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YouTube Top-20 stats (Mar-1-2014)

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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 [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" 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 [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 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.

Afterword

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 [3].

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

References

  1. World Stat Info
  2. Internet World Stats
  3. World population wiki

Copyright © 2014 Alexander Bell

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