YouTube is the world's most popular video streaming platform. It's also one of the most visited websites on the internet. Millions of videos are uploaded on the website, and several more are uploaded daily. If you're curious which are the most viewed YouTube videos, you've come to the right place. Check out this list of the most viewed YouTube videos based on Statista's data.
1. "Baby Shark Dance," Pinkfong Kids' Songs & Stories
The Baby Shark Dance video from Pinkfong Kids' Songs & Stories channel is the most viewed YouTube video as of April 2023. It has 12.66 billion views worldwide, 39 million likes, and an average daily view of 6 million! The catchy tunes, fun lyrics, and upbeat sounds make it famous!
2. "Despacito", Luis Fonis ft. Daddy Yankee
As of April 2023, Despacito has 8.13 billion views on YouTube. It is notable not only as one of the most popular videos on YouTube but also for popularizing Spanish-language pop music. Its combination of Latin pop tunes and reggaeton makes it catchy and easy to listen to.
3. "Johnny Johnny Yes Papa," LooLoo Kids
This video from the LooLoo Kids channel on YouTube is another one of the most popular nursery rhyme videos on the streaming website. The channel features an amazing lineup of nursery rhymes and children's songs. The "Johnny Johnny Yes Papa video is among their most popular.
4. "Bath Song," Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes
Cocomelon is one of the most popular children's songs channel on YouTube. This video has 6.12 billion views on YouTube and continues gaining more views daily.
5. "Shape of You," Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran has produced a great many hits since he launched his music career. However, there is probably none more popular than his hit song, "Shape of You." He has the Youtube video views to prove it - 5.96 billion views! The catchy tune and the impressive songwriting combines to make this one of his fans' favorites.
6. "See You Again," Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
The song "See You Again" is one of the soundtracks to the Fast & Furious movie franchise, which was the latest one that Paul Walker was a part of before his untimely death. The movie franchise's long-time fans helped to make this one of the most popular videos on Youtube, which garnered over 5.85 billion views as of April 2023.
7. "Phonics Song with Two Words," ChuChu TV
ChuChu TV is an Indian network channel featuring edutainment content for children. The Phonics Song with Two Words is one of their most-watched videos on YouTube, with 5.24 billion views! Meanwhile, the channel has 60 million subscribers and is the 22nd most subscribed channel worldwide.
8. "Wheels on the Bus," Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes
Wheels on the Bus is an educational song and is one of Cocomelon's most-watched videos. It is the second entry from the Cocomelon YouTube channel on this list, with 5.1 billion views as of April 2023. It was released in 2019 and continues to be one of the channel's most popular content.
9. "Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
The collaboration between British producer Mark Ronson and American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is an instant hit among music-loving fans. What's not to love about Uptown Funk? It's got a lot of boogie and funk to it! The music video is also pretty cool! Currently, the music video has garnered 4.88 billion views!
10. "Learning Colors - Colorful Eggs on a Farm," Miroshka TV
This video is by a Russian children's songs channel, Miroshka TV. It is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube, with 4.87 billion views as of April 2023. The video was launched on their channel in 2018. Meanwhile, the channel has nearly 19 million subscribers.