YouTube has become a prominent platform to showcase your talent to a wide variety of audiences. And depending on your content or your talent you’ll get views and likes. Video’s popularity can be measured by the number of views or number of likes. But more video views don’t always mean more likes. For example, you may recall “Rebecca Black’s Friday”, that video has gained 133 million views and 958K likes. But at the same time the number of thumbs down: 3.5 million. That’s more than triple the number of likes. Despite its high viewership, there are obviously more people who dislike the song than liking it.
This means the most liked videos on YouTube means something and is a hard thing to achieve.
Here we’ve listed the most liked videos on YouTube below so you can see what it takes.
10 most liked videos on YouTube
- 10 most liked videos on YouTube
- Despacito by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee (41.33mil)
- See You Again by Wiz Khalifa Feat Charlie Puth (31.21mil)
- Shape of you by Ed Sheeran (25.08mil)
- Baby Shark Dance from Pinkfong (23.03mil)
- Dynamite by BTS (21.72mil)
- Faded by Alan Walker (21.48mil)
- Gangnam Style by Psy (20.03mil)
- Boy With Luv by BTS feat.Halsey (19.88mil)
- Alone by Marshmello (18.59mil)
- Girls Like You by Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B (17.86mil)
Despacito by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee (41.33mil)
Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” has been the most liked video on YouTube for over 900 days and over 41 million likes. But it also has over 4 million dislikes. Besides that, it’s also the most-watched video in YouTube history with 6.6bn views and counting. No other video has come to its success. However, The Malaysian government has banned its broadcast on state television and radio because of its offensive lyrics. But nobody denies that it’s a hit, and even the Guinness World Records recognized its achievements.
See You Again by Wiz Khalifa Feat Charlie Puth (31.21mil)
This song was intended to be a tribute to the late Paul Walker, who was the actor of the much loved Fast and Furious movie franchise and sadly passed away in 2013. And was for a short while the most liked video on YouTube.
Shape of you by Ed Sheeran (25.08mil)
The video starts as a sweet love story between two boxers training at the same gym but evolves into Ed Sheeran Sumo wrestling. The song itself is really catchy and maybe that’s what has led to this video’s number of likes.
Baby Shark Dance from Pinkfong (23.03mil)
No one had an idea about a kid’s song would become one of the biggest viral hits on the internet. And also lead a dance craze. Baby Shark Dance was uploaded on June 16, 2016, and has earned over 22 million like since then.
Dynamite by BTS (21.72mil)
BTS is back with yet another entry on this top 10 list of most liked videos on YouTube. This video doesn’t feature any other artists except for the seven members of this boy band. The most noticeable things about this video, it’s only been on YouTube for three months on the site, and already has over 615 million views and over 21 million likes.
Faded by Alan Walker (21.48mil)
Faded become one of the most liked videos on YouTube and one of the top-performing singles all over the world. It has earned over 2 billion views on YouTube and over 21 million likes. Iselin Solheim who is a Norwegian singer features in this song.
Gangnam Style by Psy (20.03mil)
Who can forget the catchy Gangnam Style? In 2012, its addictive beat and comical horse trot dance move attracted many viewers. I for one was dancing to the rhythm each day back then. Maybe you were too. This song’s influence on popular culture is clear, as “Oppa Gangnam Style” became one of the most notable quotes of 2012.
Boy With Luv by BTS feat.Halsey (19.88mil)
The second entry for the K-Pop band BTS on our list of the Top 10 most liked YouTube videos. This song also features the American singer Halsey. For now, they only make two appearances on this list. But as the popularity of the band grows, I can clearly see more of their videos making this list in the future.
Alone by Marshmello (18.59mil)
Marshmello is one of the most subscribed to people on YouTube, And obviously, that was expected, Marshmello would make this list too. In this video, they showed the story of a high school outcast who’s bullied in school. And many high school survivors can relate to this song. It was also the most liked video on YouTube.
Girls Like You by Maroon 5 Feat. Cardi B (17.86mil)
This was the winning video at the MTV Video Play Awards. Furthermore, the track also won the international song of the year at the NRJ Music Awards. It’s no wonder that they won Awards: it’s a catchy song that not only features today’s most popular rapper cardi B, but the video also includes 25 cameos from various notable women such as Jennifer Lopez, Lilly Singh, Ellen DeGeneres, and Gal Gad Gadot, to name a few.
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