Research shows these are the 50 most recommended videos on YouTube

The Pew Research Center recently surveyed the world’s biggest video database - YouTube and reported how internet users interact with the videos uploaded on the platform.

The research also analyzed the “Up next” section of the recommended videos and examined how this algorithm influenced the visitors.

Using a unique “random walk” methodology, Pew developed a list of 50 most recommended videos on YouTube. Their method included visiting random English-language channels with more than 250,000 subscribers and selecting the recommended videos five times each from these portals. The study included more than 170,000 channels. For the full methodology, click here.
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Check out the list here ranked in ascending order.

50. Coldplay – “The Scientist”

Views: 606 million

49. Metallica - “Nothing Else Matters”

Views: 446 million

48. 5 times participants got Golden Buzzer in “Britain’s Got Talent 2018”

Views: 21 million

47. A video of a boy opening the Giant “Cars” themed toy-filled egg

Views: 928 million

46. Nursery Rhyme – “No No” about not wanting to get out of bed

Views: 531 million
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45. Melendi - "Destino o Casualidad ft. Ha*Ash"
Views: 241 million

44. A compilation of the golden buzzer moments on "America's Got Talent" 2018

Views: 31 million

43. twenty-one pilots — "Stressed Out"

Views: 1.5 billion

42. A compilation of eagles hunting different animals

Views: 40 million

41. A top 10 list of the most powerful toys

Views: 46 million

40. "29 Things we do wrong every day"

Views: 59 million

39. Eminem — "Lose Yourself"

Views: 458 million

38. Sia — "Cheap Thrills"

views: 1.2 billion

37. Various videos featuring the auditions for "The Voice"

Views: 15 million

36. A compilation of athletic and physical feats

Views: 10 million

35. Some "amazing" moments from combat sports

Views: 21 million

34. Passenger — "Let Her Go"

Views: 2 billion

33. A compilation of all the times "Tape Face" auditioned for "America's Got Talent" in 2016

Views: 110 million

32. A compilation of "top" golden buzzer moments from "America's Got Talent" 2017

Views: 140 million

31. French Montana — "Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee"

Views: 800 million

30. A video of kids playing superheroes

Views: 42 million

29. Ed Sheeran — "Shape of You"

Views: 3 billion

28. Video of a "Britain's Got Talent" contestant bringing Simon Cowell to tears

Views: 182 million

27. A collection of life hacks to save money

Views: 247 million

26. A list of the best magicians on "Got Talent Global"

Views: 37 million

25. A video of a boy looking for eggs filled with toys on an inflatable waterslide

Views: 1.6 billion

24. A compilation of animals being "jerks"

Views: 26 million

23. Different videos where the contestants of “The Voice” 2018 shocked the coaches

Views: 36 million

22. A live cartoon channel called "Oddbods"


21.A list of 30 makeup hacks

Views: 15 million

20. “Fun Pretend Hide and Seek with Johny Johny Yes Papa Song for Kids at the Children's Party." And many similar videos of kids playing the game

Views: 4 million

19. A compilation of cooking hacks

Views: 65 million

18. Another list of general life hacks

Views: 3 million

17. Live cartoon shows that teaches names of fruits to kids using kinetic sand

Views are not publicly available


16. Different videos of various talent show auditions

Views: 71 million

15. The Kylie Jenner show episode where she GQ quizzes Travis Scott

Views: 34 million

14. Another Golden Buzzer moment from “Britain’s Got Talent 2018”

Views: 57 million

13. Sam Smith — "Too Good at Goodbyes"

Views: 921 million

12. Video featuring 27 beauty hacks

Views: 26 million

11. Numb — "Linkin Park"

Views: 1 billion

10. The “America’s Got Talent” episode where a magician uses the Rubik’s cube for tricks

Views: 51 million

9. Animated video that teaches kids shapes using police cars

Views: 257 million

8. Nursery Rhymes channel (Live)

16 Million subscribers.

7. Yet more life hacks

Views: 2 million

6. A compilation of 250 “Fortnite” fails

Views: 61 million

5. Ed Sheeran — "Perfect"

Views: 1.5 billion

4. Luis Fonsi — "Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee"

Views: 5.6 billion

3. Various videos of teaching kids colors using Spiderman toys

Views: 266 million

2. Maroon 5 — "Girls Like You ft. Cardi B"

Views: 1.2 billion

1. 30 minutes of nursery rhymes

Views: 343 million

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