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Top 20 most viewed YouTube videos in 2016

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YouTube is the most popular video sharing website growing more and more nowadays. According to a survey done by the Google, there are over 800 million visitors on YouTube per month and more than 3bn hours of videos are viewed on a monthly basis. It is also an effective way of promoting your business online. You can also learn many things from YouTube videos like how to cook your favorite dish, some unique dance styles and many more. You can also watch video of any musical events, TV shows, movies etc of your own choice at anytime. If you want to know about the list of most viewed YouTube videos then you can refer Wikipedia. It is the most popular source available over the internet to gather information about anything. This free online directory provides the easiest way for searching any content.  It also overcomes the language barrier by presenting all the details in multiple languages. Sometimes the article available on the Wikipedia includes video as well as an audio content in addition to images.

Top 20 videos that are all time favorite on YouTube:

You will be surprised to know that out of the 20 most viewed YouTube videos, there are 18 music videos. The top 20 videos are the following:

  1. Gangnam style

This is the most famous music video watched by the people all over the world. The high-class lifestyle of the Gangnam, Seoul’s district is depicted by the Korean rapper Psy in this video. It was launched on 15July, 2012 and uploaded online on 19 October, 2012. It was the first video which received 1bn view on YouTube within 4 months of releasing it. The views accumulated by this video on 20 oct, 2016 are 2,665,124,100. You can watch this video by clicking on the given below link.

  1. See you again

It is the second most popular video recorded by the Wiz Khailfa and voice is given by the singer Charlie Puth. This track was entirely made for the action film Furious 7 to show gratitude towards the late Paul Walker, the actor who died in an accident in 2013. This video was made available to download on April 6, 2015.

It has received 2,112,824,908 views on October 20, 2016. This song was nominated for three categories at the 58th Annual Grammy awards. If you want to view this video then you can follow the given link.

  1. Uptown funk

The video “Uptown Funk” was premiered on November 10, 2014 and uploaded on November 19, 2014. The artists involved in making this song are Bruno mars, the singer and Mark Ronson, the producer. It was recorded for the fourth studio album of the Ronson. It has won two Grammy awards, brit award for British Single of the Year and many more. As its name suggests, it presents funk music of the 1980s era. This video has gathered 1,909,403,328 views on 20 Oct, 2016. The link for watching this video is

  1. Sorry

This video is also among the most viewed YouTube videos of all time. This pop song was sung by the famous Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his album, Purpose. The writers of “Sorry” are Sonny Moore, Julia Michaels, Bieber, Justin Tranter and Michael Tucker. You can have an idea about this video by its name i.e. a lover requesting her girlfriend to forgive him and start a new life with him. This video features two dance crews i.e. The Royalk Family and ReQuest. The upload date of this clip is October 22, 2015. If you also want to dance with great music then you can refer the below link.

  1. Blank space

It has set up a record in the history of Vevo. This video was recorded by Taylor Swift, a singer as well as song writer for her 5th album i.e. 1989. The writers who help her in writing this song are Shellback and Max Martin. The Blank Space, directed by Joseph Kahn was made available on YouTube on 10 November, 2014. The relationship of Taylor with her ex-boyfriend is shown in this video. On 20 Oct, 2016, it is registering 1,811,513,159 views. You can enjoy watching this video by clicking on the given link.

  1. Hello

Adele, the singer of this song has a melodious voice that can mesmerize anybody. This video has created a new Vevo record by getting 27.7 million views in less than 24 hours. It was uploaded on 22 october, 2015. The song is written by the Greg Kurstin along with Adele. The feeling of regret is depicted in this clip in a soul style. It has received 1,753,447,897 views on October 20, 2016. Hello was nominated for seven categories at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The link for viewing this video is

  1. Shake it off

This electro-pop song was recorded by the most famous singer of America i.e. Taylor Swift. The writers are same as that of “Blank Space” song. This music video features dance-pop style done by the 50 old-aged people of the New Zealand. It was launched on august 18, 2014. You will also see some fans of the Taylor in this clip. 1,688,915,637 views are accumulated by this video on 20 October, 2016. It can be viewed by following the below link.

  1. Маша плюс каша (Masha and the Bear)

Though animated but it is one of the most viewed YouTube video. It is a comedy and adventurous Russian television series for children developed by Oleg Kuzovkov. This video features a little girl whose name is Masha and her fatherly figured bear that always protect her from all problems. The first show of this series was unveiled on 7 January, 2009 and uploaded on YouTube on 31 january, 2012. You can watch this clip in 25 languages. The uploader of Маша плюс каша is “Get Movies”. It has also won many awards thus collecting 1,689,234,627 views on 20 October, 2016. Here is a video link.

