Here are the 10 most watched videos on YouTube


YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the internet.

It was created back in 2005 by former PayPal employees and was quickly bought by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion.

As you can imagine there have been some pretty popular videos over the years so here are the 10 most popular of all time:

10. ‘Bailando’ by Enrique Iglesias – 1.65 billion views

This is the 2014 Spanish version of the hit and features Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona.

9. ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer and DJ Snake – 1.67 billion views

The single only made number 2 in the UK Singles Char but this hasn’t stopped it being a huge internet success and was the 5th best selling song in the world in 2015.

8. Masha and the Bear ‘Recipe for disaster’ episode – 1.67 billion views

The only video that isn’t a music video to appear in the top 10 shows Masha cooking too much porridge at Bear’s house. The show is shown all around the world and it is not known why this particular episode received so many views.

7. ‘Shake it off’ by Taylor Swift – 1.67 billion views

Released in 2014, this is the first of Taylor’s two videos to appear in the top 10.

6. ‘Hello’ by Adele – 1.74 billion views

The video broke the Vevo record for number of views in 24 hours – 27.7 million times in one day. The song was released back in 2015.

5. ‘Blank space’ by Taylor Swift – 1.8 billion views

The second of Taylor’s entries, the song was described as “likely the best of Swift’s career” by PopMatters when released in 2014.

4. ‘Sorry’ Justin Bieber – 1.88 billion views

The song originally replaced Bieber’s “Baby” in the top 10 following its release in 2015.

3. ‘Uptown funk’ by Mark Ronson – 1.89 billion views

The 2014 song won three Grammy awards and features Bruno Mars.

2. ‘See you again’ by Wiz Khalifa – 2.09 billion views

Commissioned as a tribute to Paul Walker who died in a car accident back in 2013, the song released in 2015 features Charlie Puth.

1. ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy – 2.66 billion

Cult classic “Gangnam Style” took the world by storm when it was released in 2012. 

The song by the South Korean pop sensation was the first video a whopping one billion views on YouTube.

The song topped the charts in more than 30 countries and even then-Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama were seen bopping with its iconic moves. 


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