Since launching in 2005, YouTube has become the second largest search engine on the internet. This video-sharing site uploads 300 hours of content every minute and processes more than 3 billion searches a month. It's bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, Ask and AOL combined! With the insane amount of content on YouTube, we of course had to take a look at the Top 5 Videos of All Time.
Some initial observations before jumping into the list. There are eight videos that have received over 1 billion views, only one has over 2 billion views. 18 of the Top 20 off all time are music videos.
#1 PSY - GANGNAM STYLE 강남스타일 (2012) - 2,406,350,509 Views
On December 21, 2012, Gangnam Style became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. It's going to be tough for anyone to top Psy's 2.4B views.
#2 Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris (2010) - 1,207,126,988 Views
Baby peaked at number one in France, and made the top ten charts in United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Australia, Norway, Japan, Ireland, Hungary, Belgium (Flanders), Slovakia and New Zealand.
#3 Taylor Swift - Blank Space (2014) - 1,128,323,977 Views
Blank Space topped the charts in the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia. It also made the top-10 in numerous countries, including as Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. According to Swift's Camp, no animals, trees, automobiles or actors were harmed in the making of this video.
#4 Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft. Juicy J (2013) - 1,085,959,463 Views
Dark Horse hit number one in Canada, the Netherlands and the United States. It also reached the top ten in almost 20 countries including New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden and Venezuela as well as the Digital Songs chart of Billboard magazine.
#5 Katy Perry - Roar (2013) - 1,048,451,618 Views
Roar became Perry's eighth non-consecutive number one song on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and, also peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It reached the top five in most international charts, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Switzerland. Most impressively, Roar became her second YouTube video to top 1B views.
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There are eight videos that have received over 1 billion views, only one has over 2 billion views. 18 of the Top 20 off all time are music videos. At quick glance, it would be a safe bet to say 80% of the Top 100 are music videos. For everyone that ever wondered what happened to MTV playing music videos, now you know.