Most popular YouTube videos of all time

From at the Zoo to Gangman Style, YouTube has come a long way in nine years

Most popular YouTube videos of all time

Remember when you had to watch MTV to see music videos and “America’s Funniest Videos” with Bob Saget to watch funny clips? On April 23, 2005, YouTube changed that all when the first video was uploaded to the site. Now, more than 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube, and 100 new hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute. To mark the anniversary of the uploading of the first video on April 23, 2005, here are the most popular YouTube videos of all-time.

It all started at the zoo

The first video ever uploaded to YouTube, on April 23, 2005 is named “Me at the zoo” and it features the co-founder of YouTube, Jawed Karim.

Gangnam Style

The most popular video of all time on YouTube is Gangnam Style by Korean pop star Psy. Released in July 2012, the video was the first to reach one billion views on YouTube and now has been viewed 1.9 billion times.

Justin Bieber - Baby, featuring Ludacris

Bieber’s 2010 hit song has also broken 1 million views and is now the second most popular video ever uploaded to YouTube.

Jennifer Lopez - On the floor, featuring Pitbull

Released in 2011, this single has amassed 747 million views and is now the third most popular video ever on YouTube.

Charlie bit my finger

The most popular non-music video of all time on YouTube is one of the first classic viral videos. It features British brothers Charlie and Harry and fefore Gangman Style, Bieber and J-Lo, it held the title of most popular YouTube video of all time, having been viewed 697 million times.

The Gummy Bear song

After Charlie, the second most popular non-music video on YouTube is The Gummy Bear Song, which has 419 million views.

Il Pulcino Pio

The third most popular non-music video on YouTube hails from Italy and when translated to English it means the “chirping chick.” The video has been viewed 353 million times since being uploaded in 2012.

Eminem - Love the way you lie, featuring Rihanna

The 2010 hit song was nominated for five Grammy awards, was the top-selling song in Britain in 2010 and topped the Billboard Top 100 for seven weeks in a row. The music video is the fifth most popular song ever on YoutTube and has been viewed 687 million times.

LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

This upbeat electronic dance song released in 2011 is the sixth most popular song ever on YouTube, having been viewed 672 million times.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The venerable children’s song is ranked as the fourth most popular non-music video on YouTube, having 335 million views to its name. We’re guessing a lot of those people used this video in hopes of putting crying children to sleep.

Tootin’ bathtub babies

Rounding out the top five most popular non-music songs is “Tootin’ bathtub babies” a video abount two babies with some digestive issues in a bathtub that has been viewed 261 million times.