Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
6.75 billion views
Despacito’s reggaeton hit took the top of the charts in 47 countries and top 10 in another six countries. This is the first Spanish language record which reach the top spot on the American chart. The previous one was Macarena in 1996.
The song clip was the fastest to get a billion hits in just 97 days. Gangnam Style took five months.
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
4.75 billion views
Ed Sheeran was the only performer with two videos on the list. Shape of You is a pop song with expressive Jamaican motifs. The video featured American dancer Jenny Pegusky and former Sumo wrestler Yamamotoiama Ryuta.
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
4.5 billion views
The track from the soundtrack to the film “Forsage 7” immortalizes the memory of Paul Walker, star of the popular movie franchise. Walker died in a car accident in 2013 when the film was still being filmed. Paul was replaced by his brothers Caleb and Cody in the remaining scenes.
“Masha and the Bear”
4.2 billion views
The 17th episode of the children’s cartoon series “Masha and the Bear” is the most popular YouTube nonmusical video and also the fourth in this list. In this series, too active girl has made a lot of porridge and fed her to all who can.
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars
3.8 billions views
Uptown Funk was the most popular song in the U.S. for 14 weeks and sounding like a funk from the 80s. The track picked up two Grammy Awards and one BRIT Awards.
That song was also accused of plagiarism. Five different lawsuits were filed against Mars and Ronson. Two of them were settled out of court and the official list of performers of the song was significantly expanded. Two more cases are still pending.
PSY – GANGNAM STYLE
3.5 billions views
The track has become a real phenomenon. He was at the top of the charts in 30 countries, dancing movements from the clip were performed by world leaders and sports stars. And UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called the song “a push for world peace”. The next creation of PSY – Gentleman was far from being as popular.
Justin Bieber – Sorry
3.2 billion views
His hit Sorry reached the top 15. However, despite the fact that the song is quite memorable, the clip on it doesn’t deserve special attention. The whole video consists of monotonous dancing on white background.
Maroon 5 — Sugar
3.1 billion views
This video is the most innovative on the list. The band team teamed up with director of the comedy “The Invalid Guests” David Dobkin. Together they traveled all over Los Angeles, unexpectedly stormed into weddings and dazzled the newlyweds with their appearance.
That’s how the video came about. There was only one person at each wedding who knew some band was coming but nobody knew which one wasn’t.
Baby Shark Dance
5.3 billion views
A children’s song about a family of sharks has become a viral video thanks to the Korean educational project Pinkfong. This version of the song begins with a beat from Symphony No. 9 by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák which is reminiscent of music from the film Jaws.
Katy Perry – Roar
3 billion views
Roar is a rather standard pop composition which found itself on the first lines of the charts in several countries at once. When the song came out, fans accused Perry of copying the Brave track by Sarah Barellis. The last one was not charged with plagiarism.