The Top 10 Most-Played Music Videos On YouTube
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” has dethroned South Korean megahit “Gangnam Style” to become the most popular music video on YouTube. Since it took the internet by storm five years ago, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was YouTube’s most-played music video, amassing 2,147,483,647 views and breaking the website’s play counter, forcing the company to tweak its code.
“See You Again” was written for the movie Furious 7, playing in the closing credits as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker. It was the bestselling song worldwide in 2015 and it surpassed 2 billion YouTube views last September. With 2,901,258,827 views at the time of writing, it has overtaken Gangnam Style’s 2,896,057,465. However, its reign as the mostviewed video on YouTube is likely to be short-lived. “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi, has already gotten 2.5 billion views in six months while Khalifa and Puth’s song was viewed 1 billion times during its first half year on YouTube.
The following infographic shows the 10 most viewed music hits on YouTube at the time of writing. “Despacito” has already skyrocketed up to fifth place and it shows no signs of slowing down. “Sorry” by Justin Bieber is in third place with 2.64 billion views, while Taylor Swift is present in the ranking twice. Her songs “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” have 2.25 and 2.10 billion views, placing them 6th and 10th respectively.