These are the 10 most-watched YouTube videos of all time

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Since 2005, YouTube has been entertaining us with clips and internet phenomena of all kinds. While viral videos were initially more in demand, music videos have been the most popular since 2010. The song “Hello” by Adele is currently at the top of the list of videos that have reached over a billion views the fastest – with an incredible 87 days.

But it’s still not among the top 10 most clicked videos. In the following ranking of the ten most-clicked YouTube videos (as of February 2024), we reveal what they are:

10th place: Мiroschka ТV – “Learning Colors – Colourful Eggs on a Farm”

Release date: 26 February 2018

Views: 5 billion

In tenth place is an educational video from the Russian channel Miroshka TV to teach children the different colors in Russian. The clip shows several animated eggs on a farm that are colored in stages. The video has been clicked on more than 5 billion times since 2018.

9th place: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Release date: 19 November 2014

Views: 5.18 billion

In ninth place is the music video “Uptown Funk” by music producer Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Ronson won the 2015 Brit Awards in the British Single of the Year category with the song. Fun fact: Fleur East performed the song in the semi-final of the 11th season of The X Factor (at the end of 2014), even though it had not yet been released at the time.

8th place: ChuChu TV – “Phonics Song with TWO Words – A For Apple”

Release date: 06 March 2014

Views: 5.74 billion

This video is an English-language children’s song for learning the alphabet. Ten years after its release, the video has reached more than 5.7 billion views.

7th place: ChuChu TV – “Wheels on the Bus”

Release date: 24 May 2018

Views: 5.98 billion

In 7th place is once again the children’s channel ChuChu TV with the song “Wheels on the Bus”. This children’s song vividly conveys the sounds and actions that can be experienced during a bus journey. Although it was released 4 years after the Phonics song, it has collected over 5.8 billion views so far.

6th place: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Release date: 06 April 2015

Views: 6.21 billion

The song “See You Again” is not only the soundtrack title of the 2015 film Fast & Furious 7, but also a dedication to the actor Paul Walker, who died in an accident during filming. Among other things, the song was honored with the Hollywood Film Award.

5th place: Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Release date: 30 January 2017

Views: 6.23 billion

The chart-topper “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, his most successful song to date, takes 5th place. To date, the song has reached 6.2 billion views on YouTube and over 3.7 billion streams on Spotify. Sheeran originally wrote the song for another artist – until his music label convinced him to record it himself.

4th place: Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – “Bath Song”

Release date: 02 May 2018

Views: 6.65 billion

Just before the winner’s podium is the “Bath Song”, a 3D animation or rather an English nursery rhyme about the bathing experience of the little boy Cody. The fun catchy tune is a hit: the clip has been viewed more than 6.6 billion times since 2018.

3rd place: LooLoo Kids – “Johny Johny Yes Papa”

Release date: 08 October 2016

Views: 6.89 billion

Third place goes to the English children’s music video “Johny Johny Yes Papa”, which, like the bathing song (4th place), was designed for learning and educational purposes. In it, the toddler Johny tries to get hold of a sugar bowl, but is repeatedly caught by his father. The video has been clicked on over 6.8 billion times since 2016.

2nd place: Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – “Despacito”

Release date: 12 January 2017

Views: 8.40 billion

One of the most viewed videos of the YouTube era is – unsurprisingly – the single “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee. Although released in winter, “Despacito” is considered the summer hit par excellence and one of the biggest global successes in the music industry. In fact, the single was the most-clicked video on YouTube for more than three years, but has now had to settle for second place and “only” 8.38 billion views.

1st place: Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories – “Baby Shark Dance”

Release date: 17 June 2016

Views: 14.27 billion

‘Despacito’ was replaced by the popular children’s dance video ‘Baby Shark’ in November 2020. This is actually an American children’s and folk song, but the well-known version was only recorded in 2016. At the beginning of 2022, “Baby Shark” broke a new YouTube record with over 10 billion views. So officially: here is the most clicked YouTube video of all time. Have fun watching and dancing!

This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.

