YouTube Top-20 videos of all time
# Views Performer-Title
1 1,918,086,397 PSY-GANGNAM STYLE
2 998,010,946 Justin Bieber-Baby
3 734,977,176 Jennifer Lopez-On The Floor
4 668,613,876 "Charlie"-Charlie bit my finger - again!
5 668,347,761 Eminem-Love The Way You Lie
6 649,749,529 LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem
7 648,287,906 PSY-GENTLEMAN M/V
8 621,119,851 Shakira-Waka Waka (Africa, 2010 FIFA)
9 570,343,961 Lady Gaga-Bad Romance
10 560,225,938 Miley Cyrus-Wrecking Ball
11 556,048,247 Michel Teló-Ai Se Eu Te Pego
12 534,121,526 Carly Rae Jepsen-Call Me Maybe
13 529,561,896 Don Omar-Danza Kuduro
14 500,783,430 Macklemore-Thrift Shop
15 490,250,600 One Direction-What Makes You Beautiful
16 490,128,701 Eminem-Not Afraid
17 482,515,046 Gotye-Somebody That I Used To Know
18 477,355,588 Adele-Rolling In The Deep
19 468,194,994 Bruno Mars-The Lazy Song
20 463,540,945 Pitbull-Rain Over Me
YouTube Top5 of all times
1. PSY “Gangnam Style” music video remains an absolute popularity champion currently totaling kinda surreal 1.918+ 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" is totaling 998+ MegaViews, which is this close to the psychologically important 1 billion mark. 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 734+ MegaViews, thus outnumbering the entire population of North America.
4. "Charlie"-Charlie bit my finger - again!, that funny video is scoring 668.6+ MegaViews, an inch ahead of the #5 in this chart
5. Eminem and Rihanna’s collaborative music video “Love The Way You Lie” attracted more than 668.3 MegaViewers.
The entrance level to YouTube:
- Top10 popularity club is currently raised to approximately 560 MegaViews
- Top20: approx. 463 MegaViews
- Top50: approx. 278 MegaViews
- Top100: approx. 198 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!”).
The grand total number of views calculated for Top100 most popular YouTube videos currently exceeds 34.8 GigaViews (as a reminder, prefix Giga stands for billion), closing to 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