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What are some popular songs on YouTube?

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As of 2015, Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” are some popular songs on YouTube. Released on July 15, 2012, South Korean musician Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is one of the most popular songs on YouTube and the first video to get one billion views. As of August 2015, it is the most watched video on YouTube with 2.4 billion views.

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“Baby” from Justin Bieber’s debut album “My World 2.0” was the most viewed video on YouTube until “Gangnam Style” surpassed it on Nov. 24, 2012. It is the second video to surpass one billion views. As of August 2015, it is the second-most-watched video on YouTube with over 1.9 billion views.

Written by Katy Perry, Max Martin, Cirkut, Dr. Luke and Bonnie McKee, “Roar” has over one billion views on YouTube. As of August 2015, Perry is the only artist to have two music videos with one billion views. Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video also has over one billion views on YouTube. Both songs are from “Prism,” her fourth studio album.

LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie,” Shakira’s “Waka Waka,” One Republic’s “Counting Stars” and Psy’s “Gentleman” are some other popular songs on YouTube.

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