A video streaming and sharing platform, YouTube serves a variety of different video categories. Among the many videos circulating on YouTube, music videos are one of the video categories that are of great interest to many users. Not infrequently, viral music videos are also included in the Billion Views Club (BVC) list. This indicates that the music video has successfully surpassed 1 billion views (views). The music video that ranks first on the BVC list is Despacito. The song, sung by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has racked up more than 7.9 billion views as of July 2022.
YouTube is one of the platforms that played a big role in the success of the song released in 2017. In the same year, Despacito was also ranked number one on Spotify’s list of most popular musicians. Besides Despacito, a row of other song titles such as Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) and See You Again also fill the ranks of the list of the most watched music videos on YouTube. The song How You Like That, sung by the girl band BlackPink, also managed to break through the number of more than 1 billion views on YouTube.
“Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee” – Luis Fonsi (7.9 billion views)
Despacito is the title song taken from the Spanish language. The song which means “slowly” is about sensuality wrapped in a romantic feel.
Despacito’s song was first uploaded on YouTube on January 13, 2017. Until this news was broadcast, Despacito had reached 7.9 billion views on YouTube.
“See You Again ft. Charlie Puth” – Wiz Khalifa (5.5 billion views)
Fans of the Fast and the Furious movie, of course, are familiar with this song. The song, which is the theme for Fast Furious 7, is dedicated to commemorate Paul Walker, the Fast Furious star who died in an accident in November 2013.
“Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars” – Mark Ronson (4.6 billion views)
Not only has it achieved a large number of views on YouTube, the song sung by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars has also won a number of achievements. Uptown Funk won a Grammy for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 58th Grammy Awards.
“Roar” – Katy Perry (3.6 billion views)
Karry Perry once again successfully captivated his fans through the song Roar which was uploaded on YouTube in 2013. This song was later included in the album Prism along with 12 other songs sung by Katy Perry.
“Waka-Waka (This Time For Africa)” – Shakira (3.2 billion views)
Waka Waka’s popularity skyrocketed after this song was sung to accompany the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Even though 12 years have passed, the song Waka Waka still grabs the attention of the audience. This is indicated by the high number of views it has achieved, reaching 3.2 billion views.
“Hotline Bling” – Drake (1.8 billion views)
Released in 2015, Drake’s Hotline Bling music video has garnered over a billion views.
On YouTube, this 4-minute and 56-second music video has been liked more than 10 million times on YouTube.
“Take On Me” – a-ha (1.4 billion views)
Take On Me is one of the oldest songs on the list this time. Presented by a-ha, the song Take On Me for the first time managed to reach the 1 billion view mark in 2020. Until 2010, this music video was re-uploaded with a resolution of up to 4K.
“How You Like That” – BlackPink (1.1 billion views)
Korean Pop (K-Pop) is a sub-genre of music that is now worldwide. K-Pop is sung by various popular singers, boy groups and girl bands from South Korea. Among them, BlackPink is a girl band that has succeeded in popularizing the song How You Like That which has been liked by 23 million users.
“Nothing Else Matters” – Metallica (1.1 billion views)
Has been singing since 1992, the song Nothing Else Matters first visited the YouTube platform in 2009.