With millions of videos on the platform, which are the most viewed YouTube videos?
After being everyone’s go-to platform for nearly 18 years, I wonder which videos are holding the place of the ‘most viewed’ videos on YouTube.
So, after researching the facts and figures of YouTube with the help of concrete sources, I finally got a list and the answer on what type of YouTube videos get viewed most, such as Educational or Music videos.
Therefore, below, I have shared a list of the top 21 most viewed YouTube Videos, followed by a table featuring the top 50 titles.
Let’s get started!
#1 Most Viewed YouTube Video
In the list of most viewed YouTube videos, the Baby Shark Dance video produced by a Korean education brand – Pink Fong, ranks #1 position. The song combines music and kids’ videos, which is the easiest genre to get speedy recognition on YouTube.
Plus, the song’s catchy tune makes us adults vibe on it, which also explains why it was the most-viewed YouTube video in 24 hours.
Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos As Of 2023
With ‘Baby Shark Dance’ by Korean education brand – Pink Fong ranks as the number one Most Viewed YouTube video and also among the most viewed YouTube videos in 24 hours; many of your favorite videos are making the list as most viewed in 2023.
If you want to take a quick glance at the top 10 most viewed YouTube videos, refer to the table below:
If you are not satisfied with the preview, Here Is The List Of The 21 Most Viewed videos on YouTube in detail:
|Rank||Video Title||Channel Name||Views|
|#1||Baby Shark Dance||Pink Fong baby shark||13 billion|
|#2||Despacito||Luis Fonsi||8.2 billion|
|#3||Johny Johny Yes, Papa||LooLoo kids||6.82 billion|
|#4||Bath Song||Cocomelon||6.45 billion|
|#5||Shape of you||Ed Sheeran||6.11 billion|
|#6||See you again||Wiz Khalifa||6.05 billion|
|#7||Wheels on the bus||Cocomelon||5.62 billion|
|#8||Phonics song with TWO words||ChuChu TV||5.52 billion|
|#9||Uptown Funk||Mark Ronson||5.05 billion|
|#10||Learning Colors – Colorful eggs on a farm||Miroshka TV||4.99 billion|
1. Baby Shark Dance (13 billion)
The song, written for kids, is about a shark’s clan. Different people recreated The chant in many ways, but Pink Fong’s video became the most-watched YouTube video, with 13 billion views globally.
2. Despacito – Luis Fonsi (8.2 billion)
The lyrics of this song quickly gained popularity once they were published in 2017. As a Spanish-language hit, Luis Fonsi’s song entered the Billboard 100. It was one of the top 10 songs in the world.
3. Johny Johny Yes, Papa (6.82 billion)
This children’s song was produced by the famous kids channel LooLoo Kids, mostly targeted towards toddlers and young children. Gaining over 6.8 billion views as of 2023, the song is still viewed by kids worldwide with as much excitement.
4. Bath Song (6.45 billion)
It’s surprising how a simple animated song about a baby having a bath can gain 6.4 billion views. The song was produced by the CoComelon Nursery Rhymes channel, which is subscribed by millions of users worldwide.
5. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran (6.11 billion)
The most-watched YouTube video is Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, which comes in at number five. As of 2023, 6.1 billion views the song has earned, and the track continues to be played at every other club and party. His third studio album became a huge hit.
6. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth (6.5 billion)
With 6 billion views, See You Again is ranked sixth, and the song ends up being the anthem for brotherhood/sisterhood between friends. Wiz Khalifa’s lightning-quick verse and Charlie Puth’s mellow voice made the song deserving of a slot on the list.
7. Wheels on the Bus (5.62 billion)
Over 5.6 billion people have watched this video since it was posted in 2018 by Cocomelon Nursery Rhymes. A school bus is the starting point for the song, which is about a lot of things that take place on the bus.
8. Phonics Song with TWO Words (5.52 billion)
This nursery rhyme song teaches the alphabet in the form of sounds in this song for toddlers and nursery kids. The song was released by ChuChu TV 5 years ago and is still popular among toddlers.
9. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (5.05 billion)
With over 5 billion views, Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, featuring singing sensation Bruno Mars, is also one of the most viewed YouTube videos. The song’s amazing choreography and Bruno Mars’ stylish way of performing bring viewers back to this video over and over again.
10. Colorful Eggs on a Farm (4.99 billion)
This song has 4.9 billion views as of October 2023, as it attracted many kids to YouTube regularly. This 2018 song is still popular among toddlers, which teaches them with talking egg animation.
11. Gangnam Style – Psy (4.9 billion)
The banger hit by Korean pop artist Psy hooked everyone on the song back in 2012 and has not left anyone’s playlist ever since. Many people still watch this video due to the artist’s unique dancing style and fun lyrics. The song was the most-liked video on YouTube for almost four years.
12. Masha And The Bear (4.5 billion)
Any home with a toddler, as Masha and the Bear playing on YouTube on a loop without fail. Masha and the Bear is an animation series based on a Russian folk story that is quite famous among kids. The video is produced by the show’s official channel, Masha Medved TV.
13. Dame Tu Cosita (4.46 billion)
Directed by Sihem Ouillan, this fun animated video song was animated by ArtNoux and has earned over 4.46 billion views on YouTube as of now. This animated video featured an alien dancing to the song ‘Dame Tu Cosita.
