List of All Music Videos Over 1 Billion Views on YouTube (Update: January 2019)

1 billion views on YouTube is still a significant achievement considering the world population is only 7,714,576,923 (7.7 billion) as we step to the new year of 2019. 1 billion views is nearly 1/7th of the world population. Things get more interesting when we limit the number of people having access to the Internet to watch these videos. According to Wikipedia, global Internet users were estimated around 3.5 billion (48% of 7.4 billion population) in 2017. So, if we assume 50% of the world population has access to the Internet in 2019, we would be comparing 1 billion views in a population of 3.85 billion. That is nearly 1/4th of the population. The crazier fact is the song that tops this list has 5.85 billion views as of January 2019!

After that mind-boggling lesson on statistics, we are getting to the good part now.

The list below is compiled using Wikipedia’s article on most-viewed YouTube videos, which features non-music videos as well. We have stripped off the non-music videos and compiled the below list to only include songs.

List of Music Videos with Over 1 Billion Views on YouTube

1. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee – 5.85 billion
2. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran – 3.99 billion
3. “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – 3.94 billion
4. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – 3.41 billion
5. “Gangnam Style”- Psy – 3.26 billion
6. “Sorry” – Justin Bieber – 3.06 billion
7. “Sugar” – Maroon 5 – 2.85 billion
8. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift – 2.71 billion
9. “Roar” – Katy Perry – 2.70 billion
10. “Bailando” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona – 2.66 billion
11. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran – 2.60 billion
12. “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic – 2.59 billion
13. “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J – 2.48 billion
14. “Lean On” – Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MØ – 2.47 billion
15. “Hello” – Adele – 2.45 billion
16. “Blank Space” – Taylor Swift – 2.38 billion
17. “Chantaje” – Shakira featuring Maluma – 2.30 billion
18. “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor – 2.26 billion
19. “Let Her Go” – Passenger – 2.25 billion
20. “Closer (Lyric video)” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – 2.23 billion
21. “Mi Gente”- J Balvin and Willy William – 2.19 billion
22. “Faded” – Alan Walker – 2.16 billion
23. “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – 2.16 billion
24. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” – Shakira featuring Freshlyground – 2.14 billion
25. “Baby Shark Dance” – Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories – 2.13 billion
26. “We Don’t Talk Anymore” – Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez – 2.06 billion
27. “Baby” – Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris – 2.04 billion
28. “Rockabye” – Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – 2.01 billion
29. “Work from Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign – 1.98 billion
30. “What Do You Mean?” – Justin Bieber – 1.97 billion
31. “Chandelier” – Sia – 1.97 billion
32. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding – 1.86 billion
33. “Wake Me Up” – Avicii – 1.75 billion
34. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran – 1.72 billion
35. “Échame la Culpa” – Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato – 1.71 billion
36. “Criminal” – Natti Natasha and Ozuna – 1.70 billion
37. “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem featuring Rihanna – 1.68 billion
38. “Treat You Better” – Shawn Mendes – 1.65 billion
39. “Worth It” – Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink – 1.65 billion
40. “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel – 1.65 billion
41. “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots – 1.61 billion
42. “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” – Silentó – 1.60 billion
43. “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock – 1.60 billion
44. “New Rules” – Dua Lipa – 1.60 billion
45. “Rude” – Magic! – 1.59 billion
46. “The Gummy Bear Song” – icanrockyourworld – 1.57 billion
47. “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B – 1.56 billion
48. “Ay Vamos” – J Balvin – 1.54 billion
49. “The Lazy Song” – Bruno Mars – 1.53 billion
50. “Te Boté (Remix)” – Nio Garcia, Darell and Casper Magico featuring Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam and Ozuna – 1.53 billion
51. “Something Just like This (Lyric video)” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – 1.49 billion
52. “Axel F” – Crazy Frog – 1.49 billion
53. “Vente Pa’ Ca” – Ricky Martin featuring Maluma – 1.48 billion
54. “Hotline Bling” – Drake – 1.47 billion
55. “Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj – 1.47 billion
56. “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele – 1.46 billion
57. “Havana (Audio)” – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – 1.45 billion
58. “Starboy” – The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk – 1.45 billion
59. “X” – Nicky Jam and J Balvin – 1.45 billion
60. “Felices los 4” – Maluma – 1.45 billion
61. “Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)” – CNCO – 1.45 billion
62. “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber – 1.45 billion
63. “Mayores” – Becky G and Bad Bunny – 1.44 billion
64. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos – 1.42 billion
65. “All of Me” – John Legend – 1.41 billion
66. “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars – 1.38 billion
67. “Hasta el Amanecer” – Nicky Jam – 1.37 billion
68. “Andas en Mi Cabeza” – Chino & Nacho featuring Daddy Yankee – 1.34 billion
69. “On the Floor” – Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull – 1.31 billion
70. “Corazón” – Maluma featuring Nego do Borel – 1.31 billion
71. “Burn” – Ellie Goulding – 1.30 billion
72. “The Hills” – The Weeknd – 1.30 billion
73. “Shaky Shaky” – Daddy Yankee – 1.29 billion
74. “Déjala Que Vuelva” – Piso 21 featuring Manuel Turizo – 1.27 billion
75. “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – 1.27 billion
76. “Diamonds” – Rihanna – 1.27 billion
77. “Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars – 1.27 billion
78. “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – 1.26 billion
79. “Cheap Thrills (Lyric video)” – Sia featuring Sean Paul – 1.26 billion
80. “Me Rehúso (Audio)” – Danny Ocean – 1.26 billion
81. “Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – 1.26 billion
82. “How Deep Is Your Love” – Calvin Harris featuring Disciples – 1.25 billion
83. “Someone like You” – Adele – 1.25 billion
84. “Summer” – Calvin Harris – 1.25 billion
85. “Hey Mama” – David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack – 1.25 billion
86. “Swalla” – Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign – 1.25 billion
87. “La Bicicleta” – Carlos Vives and Shakira – 1.24 billion
88. “Animals” – Martin Garrix – 1.24 billion
89. “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya – 1.23 billion
90. “Dura” – Daddy Yankee – 1.22 billion
91. “El Pollito Pio” – Pulcino Pio – 1.22 billion
92. “Picky” – Joey Montana – 1.22 billion
93. “El Perdón” – Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias – 1.21 billion
94. “Gentleman” – Psy – 1.21 billion
95. “Una Lady Como Tú” – Manuel Turizo – 1.21 billion
96. “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Ozuna – 1 billion

Justin Bieber appears the most number of times on this most-viewed music videos list-5 times. Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Shakira and J Balvin appear 4 times.

Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Shakira, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber each have 2 videos exceeding 2 billion views on each video.

Veterans in the industry such as Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, Eminem and Maroon 5, and new entrees such as Cardi B and Dua Lipa also share this chart as a testmony to the power of undying music and voice of people.

Psy’s global hit “Gangnam Style” was the first video to reach 1 billion and 2 billion views for a music video in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

With the yearly increase in population and access to the internet, reaching 1 billion views on YouTube would not be a significant achievement in a few years to come. But for now, these artists and videos own a coveted title of crossing a significant milestone.

Did your favourite song make it to the list? Comment below.

Adam McDonald

Hi! I am the founder and lead author and editor of Justrandomthings music community. A vast range of personal interests from Hip-Hop to Country to Hard Rock and Punk music will keep you entertained.

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