This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. Since its establishment in 2005, the website has featured a «most viewed» section, which lists the most-viewed videos on the site. In November 2005, a Nike advertisement featuring Brazilian football star Ronaldinho became youtube affiliation first video to reach one million views.
In December 2012, «Gangnam Style» became the first video to reach one billion views. In May 2014 «Gangnam Style» became the first video to exceed two billion views. 7 of which exceed three billion views, 3 of which exceed four billion views and 1 of which exceeds six billion views. As of March 2019, Katy Perry, Adele and Ed Sheeran have the most appearances on the list with three each. Only the uploaders of the videos are attributed, the featured artists in music videos are not counted.
Some videos may not be available worldwide due to regional restrictions in certain countries. 4 billion views on January 7, 2019. 3 billion views on April 27, 2018. Uptown Funk» is the fifth video to reach 3 billion views on March 31, 2018. Sorry» is the seventh video to reach 3 billion views on September 1, 2018.
As of March 2019, «Hello» is the fastest video to reach one billion views, doing so in 87 days. Closer» is the most viewed lyric video of all time as of March 2019. 1 billion views on March 4, 2014. 2006 A video titled «The Sneezing Baby Panda» was published on November 6, 2006 and gained over 221 million views. Its view count would place it as the fifth most viewed video of 2006, had it not been removed. A video titled «Hahaha» was published on November 1, 2006, and gained over 208 million views.
2007 A video titled «Parto in un letto» was published on May 9, 2007, and gained over 325 million views. 4 billion views on October 11, 2017 and first video to reach 5 billion views on April 5, 2018. 2 billion views on May 30, 2014. Baby» became to first video to reach 500 million views on March 28, 2011.