If you haven’t heard/watched the song Despacito, we recommend you go do it right away! It’s the song of the year and is breaking records all over on planet earth. And now it has broken all previous records of any other songs ever recorded. Yes, the music video by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee song “Despacito” has become the most-watched YouTube video of all time. With just under three billion views, it knocks Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth track “See You Again” – the official song for Fast & Furious 7 – into second place.
The hit single, which features Justin Bieber, has enjoyed stratospheric success since its release seven months ago becoming the most streamed song in the world just last month with global streams of more than 4.6 billion plays. We have compiled a list of the 5 most loved and viewed music video of all times (considering recent statistics). Dance track “Despacito” – which translates as “slowly” – has reached number one in 45 different countries, including the UK, since its release in January and was the first Spanish-language song to do so since “Macarena” in 1996. We know most of you don’t really know the lyrics. But who cares? Really! This number doesn’t need lyrics to be understood. Even Justin Beiber who collaborated with the artists of the original song couldn’t utter more than two words properly. That was a major fail when at a concert he refused to sing the track due to not knowing the lyrics. But that’s entirely a different topic. What we are here for is Despacito being famously played in every country that we probably know of. Not just in clubs and parties, this track is so peppy and it makes you want to groove even when you are taking a long drive in the middle of the night with a bunch of friends. If you are not amongst the three billion viewers, we are generous enough to let you watch it now. Check the link below and enjoy the song of the year!…or probably song of the decade!
Despacito is followed by See you again which garnered the most views almost two years back. See you again” featuring Charlie Puth outstripped “Gangnam Style” to become the most watched video in July 2017. But it only held the top spot for a few weeks before it was also overtaken.
Cult classic “Gangnam Style” took the world by storm when it was released in 2012. The South Korean K-pop single was the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. Since then, it has now rocketed to 2.9 billion watches. The song topped the charts in more than 30 countries and even then-Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama were seen bopping with its iconic moves. Need we say more? Watch the video and dance along the pop number.
This compilation of most watched videos would be incomplete without a Justin Beiber song, isn’t it? So, all the beleiebers don’t be disheartened. The peppy number “Sorry” is still hitting the top charts, being the 4th most viewed music video of all time. Who can resist this groovy track? Not us! The 2015 track has been watched around 2.7 billion times, while “Baby”, the track that is to thank for Bieber’s fame, languishes with less than 1.7 billion views.
The official video for “Uptown funk” featuring Bruno Mars has nearly 2.6 billion views. Released in November 2014, the song won three Grammy awards. It hit a record 2.34 million listens in a week in the UK when it was released in January, before spending seven weeks as number one in the Singles Chart. This number was so uber cool that it still plays in every club you go for a night out to dance. If you don’t know the moves to this dance number, it’s high time you do! Watch and learn maybe?
These songs are forever going to playing in clubs and in our minds…today and maybe for 10 more years. What about you?