Sunday, February 14, 2021

YouTube: Billion Airs Club

First posted 11/22/2018; updated 2/14/2021.

YouTube:

Billion Airs Club

YouTube has become the 21st century’s version of MTV; that is, it is the go-to place for music videos. On December 1, 2012, “Gangnam Style” by Psy became the first music video to surpass one billion views. Since then, more than a hundred music videos have passed that mark. This page captures those videos in a ranked list based on most views. The numbers listed after the song titles indicate the number of views in billions.

Note: if there are multiple versions of a song (such as an official video, a lyric video, or live performances) the numbers have been consolidated into one figure as long as all the versions are the same song by the same performer. Also, since I have yet to find an official list of videos crossing the billion mark, it is quite possible there are videos not included in this list. If you know of such a video, feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Click here to see other genre-specific song lists.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee “Despacito” (2017) 7.740
2. Marc Ronson & Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014) 5.743
3. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017) 5.421
4. Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth “See You Again” (2015) 5.014
5. Psy “Gangnam Style” (2012) 4.143
6. Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs “Baby Shark Dance” (2016) 4.100
7. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017) 3.654
8. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015) 3.614
9. Maroon 5 “Sugar” (2014) 3.300
10. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013) 3.254

11. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014) 3.199
12. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017) 3.065
13. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (2014) 3.057
14. Chainsmokers & Halsey “Closer” (2016) 2.972
15. Katy Perry & Juicy J “Dark Horse” (2013) 2.924
16. Major Lazer, DJ Snake & MO “Lean On” (2015) 2.915
17. Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana” (2017) 2.902
18. Adele “Hello” (2015) 2.883
19. One Republic “Counting Stars” (2013) 2.880
20. Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, & Gente de Zona “Bailando” (2014) 2.790

21. Taylor Swft “Blank Space” (2014) 2.761
22. Alan Walker “Faded” (2015) 2.590
23. Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” (2015) 2.577
24. Passenger “Let Her Go” (2012) 2.570
25. J. Balvin & Willy Williams “Mi Gente” (2017) 2.570
26. Shakira & Maluma “Chantaje” (2016) 2.480
27. LooLoo Kids “Johny Johny Yes Papa” (2016) 2.420
28. Justin Bieber & Ludacris “Baby” (2010) 2.400
29. Shakira & Freshlyground “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (2010) 2.370
30. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (2014) 2.340

31. Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” (2015) 2.308
32. Calvin Harris & Rihanna “This Is What You Came For” (2016) 2.290
33. Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, & Anne-Marie “Rockabye” (2016) 2.250
34. Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (2016) 2.240
35. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015) 2.225
36. Fifth Harmony “Work from Home” (2016) 2.219
37. Little Baby Bum “Wheels on the Bus” (2014) 2.210
38. Cocomelon “Bath Song” (2018) 2.190
39. Sia “Chandelier” (2014) 2.173
40. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013) 2.109

41. The Weeknd & Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016) 2.042
42. Sia & Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016) 2.032
43. Nio Garcia with Darrell & Casper Magico, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, & Ozuna “Te Boté (Remix)” (2018) 2.000
44. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010) 1.984
45. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015) 1.975
46. Magic! “Rude” (2013) 1.971
47. Dua Lipa “New Rules” (2017) 1.970
48. Natti Natasha with Ozuna “Criminal” (2017) 1.918
49. Eminem & Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) 1.900
50. Idina Menzel “Let It Go” (2013) 1.893

51. Cocomelon “Yes Yes Vegetables Song” (2018) 1.890
52. Crazy Frog “Axel F” (2005) 1.890
53. Avicii & Aloe Blacc “Wake Me Up” (2013) 1.880
54. Luis Fonsi with Demi Lovato “Échame La Culpa” (2017) 1.870
55. Icanrockyourworld “The Gummy Bear Song” (2007) 1.850
56. The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (2017) 1.836
57. Fifth Harmony & Kid Ink “Worth It” (2015) 1.783
58. Nicky Jam with J. Balvin “X” (2018) 1.770
59. Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song” (2010) 1.750
60. Becky G with Bad Bunny “Mayores” (2017) 1.732

61. LMFAO, Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” (2011) 1.730
62. Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better” (2016) 1.717
63. Drake “Hotline Bling” (2015) 1.712
64. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj “Side to Side” (2016) 1.680
65. Silento “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (2015) 1.652
66. J. Balvin “Ay Vamos” (2014) 1.638
67. The Weeknd “The Hills” (2015) 1.635
68. Becky G “Sin Pijama” (2018) 1.612
69. Daddy Yankee with Snow “Con Calma” (2019) 1.610
70. Post Malone with Swae Lee “Sunflower” (2018) 1.609

