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YouTube Top-20 as of Apr 1, 2014
YouTube Top-20 as of Apr 1, 2014
Alexander Bell

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 [2]), 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 [1] and Mexico combined, accounting for more than 1/3 of the global Internet users’ base [2].

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 [3].


  1. World Stat Info, North America
  2. Internet World Stats
  3. World population wiki

Disclaimer: All data in this article is provided on “AS IS” basis without warranty of any kind.

Copyright © 2014 Alexander Bell