Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. We decided to take a trip down memory lane by revisiting the most popular music videos of all time on YouTube. The following are the 20 most-viewed videos on the platform — and for good reason. The songs are catchy and memorable, the videos are entertaining, and they make for great summer listening. Just search "most popular music videos" in YouTube to find the playlist of videos.
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1. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, ft. Daddy Yankee
Sure, they spread across the web like wildfire, dominating your feeds and hijacking your attention. But earworm-y pop songs? Those hits you end up wanting to wipe from your memory forever? Now the site boasts an expanded metric for chronic popularity and an ever-changing batch of insanely popular music vids. Alan Walker - "Faded" Views: 2. Well, obviously, considering the the music video for his breakthrough hit, "Faded," is the 15th most-watched music video on YouTube. Despite all of the dance elements, it's a somber song with a bleak video to match, featuring a lost, young renegade moping in abandoned buildings as he searches for home. Katy Perry - "Dark Horse" Official ft. Juicy J Views: 2.
2. "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, ft. Charlie Puth
From catchy songs to hilarious viral videos, YouTube is home to some of the most viewed videos of all time. And with over 6. You have the music repeat factor where you watch it over again just to hear the song.
Since then, 1. In , people watch nearly 5 billion videos each day. People upload hours of video to the site every minute. According to research undertaken by Pexeso , music only accounts for 4. Clearly, an awful lot of people watch a comparatively small number of music videos.