YouTube was created in , with the first video — Me at the Zoo - being uploaded on 23 April Since then, 1. In , people watch nearly 5 billion videos each day. People upload hours of video to the site every minute. According to research undertaken by Pexeso , music only accounts for 4. Clearly, an awful lot of people watch a comparatively small number of music videos. It should be no surprise, therefore, that the most watched videos of all time on YouTube are predominantly music videos. Most subscribed channels on the other hand are predominantly gaming channels. This post looks at the 20 most viewed YouTube videos of all time. If we were to widen our scope to cover the top YouTube videos, you would find that 95 are music videos.
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Although the most-viewed videos were initially viral videos , such as " Evolution of Dance " and " Charlie Bit My Finger ", the most-viewed videos were increasingly related to music videos. In fact, since Lady Gaga 's " Bad Romance " in , every video that has reached the top of the "most-viewed YouTube videos" list has been a music video. Although some of the previously most-viewed videos are no longer listed on the site, reaching the top of the list is still considered a tremendous feat. In November , a Nike advertisement featuring Brazilian football player Ronaldinho became the first video to reach one million views. An early metric of a video's popularity was the so-called Billion View Club, videos which had succeeded in reaching over 1 billion views since their initial upload. In December , " Gangnam Style " became the first video to reach one billion views. With numerous videos readily clearing one billion views by , more interest has been on two and three-billion views and higher metrics. In May "Gangnam Style" became the first video to exceed two billion views. The majority of these videos in the Billion View Club have been commercial music videos by popular artists, but the list has included oddities, typically programs aimed at children. On October 29, , Baby Shark surpassed 7 billion views, and on November 2, it passed Despacito to become the most viewed video on YouTube.
For most of , one channel has held a vice grip on the top spot in our weekly ranking of the top 50 most-viewed US-based YouTube channels. In the last week of October, however, that channel surrendered its premium perch, with a kid-friendly vlog rising up to claim the number-one position. Positions three through five in our US-only chart belonged to the same three channels that occupied those spaces the week before. Two more kid-friendly channels re-ran their fourth- and fifth-place finishes, respectively. While the three-minute pop track plays, we watch as Grande shifts back and forth between one role as a White House power player and another as a hard-working chef. The song highlights her impressive four-octave range as she offers some suggestive lyrics about switching positions.
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