The 10 most viewed YouTube videos that'll leave you surprised!

The 10 most viewed YouTube videos that'll leave you surprised!

Updated on December 08, 2021 06:12 AM by Anthony Christian

Started on the 14th of February 2005, YouTube has become immensely popular since its inception.  This online video sharing and social media platform boast videos on a large number of topics; well, it'll be safe to say that it has videos on almost every topic in the world.  Now, billions of people use it daily, and some even have made a lucrative career out of this platform. You'll find all kinds of videos here, from educational to entertainment, music to game videos. This media giant has dominated the online scenario for many years now. A lot of videos have become viral and have earned the title of the "most viewed." Are you eager to know which YouTube videos are the most viewed? Then,  jump right in and find out in the list below!

The catchy song - "Baby Shark Dance" by Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories

9.79 Billion views

Yes, this YouTube video tops the list! If you have kids at home,  you're probably well versed with the song.  And by well-versed, I mean knowing the tune and lyrics by heart. Yes, this song is incredibly catchy and is undoubtedly not going to leave your head soon! This song actually originated as a campfire song and after Pinkfong, a South Korean entertainment company, relased this version on YouTube, it went viral! It eventually became the most viewed video on YouTube on November 2020. The singers are Bommie Catherine Han, Hope Marie Segoine, Anipen Matthew Digiacomo, Robert William Gardiner and Charity Wynn Segoine. It was up on YouTube on the 18th of June 2016. One of the child actress featuring in the video, Elaine Kim Johnston became very popular after this video.

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The globally loved song - “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, featuring Daddy Yankee

7.65 Billion views

This video ranks second in the most viewed list. This song has been quite the rage ever since it came out in the year 2017. Almost every party had this song in their playlist. This viral song was at the top of the list for an incredible 1,186 days! This song is by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and features rapper Daddy Yankee. It was up on YouTube on the 13th of January 2017. It was written by singer Fonsi, along with Erika Ender, Ramon Ayala and rapper Daddy Yankee. It was produced by Mauricio Rengifo and Andres Torres.

The famous nursery rhyme - "Johny Johny Yes Papa" by LooLoo Kids

5.97 Billion views

This animated video comes at the third position in the most viewed video list. Set on one of the most popular nursery rhyme, Johny Johny Yes Papa, the video became viral due to a Twitter meme. LooLoo Kids is a Romanian YouTube channel for kids that is maintained by MoraTv. It is one of the most subscribed YouTube channel in Romania and provides content for children that are mostly educational. It became the first YouTube channel in Romania to get the Diamond Play button.

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The super hit song - “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

5.55 Billion views

Ed Sheeran's song that made everyone go gaga over him,  "Shape of you," is the fourth most-viewed YouTube video.  Now,  who isn't an Ed Sheeran fan! His tuneful songs are always a hit. He definitely deserves to be on this list! This song is written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Steve Mac and Hiren Mor. The producers are Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac. It was released on 6th of January 2017.

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The song that made us all emotional - "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth.

5.34 Billion views

This video is the fifth most-viewed YouTube video. And it has rightly earned this position as the song pulls at our heartstrings. The lyrics are moving, especially because the song appears in the film Furious 7 and is a tribute to Paul Walker, who passed away in an accident.  This song is extremely heartbreaking for all of his fans. This song by rapper Wiz Khalifa that features singer Charlie Puth was released on the 10th of March 2015. The song is written by Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz, Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Dann Hume, Josh Hardy and Phoebe Cockburn. The producers are DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth and Andrew Cedar. This video became the most viewed YouTube video from the 10th of July to the 4th of August in the year 2017.

Time to take a bath listening to - “Bath Song” by Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes

4.69 Billion views

Children videos are easy to gain views, for the simple fact that children love watching their favorite videos repeatedly and especially while they're eating! This animated song is a bath song that was released on the 2nd of May 2018. It talks about how bathing will make the kid, the "cleanest kid you've ever seen". Cocomelon is the YouTube channel that uploaded this video. This channel is maintained by Treasure Studio, an American company. The channel became the most viewed YouTube channel in the US in July 2021. It is also the most subscribed kid’s channel in the world.

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Educating kids on colours - “Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm” by Miroshka TV

4.53 Billion views

Don't be surprised.  It's another kids video.  This is an educational video that educates kids on colours. There are 'smiling eggs' that change colours. However,  this video has also triggered many comments like 'creepy' and 'psychedelic' in other platforms. Many people have found the video terrifying. Watch the video and be the judge yourself! It was up on YouTube on the 27th of February 2018 by the channel Miroshka TV. This is a Russian channel that provide content for kids.

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Based on a folk tale - "Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster" 

4.47 Billion views

It's again a kid's video! Tadah! YouTube can rightly be said to be an excellent babysitter.  This story is based on a children's folk tale. Here, Masha insists on the bear to feed her, but when she doesn't like it,  she tries to cook for herself but creates more mess. This is the 17th episode of the 1st season of the series “Masha and The Bear”. This series is created by Oleg Kuzovkov and produced by Andrey Dobrunov, Oleg Kuzovkov, Dmitrij Lovejko, Marina Ratina, Maria Demina and Sergey Martynov. Masha’s voice is given by Yulia Zunikova and the Bear’s voice is by Kukushkina. This Russian series has been translated into many languages, 42 to be specific.

 Making people groove to the beats - “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars

4.38 Billion views

This song was a crazy hit when it came out in the year 2014. And even now,  people still can't help but move when they hear this song. After all, it's Bruno Mars, that too with Mark Ronson! Such a treat!! Released on the 10th of November 2014, this song is written by Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker, Nicholas Williams, Devon Gallaspy, Charles Wilson, Robert Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Rudolph Taylor and Lonnie Simmons. The producers are Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker and Bruno Mars. The video was uploaded on YouTube on the 19th of November 2014.

Helping kids learn alphabets - “Phonics Song with Two Words” by ChuChu TV

4.33 Billion views

I'm starting to think YouTube has more kids videos. And that YouTube might be the best babysitter,  considering the popularity of children's videos on the platform. This song is aimed at helping kids with alphabets and words. This is sure to keep the kids busy for some time! The video was up on YouTube on the 7th of March 2014 by ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs. ChuChu TV is an Indian YouTube channels’ network. It provides content for kids, especially edutainment. It is one of the most subscribed channels. There are other channels operated by ChuChu TV like ChuChu TV Bedtime Stories and ChuChu TV Hindi. Vinoth Chandar is the founder and CEO of ChuChu TV Studios.

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