The Most Watched YouTube Music Videos of the 2010s

Over 6 billion views and counting for the biggest video of the decade

December 13, 2019

Sure MTV is great, but have kids heard of YouTube?

The 2010s were an amazing decade for music, and the first one to watch it entirely unfold on the video-sharing giant. We were just getting started in the aughts, and really hit hyper speed the past ten years. The first video with a billion views happened 8 years ago, and now there’s over 180 of them.

Countless clicks and endlessly updating view counts have led to a new metric of success, and we now know who will end the decade with the crown for the most watched music video on YouTube.

Take a look back at the top 10 from the 2010s. We dare you not to dance.