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YouTube-20 core stats as of July 1, 2014

YouTube Top-20 of all time stats updated as of July 1, 2014
YouTube Top-20 of all time stats updated as of July 1, 2014
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YouTube Top-20 videos of all time

# Views Performer-Title
1 2,029,447,542 PSY-GANGNAM STYLE
2 1,054,683,275 Justin Bieber-Baby
3 764,310,989 Jennifer Lopez-On The Floor
4 732,748,957 "Charlie"-Charlie bit my finger - again!
5 711,234,433 Eminem-Love The Way You Lie
6 706,249,859 LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem
7 704,406,716 PSY-GENTLEMAN M/V
8 697,055,863 Shakira-Waka Waka (Africa, 2010 FIFA)
9 679,867,689 MIley Cyrus-Wrecking Ball
10 591,987,011 Lady Gaga-Bad Romance
11 576,195,904 Michel Teló-Ai Se Eu Te Pego
12 570,581,935 Don Omar-Danza Kuduro
13 566,420,649 Carly Rae Jepsen-Call Me Maybe
14 550,578,982 Katy Perry-Roar
15 548,906,456 Macklemore-Thrift Shop
16 531,693,579 One Direction-What Makes You Beautiful
17 522,157,620 Eminem-Not Afraid
18 521,951,476 Gotye-Somebody That I Used To Know
19 514,234,539 Adele-Rolling In The Deep
20 511,924,170 Bruno Mars-The Lazy Song

YouTube Top5 of all times

1. PSY “Gangnam Style” music video remains an absolute YouTube popularity champion, crossing the psychologically important 2 billion mark, totaling 2.029+ GigaViews. This astronomical number, well exceeding the population of both Americas (North and South) and Europe combined [2] is getting very close to the entire global Internet users’ base (about 2.267 billion [3])

2. Justin Bieber , another “GigaMan” remains a second most popular entertainer on the planet - his iconic musical video clip "Baby" crossed the1 billion mark totaling now 1.054+ GigaViews. The stratospheric popularity index of this single hit far exceeds the entire population of both Americas (North and South) combined, getting close to the one half of entire Internet users’ base [3].

3. “On The Floor” music video featuring Jennifer Lopez is going figuratively through the roof accounted for 764+ MegaViews.

4. The most popular Charlie on the Internet featured in that iconic video “Charlie bit my finger - again!” that is scoring now 732+ MegaViews.

5. Eminem and Rihanna’s collaborative music video “Love The Way You Lie” currently attracted more than 711 MegaViewers.

The entrance level to YouTube

  • Top10 popularity club is currently raised to approximately 591 MegaViews
  • Top20: approx. 511 MegaViews
  • Top50: approx. 327 MegaViews
  • Top100: approx. 226 MegaViews

Note: all MegaViews numbers are rounded to nearest integer.


As it’s been for many years, music-videos occupy 19 positions in YouTube Top20 and only one item (#4) represents Internet humor category (“Charlie bit my finger - again!”).

As of now, there are two “Giga-Men” - Justin Bieber and PSY: each of them are accredited for a single hit with more than 1 GigaViews.

Notably, not a single hit by neither 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...

The grand total number of views calculated for Top100 most popular YouTube videos currently exceeds 39 GigaViews, which is more than 5x of entire world population [3].

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


  1. YouTube
  2. World population wiki
  3. Internet World Stats