YouTube Reveals The Most-Streamed Music Videos Of The Decade

YouTube Reveals The Most-Streamed Music Videos Of The Decade

As the decade winds down, companies are taking stock of their biggest sellers. YouTube is taking tally of the biggest music videos of the last ten years.

Undoubtedly, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s original clip for “Despacito” has racked up the most plays with 6.5 billion views and counting. It became the first video to reach 5 billion views on YouTube and earned the artists bragging rights in the Guinness book of World Records. This, unsurprisingly, is the number one watched music video of the decade.

Music has certainly evolved over the years, but pop still remains king. The list of music videos below reflects that notion, with Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber at the top of the list — still leaving room for viral sensation PSY.

Older tracks weren’t left off out though, as visuals for Aqua, 50 CentMichael Jackson, Nirvana, No Doubt, The Cranberries, etc. are still making massive impressions on the streaming platform. Check out the full list of the top 40-watched YouTube videos of the decade.

40. Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’
39. Michael Jackson – ‘Thriller’
38. Bon Jovi – ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’
37. Bonnie Tyler – ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’
36. Aqua – ‘Barbie Girl’
35. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – ‘Still D.R.E.’
34. Backstreet Boys – ‘I Want It That Way’
33. Europe – ‘The Final Countdown’
32. The Police – ‘Every Breath You Take’
31. Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’
30. No Doubt – ‘Don’t Speak’
29. Scorpions – ‘Wind of Change’
28. 4 Non Blondes – ‘What’s Up’
27. Cyndi Lauper – ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’
26. 50 Cent – ‘In Da Club’
25. Whitney Houston – ‘I Will Always Love You’
24. Linkin Park – ‘In The End’
23. System of a Down – ‘Chop Suey!’
22. Chris Brown – ‘Loyal’
21. Katy Perry – ‘Hot N Cold’
20. Beyonce – ‘Halo’
19. A-ha – ‘Take On Me’
18. The Cranberries – ‘Zombie’
17. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
16. Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
15. Guns N’ Roses – ‘Sweet Child of Mine’
14. Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’
13. Guns N’ Roses – ‘November Rain’
12. Linkin Park – ‘Numb’
11. Axel F – ‘Crazy Frog’
10. Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
9. OneRepublic – ‘Counting Stars’
8. Katy Perry – ‘Roar’
7. Maroon 5 – ‘Sugar’
6. Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
5. PSY – ‘Gangnam Style’
4. Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk’
3. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – ‘See You Again’
2. Ed Sheeran – ‘Shape of You’
1. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – ‘Despacito’

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