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Most-Viewed YouTube Music Videos

Try to name the musical acts who recorded the most-viewed music videos of all-time on Youtube.
As of 14 February, 2024
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Last updated: February 14, 2024
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First submittedApril 4, 2013
Times taken123,463
Average score58.1%
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Song
Artist
8.38 b
Despacito
Luis Fonsi
6.20 b
Shape of You
Ed Sheeran
6.17 b
See You Again
Wiz Khalifa
5.15 b
Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson
5.05 b
Gangnam Style
Psy
4.00 b
Sugar
Maroon 5
3.97 b
Counting Stars
OneRepublic
3.96 b
Roar
Katy Perry
3.86 b
Waka Waka
(This Time for Africa)
Shakira
3.77 b
Sorry
Justin Bieber
3.73 b
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
3.67 b
Dark Horse
Katy Perry
3.67 b
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
3.61 b
Let Her Go
Passenger
3.58 b
Faded
Alan Walker
3.56 b
Girls Like You
Maroon 5
3.55 b
Lean On
Major Lazer /
DJ Snake
3.50 b
Bailando
Enrique Iglesias
3.40 b
Shake it Off
Taylor Swift
Views
Song
Artist
3.36 b
Blank Space
Taylor Swift
3.32 b
Mi Gente
J Balvin /
Willy William
3.12 b
Hello
Adele
3.12 b
We Don't Talk Anymore
Charlie Puth
3.09 b
Baby
Justin Bieber
3.02 b
Closer
The Chainsmokers
3.01 b
New Rules
Dua Lipa
2.93 b
Chantaje
Shakira
2.90 b
Rockabye
Clean Bandit
2.84 b
Calma
Pedro Capó
2.82 b
Stressed Out
Twenty One Pilots
2.81 b
Work From Home
Fifth Harmony
2.79 b
Con Calma
Daddy Yankee
2.75 b
Love the Way You Lie
Eminem
2.74 b
This is What You
Came For
Calvin Harris
2.71 b
The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars
2.68 b
Chandelier
Sia
2.61 b
All About That Bass
Meghan Trainor
2.59 b
Believer
Imagine Dragons
108 Recent Comments
+145
Level 67
Jun 28, 2015
Dear everyone: we get it. This is not "music." You don't like these songs. This generation is terrible. You're the only kid at your school that likes Pink Floyd. High-five.

I say this as someone who doesn't care for pretty much anything mainstream: get over yourself. This music is for tweens & young teens, which is why it dominates YouTube. There is plenty of good music today, but it's not what tweens listen to, because tweens have always liked and will always like cheesy, mass-marketed stuff. Every generation detests the culture of the one that follows it. Your parents probably think what you like is stupid, and their parents thought the Beatles were stupid. Katy Perry's music is terrible...but so what? You really resent 13-year-old girls dancing to it in their bedrooms? This is somehow a problem for you? Let them have a little fun. There will always be someone who can look down on what you enjoy. Maybe instead you just let people enjoy themselves.

