YouTube video play counts are one of the clearest indicators of a song’s popularity and once a video has a reached 1 billion hits you know it’s at the top of the ladder in terms of worldwide adoration.
At the start of 2015 only 2 videos could boast having over 1 billion views. By the end of the year, 10 more had crossed the threshold.
Now, as of 2017, almost 50 videos are a part on the 1 billion view club, with a bunch just short of the mark. At the peak of this popularity pyramid sit a few behemoths which have breezed past the 1 billion point, with a few almost tripling it. Can you guess who they are? Probably, but for the sake of it, here are the 10 most popular song in the world according to YouTube.
Once you’ve cracked the 1 billion views on YouTube mark you know you’ve reached monolithic popularity heights. Here are the 10 most popular songs in the world according to YouTube.
Psy – Gangnam Style – 2.75 billion views
Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth – See You Again – 2.4 billion views
Justin Bieber – Sorry – 2.25 billion views
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk – 2.2 billion views
Taylor Swift – Blank Space – 1.95 billion views
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off – 1.9 billion views
Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona – Bailando – 1.9 billion views
Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MØ – Lean On – 1.8 billion views
Adele – Hello – 1.8 billion views
Katy Perry – Roar – 1.7 billion views
Numbers aren’t everything.
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