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The Most Popular Videos on YouTube

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September 29, 2020
YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world. The number of monthly users counts around 2 billion people. More than 1 billion hours of content is being watched on YouTube every day, and 90% of shoppers discover products and brands on the platform. Impressive statistics, right?

An almighty Google holds the first place but just think about the daily challenges you face, fixing a kitchen cabinet, editing photos, or setting up a new phone. How many times did a tutorial from YouTube was a real lifesaver? But there is also lots of fun stuff, music videos, educational materials, and so much more for you to enjoy on the platform. YouTube is your oyster!

Take a look at the collection of the most popular videos on YouTube we've combined just for you.

The list of the most popular vides on YouTube

Sorry Justin Bieber
"Sorry" is a track recorded by a popular Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber for his fourth album, Purpose. Lyrically, the song is Justin Bieber's plea for an opportunity to apologize to a lover and redeem himself. The artist has since said that the lover was a popular American singer, songwriter, actress, and producer, Selena Gomez. The single topped the charts of 13 countries. As of the moment of writing, the official music video counts more than 3.3 billion views.
Learning colors – Colored eggs on the farm - Miroshka TV
This Russian educational video helps kids with learning colors. You can see six different colors in the video - black, brown, pink, white, red, and blue. Smiling eggs on the farm change colors, shape, break. Russian YouTube channel Мирошка ТВ helps kids with learning colors by filming short educational animated series to make the process of learning fun.
Gangnam Style – Psy
"Gangnam Style" is a K-pop and dance-pop song by a South Korean musician Psy, released as the lead single of his sixth studio album, Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part1. The song, along with its music video, went viral and peaked as number two on the US chart Billboard Hot 100. In 2012 the official music video was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most liked video on YouTube at the time. Also, the video won in the nomination Best Video at the MTV Music Awards held that year.
Johny Johny Yes Papa – LooLoo Kids
"Johny Johny Yes Papa" is an English-language nursery rhyme. The song is about a kid, Johnny, who was caught eating sugar by his father. The lyrics to the song are in a call and response format. As of the moment of writing, the video received more than 3.9 billion views, making it the eighth most-viewed video on YouTube.
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
This is a song by British record producer Mark Ronson for his fourth album, Uptown Special, featuring American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars. In the US, the song topped the chart Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks. The track was certified eleven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and four times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. As of the moment of writing, the official music video received more than 3.9 billion views.
Masha and The Bear (Episode 17) – Get Movies
Masha and The Bear is the most popular Russian animated series for the whole family. The story is about a retired circus bear who decides to live a quiet and peaceful life in the forest. However, suddenly his peaceful life gets interrupted as soon as Masha, a cheerful young girl, appears in the forest. The series is highly favored among kids because the episodes are really funny.
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
The American rapper Wiz Khalifa and famous American singer Charlie Puth co-wrote the song as a soundtrack for the 2015 action movie Furious 7. "See You Again" was a tribute to actor Paul Walker who died in a single-vehicle accident in 2013. The song topped the charts in various countries, and also became the most-streamed track in a single day on Spotify in the US, as well as setting the record as the most-streamed track in a single week worldwide.
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Shape of You is a song by English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor, Ed Sheeran. It is one of the lead singles from his third album called "Castle on the Hill". The track held number one place on the singles charts in 34 countries and became the best performing song of 2017. "Shape of You" was not only favored by lots of listeners all around the world but managed to break records by becoming the first song to rack up 2 billion streams on Spotify in December 2018.
Baby Shark Dance – Pinkfong Kids' Songs and Stories
The song produced by South Korean company Pinkfong managed to go viral even though it's not a hot track from Ariana Grande, Cardi B, or Drake. This catchy tune is thought to have been around way before a version produced by Pinkfong. But the company's version started the viral craze. The song's catchy lyrics and amusing dance moves made it so popular among both kids and adults.
Despacito – Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee
This reggaeton and Latin pop song received praises from music critics who complimented the fusion between Latin and urban rhythms and the song's catchy motive. The song topped in the charts of 47 countries and became the first Latin song to receive a diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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What is the most viewed video on YouTube?
Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee is the most-viewed video on YouTube, with over 6.9 billion views as of September 2020.
Who is the author of 'Baby Shark'?
According to Wikipedia, "Baby Shark" originated from a campfire song or chant. Several videos and sound recordings are copyrighted but underlying song and characters are believed to be in the public domain.
What was the first video to reach one billion views?
In December 2012, "Gangnam Style" by Psy became the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube.