Top 10 Most Played Music Videos on YouTube.

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Top 10 Most Played Music Videos on YouTube.

1. Baby Shark Dance – Pinkfong Kids' Songs & Stories
This is another very unusual entry in the list of Top YouTube channels. Baby Shark is a children's song about a family of sharks. It is thought to have originated from a campfire song or chant. Different versions have been created, including some with music, often reminiscent of the movie, "Jaws."

This most popular Baby Shark video is labeled Baby Shark Dance. It has received over 10 billion views worldwide.

2. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Despacito’s rise to the top of this list in 2017, demonstrates two essential points about YouTube. Firstly, it shows that YouTube’s popularity is forever increasing. There was a time when nobody thought that anybody would overtake Gangnam Style.

It has received over 7.8 billion views worldwide.

3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran had a hugely successful 2017. No matter where you went, there always seemed to be an Ed Sheeran song playing. He even performed a cameo role in an episode of “Game of Thrones.”He released Shape of You as a digital download on 6 January 2017. He also included it as part of his third studio album.

It has received over 5.7 billion views worldwide.

4. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
See You Again held YouTube’s Number One position from July 10 to August 4, 2017, and was the video that finally broke “Gangnam Style’s” hold on the top rank. It was, of course, only 25 days, until Despacito made its charge and overtook See You Again.

It has received over 5.5 billion views worldwide.

5. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster
This is by far the most unusual video on this list. It is not a music video. It is not an official video (although official copies of this episode do exist on YouTube). And it is in Russian. This particular video is technically called Маша и Медведь (Masha and The Bear) - Маша плюс каша, as it is a Russian version

It has received over 4.4 billion views worldwide.

6. UpTown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk was recorded by British record producer, Mark Ronson, along with American singer/songwriter, Bruno Mars. It was released as a single on 10 November 2014. It spent 14 consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the US Billboard 100, and also reached Number 1 in the charts in several other countries.

It has received over 4.5 billion views worldwide.

7. Gangnam Style – Psy
It would be fair to say that Gangnam Style was an unexpected mega-hit, that set records on YouTube, that some people believed would never be bettered. The video shows Psy poking fun at the style of Seoul’s Gangnam-gu. This is claimed to be, “a flashy district with high rents, high expectations and a focus on the high-status lifestyle."

It has received over 4.4 billion views worldwide.

8. Sugar – Maroon 5
Sugar was recorded by Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album, “V.” It was released as a single on January 13, 2015. It peaked at Number 2 on the US Billboard 100. The band worked with film director, David Dobkin on the music video. He had previously directed the movie “Wedding Crashers,” and used that as inspiration for this video.

It has received over 3.6 billion views worldwide.

9. Sorry – Justin Bieber
It should surprise nobody that Justin Bieber has a video on YouTube’s Top 10. He is one of the most visible symbols of the YouTube generation. It is perhaps surprising that he cannot claim more of the videos in this top group, although he does have videos of his songs in positions 23 and 24.

It has received over 3.5 billion views worldwide.

10. Roar – Katy Perry 
Who hasn’t seen the Katy Perry video for Roar, with Katy in her jungle, populated with wild animals? She released Roar as the lead single for her 2013 album, “Prism” The lyrics focus on standing up for yourself and self-empowerment. The song was a huge success. It was certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making her the first artist to have three Diamond Awards.

It has received over 3.5 billion views worldwide.

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