14. Axel F (4.09 billion)
Axel F is a video that made many people go crazy over frog driving on the tunes taken from the ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ movie remixed with techno beats. The song has still ruled YouTube ever since 2004 and has earned over 4.09 billion views.
15. Sugar- Maroon 5 (3.9 billion)
The fifth song released by Maroon 5, Sugar, was an instant hit loved by people worldwide. The song hit second place on the USD Billboard 100, and it was shot uniquely while breaking regular wedding ritual norms.
16. Counting Stars – One Republic (3.8 billion)
The song is one of the best songs released by the One Republic band and has many attractive visuals in the music video. It was One Republic’s first song ever to hit a billion views.
17. Roar – Katy Perry (3.8 billion)
One of Katy Perry’s masterpieces, with views of over 3.8 billion, went viral on TikTok and Instagram reels. The song revolves around a fictional story of Katy Perry in which she tames a tiger after falling from a plane crash.
18. Baa Baa Black Sheep (3.8 billion)
Everyone’s favorite nursery rhyme has been taught to kids for many decades and is still popular among the new generation of kids. This evergreen nursery rhyme was brought to YouTube by the ChuChu TV channel for kids.
19. Waka Waka – Shakira (3.7 billion)
Made in 2010, as the anthem of the Fifa World Cup of the same year and sung by pop star Shakira, Waka Waka became the ideal dance song within a few days of being released. The song was brought on YouTube by Shakira’s official channel.
20. Sorry – Justin Bieber (3.7 billion)
Released in 2015 by Justin Bieber, Sorry was played continuously by the teenage audience and is still loved by each ‘belieber’ (Beiber fan). The song was really a piece of art by the talented singer and has reached 3.72 billion views now.
21. Lakdi ki Kathi (3.7 billion)
This is a popular nursery rhyme for Indian kids, which has been taught in schools and kindergarten for a few decades now. The song was officially brought on YouTube by Jingle Toons’ official channel in 2018.
Top 50 most viewed YouTube videos of all time
Here is a complete list of the 50 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time!
Note: we have already covered the top 10, so the table starts from the 11th most viewed video of all time.
|Rank||Video name||Channel Name||Views|
|11.||Gangnam Style||officialpsy||4.92 billion|
|12.||Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster||Get Movies||4.56 billion|
|13.||Dame Tu Cosita||Ultra Records||4.46 billion|
|14.||Axel F||Crazy Frog||4.09 billion|
|15.||Sugar||Maroon 5||3.95 billion|
|16.||Counting Stars||OneRepublic||3.89 billion|
|17.||Roar||Katy Perry||3.89 billion|
|18.||Baa Baa Black Sheep||Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes||3.80 billion|
|19.||Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)||Shakira||3.75 billion|
|20.||Sorry||Justin Bieber||3.72 billion|
|21.||Lakdi Ki Kathi||Jingle Toons||3.71 billion|
|22.||Thinking Out Loud||Ed Sheeran||3.67 billion|
|23.||Dark Horse||Katy Perry||3.60 billion|
|24.||Humpty the Train on a Fruit Ride||Kiddiestv Hindi – Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs||3.58 billion|
|25.||Perfect||Ed Sheeran||3.56 billion|
|26.||Let Her Go||Passenger||3.53 billion|
|27.||Faded||Alan Walker||3.53 billion|
|28.||Girls Like You||Maroon 5||3.50 billion|
|29.||Shree Hanuman Chalisa||T-Series Bhakti Sagar||3.48 billion|
|30.||Lean On||Major Lazer Official||3.48 billion|
|31.||Bailando||Enrique Iglesias||3.4 billion|
|32.||Shake It Off||Taylor Swift||3.3 billion|
|33.||Mi Gente||J Balvin, Willy William||3.2 billion|
|34.||Blank Space||Taylor Swift||3.2 billion|
|35.||Let It Go Sing-along (Frozen)||Disney UK||3.2 billion|
|36.||The Gummy Bear Song||icanrockyourworld||3.2 billion|
|38.||Yes Yes, Vegetables Song||CoComelon||3 billion|
|39.||Baby Shark||CoComelon||3 billion|
|40.||We don’t talk anymore||Charlie Puth||3 billion|
|41.||Baby||Justin Bieber||3 billion|
|42.||Yes Yes, Playground Song||CoComelon||2.9 billion|
|43.||Closer||The Chainsmokers||2.9 billion|
|44.||New Rules||Dua Lipa||2.9 billion|
|45.||Old MacDonald Had a Farm||Bounce Patrol||2.9 billion|
|47.||Rockabye||Clean Bandit||2.7 billion|
|48.||Calma||Pedro Capo||2.7 billion|
|49.||Work From Home||Fifth Harmony||2.7 billion|
|50.||Twenty-one Pilots: Stressed Out||Fueled by Ramen||2.7 billion|
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Some of these most-viewed YouTube videos took me back to my childhood, and some hit me with nostalgia. While many of them serve educational purposes, the others are official music videos released by the official content owner.
Moreover, soon, we’ll see many of our current favorite videos on YouTube joining the list above as the trends change.
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