List of most liked YouTube videos

Last updated on 20 July 2017

This list of most liked YouTube videos contains the top 40 videos with the most likes of all time, as derived from YouTube charts.[1] The like count is taken directly from the page of the video itself. YouTube implemented a like and dislike button on these pages in March 2010, part of a major redesign of the site. This served as a replacement for their five-star rating system;[2] YouTube's designers found the previous system ineffective because the options to rate a video between two and four stars were rarely selected.[3] Of the 40 videos in this list, 35 also appear in the list of most viewed YouTube videos and 15 appear in the list of most disliked YouTube videos. All videos in this list are music videos.

The music video for LMFAO's song "Party Rock Anthem" stood as the most liked video on YouTube in 2012, with 1.56 million likes, until the video for Psy's "Gangnam Style" surpassed it in September that year, yielding more than 1.57 million likes.[4] Following this accomplishment, "Gangnam Style" entered the Guinness World Records book as the most liked video on YouTube and on the Internet as of 2012.[5] Psy's video remained the most liked on YouTube for nearly four years until August 27, 2016, when Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth surpassed it with 11.21 million likes. Currently, among the videos that meet the criteria for making the list, "Faded" by Alan Walker holds the highest like to dislike ratio. As of July 2017, only 3 non-music videos are in the 100 most liked videos list, including videos by PewDiePie, whinderssonnunes and YouTube Spotlight.

As of July 2017, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift each have three videos in the top 40. Katy Perry, Fifth Harmony, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran and Eminem each have two of their videos in the top 40.[1]

Wiz Khalifa High Road.jpg
Wiz Khalifa performing in Toronto in July 2016. "See You Again" has been the most liked video on YouTube since August 2016, with over 15.8 million likes as of July 18, 2017.

Top videos

General videos

The following table lists the top 40 most liked videos on YouTube, with each total rounded to the nearest ten thousand likes, as well as the creator, like percentage and date of publication to YouTube.[A]

  Indicates a video that is not a Vevo video
Rank Video name Uploader / artist Likes (millions) Like percentage Upload date Notes
1. "See You Again"[6] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 15.89 96.85% April 6, 2015 [B]
2. "Despacito"[7] Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 15.38 92.07% January 12, 2017
3. "Gangnam Style"[8] Psy 13.03 87.58% July 15, 2012 [C]
4. "Hello"[11] Adele 12.02 94.87% October 22, 2015
5. "Shape of You"[12] Ed Sheeran 10.38 95.34% January 30, 2017
6. "Uptown Funk"[13] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 8.99 94.26% November 19, 2014
7. "Sorry"[14] Justin Bieber 8.95 88.41% October 22, 2015
8. "Lean On"[15] Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 7.82 95.40% March 22, 2015
9. "Faded"[16] Alan Walker 7.61 97.55% December 3, 2015
10. "Sugar"[17] Maroon 5 7.10 95.65% January 14, 2015
11. "Blank Space"[18] Taylor Swift 7.08 92.50% November 10, 2014
12. "Baby"[19] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 6.91 46.40% February 19, 2010 [D]
13. "Thinking Out Loud"[23] Ed Sheeran 6.80 96.15% October 7, 2014
14. "Roar"[24] Katy Perry 6.69 92.50% September 5, 2013
15. "Closer (Lyric video)"[25] The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 6.61 94.98% July 29, 2016
16. "Shake It Off"[26] Taylor Swift 6.35 89.39% August 18, 2014
17. "Stressed Out"[27] Twenty One Pilots 6.28 96.52% April 27, 2015
18. "Counting Stars"[28] OneRepublic 6.03 96.35% May 31, 2013
19. "Love Me like You Do"[29] Ellie Goulding 5.95 95.66% January 22, 2015
20. "What Do You Mean?"[30] Justin Bieber 5.94 87.97% August 30, 2015
21. "Dark Horse"[31] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 5.92 88.32% February 20, 2014
22. "All About That Bass"[32] Meghan Trainor 5.88 89.46% June 11, 2014
23. "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"[33] Silentó 5.86 88.88% June 25, 2015
24. "Chandelier"[34] Sia 5.79 93.80% May 6, 2014
25. "This Is What You Came For"[35] Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna 5.68 94.01% June 16, 2016
26. "Work from Home"[36] Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign 5.65 92.95% February 26, 2016
27. "Let Her Go"[37] Passenger 5.58 96.83% July 25, 2012
28. "Heathens"[38] Twenty One Pilots 5.54 97.23% June 21, 2016
29. "Hotline Bling"[39] Drake 5.41 91.49% October 26, 2015
30. "Worth It"[40] Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink 5.36 94.45% March 28, 2015
31. "Chantaje"[41] Shakira featuring Maluma 5.24 91.93% November 18, 2016
32. "Thrift Shop"[42] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 5.24 95.87% August 29, 2012
33. "Side to Side"[43] Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj 5.18 93.70% August 29, 2016
34. "Stitches"[44] Shawn Mendes 5.17 96.70% June 24, 2015
35. "All of Me"[45] John Legend 5.14 96.88% October 2, 2013
36. "Bad Blood"[46] Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar 5.13 91.81% May 17, 2015
37. "Not Afraid"[47] Eminem 5.09 97.12% June 4, 2010
38. "Rockabye"[48] Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie 5.07 95.19% October 21, 2016
39. "Rap God"[49] Eminem 5.05 96.31% November 27, 2013
40. "Work"[50] Rihanna featuring Drake 5.00 90.88% February 22, 2016
As of July 20, 2017

