Top 20: the most viewed videos in the history of YouTube


The YouTube story notes her as the platform on which the largest number of users search for videos, be it a tutorial, music, motivational videos, learning or entertainment. With the advent of the pandemic and the global confinement its use has only grown. And despite the fact that we have already overcome the worst stage of COVID, and resumed activities almost normally, the level of growth of certain videos has remained intact.

But achieving success on YouTube is not an easy thing, since its catalog of millions of videos on different themes makes it a practically infinite showcasewhere only the best stand out.

Top 20: the most viewed videos in the history of YouTube

Despite the high consumption of videos on the platform, there is a special place for a series of videos that went viral, becoming the most viewed in YouTube history. Traditionally we find among them musical content and, since the pandemic, children’s videos that have quickly managed to position themselves among the most viewed.

This is a list with the 20 most viewed videos in the history of YouTube (data updated as of November 26, 2022):

1.Baby Shark Dance

Maintaining the first position of the top for the second consecutive year, we find Baby Shark Dance, the English version of the hyper-popular children’s song which started in South Korea, and which has now managed to surpass all YouTube content to become the most viewed video in the history of the social network. currently accumulates more than 11,983 million views.

It was uploaded to the platform in June 2016.

2. Luis Fonsi. Slowly

Since its premiere in January 2017, Despacito, the song by Luis Fonsi had remained the most successful video in the history of YouTube, but after so long of reign has dropped to second place accumulating more than 8,044 million views.

3. Johny Yes Papa The best Song for Children. LooLoo Kids

Children’s content never ceases to amaze with the number of views it achieves on YouTube. In third place in this ranking and going up two positions, we find this musical theme for children: Johny Johny, Yes Papa, an English lullaby that has so far managed to accumulate more than 6,563 million visits.

It was uploaded to the platform in October 2016.

4. Ed Sheeran. shape of you

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released the theme song in January 2017 shape of you that in addition to reaching number 1 on the singles charts in 34 countries, so far it is placed as the fourth most viewed video in the history of YouTube, with more than 5.872 million views.

5. Wiz Khalifa. See you again ft. charlie puth

Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa presented the song in April 2015 See You Again What part of the soundtrack of the film Furious 7. The theme is a tribute to Paul Walker, the leading actor in the saga, who died in a car accident. This remix has managed to remain in the top 10, although it drops one place among the most viewed videos on YouTube with 5,734 million views.

6. Phonics Song with Two Words

Occupying sixth place on the list and climbing no less than 4 positions we have another children’s song, which shows the increase in the consumption of content for children on this platform in recent years. It is a song to learn the alphabet where it uses two words as an example and shows animations alluding to them. This video has more than 5,074 million views (and counting).

Su got on the platform just 3 years ago.

7. Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars. Uptown Funk

British producer Mark Ronson performed Uptown Funk in collaboration with American singer Bruno Mars in 2015 and has managed to remain as one of the most viewed videos with more than 4,784 million views. This year it went from position 9 to 7.

8. Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm

3D animation videos for children really hold a strong position among the most viewed on YouTube, this time it is a song to learn colors interactively presented by the Russian channel Miroshka Tv. This musical theme has more than 4,761 million views on the platform and drops one position on the list.

It was uploaded to YouTube in February 2018.

9. Wheels on the Bus | CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

This video appears for the first time in the top 10, displacing Masha and the Bear. In 2021 it was ranked 17th and this year it climbed 8 positions, with more than 4.760 million visits.

It was uploaded to the platform in May 2018.

10. Bath Song | CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

This song in English helps to create a habit for the bathroom in a fun way in the little ones. The video drops 4 places and is located in the last position of the top 10, with more than 4,652 million visits.

It was uploaded to the platform in May 2018.

From position 11 to 20 of this ranking, we can find a greater presence of music videos from renowned artists and groupslike Maroon 5 or Justin Bieber.

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