Most viewed YouTube videos ever

Video streaming is becoming more and more mainstream these days. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that many readers have actually viewed videos in excess of 1 billion. The will today highlight some of the most viewed videos on YouTube.

  1. Despacito:

Despacito clearly depicts the trends in the online world. One is that the popularity of YouTube is consistently increasing. Secondly, it clearly depicts that good quality music will trump all other videos when it comes to views. It has become a global phenomenon. The song topped the most watched videos in the list of 47 different countries. This is the reason why it has become such a big global phenomenon. Also, it has become the 1st video to cross the 3 billion views mark and also the 4 billion views mark.

  1. See you again:

See you again held the record for the most viewed YouTube video from July 10 to August 4, 2017. It was able to break the reign of Gangnam Style. However, it was able to keep its record only for 25 days. This was because Despacito came along and overtook the video. One of the main reasons why this song was such a huge hit is because it is also the theme song for furious 7 movie. Moreover, it is not just any other song but it is actually a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker. In addition to receiving significant number of views on YouTube, it was also the top song in US Billboard 100 for 12 weeks. US is not the only country where the song received accolades. It was also number 1 in quite a few other countries as well. In all, see you again is also the most sold the song in the year 2015.

  1. Shape of you:

Ed Sheeran had his best year in 2017. His songs captured the attention of the worldwide audience. He did not just deliver a single hit but he actually delivered multiple hits in 2017. He did not just gain fame for his songs but he also played a small cameo role in the series game of thrones. His song shape of you was released on 6th January 2017. His song reached the number 1 spot in 44 different countries. Also, he was nominated for Best pop solo performance at the annual Grammy awards. His song was also the fastest music video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. Within 97 days of the release of the song, he was able to gain this accolade.

Thus, as you can see the top 3 most viewed videos on YouTube are all music videos. Moreover, the views of these videos are increasing on a consistent basis.

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Junaid Awan is an Editor based out of Lahore, Pakistan. He writes about banking culture, financial networks, and financial technology. Awan hosts many live events. He has written for publications such as TNW and PC Online. He is now an Editor at TheOofy.