Personal Software, Streaming Media

PCWorld  Since 2005, YouTube has been entertaining us with clips and internet phenomena of all kinds. While viral videos were initially more in demand, music videos have been the most popular since 2010. The song “Hello” by Adele is currently at the top of the list of videos that have reached over a billion views the fastest – with an incredible 87 days.

But it’s still not among the top 10 most clicked videos. In the following ranking of the ten most-clicked YouTube videos (as of February 2024), we reveal what they are:

10th place: Мiroschka ТV – “Learning Colors – Colourful Eggs on a Farm”

Release date: 26 February 2018

Views: 5 billion

In tenth place is an educational video from the Russian channel Miroshka TV to teach children the different colors in Russian. The clip shows several animated eggs on a farm that are colored in stages. The video has been clicked on more than 5 billion times since 2018.

9th place: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Release date: 19 November 2014

Views: 5.18 billion

In ninth place is the music video “Uptown Funk” by music producer Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Ronson won the 2015 Brit Awards in the British Single of the Year category with the song. Fun fact: Fleur East performed the song in the semi-final of the 11th season of The X Factor (at the end of 2014), even though it had not yet been released at the time.

8th place: ChuChu TV – “Phonics Song with TWO Words – A For Apple”

Release date: 06 March 2014

Views: 5.74 billion

This video is an English-language children’s song for learning the alphabet. Ten years after its release, the video has reached more than 5.7 billion views.

7th place: ChuChu TV – “Wheels on the Bus”

Release date: 24 May 2018

Views: 5.98 billion

In 7th place is once again the children’s channel ChuChu TV with the song “Wheels on the Bus”. This children’s song vividly conveys the sounds and actions that can be experienced during a bus journey. Although it was released 4 years after the Phonics song, it has collected over 5.8 billion views so far.

6th place: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Release date: 06 April 2015

Views: 6.21 billion

The song “See You Again” is not only the soundtrack title of the 2015 film Fast & Furious 7, but also a dedication to the actor Paul Walker, who died in an accident during filming. Among other things, the song was honored with the Hollywood Film Award.

5th place: Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Release date: 30 January 2017

Views: 6.23 billion

The chart-topper “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, his most successful song to date, takes 5th place. To date, the song has reached 6.2 billion views on YouTube and over 3.7 billion streams on Spotify. Sheeran originally wrote the song for another artist – until his music label convinced him to record it himself.

4th place: Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – “Bath Song”

Release date: 02 May 2018

Views: 6.65 billion

Just before the winner’s podium is the “Bath Song”, a 3D animation or rather an English nursery rhyme about the bathing experience of the little boy Cody. The fun catchy tune is a hit: the clip has been viewed more than 6.6 billion times since 2018.

3rd place: LooLoo Kids – “Johny Johny Yes Papa”

Release date: 08 October 2016

Views: 6.89 billion

Third place goes to the English children’s music video “Johny Johny Yes Papa”, which, like the bathing song (4th place), was designed for learning and educational purposes. In it, the toddler Johny tries to get hold of a sugar bowl, but is repeatedly caught by his father. The video has been clicked on over 6.8 billion times since 2016.

2nd place: Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – “Despacito”

Release date: 12 January 2017

Views: 8.40 billion

One of the most viewed videos of the YouTube era is – unsurprisingly – the single “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee. Although released in winter, “Despacito” is considered the summer hit par excellence and one of the biggest global successes in the music industry. In fact, the single was the most-clicked video on YouTube for more than three years, but has now had to settle for second place and “only” 8.38 billion views.

1st place: Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories – “Baby Shark Dance”

Release date: 17 June 2016

Views: 14.27 billion

‘Despacito’ was replaced by the popular children’s dance video ‘Baby Shark’ in November 2020. This is actually an American children’s and folk song, but the well-known version was only recorded in 2016. At the beginning of 2022, “Baby Shark” broke a new YouTube record with over 10 billion views. So officially: here is the most clicked YouTube video of all time. Have fun watching and dancing!

This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.

Personal Software, Streaming Media 

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