List of most-liked YouTube videos

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"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (left) featuring Daddy Yankee (right) has been the most liked video on YouTube since July 2017, with over 32.8 million likes as of April 2019.

This list of most-liked YouTube videos contains the top 30 videos with the most likes of all time. 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;[1] YouTube's designers found the previous system ineffective because the options to rate a video between two and four stars were rarely selected.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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. Less than a year later, on July 25, 2017, Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee claimed the top spot with 16.01 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 April 2019, only two non-music videos (by PewDiePie and MrBeast) are in the 100 most liked videos list.

As of April 2019, BTS are the only artists to have four videos in the top 30, while Ed Sheeran has three. Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 each have two videos in the top 30.

Top videos[edit]

Music videos[edit]

The following table lists the top 30 most liked music videos on YouTube, with each total rounded to the nearest ten thousand likes, uploader, like percentage and upload date.[A]

  —Entries with this background color and a dagger (†) indicate that the upload is not a Vevo video.
Most liked music videos[5][6]
Rank Video name Uploader / artist Likes (millions) Like percentage Upload date Notes
1. "Despacito"[7] Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 32.89 89.22% January 12, 2017 [B]
2. †"See You Again"[9] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 23.72 96.83% April 6, 2015 [C]
3. †"Shape of You"[10] Ed Sheeran 19.58 94.68% January 30, 2017 [D]
4. †"Gangnam Style"[11] Psy 15.69 87.78% July 15, 2012 [E]
5. †"Faded"[13] Alan Walker 15.66 97.33% December 3, 2015
6. "Hello"[14] Adele 14.31 94.76% October 22, 2015
7. "Girls Like You"[15] Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B 13.42 96.06% May 30, 2018
8. "Uptown Funk"[16] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 12.58 94.09% November 19, 2014 [F]
9. "Mi Gente"[17] J Balvin and Willy William 11.97 93.90% June 29, 2017
10. †"Alone"[18] Marshmello 11.77 96.92% July 2, 2016
11. "Sorry"[19] Justin Bieber 11.53 88.70% October 22, 2015 [G]
12. "Baby"[20] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 11.30 51.94% February 19, 2010 [H]
13. "Taki Taki"[23] DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B 10.72 94.28% October 9, 2018
14. †"Lean On"[24] Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 10.50 95.62% March 22, 2015
15. †"Stressed Out"[25] Twenty One Pilots 10.31 96.37% April 27, 2015
16. †"Perfect"[26] Ed Sheeran 10.27 96.07% November 9, 2017
17. "Sugar"[27] Maroon 5 10.04 95.58% January 14, 2015
18. †"Thinking Out Loud"[28] Ed Sheeran 10.03 95.64% October 7, 2014
19. "God's Plan"[29] Drake 9.73 96.37% February 16, 2018
20. †"New Rules"[30] Dua Lipa 9.72 95.46% July 7, 2017
21. "Counting Stars"[31] OneRepublic 9.65 96.48% May 31, 2013
22. "Rap God"[32] Eminem 9.51 96.59% November 27, 2013
23. †"Fake Love"[33] BTS 9.47 95.92% May 18, 2018
24. "Roar"[34] Katy Perry 9.42 92.43% September 5, 2013
25. †"DNA"[35] BTS 9.27 94.92% September 18, 2017
26. "Closer (Lyric video)"[36] The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 9.24 95.21% July 29, 2016
27. †"Idol"[37] BTS 9.21 94.22% August 24, 2018
28. "Thank U, Next"[38] Ariana Grande 9.17 95.68% November 30, 2018
29. †"Let Her Go"[39] Passenger 8.98 96.68% July 25, 2012
30. †"Boy with Luv"[40] BTS featuring Halsey 8.96 95.38% April 12, 2019
As of April 23, 2019

Non-music videos[edit]

The following table lists the top 10 most liked videos on YouTube that are not music videos, lyric videos and similar (parody music videos, audio videos, etc.), with each total rounded to the nearest ten thousand likes, uploader, like percentage and upload date.[I]

PewDiePie and whinderssonnunes have the most appearances on the list, with three videos each. PewDiePie's video "YouTube Rewind 2018 but it's actually good" is the fastest video to climb this list, claiming the top spot only two days after being uploaded.

Most liked non-music videos[6]
Rank Video name Uploader Likes (millions) Like percentage Upload date Notes
NMV GEN
1. 48. "YouTube Rewind 2018 but it's actually good"[41] PewDiePie 8.04 98.95% December 27, 2018 [J]
2. 73. "Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube"[42] MrBeast 7.09 98.91% January 16, 2019
3. 157. "Ping Pong Trick Shots 3"[43] Dude Perfect 4.77 97.69% April 3, 2017
4. 168. "Criança de Rico e Criança de Pobre"[44] whinderssonnunes 4.65 99.06% June 9, 2016
5. 171. "The Ruby Playbutton / YouTube 50 Mil Sub Reward Unbox"[45] PewDiePie 4.59 96.65% December 18, 2016 [K]
6. 180. "Can this video hit 1 million likes?"[46] 4.51 97.66% December 10, 2016
7. 182. "Masha and the Bear – "Recipe for Disaster""[47] Get Movies 4.46 64.82% January 31, 2012 [L]
8. 206. "Aniversário de Rico e Aniversário de Pobre"[48] whinderssonnunes 4.28 99.21% December 7, 2017
9. 218. "Imitando Funkeiros"[49] 4.18 98.40% April 20, 2017
10. 219. "YouTube Rewind: The Shape of 2017"[50] YouTube Spotlight 4.18 65.70% December 6, 2017
As of April 24, 2019