71. Ricky Martin & Maluma “Vente Pa Ca” (2016) 1.588
72. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” (2016) 1.584
73. John Legend “All of Me” (2013) 1.580
74. Maluma “Felices los 4” (2017) 1.563
75. Bruno Mars “24K Magic” (2016) 1.560
76. CNCO “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” (2016) 1.546
77. Romeo Santos & Eliza Gonzalez “Propuesta Indecente” (2013) 1.539
78. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010) 1.524
79. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (2018) 1.524
80. Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” (1991) 1.500

81. Daddy Yankee “Dura” (2018) 1.496
82. The Chainsmokers with Daya “Don’t Let Me Down” (2016) 1.477
83. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull “On the Floor” (2011) 1.460
84. Piso 21 with Manuel Turizo “Déjala Que Vuelva” (2017) 1.458
85. Christina Perri “A Thousand Years” (2011) 1.450
86. Chino & Nacho with Daddy Yankee “Andas en Mi Cabeza” (2016) 1.445
87. Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (2014) 1.434
88. Maluma with Nego Do Borel “Corazón” (2017) 1.430
89. Adele “Someone Like You” (2011) 1.430
90. Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello “Señorita” (2019) 1.430

91. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj “Bang Bang” (2014) 1.429
92. Nicky Jam “Hasta El Amanecer” (2016) 1.420
93. Rihanna “Diamonds” (2012) 1.420
94. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (2017) 1.417
95. Jason Derulo with Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign “Swalla” (2017) 1.402
96. Daddy Yankee “Shaky Shaky” (2016) 1.401
97. Ellie Goulding “Burn” (2013) 1.381
98. XXXtentacion “Sad!” (2018) 1.374
99. Danny Ocean “Me Rehúso” (2016) 1.367
100. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975) 1.358

101. Twenty One Pilots “Heathens” (2016) 1.358
102. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991) 1.357
103. Carlos Vives & Shakira “La Bicicleta” (2016) 1.355
104. Martin Garrix “Animals” (2013) 1.348
105. Billie Eilish “Bad Guy” (2019) 1.346
106. Eminem “Not Afraid” (2010) 1.344
107. Calvin Harris “Summer” (2014) 1.340
108. DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil’ Wayne “I’m the One” (2017) 1.332
109. Calvin Harris & Disciples “How Deep Is Your Love” (2015) 1.325
110. David Guetta with Nicki Minaj & Afrojack “Hey Mama” (2015) 1.324

111. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (2012) 1.320
112. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011) 1.317
113. Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” (2012) 1.307
114. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011) 1.300
115. Pulcinopiotv “El Pollito Pio” (2012) 1.287
116. Nicky Jam with Enrique Iglesias “El Perdon (Forgiveness)” (2015) 1.280
117. Psy “Gentleman” (2013) 1.277
118. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010) 1.268
119. Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (2018) 1.265
120. Nicky Jam “El Amante” (2017) 1.259

121. Joey Montana “Picky” (2015) 1.247
122. Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (2015) 1.247
123. Rihanna with Drake “Work” (2016) 1.243
124. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” Whitney Houston (1992) 1.212
125. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2010) 1.203
126. Gente de Zona with Marc Anthony “La Gozadera” (2015) 1.202
127. Lukas Graham “7 Years” (/2015) 1.201
128. Drake “God’s Plan” (2018) 1.200
129. Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea “Problem” (2014) 1.192
130. Linkin Park “Numb” (2003) 1.190

131. Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1987) 1.188
132. Taylor Swift “You Belong with Me” (2008) 1.187
133. Maluma “El Perdedor” (2016) 1.175
134. Pitbull with Ke$ha “Timber” (2013) 1.163
135. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016) 1.157
136. Ricky Martin with Yotuel “La Mordidita” (2015) 1.152
137. Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (2014) 1.150
138. Rosalía with J. Balvin & El Guincho “Con Altura” (2019) 1.150
139. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (2009) 1.140
140. Shawn Mendes “Stitches” (2015) 1.140

141. Post Malone with Quavo “Congratulations” (2016) 1.135
142. Bruno Mars “Grenade” (2016) 1.134
143. The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” (2015) 1.134
144. Prince Royce “Darte Un Beso” (2013) 1.115
145. Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do” (2017) 1.114
146. Skrillex with Diplo & Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now” (2015) 1.113
147. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002) 1.105
148. One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” (2011) 1.103
149. Future with Drake “Life Is Good” (2020) 1.100
150. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983) 1.095

151. Aha “Take on Me” Aha (1984) 1.066
152. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982) 1.054
153. Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (2013) 1.051
154. Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (2014) 1.048
155. Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin “I Like It” (2018) 1.043
156. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011) 1.039
157. French Montana with Swae Lee “Unforgettable” (2017) 1.029
158. James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Me Go” (2016) 1.028
159. Eminem “Without Me” (2002) 1.027
160. Ariana Grande with Zedd “Break Free” (2014) 1.029

161. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (2019) 1.014
162. 50 Cent “In Da Club” (2002) 1.003
163. Twenty One Pilots “Ride” (2015) 1.000


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