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1. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito
View count: 7,020,862,167
Leading the way amongst all YouTube videos is Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s most hit song “Despacito”. The Spanish-language track had become the very first video on the platform to achieve 6 billion views. The video was first introduced back in January 2017, and it already secures the record for the fastest 2 billion, 3 billion and 4 billion views of all time. “Despacito,” which translated as “slowly” in English, was also featured in a remix version by one of greatest male pop singer, Justin Bieber.
Source: Luis Fonsi
2. Pinkfonk – Baby Shark Dance
View count: 6,932,880,453
When looking at some list of most viewed videos on Youtube, we will find the broad majority in the “billions of views” are numerous music videos. Embedded in this top 5 list, however, is a little song called “Baby Shark Dance” from a South Korea’s educational brand “Pinkfong”. The song has now been seen more than 4.6 billion times, making it one of YouTube’s top 5 watched videos in history. The song comes with a simple and easy to follow dance that has captivated many kids and parents, along with its catchy and addictive melody.
Source: Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories
3. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
View count: 5,033,140,945
Ed Sheeran’s No. 1 song “Shape of You,” was first released at the end of January 2017 – just a few weeks after “Despacito”. Today, it is still breaking records by becoming the second most watched music videos on the platform. The song quickly became the most-streamed song on Spotify, the largest music streaming platform in the world. Ed Sheeran is also becoming the only singer with several entries on the last decade’s list of most watched videos on Youtube (2010-2019; based on Gregorian calender), with “Shape of You” and the previous hit “Thinking Out Loud”.
Source: Ed Sheeran
4. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again
View count: 4,779,333,271
“See You Again,” which was composed as an original track for the blockbuster “Furious 7”, one of the highest-grossing films in history, serves as a tribute to the late movie star Paul Walker who died tragically in November of 2013 in a horrific car crash. Its recognition grew rapidly after the launching of the film Furious 7, that brought many viewers to tears towards the end of the film when saying goodbye to Paul. The music video ultimately became one of the most popular Youtube videos of all time.
Source: Wiz Khalifa
5. Masha and The Bear – Recipe for disaster (Episode 17)
View count: 4,353,171,222
Produced by Russia’s Animaccord Animation Studio “Masha and the Bear,” is a children’s folk tales of the same name. The series follows the journeys of a mischievous tiny girl named Masha and a retired circus bear who helps to keep her out of trouble and disasters. The season 1 episode “Recipe for disaster” is becoming the only animated video in the world that made it into the top 5 most viewed videos on Youtube and set a new Guiness World Record as the most watched cartoon.
Source: Get Movies