It was in February 2005 when this social network appeared and completely changed the world. 18 years have passed and, yes, he lifts his jaw from the table. YouTube turns 18 and to celebrate, we list the most viewed videos from 2005 to the present year, 2023.
Jawed Karim was the person who uploaded the first video to the platform and one of the founders of YouTube, which was sold to Google for 1.65 billion dollars but without further ado, let’s start this journey through time.
2022 – Karol G – Provenza
2021 – Lut Gaye – Bushan Kumar, Tanishk Bagchi, Manoj Munstashir and Jubin Nautiyal
2020 – Future – Life is Good ft. Drake
2019 – Daddy Yankee & Snot – Con Calma
2018 – Bath Song – CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs
2017 – Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. daddy yankee
2016 – Baby Shark Dance – PINKFONG Songs for Children
2015 – Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
2014 – Mutant Spider Dog
2013 – The Fox (What does the fox say?)
2012 – PSY – Gangnam Style
2011 – Rebecca Black – Friday
2010 – Song of the Intruder
2009 – David after the dentist
2008 – Miley Cyrus – 7 Things
2007 – My Chemical Romance – Teenagers
2006 – Dance evolution
2005 – Me at the zoo
There are still many months to know which video was the most viewed during 2023, but we can see how in recent years, the musical themes are the ones that have regularly taken the throne, this reflects how it has transformed YouTube during all these years. Who would have thought that MTV would stop being the main music video platform?