Non-music videos

The following table lists the top 10 most liked videos on YouTube that are not music videos, lyric videos and the like, with each total rounded to the nearest ten thousand likes, as well as the creator, like percentage and date of publication to YouTube.[E]

Rank Video name Uploader Likes (millions) Like percentage Upload date Notes
NMV GEN
1. 79. "Criança de Rico e Criança de Pobre"[51] whinderssonnunes 3.60 99.06% June 9, 2016
2. 83. "Can this video hit 1 million likes?"[52] PewDiePie 3.41 97.79% December 10, 2016 [F]
3. 97. "YouTube Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge"[53] YouTube Spotlight 3.03 86.31% December 7, 2016 [G]
4. 103. "The Ruby Playbutton / YouTube 50 Mil Sub Reward Unbox"[54] PewDiePie 3.02 97.48% December 18, 2016 [H]
5. 142. "Final de Ano de Rico e de Pobre"[55] whinderssonnunes 2.62 99.09% December 2, 2016
6. 148. "Eu Adoro Comer"[56] whinderssonnunes 2.56 99.46% November 8, 2016
7. 167. "Fiz 10 Milhões e Olha no Que Deu"[57] whinderssonnunes 2.36 99.20% July 26, 2016
8. 168. "YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015"[58] YouTube Spotlight 2.36 93.02% December 9, 2015
9. 178. "Chistes"[59] HolaSoyGerman. 2.32 97.81% August 1, 2014
10. 189. "O Dia em Que eu Assisti Invocação do Mal 2"[60] whinderssonnunes 2.29 99.43% July 12, 2016
As of June 30, 2017

Historical most liked videos

The following table lists the last 6 videos to become YouTube's most liked video, from the implementation of the like button in March 2010 to the present.

  Current record
  Former record
Video name Uploader Likes* Upload date Date achieved Days held Ref(s) Notes
"See You Again"[6] Wiz Khalifa 11,210,000 Apr 6, 2015 Aug 27, 2016 327 [61]
"Gangnam Style"[8] officialpsy 1,570,000 Jul 15, 2012 Sep 13, 2012 1,444 [62] [I]
"Party Rock Anthem"[65] LMFAOVEVO 1,390,000 Mar 8, 2011 Apr 4, 2012 162 [66]
"KONY 2012"[67] Invisible Children 1,350,000 Mar 5, 2012 Mar 17, 2012 18 [68] [J]
"Party Rock Anthem"[65] LMFAOVEVO 950,000 Mar 8, 2011 Nov 3, 2011 135 [69] [K]
"Baby"[19] JustinBieberVEVO 760,000 Feb 19, 2010 Jul 6, 2011 120 [73]
"Evolution of Dance"[74] Judson Laipply 620,000 Apr 6, 2006 Mar 31, 2010 462 [75] [L]
As of July 20, 2017

