Most Viewed Viral Videos on YouTube

Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has become a home to many incredible things — a platform for people to post historical videos, to flaunt their inner selves, to share their latest creations, to share dangerous misinformation. But indeed, YouTube is a place to get lost for hours in viral content. In this article, we’ll share information about the most memorable viral videos on Youtube.

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What is a viral video?

 A viral video is any clip of animation or film that is spread rapidly through online sharing. Viral videos can receive millions of views as they are shared on social media sites, reposted to blogs, sent in emails and so on. Most viral videos contain humor and fall into three broad categories:

  • Unintentional Viral Videos: Videos that the creators never intended to go viral. These videos may have been posted by the creator or shared with friends, who then spread the content.
  • Humorous Viral Videos: Videos that have been created just to entertain viewers. If a video is funny enough, it will spread.
  • Promotional Viral videos: Videos that are designed to go viral with a marketing message to raise brand awareness. Promotional viral videos fall under viral marketing practices.

Top 30 Most Viewed Viral Videos on YouTube


Youtube is home to some of the most viewed videos of all time. If you’re willing to know about some of the most viral videos on youtube, Here we provide you the list of 30 most viewed viral videos on youtube.

1.          “Baby Shark Dance”  by Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories with over 7.75 billion views 

2. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee with over 7.17 billion views

3. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran with nearly 5.16 billion views

4. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth with over 4.93 billion views

5. “Johny Johny Yes Papa” by LooLoo Kids with over 4.65 billion views

6. “Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster” by Get Movies with over 4.40 billion views

7. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars with over 4.07 billion views

8. “Gangnam Style” by Psy with over 3.94 billion views

9. “Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm” by Miroshka TV with over 3.67 billion views

10. “Bath Song” by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes with over 3.57 billion views

11. “Phonics Song with Two Words” by ChuChu TV with over 3.46 billion views

12. “Sorry” by Justin Bieber with over 3.39 billion views

13. “Sugar” by Maroon 5 with over 3.38 billion views

14. “Roar” by Katy Perry with over 3.26 billion views

15. “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic with over 3.18 billion views

16. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran with over 3.17 billion views

17. “Dame Tu Cosita” by El Chombo featuring Cutty Ranks with over 3.07 billion views

18. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift with over 3.01 billion views

19. “Faded” by Alan Walker with over 2.97 billion views

20. “Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MØ with over 2.96 billion views

21. “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona with over 2.96 billion views

22. “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J with over 2.95 billion views

23. “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B with over 2.94 billion views

24. “Let Her Go” by Passenger with over 2.89 billion views

25. “Mi Gente” by J Balvin and Willy William with over 2.85 billion views

26. “Hello” by Adele with over 2.78 billion views

27. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira featuring Freshlyground with over 2.72 billion views  

28. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran with over 2.71 billion views

29. “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift with over 2.71 billion views

30. “Chantaje”  by Shakira featuring Maluma with over 2.62 billion views


What’s your all-time favorite and most-watched YouTube video? Share it in the comments (feel free to share your own too!).

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