YouTube Top-20 videos of all time
# Views Performer-Title
1 1,940,525,675 PSY-GANGNAM STYLE
2 1,014,255,511 Justin Bieber-Baby
3 742,585,894 Jennifer Lopez-On The Floor
4 686,380,986 "Charlie"-Charlie bit my finger - again!
5 680,244,858 Eminem-Love The Way You Lie
6 663,574,936 LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem
7 661,613,662 PSY-GENTLEMAN M/V
8 636,857,212 Shakira-Waka Waka (Africa, 2010 FIFA)
9 594,969,517 MIley Cyrus-Wrecking Ball
10 575,815,941 Lady Gaga-Bad Romance
11 560,766,905 Michel Teló-Ai Se Eu Te Pego
12 540,714,404 Carly Rae Jepsen-Call Me Maybe
13 539,568,135 Don Omar-Danza Kuduro
14 510,531,941 Macklemore-Thrift Shop
15 500,691,997 One Direction-What Makes You Beautiful
16 499,194,966 Eminem-Not Afraid
17 491,647,451 Gotye-Somebody That I Used To Know
18 485,592,110 Adele-Rolling In The Deep
19 481,385,317 Bruno Mars-The Lazy Song
20 469,869,544 Pitbull-Rain Over Me
YouTube Top5 of all times
1. PSY “Gangnam Style” music video remains an absolute popularity champion currently totaling kinda surreal 1.940+ GigaViews (prefix Giga stands for a billion). This astronomical number is close to the entire global Internet users’ base (the latter is about 2.267 billion ), exceeding now the population of both Americas (North and South) and Europe combined.
2. Justin Bieber remains the second most popular entertainer on the planet as per YouTube stats; his iconic musical video clip "Baby" crossed the 1 billion mark totaling now 1.014+ GigaViews. The stratospheric popularity index of this single hit far exceeds the entire population of USA, Canada  and Mexico combined, accounting for more than 1/3 of the global Internet users’ base .
3. “On The Floor” music video featuring Jennifer Lopez is going figuratively through the roof accounted for 742+ MegaViews, thus outnumbering the entire population of North America.
4. "Charlie"-Charlie bit my finger - again!, that funny video is currently scoring 686+ MegaViews
5. Eminem and Rihanna’s collaborative music video “Love The Way You Lie” attracted more than 680 MegaViewers.
The entrance levels to YouTube
- Top10 popularity club is currently raised to approximately 560 MegaViews
- Top20: approx. 470 MegaViews
- Top50: approx. 281 MegaViews
- Top100: approx. 207 MegaViews
Notably, not a single hit but neither by Michael Jackson, nor Madonna made it to YouTube Top-100 (this reminds us how soon the once so-popular entertainers are forgotten; well, sic transit gloria mundi...).
Note: all MegaViews numbers are rounded to nearest integer.
As it’s been for many years, 19 items in YouTube Top20 are of music-video genre and only one represents Internet humor category (“Charlie bit my finger - again!”).
Two "GigaMen" currently on YouTube Top-list:
- PSY-GANGNAM STYLE - 1.940 GigaViews (Billion views)
- Justin Bieber-Baby - 1. 014 GigaViews
The grand total number of views calculated for Top100 most popular YouTube videos currently exceeds 35.7 GigaViews, which is 5x of entire world population .
Disclaimer: All data in this article is provided on “AS IS” basis without warranty of any kind.
Copyright © 2014 Alexander Bell