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Level 64
Jun 28, 2015
WORD!
+18
Level 48
Oct 7, 2016
+1 And this 50-something says give some credit to Ed Sheeran, LMFAO, Maroon 5 and Adele.
+46
Level 51
Feb 22, 2018
The only music I listen to is the drumbeats of the cavemen of central Ethiopia. Millenials.
+5
Level 78
Jun 28, 2022
in my day we had to make our OWN music. Instruments? LUXURY!
+5
Level 71
Jun 28, 2022
Just as a side note, I don't listen to Katy Perry much, but she herself has named Alanis Morrissette, Freddie Mercury, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys (specifically Pet Sounds, arguably of the greatest albums ever made) as major inspirations. It's fine if you don't enjoy her music that much, but she's also probably not as stupid as you think she is.
+2
Level 67
Jun 28, 2022
I never suggested Katy Perry is stupid, and I don't think she is stupid. I said her music is terrible, because it is. Bad music can come from smart people.
+1
Level 85
Feb 14, 2024
I don't think her music is terrible. She has created some excellent mainstream music with Max Martin. That guy is a pop genius.
+3
Level 65
Feb 15, 2024
Your need to repeatedly point out that her music, specifically, is "bad" after all you said (8 years ago) is deeply contradictory, but sure, knock yourself out.
+1
Level 45
Feb 22, 2024
No it isn't. What makes you think calling her music bad contradicts anything they said? Besides, they were clarifying to the previous commenter that they never called her stupid, not just calling her music bad for the sake of it.
+6
Level 77
Feb 15, 2024
most based jetpunk comment
+1
Level 50
Feb 15, 2024
most based reply
+2
Level 32
Jun 28, 2015
Psy had 2344 bil
+1
Level 92
Jun 29, 2015
Could you please accept just Telo? My Portuguese wasn't good enough to get Michel right.
+1
Level 82
Sep 12, 2016
I only got it when I ran out of answers after originally being discouraged when Telo didn't work. Fortunately I came back to it and apparently that piece of knowledge was in fact lodged somewhere deep down in my brain.
+6
Level 75
Jul 4, 2015
I've never heard a single song on this list, but it's not my generation so I didn't expect to. I was happy to get 5 just by guessing names I've seen on other quizzes. And yeah, I think music from the '60s is the best, and yeah, my parents hated it almost as much as I hated disco which came next.
+2
Level 79
Oct 2, 2021
I love both 60s music and disco!
+1
Level 59
Dec 28, 2015
This really needs updating. Adele's Hello already has 800,000,000 views.
+1
Level 28
Jan 7, 2016
i love the song propuesta indecente, thats how i know it!
+7
Level 60
Apr 13, 2016
Despite serially rewatching every Warren Zevon video on YouTube, he doesn't make the list.
+2
Level 79
Oct 2, 2021
You haven't watched it enough then.
+1
Level 38
May 16, 2016
Only missed 1 :) Avicii because I forgot the spelling.
+1
Level 69
May 20, 2016
this list needs updating.
+1
Level 71
Oct 5, 2016
Oh Jeezuz, I've gotten old. I have no idea about today's music. Got only 4/24. Also, why are some of these already filled in?
+1
Level 51
Oct 6, 2016
They're already filled in because if say you guessed Justin Bieber correctly for one of the first few answers, it automatically fills in all the other answers that are also Justin Bieber. Maybe it could be changed so the 'answer only corresponds to the highlighted box'
+1
Level 56
Oct 5, 2016
guessed 'cake' first for let her go even though i knew it wasnt the answer...
+1
Level 43
Oct 5, 2016
I am pretty sure it was Bailamos and not Bailando by Enrique
+1
Level ∞
Oct 6, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUsoVlDFqZg
+3
Level 53
Jan 29, 2018
Bailamos was back then in 1999... Now it's ¡Bailando!
+25
Level 51
Oct 6, 2016
Please! No more comments saying "these are so called 'musicians'" and "what happened to good music?"

In your opinion, what you call good music is good for you, whereas other people would find current music good. You only think your music is 'good' because it is the music from your youth, and it may bring back happy memories. I am 16 years old, and the music I like most is chart music from around 2006 to 2014, although I like some current music too, however I do find that some music recently I haven't enjoyed whatsoever. This is because it isn't similar to the music I listened to when I was younger, therefore it sounds strange and new, not familiar to me, thus I "don't like current music". Keep your opinions to yourself, and don't go spreading hate, there is already enough of that in the world to go around.

+9
Level 44
Oct 6, 2016
lol a 16 year old talking about his good ole days "when (he) was younger."
+2
Level 60
Feb 13, 2017
Amen! Preach it up in here! Totally agree with you!
+1
Level 14
Oct 8, 2016
Got 23 because I don't know Romeo Santos
+1
Level 70
Oct 10, 2016
I really love Chris Bliss Juggling Final where he juggles to music from the Beatles ....... marvellous ......... see http://chrisbliss.com/amazing-juggling-finale-page/
+1
Level 69
Feb 15, 2017
23/24- never heard of propuesta indecente
+2
Level 16
Apr 15, 2017
you could change it to most viewed music videos.

nice quiz

+1
Level 26
May 29, 2017
please update
+1
Level 23
Jun 22, 2017
I saw "love me like you do" on the list, and at first glance, i thought it said "love me do" and i was like, MAYBE PEOPLE DO HAVE A GOOD TASTE IN MUSIC!!!!!

