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The 10 most viewed video clips ever on YouTube

How many music videos have you watched on YouTube since 2005? For a singer or band today, it is almost automatic and compulsory to make video clips for singles and songs to attract as many views as possible on YouTube.

Sometimes, video clips turn into real short films that attract millions, or rather billions of people on the web, who continue to view such videos even years after their release. 

What are the most viewed music videos ever on YouTube? Browse the gallery to find out!

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Most viewed song clips ever on YouTube
How many music videos have you watched on YouTube since 2005? For a singer or band today, it is almost compulsory to make video clips for their songs to attract as many views as possible. Sometimes, video clips turn into real short films that attract millions, or rather billions of people on the web, who continue to watch such videos even years after their release. What are the most viewed music videos ever on YouTube? Browse the gallery to find out!
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10. Justin Bieber - Sorry (3.6 billion views)
Justin Bieber opens the chart: during an interview on 'The Ellen Show', the Canadian singer revealed that the lyrics of 'Sorry' are dedicated to his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
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9. OneRepublic - Counting Stars (3.83 billion views)
The video clip for 'Counting Stars' was shot in New Orleans on 10 May 2013 and was uploaded to YouTube 20 days later. Despite being in ninth position, this video still holds a record, as it was the first video clip by a band to surpass one billion views online.
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8. Katy Perry - Roar: (3.831 billion views)
Directed by Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi, the official video for 'Roar' was shot in Los Angeles, although it would not seem so given the setting, in which Katy Perry finds herself in a jungle surrounded by various wild animals.
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7. Maroon 5 - Sugar (3.9 billion views)
'Sugar' is the most-watched video clip of a band ever. This short film was highly praised by trade critics, who compared the clip to the famous 2004 film 'Wedding Crashers', starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.
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6. Ed Chombo feat. Cutty Ranks - Dame Tu Cosita (4.3 billion views)
Many consider the video clip of this song to be irritating and annoying and perhaps this is what makes people watch it, almost as if it were hypnotic. In any case, 'Dame Tu Cosita' has well over 4 billion views on YouTube.
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5. PSY - Gangnam Style (4.8 billion views)
Until 11 July 2017, this video clip was the most viewed video on YouTube, becoming the first to reach one billion views in the portal's history. The video clip shows PSY dancing while imitating a horse ride, a dance that would later become world famous thanks to this song.
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4. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (4.9 billion views)
The video clip for this song was shot entirely in Hollywood, in a setting reminiscent of the 1970s. The video received four nominations at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, winning one in the 'Best Male Video' category.
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3. Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - See You Again (5.9 billion views)
A poignant and moving video, which alternates parts of the 'Fast & Furious' saga films with moments in which Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth appear, until the iconic final moment: Paul Walker and Vin Diesel separate at a crossroads and the camera follows Walker's car as it disappears into the sunset, symbolising the actor's death.
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2. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (6 billion views)
Directed by Jason Koenig, the music video for 'Shape of You' stars US dancer Jennie Pegouskie and former Japanese sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryūta. This track has achieved incredible success in every respect, being also the second most listened to track of all time on Spotify.
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1. Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee - Despacito (8.2 billion views)
The famous video clip of 'Despacito' was made in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican model Zuleyka Rivera, winner of the Miss Universe contest in 2006, appears in the video. This video is also the second most viewed video ever on YouTube, surpassed only by... "Baby Shark Dance"!
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26/05/2024
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