10. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (2.76B)
This video ,which features Ed Sheeran performing a ballroom dance with a former contestant from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ , comes in at number 10. The massive hit from the album X released back in 2014, is still a people’s favorite to date.
9. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (2.78B)
“Shake It Off” is ninth in this list of mega hits. The song which got 3 grammy nominations back in 2015 was quite the anthem. “Shake It Off” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending September 6, 2014, becoming Swift’s second number-one single in the United States and the 22nd song to debut at number one in the chart’s history.
8. Katy Perry – Roar (2.82B)
“Roar” is a song by American singer Katy Perry from her fourth studio album, Prism (2013). It was released as the lead single from the record on August 10, 2013. The song was a commercial success, topping charts in Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, New Zealand, Scotland, Slovenia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
7. Maroon 5 – Sugar (2.96B)
“Sugar” is a song recorded by American pop rock band Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album V (2014). Film director David Dobkin shot the music video for the single in Los Angeles. Inspired by the 2005 romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, it features Maroon 5 crashing weddings that happened in the city.
6. Justin Bieber – Sorry (3.13B)
“Sorry” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album, Purpose (2015). The video, which features the New Zealand dancers of ReQuest Dance Crew and The Royal Family dance crew, was directed and choreographed by New Zealander Parris Goebel, who also appears as a dancer.
5. PSY – Gangnam Style (3.35B)
“Gangnam Style” reached the unprecedented milestone of one billion YouTube views on December 21, 2012 and became the most viewed K-Pop video. It was met with positive responses from the music industry and commentators, who drew attention to its tone and dance moves, though some found them vulgar.
4. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (3.56B)
“Uptown Funk” is a Funk-pop, soul, boogie, disco-pop and Minneapolis sound track. It has a spirit akin to the 1980s-era funk music as well as the works by Morris Day & The Time, ultimately being a “joyous, energetic and feel-good” song. The song’s official music video was filmed at 20th Century Fox Studios’ “New York Street” backlot in Los Angeles.
3. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again (4.11B)
“See You Again” is a song recorded by American rapper Wiz Khalifa, featuring American singer Charlie Puth. The track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to the late actor, Paul Walker. The music video was the most viewed on YouTube from July 10 to August 4, 2017.
2. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (4.21B)
“Shape of You” peaked at number-one on the singles charts of 34 countries, including the US Billboard Top 100. Currently, Billboard has ranked “Shape of You” as the ninth most successful song of all-time, as the magazine celebrated the Hot 100’s 60th anniversary.
1. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito (6.21B)
“Despacito” is a song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from Fonsi’s 2019 studio album Vida. In August 2017, the official music video for “Despacito” became the most viewed YouTube video of all-time after receiving its three billionth view. It became the first video on the site to reach the milestones of three, four, five, and six billion views.