YouTube, the 2nd most visited site after Google, has become an integrated part of our daily lives. About 1 million hours of content is watched every day and 500 videos get uploaded every minute. The content freedom in Youtube
has transformed millions of lives as well. It has paved the way for the unification of the world through media. Here are the 15 most liked videos which ruled hearts across the globe.
1. Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Likes: 39.64 million likes
Uploaded on: January 12, 2017
‘Despacito’ has been the most-liked video since July 2017, breaking records and bagging awards for its uniqueness. This Spanish song is widely acknowledged by musicians because of the clever combination of Latin pop
and urban reggae beats. The original video gained much popularity after a remix was released by Justin Beiber. Globally, people danced to its harmonic yet catchy beats and became a must-play party song
2. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
Likes: 29.88 million likes
Uploaded on: April 6, 2015
‘See You Again” was a track commissioned for the action film Furious 7 from the Fast and Furious franchise as a tribute Paul Walker, who passed away in an accident. The song melted the hearts of Paul Walker fans across the
globe and became also became a representation of friendship. Puth, being a massive Paul Walker fan, delivered this pop-rap ballad with immense emotional attachment and triggered the listeners as well.
3. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
Likes: 24.13 million likes
Uploaded on: January 30, 2017
Is there anyone who isn’t a fan of this one?. ‘Shape of You’ ended up being the most-streamed song in 2017. The rhythmic lyrics and the soothing beats soon won hearts and became one of the most popular love songs in 2017.
This Grammy Award-winning track is a fusion of pop and dancehall- a Jamaican genre of the 1970s.
4. Faded by Alan Walker
Likes: 20.66 million likes
Uploaded on: December 3, 2015
‘Faded’ is a tranquilizing piece of work by Alan Walker and sung by Iselin Solheim. It became a commercial success immediately after its release. The lyrics and the composition seem to compliment each other. The song has strung the right chords in the heart of people on a personal level.
5. Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong
Likes: 20.10 million likes
Uploaded on: June 17, 2016
Baby Shark Dance is a South Korean children’s song that went viral because of its fun and engaging beats. Originating from a famous campfire song, the repetitive lyrics and peppy music has made it one of the most famous
educational videos by the education company ‘Pinkfong’.
6. Gangnam Style by Psy
Likes: 19.16 million likes
Uploaded on: July 15, 2012
The very popular “Gangnam Style’ by Psy broke records in the digital world and entered the Guinness Book of World Records. It became the most liked video on Youtube in 2012. The Korean pop song with its eccentric dance
moves baffled Youtube algorithm by reaching the likes limit. The software had to update the like feature.
7. Boy with Luv by BTS
Likes: 17.95 million likes
Uploaded on: April 12, 2019
This song by the famous K-pop band BTS, featuring American singer Halsey, has been described as ‘funk pop’. The song is about how happiness and love an be found in the smallest things in life. It bagged the record of the fastest-liked video on Youtube with 3 million likes in 2 hours.
8. Alone by Marshmello
Likes: 17.50 million likes
Uploaded on: July 2, 2016
‘Alone’ is a song dedicated to all the loners trying to fit in the world. The upbeat music and the video spoke to the world about how not to belittle anyone. The song went viral after it was performed in a virtual live concert by Marshmellow.
9. Girls Like You by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B
Likes: 17.24 million likes
Uploaded on: May 31, 2018
‘Girls Like You’ was a global hit and made heads turn to its soft beat and singing. Cardi B’s yet another fierce rap , credited as some of her best verse adds so much essence to the song. The song also got attention after a video
of a ‘Dad-daughter’ duo singing the song went viral.
10. Dynamite by BTS
Likes: 16.73 million likes
Uploaded on: August 21, 2020
Yet another recent hit by the famous BTS is the song ‘Dynamite’. The song was released online and witnessed 0.2 million downloads within a week. The song was made to spread happiness and confidence among people during
the COVID pandemic. It is a disco-pop song with retro beats that make the body groove to it.
11. Señorita by Camilla Cabello & Shawn Mendes
Likes: 16.22 million likes
Uploaded on: June 21, 2019
A collaboration between the most adorable couple, ‘Senorita’ became one famous love piece that was both unique and touching. With beautiful vocals for melody, Shawn and Camilla weaved a story of complicated love. It bagged many awards and international recognition as well.
12. DNA by BTS
Likes: 15.90 million likes
Uploaded on: September 18, 2017
The third song of BTS that made to this list is ‘DNA’. The song is upbeat EDM and hip-pop with soft melody parts to aggressive raps. The song is about the phenomenon of love at first sight explored. It is appreciated and recognized among the critics.
13. How You Like That by Blackpink
Likes: 15.81 million likes
Uploaded on: June 26, 2020
Blackpink is a famous K-pop girl band with a great number of listeners and hits. This video is one of the top videos to receive the most likes within 24 hours. The upbeat K-pop beats of ‘How you like that’ is a recent release and is still gaining popularity.
14. Hello by Adele
Likes: 15.81 million likes
Uploaded on: October 22, 2015
‘Hello’ is a soulful ballad exploring the depths of nostalgia. The lyrics were carefully crafted for months to bring out the right emotion and surely, the hard work paid off. It stirred various emotions of regret and memories to the listeners like every Adele song.
15. Kill This Love by Blackpink
Likes: 15.51 million likes
Uploaded on: April 4, 2019
Another famous K-pop number by the girl band Blackpink is ‘Kill this love’. It broke the record of the most viewed video in 24 hours. The lyrics made it to be recognized as a breakup anthem and the music explores heavy beats.