Lockdown has made us face our curiosities. I constantly search for weird things on YouTube, which sometimes turns out to be quite entertaining. Over 2 billion people are active. That says quite a lot about the video-sharing platform. Even though it still faces rivals such as Instagram Reels, TikTok, etc., YouTube is a brand on its own.
So, this time I thought I’ll search about the top 10 most-liked videos on YouTube. I expected different results, but they were startling, considering that YouTube literally reaches the world’s nooks and corners. every month
Top 10 Most-Liked Videos on YouTube
The list is subject to change as the likes can increase or decrease over time.
10. How You Like That by Blackpink – 18.84 million likes
“How You Like That” by Blackpink is a mega-hit with 19 million likes on YouTube. It was also one of the fastest videos to hit the billion mark. The song was premiered on YouTube in June 2020, and within seven days, it became the most-viewed video on YouTube last year. Now, it is one of the top 10 most-liked videos on YouTube.
9. Alone by Marshmello – 19.32 million likes
Marshmello’s “Alone” has garnered over 1.9 billion views and has 19.32 million likes since it was uploaded in 2016. The video’s central theme is about a lonely teenage boy who doesn’t have any friends but makes them his peers by producing music. The video will surely remind you of your school days.
8. Gangnam Style by PSY – 21 million likes
“Gangnam Style” by PSY was released in 2012 when I was in college. My friends and I did the hook step whenever we felt like it. Can you blame us? The song was quite a rage, and everyone seemed to be adoring it. The video concept is different, which certainly explains the 4 billion views and 21 million likes on the video. The Gangnam Style was also the biggest hit of the year, making it omnipresent. Moreover, it was the first YouTube video to hit the one billion mark.
7. Boy with Luv by BTS – 21 million likes
K-Pop band BTS gained 21 million likes for the “Boy with Luv” video, which also features American singer, songwriter, and activist Halsey. The vivid video has raked 1.1 billion views and is one of the band’s most popular songs. It frequently shows up on lists of most-liked and most-viewed videos on YouTube.
6. Faded by Alone Walker – 22.08 million likes
Record producer and DJ Alan Walker’s “Faded” was released in 2015, and since then, it has been garnered 3 billion views and 22.08 million likes. Norwegian singer Iselin Solheim gave the vocals. The track was listed in the top 10 songs in various countries. The song is also known to be the first commercial success video. Faded does phenomenally well in Scandinavian countries. Filmed across Estonia, the song looks gloomy but has quite a beat to it.
5. Dynamite by BTS – 25 million likes
Another track by BTS, “Dynamite,” raked in 809 million views and 25 million likes. Its sweet pop music and catchy lyrics make it one of the popular BTS songs. Uploaded in August 2020, the video features only 7 band members. The contrasting backgrounds are fun to watch.
4. Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong – 26 million likes
I guess this video is quite popular among kids and their parents. Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark Dance” is the most-viewed video on YouTube, which garnered 8.2 billion views and has received 26 million likes. Even though the video is just two-minutes long, it does seem to work well for kids. The video depicts the dance craze in kids. The irony is that it is also the fourth-most disliked video on the video-sharing platform.
3. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran – 26 million likes
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran became so popular that one time it really got on my nerves. It’s a great song, don’t get me wrong, but it was (and is) everywhere. With over 5.2 billion views, it’s one of the most-viewed and most-liked songs, with 26 million likes. The supremely hit dance song was originally written for singer Rihanna, but Ed kept the song for himself. The track also became a huge hit of the year 2017. The story is unusual, starting in a gym where two boxers are training but ends in sumo wrestling.
2. See You Again Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth – 33 million likes
“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth has a special place in our hearts, especially for Paul Walker fans. The track is a tribute to the actor who died in a car crash back in November 2013. The video stirs up all the emotions in you, and you’ll end up watching Paul Walker’s scenes on a loop. Known to be Walker’s last appearance in the Furious 7 film, the video has raked in 5 billion views and 33 million likes. It’s an amazing tribute anyone can ever get!
1. Despacito Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee – 43 million likes
“Despacito” is well-known Spanish-language pop music that features extensive text painting and catchy tunes. The track song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi which also features rapper Daddy Yankee became the first Spanish song to top the Billboard Hot 100 2018. Moreover, the video set the milestone, which gained three, four, five, six, and seven billion views. Currently, it has 43 million likes, making it the most-liked video on YouTube. The song advises people to take “it” slow. Even though the lyrics are engaging, the Malaysian government has banned the song for being ‘offensive.’
What are the top 3 most-liked videos on YouTube?
Despacito Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee, See You Again Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth, and Shape of You by Ed Sheeran are the top 3 most-liked videos on YouTube.
What is the fastest video to reach 1 billion views?
“Hello” by Adele, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, and “Mi Gente” by J Balvin & Willy Willaim are some of the fastest videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.
What was the first song to hit 1 billion views on YouTube?
Gangnam Style by PSY was the first YouTube video to amass one billion views.
Which is the most-subscribed YouTube channel?
T-Series, an Indian music-focused channel, is the most-subscribed YouTube channel.
Do YouTubers get paid for dislikes?
Fortunately, no. YouTubers don’t lose money from the dislikes they receive. That being said, noticeable dislikes might put the channel in a bad spotlight, which means fewer viewers will see the advertisements.
These are the top 10 most-liked videos on YouTube. Isn’t it shocking that YouTube is the extensive video repository that most top 10 liked videos are music videos? Well, they are well-known songs with over 1 billion views. Keep in mind that the likes on these videos might increase or decrease.
Have you watched all the videos? Which one do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below.