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From its modest origins, YouTube has grown into a behemoth, with billions of users, videos covering every subject imaginable, and the ability to claim a myriad of careers as its own.

It has grown into its own media behemoth, and chances are you've probably watched a viral video on YouTube.

What are the Most-Watched Youtube Videos?

1. “Baby Shark Dance” by Pinkfong Baby Shark – Kids’ Songs & Stories

Views: 10.06 billion

With a whopping 10.06 billion views, the “Baby Shark Dance” is the most-viewed YouTube video! It features real kids, for starters — not weirdly soulless 3D animation.

Why is it that popular, though?

The earworm tune and the cute, easy-to-follow dance movements have propelled “Baby Shark Dance” to fame. K-pop groups like Red Velvet and Black Pink have also performed their own versions, which gave rise to various dance challenges. A fantastical internet chain reaction example.

READ MORE: Full lyrics of Baby Shark’s - Youtube’s most viewed video ever

2. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi (feat. Daddy Yankee)

Views: 7.7 billion

This huge track once held the top spot for 1,186 days, and has likely been put on at millions upon millions of parties since it was uploaded.

Despite having its own Bieber remix, it’s Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Biebless original that long held the most-viewed crown (before being unseated by “Baby Shark Dance”). The 2017 record become a global hit and continues to be one the biggest pop songs worldwide. It’s safe to say YouTube has played a huge part in that success.

3. “Johny Johny Yes Papa” by LooLoo Kids

Views: 6.1 billion

An animation set to an old nursery rhyme, this video also went viral after it was endlessly memed on Twitter due to it’s slightly surreal and bizarre nature.

Sorry, Ed Sheeran, this nursery rhyme that turned into a 2018 meme has more YouTube views than your music video.

Set to the sound of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” Johny repeatedly tries to eat sugar behind his papa’s back, only to get caught.

In the end, Johny gets the last laugh. He manages to sneak a whole bunch of sugar cubes right under his snoring father’s nose.

4. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Views: 5.6 billion

Hey, Ed Sheeran. Great. At least this one makes sense. From the singer’s 2017 album, Divide, this track’s a hit wherever it’s played, and Sheeran’s grasp on social media makes it no surprise that he’d do numbers on YouTube as well. Fun fact: “Thinking Out Loud” and “Perfect” also rank among YouTube’s top 30 most-viewed, at #18 and #28, respectively.

5. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth)

Views: 5.4 billion

The simple and somber music video was the most viewed YouTube video for a short time (from July 10 to August 4, 2017). The song is part of the Furious 7 (2015) soundtrack, a tribute to Paul Walker.

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (ft. a lot of cars) let emotions run wild in the accompanying clip. It ends on a bitter-sweet note, with the words “For Paul” appearing and then fading away.

Fans still visit and pay tribute to the deceased actor in the comments section.

6. “Bath Song” by CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Views: 4.9 billion

In more evidence that kids probably have too much access to the internet at a young age, “Bath Song” flips a couple of tracks — namely, “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” and, of course, “Baby Shark Dance” (Washmy arms doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo) — to the tune of nearly five billion views. It’s a song about hygiene, which, great message, but there’s still some kind of uncanny valley creepiness here that we just can’t ignore.

7. “Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm” by Miroshka TV

Views: 4.5 billion

Next up is another educational video for kids. This is an animation that uses anthropomorphised eggs to teach them about colours. Not terrifying at all.

It’s another creepy video for children. Set to the classic bop, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”, Russia’s Miroshka TV teaches kids about six essential (?) colours: black, brown, pink, white, red and blue, by way of little egg men splitting their heads open to be filled with goo. Normal stuff. Why does the fourth egg look sinister? Anyway, next.

8. “Masha and The Bear – Recipe for Disaster” by Get Movies

Views: 4.4 billion

Was the internet a bad idea? Maybe! Look no further than the next entry on the list, Masha and The Bear. And don’t take my word for it, you can read here why Russian psychologists consider the animated series among the “most harmful” for children’s minds. Fun stuff, right? Anyway, in this video, with 4.4 billion views, a hyperactive girl named Masha ruins a bunch of stuff for her bear companion, no lessons are learned, and everything turns out fine in the end. Fingers crossed that we will, too.

9. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)

Views: 4.4 billion

Another popular YouTube musical giant is the 2014 funky collab between Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The retro-styled video closely follows the song’s 80’s boogie-funk sound, with Ronson, Mars, and the backing band dancing and prancing down the street. At one point, they’re even getting their hair done, perm-style. Truth be told, Mars is doing most of the moves, while Ronson focuses on nodding his head to the beat.

Although it’s not the most original concept (dancing in the street, really?), it’s deemed one of the best music videos of all time. The clip received the award for Best Male Video at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

And just like that, we’re back to the jams: It’s Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ unmistakable hit, “Uptown Funk”. The infections earworm took home Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 58th Grammy Awards, and more than anything, we’re happy to see it break up the total madness of the other entries on this list.

10. “Phonics Song with TWO Words” by ChuChuTV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Views: 4.4 billion

Our old friend Psy had a great run with “Gangnam Style” (which still holds up in 2022, by the way), but he’s been narrowly edged of the top ten by, yes, another children’s video. On the plus side, this one offers at least some educational value: A for Apple, C for Cat, U for Uncle; you get the idea.

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