Baby Shark has reached a ridiculous milestone for both the video itself and YouTube as a whole. It’s the first video to reach 10 billion views on the Google-owned video-sharing platform.
If you’re somehow never seen Pinkfong’s Baby Shark video, then you should probably consider yourself lucky. This song is one of those songs that will stay in your head for hours. It’s a video designed for kids, which is probably where most of the 10 billion views came from. Some probably came from adults who wanted to be annoying their friends by the catchy song.
Coming in as the second most-watched YouTube video is the beloved “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi. It has just over eight billion views, which is slightly less than Baby Shark.
A meme song is in third place with more than six billion views. LooLoo Kids Johny Johny Yes Papa is extremely popular and shows just how widespread a meme can become.
Rounding out the top five videos is an Ed Sheeran music video and a Wiz Khalifa video, reminding us that while YouTube offers a wealth of interesting and creative content, music remains the most popular thing to watch on the platform, mainly because people will often listen to a song many times.
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