*The approximate number of likes each video had when it became YouTube's most liked video.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to YouTube's regional restrictions in certain countries.
  2. ^ "See You Again" surpassed "Gangnam Style" as the most liked video on August 27, 2016. It is also the most viewed video on YouTube with over 2.94 billion views as of July 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Party Rock Anthem" to become YouTube's most liked video in September 2012;[4] first video to reach 10 million likes on November 3, 2015;[9] second most viewed video on YouTube[10] with over 2.90 billion views as of July 2017.
  4. ^ "Baby" surpassed the previously top-ranked "Evolution of Dance" in July 2011;[20][21][22] currently the most disliked video on YouTube with over 7.9 million dislikes as of July 2017.
  5. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to YouTube's regional restrictions in certain countries.
  6. ^ "Can this video hit 1 million likes?" holds the record for the fastest video to reach 1 million and 2 million likes, doing so in 3.6 hours and 18.7 hours, respectively. It received 2.24 million likes in its first 24 hours.
  7. ^ "YouTube Rewind 2016" holds the record for the most views in its first 24 hours with 38.9 million.
  8. ^ PewDiePie is the first and only YouTuber to receive 50 million subscribers. In this video he unboxes a large red trophy custom-modeled after a 3D representation of his channel icon.
  9. ^ "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach 2 million likes on September 18, 2012.[63] It was also the first video to reach 5 million likes on November 11, 2012.[64] It currently holds the record for the longest reign as YouTube's most liked video with 1,444 days.
  10. ^ "KONY 2012" was a viral campaign by Invisible Children that aimed to raise support for Joseph Kony's arrest. Within 10 days the video received 80 million views (35 million of which were accumulated in its third day alone). In 12 days it became YouTube's most liked video, only to be surpassed by "Party Rock Anthem" 18 days later.
  11. ^ "Party Rock Anthem" was the first video to reach 1 million likes on November 15, 2011.[70][71][72] It is the only video on this list to hold the 1 spot on more than one separate occasion.
  12. ^ "Evolution of Dance" was YouTube's first video to hold the 1 spot on this list. When the video was uploaded in 2006, YouTube still used the 5-star rating system. On March 31, 2010, when the rating system changed to likes and dislikes, all previous 1 star ratings were converted to dislikes and all 5 star ratings were converted to likes. This automatically made "Evolution of Dance" YouTube's most liked video at the time.
  1. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to YouTube's regional restrictions in certain countries.
  2. ^ "See You Again" surpassed "Gangnam Style" as the most liked video on August 27, 2016. It is also the most viewed video on YouTube with over 2.94 billion views as of July 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Party Rock Anthem" to become YouTube's most liked video in September 2012;[4] first video to reach 10 million likes on November 3, 2015;[9] second most viewed video on YouTube[10] with over 2.90 billion views as of July 2017.
  4. ^ "Baby" surpassed the previously top-ranked "Evolution of Dance" in July 2011;[20][21][22] currently the most disliked video on YouTube with over 7.9 million dislikes as of July 2017.
  5. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to YouTube's regional restrictions in certain countries.
  6. ^ "Can this video hit 1 million likes?" holds the record for the fastest video to reach 1 million and 2 million likes, doing so in 3.6 hours and 18.7 hours, respectively. It received 2.24 million likes in its first 24 hours.
  7. ^ "YouTube Rewind 2016" holds the record for the most views in its first 24 hours with 38.9 million.
  8. ^ PewDiePie is the first and only YouTuber to receive 50 million subscribers. In this video he unboxes a large red trophy custom-modeled after a 3D representation of his channel icon.
  9. ^ "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach 2 million likes on September 18, 2012.[63] It was also the first video to reach 5 million likes on November 11, 2012.[64] It currently holds the record for the longest reign as YouTube's most liked video with 1,444 days.
  10. ^ "KONY 2012" was a viral campaign by Invisible Children that aimed to raise support for Joseph Kony's arrest. Within 10 days the video received 80 million views (35 million of which were accumulated in its third day alone). In 12 days it became YouTube's most liked video, only to be surpassed by "Party Rock Anthem" 18 days later.
  11. ^ "Party Rock Anthem" was the first video to reach 1 million likes on November 15, 2011.[70][71][72] It is the only video on this list to hold the 1 spot on more than one separate occasion.
  12. ^ "Evolution of Dance" was YouTube's first video to hold the 1 spot on this list. When the video was uploaded in 2006, YouTube still used the 5-star rating system. On March 31, 2010, when the rating system changed to likes and dislikes, all previous 1 star ratings were converted to dislikes and all 5 star ratings were converted to likes. This automatically made "Evolution of Dance" YouTube's most liked video at the time.

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