YouTube is undoubtedly the biggest video-sharing platform in the world right now. And combine YouTube’s massive success with the ever-increasing population growth and access to Internet facilities, YouTube is one of the largest social media networks. So it makes perfect sense that artists use YouTube as a platform for promoting their music, especially music videos.
From 2019 to 2020, we published a list of music videos with over 1 billion views on YouTube. And for obvious reasons, this list keeps growing exponentially to the point that the iconic “1 billion” mark is growing to be “average.” So, we move on to a much bigger and tougher benchmark of “3 billion” views.
There are only a handful of videos, and even fewer music videos with over 3 billion views on YouTube as of January 23, 2021, at the time of publishing this article. And we will continue to update this article until such time it gets too overwhelming again to keep track of.
List of All Music Videos with Over 3 Billion Views on YouTube
|No.||Video Title||Artist/s||View Count|
|1.||Despacito||Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee||7.17 billion|
|2.||Shape of You||Ed Sheeran||5.16 billion|
|3.||See You Again||Wiz Khalifa Ft. Charlie Puth||4.93 billion|
|4.||Uptown Funk||Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars||4.07 billion|
|5.||Gangnam Style||Psy||3.94 billion|
|6.||Sorry||Justin Bieber||3.39 billion|
|7.||Sugar||Maroon 5||3.38 billion|
|8.||Roar||Katy Perry||3.26 billion|
|9.||Counting Stars||OneRepublic||3.18 billion|
|10.||Dame Tu Cosita||El Chombo Ft. Cutty Ranks||3.07 billion|
|11.||Shake It Off||Taylor Swift||3.01 billion|
It comes as little surprise the above videos and artists are some of the biggest and most popular in the world.
Comparing the list with the previous list of over “1 billion” videos, we only see a few changes.
The top 9 spots on this list are unchanged from the previous list. They have held the same spots in both the lists–a comparison of approximately one year. The top song “Despacito” has grown from 6.67 billion to 7.17 billion and “Counting Stars” has grown from 2.93 billion to 3.01 billion.
The 2018 release of “Dame Tu Cosita” soared in views from 2.01 billion in January 2020 to 3.07 billion in January 2021. The song overtook Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” which had 2.71 billion in 2020.
The oldest music video on the list is “Gangnam Style” by Korean hitmaker Psy uploaded on July 15, 2012, and the newest music video on the list is “Dame Tu Cosita” by El Chombo Ft. Cutty Ranks uploaded on April 5, 2018.
What are your favorite songs and videos from this list of music videos over 3 billions views on YouTube? Drop a comment below.