YouTube is the most used video platform in the world, reproducing millions of hours each month. Currently there are many videos with more than 1,000 million views. However, on this occasion, TechMarkup brings the most viewed videos per year in the last 10 years:
In 2012 the most viral and reproduced video was Gangnam Style by South Korean artist PSY. However, it would continue to be the most viewed video for several more years, also being one of the most iconic YouTube videos in history.
The Asian artist PSY was in charge of being the author of two of the most viral videos in the world, because by 2013 Gangnam style was still the video with the most views and his Gentleman music video was declared the most played video on YouTube in 2013.
In this year the videos of musical artists became the most viral and reproduced category, for example, in addition to the singer already mentioned, Miley Cyrus managed to position Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop” among the top 10 most viewed videos in Youtube.
For this year, user search trends also focused on musical content, “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry and Juicy J, with 715 million views at that time, was the most viewed video
During that year, the video for the song “Watch Me” by the American rapper Silento was the most played. On the other hand, in 2015 YouTube launched its Trends function that has allowed users to review the list of most played videos for the date it is searched.
In 2016, the user search trend apparently continued to focus on music videos, ‘Work from Home’ by the Fifth Harmony group with Ty Dolla $ign, was the most played audiovisual content on the platform with more than a thousand million for that year.
This year, Latin music genres were a “trending topic” around the world, mainly led by the song Despacito by singers Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi, whose music video surpassed the views that PSY’s Gangnam style had at that time. in 204 days, being at the moment one of the videos with the most views on YouTube.
Although in 2018 there were already many videos with more than 1 billion views, in that period of time the most viral and viewed video was “To Our Daughter” uploaded by celebrity Kylie Jenner to the platform with the intention of showing her process of her pregnancy.
As for music videos, Te Bote Remix by Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny and Ozuna, was the video most reproduced during 2018.
In 2019 it was already becoming more evident how search intentions and YouTube video suggestions were focused and classified by geographical regions.
For this year, the most viewed video in Latin America was an episode of the video series called Exposing Infidels, where its host appeared at a wedding photo shoot to check the cell phones of the couple and reveal if they had intimate relationships with others. persons.
By November of this year, Baby Shark, a children’s song, became the most viewed video on YouTube worldwide, with around 7 billion views at the time.
Last year, video games were the most searched and visited video category on YouTube, and one of the videos with the most views was Garena’s final battle, Free Fire.
The music video of an Indian song called, Lut Gaye, was also among the most played audio visual content
At the moment so far in 2022, the most played content this year alone is the music video for the song “Envolver” by Brazilian artist Anitta.