What Are Some Popular YouTube Videos?


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As of August 2015, YouTube's most popular videos are made up of music videos from around the world and a handful of viral videos, such as the "Charlie Bit My Finger - Again!" video. The most popular video on YouTube is the "Gangnam Style" music video that was uploaded by Psy on July 15, 2012. As of August 2015, "Gangnam Style" has garnered over 2.4 billion views, nearly double that of the second-most viewed video, Justin Bieber's "Baby."

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What Are Some Popular YouTube Videos?
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Of the top 30 most popular and viewed YouTube videos, only three are not music videos. These videos include the aforementioned Charlie video, LittleBabyBum's "Wheels On The Bus," and Get Movies' "Masha and The Bear: Episode 17." The top 10 most popular videos on YouTube are all music videos, including Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" with more than 1.1 billion views, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" with 1.07 billion views, Katy Perry's "Roar" with 1.039 billion views and Enrique Iglesias' "Bailando" with 1.015 billion views.

As of August 2015, the most recent top-viewed YouTube video is Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars' music video "Uptown Funk," which was uploaded on Nov. 18, 2014 and has garnered over 950 million views. YouTube was founded in 2005 by three former PayPal employees.

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