Thursday, 25 September 2008

Top 10 YouTube most viewed videos

In December last year I posted the top 10 most viewed YouTube videos for 2007 which continues to be a popular post. However, I have been wondering what the top 10 most viewed videos ever are on YouTube.

I recently saw that Henry Chilcott had posted that Avril Lavigne ‘Girlfriend’ had exceeded 100m YouTube views and have noticed that ‘Evolution of Dance’ is about to pass the 100 million view milestone too.

So what are the top 10 most viewed videos on YouTube? There is no actual list so I have had to search around and try and work out the top 10. (Adult content excluded.)

The top 10 most viewed videos on YouTube

1) Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend

102,399,897 YouTube views

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2) judsonlaipply - Evolution of Dance

99,427,197 YouTube views

3) Panda Disculpa los Malos Pensamientos (Evangelion)

[Google Translate shows the title as ‘Panda excuse the bad thoughts’]

97,983,874 YouTube views

4) Cut Chemist feat. Hymnal "What's the Altitude" Music Video

93,590,942 YouTube views

5) 'YouTube worst video of all time'

91,662,510 YouTube views

6) Lo que tú Quieras Oír (Google Translate=What you want to hear)

Google translates the body text of the video as:

"Sofia comes home after a long day of work. Chat with a friend and prepares dinner for her boyfriend. But something happens and is forced to choose between fact, fiction or something that is halfway between the two. What you want to hear is a love story about the relationship between fiction and reality."

76,372,783 YouTube views

7) Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love

69,095,817 YouTube views

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8) Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music

68,981,385 YouTube views

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9) Chris Brown – With You

68,284,371 YouTube views

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10) Timbaland – Apologize

67,058,591 YouTube views

The really interesting thing with this top 10 YouTube list is the evidence of the growing professionalisation of YouTube content. Music is huge on YouTube (with embedding regularly disabled) and artists are publishing through their own official YouTube channels.

Just outside of the top 10 most viewed YouTube videos are Alicia Keys, more Chris Brown, more Rihanna and more Leona Lewis - by this time next year the top 10 list may be entirely made up of professional content (though I have a feeling that ‘Evolution of Dance’ will still be in there somewhere!)

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Anonymous said...

Katy Perry's song "Firework" just hit 180,000,000 views. This shit is out dated. And apparently her video IS NOT even in the top 10.

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