the beatles

+1
Level 57
Jul 26, 2017
This needs to be updated.
+2
Level 66
Aug 23, 2017
You should update this, See you Again has overtaken Gangnam Style.... why do I know that?
+1
Level 35
Sep 3, 2017
despacito is the most viewed now
+1
Level 74
Sep 24, 2017
Just saying. But this quiz definitely needs to be updated
+2
Level 71
Nov 11, 2017
Update please
+2
Level ∞
Nov 11, 2017
Okay
+10
Level 62
Jan 12, 2018
What're the odds of at least twenty cantankerous adults and edgy socially outcasted teens complaining about how all of this music is terrible and that the seventies were better as opposed to letting people enjoy what they want to enjoy?
+1
Level 79
Oct 2, 2021
I'm one of those 'edgy socially outcasted teens'.
+2
Level 71
Jun 28, 2022
I wouldn't consider myself an edgy socially outcast teen and I enjoy '70s music more. If you don't want fans of older music to judge modern music, it has to go the other way too--fans of new music should respect people with older tastes (including young people who like old music, of which there are many).
+1
Level 59
Jan 15, 2018
Just hit me that Rihanna doesn't have one classic single or album
+1
Level 53
Nov 7, 2018
despacito
+6
Level 45
Dec 10, 2018
I feel like this should be reversed. Give an artist, guess the song that made the most views. (otherwise it's just guessing "who made what?", and not "what's most viewed?")
+1
Level 55
Feb 3, 2019
Needs another update, I think.
+1
Level 55
Aug 26, 2021
I'm gonna politely request that this gets another update.
+5
Level 66
Feb 27, 2019
I can never remember the name of the guy that actually did Uptown Funk, since all the video and most of the singing is Bruno Mars. I wish he was an acceptable answer.
+2
Level 45
Nov 22, 2020
yeah, I was really confused when it wasn't him
+1
Level 73
Jun 20, 2022
He's in almost as much of the video as Bruno Mars is...
+1
Level 89
May 10, 2019
I recognize 4 of these with the answers. I thought Perfect was by Pink.
+1
Level 57
May 29, 2019
Where's I Feel Fantastic and Obey The Walrus?
+2
Level 71
May 29, 2019
I tried Nine Inch Nails, Shawn Mullins, and Wham. I really don't know current musicians.
+1
Level 79
May 29, 2019
Got 6/27 and I'm seventeen. Most of these I haven't even heard of before.
+1
Level 49
May 30, 2019
how bout old town road LOL
+1
Level 71
Jun 17, 2019
Got 5 right, heard of 4 more.. This one wasnt for me. I am not great on history either, or rather local geography (cities and areas you only know when you are form that specific country or just like geography) But often I pick something up there. I think after this quiz I have forgotten all the answers again.
+1
Level 73
Jun 25, 2019
2:04 left. I follow this kind of things a lot, but I think it would be more challenging if we got the artist and should guess the song.
+2
Level 50
Aug 3, 2019
Alan Walker and The Chainsmokers are amazing ♡
+1
Level 28
Aug 23, 2019
I am proud to say, that the only one I knew was "Gangnam Style". :-P
+1
Level 65
Jul 30, 2021
mine's faded
+1
Level 49
Feb 11, 2020
November Rain Guns n roses?
+5
Level 60
Sep 9, 2020
Baby Shark?
+9
Level 22
Oct 19, 2020
I think you should accept Bruno Mars for uptown funk, Charlie Puth for see you again, Anne Marie for rockabye and Rihanna for this is what you came for because they are the ones that actually sing the songs so a lot of people will know the songs because of them
+1
Level 34
Nov 14, 2020
i did all of them, i had a really dark extreme pop phase lol
+7
Level 59
Nov 26, 2020
Wouldn't baby shark count?
+2
Level 47
Jan 6, 2021
Baby Shark, as much as I hate it, should be on here.
+1
Level 59
May 1, 2021
as of may 2019, and its not a music video by a musical artist, its a children's nursery rhyme song
+1
Level 15
Mar 22, 2021
agreed. And there's like no rap songs on this. No wonder I did bad.
+1
Level 14
Apr 17, 2021
Where's Twenty one pilots with Stressed out, Ride and Heathens?!
+3
Level 75
Apr 23, 2021
Man, only 7/27. I recognised most of them when I saw the answers though.

I mostly only use YT for looking up old songs I've got in my head for whatever reason, but I do occasionally like to put my baseball cap on sideways and pretend I'm a youngster again...

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Level 39
May 14, 2021
This needs an update!
+1
Level 45
Dec 22, 2021
You really need to update this

Faded so now at 3.1 billion and I every single one of these have brown tremendously.

We need an update

+5
Level 44
Jan 17, 2022
I tried to type in Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” because of course I would…
+2
Level 63
Jun 17, 2022
same i thought it would be here
+7
Level 61
Jun 17, 2022
Please accept Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk, and Rihanna for This is What You Came For. In general, it would be nice if this quiz was more generous with allowing artists besides the one with first billing.
+1
Level 73
Jun 20, 2022
"First billing" is not how the music industry works. The artists agree who will release the song, often before they even start recording.

It's common to not even feature secondary artists on the record. Usually it's done if they contributed melody vocals, and only very, very occasionally if they didn't (usually only because they are very famous and even then often not). Music is almost always a collaborative process, from writing beats, composing tunes, writing lyrics, mixing, editing, singing, playing instruments, and more.

