10 Most Viewed Music Videos On YouTube


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10 Most Viewed Music Videos On YouTube

1.Luis Fonsi – Despacito Ft. Daddy Yankee

At over 5 whopping billion views, Despacito is YouTube’s most viewed music video. By Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee, this Spanish song is just too catchy and irresistible. The only song to have reached the 5 billion milestones on youtube, despacito is about taking it slowly about raw sexuality. Luis said that “he wanted to make a fun track that had that Latin feel with a melody I felt comfortable singing and that will make people just dance”. One of the all-time pop hits, Despacito is and will rule many jolly hearts for quite long. Despacito is no1 in 10 Most Viewed Music Videos

2. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

A Tribute to Paul Walker, the track was sung and rapped by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa respectively. Used in the 7th movie of the “Fast and Furious” series, “See you again” is a very emotional song about parting friends and catching up with each other when the finally meet in death. Most viewed July to August in the year 2017, it continues to touch people’s hearts and remains 2nd on the most-watched videos list.

3. ‎Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

By English songwriter Ed Sheeran, Shape of you is a dancehall-infused pop song which seems to be designed to make you groove. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Though it has quite an atypical tune compared to Sheeran’s former songs, it has become one of his all-time bests, putting the tune in everyone’s heads.

4. Psy – Gangnam Style

The first song to have reached 1 billion views, the 18th K-pop single by South Korean musician Psy is a fun dance number with very easy steps which became a trend in no time. From Chris Gayle to UN chief Ban Ki Mun, we’ve seen them all do the Gangnam Style. Music journalist Bill Lamb has perfectly described the song as “spreading smiles and pure fun around the world in record time”. It remains at number 4 with more than 3 billion views.

5. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Uptown Funk is an English Pop song by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, released in November 2014, which became a worldwide phenomenon with its major impact on pop culture. Primarily featuring a heavy inspiration from Minneapolis tune from the 80’s funk era, the light but bubbly lyrics are sure to make the hips move to the danceable tune. On number 5, it continues to influence people and dance to the funky beat.

Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE: The Movement)

A tropical house song by the Canadian teen pop sensation Justin Bieber in his 4th album Purpose, Sorry was released in 2015 and in 2016, it became one the best selling digital music releases with more than 10million sales in a year alone. A plea for forgiveness from a lover, the song is a dancehall flair with beautiful vocal distortions, which happens to be the beauty of Bieber’s voice. Now the song remains on top 6 with about 2.9 billion views alone on youtube.

Maroon 5 – Sugar

Maroon 5 is a Pop Rock band from California and Sugar is a song recorded for their fifth studio album V in the year 2014. The song Sugar, a funk-pop disco tune, is written by Mike Posner, Dr. Luke, Adam Levine Jacob Kasher Hindlin. The video features the famous band crashing weddings and surprising newlywed couples. Stephen Erlewine of Allmusic wrote that the Maroon 5 embracing the tuneful and soulful adult contemporary pop band they’ve always been was one of the best moments in the album. It stays on the 7th spot of the list with 2.5 billion views.

Taylor Swift – Shake it off

A song for her fifth album called 1989, Shake it off by American Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was one her best songs which received a huge response from both her fans and admirers. Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback, the uptempo dance-pop track was released in August 2014, debuting at number one on Billboard Hot 100 the following month. Dedicated to her detractors, she says, “I’ve learned a pretty tough lesson that people can say Whatever they want at any time. The only thing we can do is control our own reactions.” Such a strong take on haters and the optimism in the song itself had made it reach the 8th position of most viewed videos on YouTube.

Enrique Iglesias – Bailando (Espanõl) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

Originally a Spanish song by Cuban artists Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, Bailando features Enrique Iglesias in the 10th studio album “Sex and love” in the year 2014. Filmed in the beautiful Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, it is already an anthem in most Spanish speaking regions around the world. The song is all about dancing, literally getting into the energetic tune and dance and move and wobble and groove as the lyrics make you.  It is one of the best hits by Enrique and 9th most viewed video on YouTube.

10. Katy Perry – Roar

Roar is a song for the fourth studio album, Prism released in 2013. Co-written by Katy, Bonnie Mckee and it’s producers Dr. Luke, Cirkut and Max Martin, the song heightens one’s ability to stand up for themselves and fight when all is down, with its strong lyrics and cinematography. Gerrick D. Kennedy from LA Times reviewed the song as a “sweet, poppy confection with a bit of bite.”  Though there have been controversies about Katy copying Sara Bareilles’ “Brave”, there was no such conflict between the two artists who claimed to be friends and the song is still taken as a strong example of fighting for oneself when the world beats you down. It is the 10th most viewed song on YouTube.

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