  1. Lean On

It is the most streamed song of the year 2015 produced by the DJ Snake and launched by the American group Major Laser for the album “Peace Is the Mission”. The upload date of this YouTube video is March 22, 2015. This song is considered to be a house ballad presenting vocals from singer MO. The shooting of this clip was done in the India. It has accumulated 1,677,760,477 views dated 20 October 2016. If you want to watch the Lean On video then you can get it done by clicking on the given link.

  1. Bailando

This song features the world famous Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and Cuban artists       named Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno. Bailando was uploaded over the YouTube website on 11 April, 2014. It was produced by Carlos Paucar. The meaning of Bailando in Spanish language is “rhythmic dancing”. The video of this song is recorded at The Dominican Republic. It was the first time that a Spanish-language song is liked by the many people breaking the record of the Billboard music chart. The views collected by this clip on October 20, 2016 are 204,943,139. The link for viewing this video is

  1. Wheels on the Bus

This song is inspired by the English tune of ‘Here we go’. This song is describing public action during the use of public bus. This video was uploaded on august9, 2014. As of now there is no exact information about the lyricist of this song but this track has been one of the most popular and all time favorite on YouTube. This is a great choice of music during your journey due to its soulful tone. It is often seen that kids sing this song while travelling in a bus. The number of views that this video has collected on 20 october, 2016 are 1,623,539,623. This video can be watched by clicking the below link.

  1. Roar

This video features the most popular American singer Katy Perry and directors Grady Hall, Mark Kudsi and Grady Hall. This video has received more than 557,000 digital downloads during its first week. The upload date of this clip is September 5, 2013. It was the fourth video to have 1 billion views on Vevo in the year 2015. The video is all about self-empowerment encouraging the person to stand for himself. This clip has accumulated 1,589,701,282 views on 20 october, 2016. If you are excited for watching this video then follow the below link.

  1. All about That Bass

This song was released by the Meghan Trainor at the age of 20 years. The author of this song is Kevin Kadish, an American producer who had written this song in 40 minutes only. This video is famous for its melody and high quality song. It was also nominated several times for the Grammy Awards. This clip was uploaded on 11 June, 2014 and gives a positive message that if you know how you can work with what you have got then it will not matter what type of body shape you have. On 20 October, 20165, it got 1,567,533,396 views. You might be curious to watch this video then you can get it done by clicking on this link.

  1. Dark Horse

It is also one of the most viewed YouTube video. This stunning video was also launched by the Katy Perry with rapper Juicy J that has quickly collected the YouTube views. This clip reflects imaginary Egyptian Culture. The lyrics of this song are so much interesting that you would have never heard before. The word “Dark Horse” is used to describe a person who is not aware about his talent unless he faces adverse situations. This video was made available to download on February 20, 2014. The views gathered by this clip are 1,562,260,992. Here is a video link.

  1. Sugar

If you like pop music then you must watch “Sugar” video released by an American rock band named Maroon 5 for their album “V”. This band drives through the L.A. streets and performs live rendition at the wedding reception surprising the brides and grooms. This video features many musical instruments such as drums, guitars etc. The upload date is January 14, 2015 and received 1,505,318,378 views on 20 October, 2016. You can open the below link to follow this amazing clip.

  1. Counting Stars

One Republic’s uplifting ‘Counting Stars’ is one of the great music videos available on the YouTube. You will feel awesome when you will sing this song. The message given by this video is that you should not give so much importance to money that you do not find time for yourself and your loved ones. This clip was uploaded on May 31, 2013 and accumulated 1,480,047,015 views on 20 October, 2016. Here is a link that you can follow.

  1. Baby

It is a song from the Justin Bieber’s debut album “My World (Part II) featuring rapper Ludacris. This video is liked by most of the people especially teenage girls and has 1,470,826,431 views on October 20, 2016. In this video track, the boy expresses his feelings about his first love and makes special efforts to get his girlfriend back into his life. This video recording was uploaded on YouTube on February 19, 2010. You can visit the below link for watching this video.

  1. Chandelier

Australian singer Sia has recorded this song for her album “1000 Forms of Fear”. This video shows the dance moves performed by a girl Maddie having age 11 years. This clip was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award 2014 for the Best Choreography and also won it. The upload date of this video is May 6, 2014 and has collected 1,430,316,309 views on 20 October, 2016. The link of this video is

  1. Thinking Out Loud

This video was uploaded on YouTube by the Ed Sheeran on october7, 2014. You will see Sheeran learning ballroom dance with his partner. This video has also set up a record by getting 2.7 million views within 24 hours. The actual choreographers of the dance shown in this video are from a team of television show “So You Think You Can Dance”. The views gathered by this video are 1,331,791,865. Here is a video link.

  1. What Do You Mean

It is a mini thriller video featuring artist Justin Beiber. It is an electro pop song nominated for Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Song. This video is directed by the Brad Furman and made available over the internet on August 30, 2015. It depicts kidnapping of Beiber and his girlfriend by masked men. This clip has got 1,293,903,462 views. You can follow the given below link for watching it.

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