You could as easily complain that you know who played piano on Love the Way You Lie, or who co-wrote Despacito, but they weren't accepted. One artist is credited for the song. Maybe it shouldn't be that way, but it is.

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Level 67
Jun 28, 2022
This seems a little obtuse. Uptown Funk's success is due in large part to Bruno Mars singing it. Or do you think people go to Tom Cruise movies based on who the key grip is?
+3
Level 49
Jun 28, 2022
Shouldn’t baby shark be here?
+2
Level 71
Jun 28, 2022
Bottom 5% club :)
+2
Level 75
Jun 28, 2022
Right there with you, and proud to be so.
+4
Level 83
Feb 17, 2024
Not the flex you think it is.
+2
Level 37
Jun 28, 2022
Agree
+3
Level 68
Jun 28, 2022
Isn’t Baby Shark a music video?
+1
Level 37
Jun 28, 2022
What's the best song on this list
+3
Level 44
Jun 28, 2022
I kept trying Nine Inch Nails and NIN for Closer.
+1
Level 78
Jun 28, 2022
Some of these songs were ubiquitous. Some of these songs don't really feel like they were bigger than songs that didn't make the list. It makes me wonder if click farms play a role or if there's a whole generation absorbing music on YouTube instead of MP3 or Spotify who define what the biggest hits are.
+2
Level 78
Jun 28, 2022
I was a DJ for years, and I enjoy learning about music--even the 1910s. I have to say that there isn't really much difference between pop music today and 60 years ago. You remember the good songs from the 60s and 70s... But do you remember Captain and Tenille? Do you remember Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer? Do you remember Alley-Oop by the Hollywood Argyles? The vast majority of popular music has always been unadulterated trash that is designed to be catchy, not artistic. Sometimes you get random artistic people with an original sound and get popular, like Stressed Out, or a very popular act who demands to be allowed to do their things and be artistic, like the Beatles. The only legitimate criticisms of new music, in my opinion: 1. Artists do not actually have to sound good live (e.g. auto-tuned Snoop). 2. Physical appearance is as important as the actual music (thanks MTV). 3. The industry is dominated by a few producers, so songs all have a samey sound (e.g. Maroon5... awful).
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Level 44
Jun 28, 2022
The only “Closer” belongs to Nine Inch Nails.
+5
Level 62
Jun 28, 2022
"Omg music today is so bad and cringey! My music taste is way better because I listen to (insert generic 80s rock band here)!"
+2
Level 71
Jul 1, 2022
For all their "fame" you'd think Beyonce and BTS would be mentioned once or twice.

Personally, I'd love to see King's X on here.

+1
Level 88
Jul 18, 2022
I tried both Beyonce and BTS, and was especially surprised that the latter did not appear here.
+3
Level 78
Jul 4, 2022
You can tell when Spotify started kicking in. Lots of these songs were early to mid 2010s.
+2
Level 25
Oct 10, 2022
can you please let people write bruno mars for uptown funk because in my eyes most people know it as his song and not mark ronsons
+6
Level 56
Oct 27, 2022
i would say baby shark is a music video
+2
Level 21
Nov 9, 2022
dawg its true
+1
Level 79
Nov 7, 2023
all the people in comments above about not sharing your opinions on music you don't like are gonna get tested by this
+1
Level 64
May 26, 2023
Never Gonna Give You Up isn't a music video?
+1
Level 65
Aug 4, 2023
its 1.4 Billion views.
+1
Level 46
Dec 29, 2023
kept trying paradisio for bailando LOL
+2
Level 63
Feb 15, 2024
We not counting Baby Shark? jk great quiz
+1
Level 68
Feb 22, 2024
It is technically a music video
+1
Level 43
Feb 15, 2024
Whats surreal is that ive listened to half of these songs as a kid, yet dont remember the artists...
+4
Level 89
Feb 18, 2024
Why do people get so upset when people offer objective criticism, these are opinions after all. If you like rubbish music, admit it, own it - don’t cry because someone points out how lacking in musical depth or creativity your favourite artist is. I enjoy the occasional Big Mac, but you won’t find me telling anyone how “good quality” their food is, despite sales figures suggesting it’s the best in the world.

It is entirely possible to like something of poor quality, or vice versa, to appreciate the quality of something that is not to your particular taste (eg classical music.)

If there is no such thing as objective discernment then every critic in the world might as well give up immediately. Mozart can be bracketed with the Backstreet Boys and that’s that!

Oh, one more thing - it’s got nothing to do with it being “new” as there is plenty of great quality music being produced to this day.