Music videos are one reason why people love music. It makes the music more exciting and relatable especially if it shows an acting scene. This is also one of the reasons why youtube is used by people around the world because it is the only platform where original content is uploaded.
People admire music videos because it is like watching a short film, but a lot more sentimental and touching because of the music it comes with. It makes the story understandable to its listeners and gives us the feel that we need while listening to it. Over the years since youtube has been established, many videos have hit millions of views. Let us find out what are the top 10 most watched videos of youtube since it has been put up.
Most Watched Videos of Youtube (2017)
Blank Space by Taylor Swift (2.1 billion views) – Released in 2014, the video has been watched more than 2.1 billion times. Described by PopMatters as “likely the best of Swift’s career”, the song peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart, where it stayed for two weeks.Back in November 2014, Tay Tay became the first woman in the US Billboard 100’s 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot – as Blank Space kicked Shake It Off into number 2.
Roar by Katy Perry (2.12 billion views) – The empowering ballad contains the message: “I am a champion and you’re going to hear me roar.”Katy Perry’s “Roar” was released on her fourth album, Prism, back in 2013.
Sugar by Maroon 5 (2.15 billion views) – Lead singer Adam Levine headed up the stunt which saw the band set up a temporary stage at each wedding and then perform for a surprised bride and groom on their big day.
Bailando by Enrique Iglesias (2.23 billion views) – The Latin mega track soared in the YouTube charts after being released in 2014 with 2.23 billion views, while the English version has only been viewed 230 million times.
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift (2.24 billion views) – Taylor’s second video in the top 10 list of the most watched YouTube posts of all time is “Shake it off” was released in August 2014.
Despacito by Luis Fonsi (2.48 billion views) – The second and highest-rated Spanish track in our list is Despacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee.One of the biggest songs of the years so far, the most viewed version doesn’t include Justin Bieber, despite the pop sensation jumping on a remix of the track later on.
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (2.55 billion views) – The official video for “Uptown funk” featuring Bruno Mars has 2.55 billion views. Released in November 2014, the song won three Grammy awards. It hit a record 2.34 million listens in a week in the UK when it was released in January, before spending seven weeks as number one in the Singles Chart.
Sorry by Justin Bieber (2.64 billion views) – The 2015 track has been watched 2.64 billion times, while “Baby”, the track that is to thank for Bieber’s fame, languishes with 1.66 billion views.
Gangnam Style by Psy (2.89 billion views) – Dance mega-hit Gangnam Style has officially lost its crown as the most popular video on YouTube.The song by South Korean pop star Psy was the website’s most played film clip for the past five years.
See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth (2.9 billion views) – “See you again” featuring Charlie Puth outstripped ‘Gangnam Style’ to become the most watched video in July 2017. The song, which was commissioned for the soundtrack to Furious 7 and was the popular music video in 2015, is a tribute to actor Paul Walker who died in a car accident in 2013.
All these songs have been popular which is why it has garnered billions of views. These songs have hit a soft spot or have been a daily motivation for us. But one thing is for sure, these songs will always be sung for more years to come.