Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time

Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time

YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing platform, and it has become an integral part of our daily lives. From entertainment to education, YouTube has something for everyone. With millions of videos uploaded every day and over 2 billion monthly active users, it’s hard to keep track of what’s popular. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 10 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time.

The most viewed YouTube videos of all time are a testament to the power of the platform and its ability to connect people from all over the world. These videos have captured our attention, sparked conversations, and even spawned viral challenges.

From the colorful and upbeat “Baby Shark Dance” by Pinkfong to the emotionally charged “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, these videos showcase the diverse range of content available on YouTube. The sheer number of views these videos have amassed is a testament to their widespread popularity and enduring appeal.

What’s interesting about this list is that it’s not just about the music, but also the storytelling and creativity behind the videos. Many of the videos on this list have compelling narratives that resonate with viewers and have helped propel them to the top of the charts.

Most Viewed Videos on YouTube of All Time

  1. Учим цвета-Разноцветные яйца на ферме (Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm)

Учим цвета-Разноцветные яйца на ферме (English Translate: Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm) is Russian song for children. The video has been 4.85 billion times watched on YouTube, which is published on February 26, 2018, via the YouTube channel “
Мирошка ТВ.”

Especially, the video is about smiling eggs on the farm changing colors, breaking, change shapes with different 6 colors; black, brown, pink, white, red, and blue.

  • Video Title: Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm
  • Channel Name: Miroshka TV
  • Views: 4.85 billion
  • Release Date: February 27, 2018
  1. Uptown Funk

Uptown Funk‘ is a song performed by British record producer Mark Ronson, featuring American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars. It was released as a single on 10 November 2014 and gathering more than 4.86 billion views to date.

Interesting facts about the song is it spent 14 consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the US Billboard 100, and also reached Number 1 in the charts in several other countries. Also, it became the second best-selling single of 2015. It won two Grammy Awards, including the record of the Year.

  • Video Title: Uptown Funk
  • Channel Name: Mark Ronson
  • Views: 4.86 billion
  • Release Date: November 19, 2014
  1. Wheels on the Bus

“Wheels on the Bus” is a beautiful nursery rhymes & kid’s song released on 24 May 2018. The children’s rhymes were published via YouTube Channel “Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes”

Wheels on the Bus video has been 5.03 billion times watched on YouTube.

  • Video Title: Wheels on the Bus
  • Channel Name: Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes
  • Views: 5.03 billion
  • Release Date: May 24, 2018
  1. Phonics Song with Two Words

Phonics Song with TWO Words – A For Apple – ABC Alphabet Songs with Sounds for Children is one of the most viewed YouTube videos of all time. It is an animated song for children which is created by ChuChu TV.

The video is published on March 6, 2014, while the video has been 5.21 billion times watched on YouTube.

  • Video Title: Phonics Song with TWO Words – A For Apple – ABC Alphabet Songs with Sounds for Children
  • Channel Name: ChuChu TV
  • Views: 5.21 billion
  • Release Date: March 6, 2014
  1. See You Again

At the fourth rank on this list is the hit song ‘See You Again’ performed by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth. The music video was published on April 7, 2015, and it currently has a whopping 5.82 billion views to its name.

There is no doubt the singer Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, lyricists, and musicians have a huge role and effort in making this song so popular world-widely but also another main reason was commissioned as the theme for the movie, “Furious 7” as well as it was written as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker.

  • Video Title: See You Again
  • Channel Name: Wiz Khalifa
  • Views: 5.82 billion
  • Release Date: April 6, 2015
  1. Shape of You

After the ‘Shape Of You‘ song was released it became a trending song all over the world in 2017. The song is sung by Ed Sheeran featuring Jennie Pegouskie.

The song is published on January 30, 2017, and the music video has been viewed over 5.94 billion times on YouTube.

  • Video Title: Shape of You
  • Channel Name: Ed Sheeran
  • Views: 5.94 billion
  • Release Date: January 30, 2017
  1. Bath Song

Bath Song is nursery rhymes & kid’s songs published by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes YouTube channel on May 2, 2018. The song has been 6.08 billion times watched on YouTube.

Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes is the most popular YouTube channel for babies and kids, they have 94.5 million subscribers on youtube only. Basically, they create beautiful 3D animation, educational lyrics, and toe-tapping music.

