YouTube Turns 10 Years Old: Watch 10 Most-Viewed Videos Ever!

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By Daniel Gates


YouTube Most Watched


YouTube was officially founded 10 years ago today: February 14, 2005. The first video was uploaded a little bit later, on April 23 of that year, and the last decade has seen the site become a major part of global pop culture. What are the 10 most viewed YouTube videos of the last 10 years?

Music dominates the all-time Top 10 chart. The #1 spot is still occupied by “Gangnam Style,” the rapper Psy’s infectious music video that was released in 2012 and has since generated more than two billion official views, about double the total views garnered by the second-most viewed video in YouTube history, Justin Bieber’s “Baby” from 2010.

LMFAO (“Party Rock Anthem”), Katy Perry (“Dark Horse” and “Roar”), Eminem (“Love The Way You Lie”), Jennifer Lopez (“On The Floor”) and Shakira (“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”) also land on the Top 10, as does a second Psy video (“Gentleman”). The only non-music video to crack the list? A little classic called “Charlie bit my finger — again!” That clip has been played more than 800 million times.

In case you haven’t watched the 10 most-viewed YouTube videos in history enough, we’ve helpfully assembled them below. Who knows what the “Gangnam Style” of the next decade will be!

1. “Gangnam Style” — Psy

2. “Baby” — Justin Bieber

3. “Dark Horse” — Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J)

4. “Party Rock Anthem” — LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock)

5. “Charlie Bit My Finger — Again!” — Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr

6. “Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem (featuring Rihanna)

7. “On The Floor” — Jennifer Lopez (featuring Pitbull)

8. “Waka Waka” — Shakira (featuring Freshlyground)

9. “Roar — Katy Perry

10. “Gentleman” — Psy

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