The most viewed music video and therefore the most listened to songs on YouTube: from Despacito to Ed Sheeran and the surprise Marsha and the Bear. Here is the ranking of 10 music videos with the highest number of views on the popular streaming platform.
The 10 most listened songs of all time on Youtube

What are the most viewed videos ever on YouTube? The video streaming platform founded in 2005, and purchased by Google a year later, contains videos of all kinds: from cats to youtubers via trailer, advertising and music. Just music videos represent 4.3% of the content on YouTube, however, holding 11% of the views.

It is the music videos that lead the ranking of the most watched movies ever on YouTube, with the top ten positions occupied by artists like Luis Fonsi, author of Despacito, or Ed Sheeran with his workhorse Shape of You. But not only, among the first places also appears an episode of … Marsha and Bear, in Russian. Music is the master, and YouTube knows this very well: in fact, there are many users who choose to listen to music streaming through the popular platform, both desktop and mobile.

It is no coincidence that recently YouTube Music and Youtube Premium were born, which allow you to view music contents, and not only, without advertising and in mobile background mode. Let’s see together which occupies the top positions on YouTube through this little Top 10 of the most watched videos of all time.

YouTube: the most viewed videos of all time, the Top 10

Here is the ranking of videos with the highest number of views on YouTube;

  1. Despacito – Louis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee 6,035,302,650 views;
  2. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran 4,111,208,335 views;
  3. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth 4,032,916,879 views ;
  4. Маша и Медведь (Masha and the Bear) – Маша плюс каша (17 Серия) (translated in English Marsha and Bear – The recipe for the disaster) 3,513,944,474 views;
  5. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars 3,485,741,136 views;
  6. Gangnam Style – Psy 3,303,664,936 views;
  7. Sorry – Justin Bieber 3,096,257,524 views;
  8. Sugar – Maroon 5 2,908,513,129 views;
  9. Roar – Katy Perry 2,763,920,872 views;
  10. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona 2,693,658,536 views.

The data provided by the views are significant: the ranking sees the first place the smash Despacito that over two years (it was published in January 2017) has been able to largely separate the competition, winning almost two billion views more than Shape of You by Ed Sheeran and See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (soundtrack by Fast & Furios 7), head to head.

Surprise and amazement for Marsha and Bear, who with an episode in the original language earn the fourth place and the title of the only non-musical video in the top ten most watched of all time. Behind the popular cartoon, Uptown Funk of the duo Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars and Gangnam Style of Psy (which is also the oldest video in the top 10, having been loaded for the first time in 2012.

The most widely viewed videos on YouTube are therefore all limited in a period from 2012 to 2019, with a dominance of visualizations extremely linked to the contemporary (just think that by scrolling up to the fifteenth position we do not find videos older than ten years). The tormentoni are the master and the most famous songs are able to maintain a record, on the web, which goes beyond the wave of the moment. Except for surprises, as indicated by the fourth place of Marsha and Bear.



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