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Baby" in November 2012;[33] first video to reach 1 billion views on December 21, 2012;[34] first video to reach 2 billion views on May 30, 2014.[35]
B "Baby" surpassed the previously top-ranked "Bad Romance" in July 2010;[36] 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[37]
D "Waka Waka..." is the official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem
E "Gentleman" is the most watched video in a single day (38 million views on April 14, 2013)[38]
F The "Danza Kuduro" upload is not viewable globally due to YouTube regional restrictions in certain countries
G "Bad Romance" surpassed "Charlie Bit My Finger" to the top spot on April 2010[39]

References

  1. ^ YouTube Charts include:
  2. ^ Sources that refer to previous cases of view count manipulation of YouTube videos include:
  3. ^ "PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Charlie bit my finger - again !". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Eminem - Love the Way You Lie ft. Rihanna". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song)". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "PSY - GENTLEMAN M/V". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Katy Perry - Roar (Official)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  15. ^ "MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Don Omar - Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ "OneRepublic - Counting Stars". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Lady Gaga - Bad Romance". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Michel Teló - Ai Se Eu Te Pego - Video Oficial (Assim você me mata)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Adele - Rolling in the Deep". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  23. ^ "One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - official video". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Eminem - Not Afraid". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Romeo Santos - Propuesta Indecente". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass". YouTube. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Pitbull - Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Avicii, Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  31. ^ "PSY (ft. HYUNA) 오빤 딱 내 스타일". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Taylor Swift - Shake it off". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  33. ^ 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. 
  34. ^ Gruger, William. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Hits 1 Billion Views, Unprecedented Milestone". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  35. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion YouTube Views". Billboard. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  36. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 16, 2010). "Justin Bieber Beats Lady Gaga In YouTube Video Popularity -- For Now ...". MTV. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  37. ^ Chittenden, Maurice (November 1, 2009). "Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr: Web Gets Taste for Biting Baby". The Times. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  38. ^ "YouTube Trends Blog". Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  39. ^ Dybwad, Barb (April 14, 2010). "Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" Takes Over #1 Most Viewed Video on YouTube". Mashable. Retrieved January 17, 2014.