Historical most-liked videos[edit]

The following table lists the last 7 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[* 1] Upload date Date achieved Days held Refs Notes
"Despacito"[7] Luis Fonsi 16,010,000 January 12, 2017 July 25, 2017 638[† 1] [51] [M]
"See You Again"[9] Wiz Khalifa 11,210,000 April 6, 2015 August 27, 2016 332 [52]
"Gangnam Style"⁂[11] Psy 1,570,000 July 15, 2012 September 13, 2012 1,444 [53] [N]
"Party Rock Anthem"[56] LMFAO 1,390,000 March 8, 2011 April 4, 2012 162 [57]
"KONY 2012"[58] Invisible Children 1,350,000 March 5, 2012 March 17, 2012 18 [59] [O]
"Party Rock Anthem"[56] LMFAO 950,000 March 8, 2011 November 3, 2011 135 [60] [P]
"Baby"[20] Justin Bieber 760,000 February 19, 2010 July 6, 2011 120 [64]
"Evolution of Dance"*[65] Judson Laipply 620,000 April 6, 2006 March 31, 2010 462 [66] [Q]
  1. ^ As of April 24, 2019
  1. ^ The approximate number of likes each video had when it became YouTube's most liked video.

Timeline of most liked videos (Mar 2010 – Apr 2019)

DespacitoSee You AgainGangnam StyleKONY 2012Party Rock AnthemBaby (Justin Bieber song)Evolution of Dance

№ 1 most liked video (Mar 2010 – Sep 2012)

№ 1 most liked video (Jan 2012 – Apr 2019)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to YouTube's regional restrictions in certain countries.
  2. ^ "Despacito" surpassed "See You Again" as the most liked video on July 25, 2017; first video to reach 20 million likes on August 30, 2017;[8] first and only video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018; most viewed video on YouTube with over 6.1 billion views as of April 2019.
  3. ^ "See You Again" surpassed "Gangnam Style" as the most liked video on August 27, 2016; second video to reach 20 million likes on May 16, 2018; third most viewed video on YouTube with over 4.08 billion views as of April 2019.
  4. ^ "Shape of You" is the second most viewed video on YouTube with over 4.1 billion views as of April 2019.
  5. ^ "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Party Rock Anthem" as the most liked video on September 13, 2012;[3] first video to reach 10 million likes on November 3, 2015;[12] sixth most viewed video on YouTube with over 3.33 billion views as of April 2019.
  6. ^ "Uptown Funk" is the fifth most viewed video on YouTube with over 3.5 billion views as of April 2019.
  7. ^ "Sorry" is the seventh most viewed video on YouTube with over 3.1 billion views as of April 2019.
  8. ^ "Baby" surpassed "Evolution of Dance" as the most liked video on July 6, 2011.[21][22]
  9. ^ Some videos may not be available worldwide due to YouTube's regional restrictions in certain countries.
  10. ^ PewDiePie's response to "YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind", which is the most-disliked YouTube video.
  11. ^ PewDiePie is the first 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.
  12. ^ "Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster" is the fourth most viewed video on YouTube with over 3.5 billion views as of April 2019.
  13. ^ "Despacito" became the first video to reach 20 million likes on August 30, 2017;[8] first video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach 2 million likes on September 18, 2012,[54] 5 million likes on November 11, 2012,[55] and 10 million likes on November 3, 2015.[12] It currently holds the record for the longest reign as YouTube's most liked video with 1,444 days.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "Party Rock Anthem" was the first video to reach 1 million likes on November 15, 2011.[61][62][63] It is the only video on this list to hold the No. 1 spot on more than one separate occasion.
  17. ^ "Evolution of Dance" was YouTube's first video to hold the No. 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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  14. ^ "Adele - Hello". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  15. ^ "Maroon 5 - Girls Like You ft. Cardi B". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  16. ^ "Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
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  26. ^ "Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  27. ^ "Maroon 5 - Sugar". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  28. ^ "Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud [Official Video]". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  29. ^ "Drake - God's Plan". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  30. ^ "Dua Lipa - New Rules (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  31. ^ "OneRepublic - Counting Stars". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  32. ^ "Eminem - Rap God (Explicit)". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  33. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'FAKE LOVE' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
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  35. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'DNA' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  36. ^ "The Chainsmokers - Closer ft. Halsey". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  37. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'IDOL' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
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