  • Video Title: Bath Song
  • Channel Name: Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes
  • Views: 6.08 billion
  • Release Date: May 2, 2018
  1. Johny Johny Yes Papa

Johny Johny Yes Papa is the best song for Children. In particular, Johny Johny Yes Papa’s rhymes have been converted into a music video using perfect music and animation and there is no doubt this music video would be the best rhymes video for kids.

The song is published on October 8, 2016, via the “LooLoo Kids – Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Songs” YouTube account and crossed 6.66 billion views on YouTube.

  • Video Title: Johny Johny Yes Papa
  • Channel Name: LooLoo Kids – Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Songs
  • Views: 6.66 billion
  • Release Date: October 8, 2016
  1. Despacito

Despacito‘ is the second most-viewed video on YouTube. The song is published on January 12, 2017, via the youtube channel “Luis Fonsi” which has been 8.11 billion times watched on YouTube and it became the first video on YouTube to achieve the milestones of both three and four billion views.

The song is performed by an American singer from Puerto Rico, and songwriter and actor Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, known by his stage name Luis Fonsi featuring a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known professionally as Daddy Yankee.

  • Video Title: Despacito
  • Channel Name: Luis Fonsi
  • Views: 8.11 billion
  • Release Date: January 12, 2017
  1. Baby Shark Dance

Baby Shark Dance‘ is the most viewed YouTube video as well as all the first videos that crossed 10 billion on YouTube. The children’s rhyme Baby Shark is published on June 18 2016 via the youtube channel “Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories” and crossed 12.53 billion views on youtube.

  • Video Title: Baby Shark Dance
  • Channel Name: Pinkfong Baby Shark – Kids’ Songs & Stories
  • Views: 12.53 billion
  • Release Date: June 17, 2016

List of top 20 most-viewed YouTube videos

  1. Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong Baby Shark – Kids’ Songs & Stories – 12.53 billion views
  2. Despacito by Luis Fonsi – 8.11 billion views
  3. Johny Johny Yes Papa by LooLoo Kids – 6.66 billion views
  4. Bath Song by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 6.08 billion views
  5. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran – 5.94 billion views
  6. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa – 5.82 billion views
  7. Phonics Song with Two Words by ChuChu TV – 5.21 billion views
  8. Wheels on the Bus by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 5.03 billion views
  9. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson – 4.86 billion views
  10. Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm by Miroshka TV – 4.85 billion views
  11. Gangnam Style by Psy – 4.70 billion views
  12. Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster by Get Movies – 4.53 billion views
  13. Dame Tu Cosita by El Chombo – 4.24 billion views
  14. Axel F by Crazy Frog – 3.76 billion views
  15. Roar by Katy Perry – 3.73 billion views
  16. Counting Stars by OneRepublic – 3.73 billion views
  17. Sorry by Justin Bieber – 3.63 billion views
  18. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran – 3.55 billion views
  19. Baa Baa Black Sheep by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 3.51 billion views
  20. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira – 3.48 billion views

Interesting facts about the most-watched video on YouTube ever

  • The first video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. Titled Me at the zoo, it shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo and can still be viewed on the site.
  • In May, the company launched a public beta and by November, a Nike ad featuring Ronaldinho became the first video to reach one million total views.
  • In April 2010, Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” became the most viewed video, becoming the first video to reach 100 million and 200 million views on May 9, 2010.
  • Justin Bieber’s “Baby” was the first video to reach 500 million views on YouTube.
  • The billion-view mark was first passed by Gangnam Style sung by Psy in December 2012. On January 13, 2022. It subsequently surpassed 2 billion and 3 billion views in June 2014 and November 2017, respectively.
  • Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee became the first video on the site to reach the milestones of three, four, five, six, and seven billion views.
  • Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” became the first video to hit eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve billion views. As of 2023, Pinkfong’s version became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time, with over 12 billion views.
  • If excluding children’s content, then Despacito by Luis Fonsi became the most-watched video on YouTube ever.
  • “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses became the first video made prior to YouTube’s creation to reach this threshold by July 2018.
  • “Numb” by Linkin Park was the first 2000s video predating YouTube to reach 1 billion views in November 2018.
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was the first 1970s video (and pre-1990s video) to reach 1 billion views in July 2019.
  • “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses was the first 1980s video to reach 1 billion views in October 2019.

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