Here Are the Top Ten YouTube Videos With the Most Views

YouTube has become such a massive platform that some of its videos have attained billions of views. The first video on YouTube that crossed the one billion view mark was Gangnam Style in 2012, but countless other videos have left it far behind with all things having been considered and taken into account. One trend that has remained consistent is that all of the most watched videos on YouTube have consisted of music to some extent or another.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the most watched YouTube video of all time turned out to be Baby Shark. The video has gained around 13 billion views as of August 2023, and this reveals an interesting new trend wherein child themed content is rising to the top.

Indeed, six out of the top ten videos on YouTube are nursery rhymes or are otherwise aimed at children. Hence, it has become apparent that content geared towards children is becoming an extremely prominent genre on YouTube, although there are still a handful of songs in the top ten list that aren’t necessarily meant to be heard by children.

Coming in second is the famous song Despacito by Luis Fonsi, which has received about 8.2 billion views so far. One thing that bears mentioning here is that Baby Shark is the only video that has crossed the ten billion view mark, although it is also essential to recognize that this video went viral which means that a significant chunk of its views came from adults who were commenting on its humorous nature.

In third place, yet another children’s song achieved 6.7 billion views, namely Johnny Johnny Yes Papa by the channel CocoMelon. Similarly to Baby Shark, this song went viral due to the surreal nature of its content. Hence, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that ironic viewers and those that were enchanted by its seemingly out of this world quality helped it reach such a staggering view count, but that’s not to say that all of the children’s songs on this list are popular for this reason.

Many parents leave these videos playing because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up keeping their kids occupied while they get work done. This has led to songs like the Bath Song by Cocomelon reaching 6.3 billion views, although a regular pop song by Ed Sheeran named Shape of You is in fifth place with 6 billion views in total.

Shape of You is followed by another popular song by the name of See You Again by Wiz Khalifa with 5.9 billion views, and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson is in 9th place with 4.9 billion In spite of the fact that this is the case, every other song on this list is aimed at children, such as Wheels on the Bus by Cocomelon in 7th place with 5.4 billion views.

Apart from Cocomelon, ChuChu TV and Miroshka TV have also made the cut with Phonics Songs by the former garnering 5.4 billion and Learning Colors by the latter receiving 4.9 billion views in total.

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