YouTube was created in , with the first video — Me at the Zoo - being uploaded on 23 April 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. It should be no surprise, therefore, that the most watched videos of all time on YouTube are predominantly music videos. Most subscribed channels on the other hand are predominantly gaming channels. This post looks at the 20 most viewed YouTube videos of all time. If we were to widen our scope to cover the top YouTube videos, you would find that 95 are music videos.
2. "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, ft. Charlie Puth
Music videos on YouTube
The videos for these earworms have billions upon billions of views.
Subscriber Account active since. 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. All of these numbers were up to date as of this posting. Daddy Yankee. This tribute to the late actor Paul Walker from the "Furious 7" soundtrack has 3. Charlie Puth.
Although the most-viewed videos were initially viral videos , such as " Evolution of Dance " and " Charlie Bit My Finger ", the most-viewed videos were increasingly related to music videos. In fact, since Lady Gaga 's " Bad Romance ", every video that has reached the top of the "most-viewed YouTube videos" list has been a music video. Although some of the previously most-viewed videos are no longer listed on the site, reaching the top of the list is still considered a tremendous feat. In November , a Nike advertisement featuring Brazilian football player Ronaldinho became the first video to reach one million views. An early metric of a video's popularity was the so-called Billion View Club, videos which had succeeded in reaching over 1 billion views since their initial upload. In December , " Gangnam Style " became the first video to reach one billion views. With numerous videos readily clearing one billion views by , more interest has been on two and three-billion views and higher metrics.