Have you ever had a random question stuck in your mind, and you feel like you need to know the answer at the very moment? Well, that is what happened to me! While I was scrolling through Youtube videos, I wondered Which is the Most Liked Video on YouTube? How many likes does it have, and what’s the story behind it? And after a lot of research, I finally found all my answers. Don’t worry; I won’t keep it to myself- Here’s all the information you need to know about the Most Liked YouTube Video till 2022.
1. Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
Despacito is a Spanish-language single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, featuring Puerto Rican rapper and singer Daddy Yankee. It is the lead single off of Fonsi’s 2019 studio album Vida. Released on January 12, 2017, the song was written by Fonsi, Erika Ender and Daddy Yankee, and produced by Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. An English-language remix version of the song featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released on April 17, 2017, which helped to improve the chart performance of the song in numerous countries, including various number-one positions. Despacito has been hailed by many music journalists as being responsible for a revival of Spanish-language pop music in the mainstream market.
2. Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth
See You Again is a song by American rapper and singer Wiz Khalifa and American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth. It was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 film Furious 7 as a tribute to actor Paul Walker. Eventually, the song became an international bonus track on Puth’s debut album, Nine Track Mind. Puth wrote the song with Frank E and Cedar, as well as additional production by Puth and Manny Marroquin’s mixing. See You Again was released as the first single from the soundtrack in the US on March 10, 2015.
3. Baby Shark Dance | Animal Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children
Baby Shark is a catchy song and choreographed dance. The song originated as a campfire tune but has gone viral thanks to a YouTube video by the South Korean company Pinkfong. Between November 2020 and January 2022, Pinkfong’s rendition of Baby Shark was the most-viewed YouTube video ever, reaching 10 billion views by January of the latter year.
4. BTS 'Dynamite'
Dynamite is a South Korean boy band’s English-language song that was released on August 21, 2020, and it is the band’s first ever recorded song. The song, written by David Stewart and Jessica Agombar and produced by Stewart, is an upbeat disco-pop song with elements of funk, soul, and bubblegum pop, and is inspired by 1970s music– it features snappy handclaps, echoing synths, and celebratory horns.
5. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Shape of You is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released on 6 January 2017, along with Castle on the Hill, and is the lead single of his third studio album ÷ (2017). The upbeat pop song was composed by Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, and Johnny McDaid. Kandi Burruss, Tameka Tiny Cottle, and Kevin She’kspere Briggs were also credited for their songwriting work. The song was produced by Ed Sheeran and Benny Blanco.
6. BTS (Boy With Luv) (feat. Halsey)
Boy with Luv is a song recorded by South Korean boy band BTS and American singer Halsey as the lead single for their sixth extended play Map of the Soul: Persona. On April 12, 2019, it was released by Big Hit Entertainment. The song’s music video garnered the most views of any music video on the internet in 24 hours. On its first day of release, it garnered over 74.6 million views. Boy with Luv was certified Platinum by the RIAA in June, holding the most music show wins after the 2000s in South Korea with 21 wins. That was until the record was broken by Dynamite.
7. Alan Walker - Faded
The track Faded is a collaboration between the British-Norwegian producer and DJ Alan Walker and Norwegian singer Iselin Solheim. Originally slated for release on November 25, the release date was pushed back to December 3. The song was successful, and in many of the countries in which it was ranked it peaked in the top 10. It reached the top spot in more than 10 countries. As of April 2022, it was the 21st most viewed video on YouTube and the 14th most viewed music video with over 3.2 billion views. Faded was also the 48th most streamed song on Spotify in the U.S. As of April 2022, it has had over 1.5 billion streams.
8. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE M/V
Psy’s music video for Gangnam Style is the eleventh most viewed YouTube video, as well as the fifth most liked video, and is ranked nineteenth in most disliked. The video was directed by Cho Soo-hyun and filmed in Seoul in July 2012 over the course of 48 hours. Psy uploaded the video to YouTube on July 15, 2012. At the time, it had just become possible to download videos, and he released it for download on October 19. The video was a satirical take on Seoul’s Gangnam District, an affluent neighborhood known for high rents, expectations, and style. When it first aired, the video reached over 1 billion views. Today, it has almost 4 billion views.
9. BLACKPINK - 'How You Like That' M/V
The lead single from the girl group’s first Korean-language studio album, How You Like That is a bilingual (Korean and Japanese) pop song, which was written by Danny Chung, R. Tee, 24, and Teddy Park, with the latter producing the song.