Each different video to interrupt a billion was so forgettable YouTube made a playlist to remind you of them

When the primary video landed on YouTube again in 2005, its founders would not have thought {that a} clip uploaded to their website would be capable to obtain one billion views. Positive, a lot of the early content material on the location gave viewers mundane glimpses into private lives, nevertheless it did not take lengthy for the platform to take off. The primary video to hit a million views was uploaded in October 2005 and took solely 10 days to take action. When an add crossed the billion-view threshold seven years later, information websites all over the world trumpeted the achievement.


Right now, almost ten years after the very fact, YouTube is tooting its personal horn in celebration. Ever since South Korean pop star Psy broke ten digits on views along with his music video for “Gangnam Model,” a whole lot of different movies have adopted swimsuit. For those who take heed to YouTube’s hype, you would be forgiven for pondering that skilled music movies from studio-backed artists are main the billion-view membership as a result of the true masters of this rarified area are none aside from kids’s movies.

Sitting comfortably atop the charts and main Despacito by over three billion views is the pernicious earworm Child Shark. In actual fact, over half of the top-10 checklist is content material made for youngsters, and one is neither musical, nor in English. That is not to remove (an excessive amount of) from the contribution that conventional artists have had in driving the expansion of YouTube: the highest 5 searches on YouTube in 2021 have been all music associated.

Nonetheless, YouTube’s billion-view music video playlist is value trying out. There’s the whole lot you’d count on to see on an inventory like this like Mark Ronson and Katy Perry, however there are additionally songs you have by no means heard of in addition to some you could be shocked made the checklist.

And when you’re questioning about Psy, nicely, his music profession’s nonetheless approaching sturdy with the music video for his most up-to-date hit single, “That That,” placing up greater than 275 million views as of press time.