Since its inception in the year 2005, YouTube has successfully carved out a niche place for itself. Watching videos on this social media platform has become a habit that no one is willing to forego.
The first video on YouTube was uploaded on 23 April in 2005, and since then, five hundred hours of video are uploaded every minute on this site. The first video that garnered one million hits was Nike’s advertisement featuring football star Ronaldinho and since then, the channel has seen videos entering the billion-view club.
YouTube is the right place to be if you want to achieve name, fame, rewards, and success. The top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views are mentioned below-
1. “Baby Shark Dance” – Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories
“Baby Shark Dance” was uploaded on YouTube on 17 June in 2016, and with a count of 7.46 billion, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views. It has been released in several languages like Spanish, Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese, and this is why it has been able to gain high visibility in such a short duration.
“Baby Shark Dance” is a children’s song produced and uploaded by Pinkfong, a South Korean content creator in the education category. The music video has targeted children as its primary audience and is about a family of sharks that goes on a hunting trip.
The video includes dance moves that are straightforward and can be imitated easily, even by children. The beauty of this song is that it can be performed in both groups and solo, and this is why it is a hit with individuals and in gatherings. Catchy tunes, fast beat, and exciting lyrics add to its wow factor.
2. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi Featuring Daddy Yankee
“Despacito” was uploaded on YouTube on 12 January in the year 2017 and, with a count of 7.11 billion, has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
The music video Despacito has been sung by Luis Fonsi and features Daddy Yankee, a rapper. Both are Puerto Rican and have created the video in Spanish. The artists have recorded the music video in the Local bar La Factoria and La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan. The video is 3:47 minutes in length and was recorded in the year 2016.
This Latin pop song has a romantic concoction and has received favorable views from both critics and the masses.
Recipient of several awards, Despacito has been one of the most successful Spanish songs of all time. It has spread worldwide, breaking the language barriers, which is why it has managed to reach the 2nd position on YouTube in terms of popularity and views.
3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
“Shape of You” was uploaded on YouTube on 30 January in the year 2017 and, with a count of 5.11 billion at 3rd position, has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
The song is sung by Ed Sheeran, who is an English origin songwriter and singer and recorded in the year 2016. The official music video has Jennie Pegouskie, an American model and dancer, and Yamamotoyama Ryuta, the famous sumo wrestler, as main leads and was uploaded on the channel of Ed Sheeran.
The uploaded music video was directed by Jason Koenig and shot in Seattle. It belongs to genres like dancehall, tropical house, and pop and is of 3:53 minute length.
“Shape of You” gained immense popularity and was at the numero-uno position in the charts of thirty-four countries all over the world. At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, it was the Grammy Awards recipient for Best Pop Solo Performance.
4. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
“See You Again” was uploaded on YouTube on 6 April 2015, and with a count of 4.87 billion at 4th position, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
The song is sung by Wiz Khalifa, an American origin rapper, and features Charlie Puth, an American origin singer. It was recorded in the year 2014 with a length of 3:49 minutes in pop-rap and hip-hop genres.
“See You Again” became the biggest hits in a single category for both artists. The video is currently at 4th position in the list of popular videos and reached the number one position in music charts of several countries like Germany, Australia, and Canada, etc.
The music video was the recipient of several awards and recognition. At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, it was the Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Song of the Year.
5. Johny Johny Yes Papa – Loo Loo Kids
“Johny Johny Yes Papa” was uploaded on YouTube on 8 October 2016, and with a count of 4.41 billion at 5th position, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
“Johny Johny Yes Papa” is a nursery rhyme in the English language that most students have heard and sung in Montessori and pre-school. There have been several rhyme variations from time to time, but the one that managed to make a viable impression was “Johny Johny Yes Papa” by Loo Loo Kids, a Romanian kids channel on YouTube.
6. Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster- Cet Movies
“Masha and the Bear” was uploaded on YouTube on 31 January 2012, and with a count of 4.38 billion at 6th position, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
“Masha and the Bear” is an animated series shown on television in Russia in 2009. The storyline was based on folklore and kept its focus on the adventures of Masha, a little girl and a fatherly bear who keeps on helping her during any disaster.
The simple plot and colorful characters were some of the main reasons for the success of the show. With time the series was translated into twenty-five languages and released in one hundred countries. On YouTube, “Masha and the Bear” – Recipe for Disaster was an all-time hit
7. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Uptown Funk” was uploaded on YouTube on 19 November in 2014, and with a count of 4.04 billion at 7th position, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
“Uptown Funk” is a song from the album Uptown Special by British origin Mark Ronson. It features American origin songwriter and singer Bruno Mars. The song belonged to various genres, for instance, disco-pop, boogie, soul, and funk-pop, and was sung in a sing-rapping style.
The best thing about “Uptown Funk” was that it soon became a favorite of both critics and masses. It was at the top of the charts in nineteen countries and broke numerous records worldwide.
8. Gangnam Style – Psy
“Gangnam Style” was uploaded on YouTube on 15 July in 2012, and with a count of 3.89 billion at 8th position, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
South Korean singer Psy was the singer of this lead single. The video shows the singer making fun of Gangnam-gu, which was a flashy district in Seoul. The video was uploaded in July 2012, and by November of the same year, it had overtaken Justin Bieber’s song to grab the number 1 spot, where it managed to stay for 1,689 days.
It was a remarkable feat that was also unexpected. It became the first video to reach the billion view-mark on YouTube in December of the same year, reached 2 billion in 2014 and 3 billion in 2018.
9. Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm – Miroshka TV
“Learning Colors” was uploaded on YouTube on 27 February in 2018, and with a count of 3.66 billion at 9th position, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
Learning Colors is a five-minute animated video that tells children about the various colors with animated eggs on a farm. The video is in Russian language and works as an educational entertainment show for young children.
10. Bath Song – Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes
“Bath Song” was uploaded on YouTube on 2 May in 2018, and with a count of 3.38 billion at 10th position, it has entered the list of top 10 YouTube videos based on total global views.
The song was uploaded on Cocomelon, which is a prominent YouTube channel in America. It is a nursery rhyme and has managed to hook its audience base, mostly children.
YouTube is a great place to earn money as it offers rewards and monetary benefits to YouTubers with maximum views. This is why so many quality content ideas and videos are uploaded, and there has been a significant rise in the YouTube influencers on a global scale.