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List of most-liked YouTube videos

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (left) featuring Daddy Yankee (right) has been the most liked video on YouTube since July 2017, with over 35.4 million likes as of November 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]

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, "Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube" by MrBeast holds the highest like to dislike ratio. As of November 2019, only one non-music video (by MrBeast) is in the 30 most liked videos list.

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

Top videos

The following table lists the top 30 most liked 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 music video.
Most liked videos[5]
Rank Video name Uploader / artist Likes (millions) Like percentage Upload date Notes
1. "Despacito"[6] Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 35.44 89.22% January 12, 2017 [B]
2. "See You Again"[8] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 25.82 96.91% April 6, 2015 [C]
3. "Shape of You"[9] Ed Sheeran 21.29 94.77% January 30, 2017 [D]
4. "Faded"[10] Alan Walker 17.86 97.37% December 3, 2015
5. "Gangnam Style"[11] Psy 16.65 87.97% July 15, 2012 [E]
6. "Girls Like You"[13] Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B 15.25 96.00% May 31, 2018
7. "Hello"[14] Adele 14.92 94.83% October 22, 2015
8. "Alone"[15] Marshmello 14.13 96.76% July 2, 2016
9. "Señorita"[16] Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello 13.73 97.38% June 21, 2019
10. "Uptown Funk"[17] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 13.53 94.15% November 19, 2014
11. "Mi Gente"[18] J Balvin and Willy William 13.05 94.00% June 29, 2017
12. "Boy with Luv"[19] BTS featuring Halsey 12.97 94.31% April 12, 2019
13. "Taki Taki"[20] DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B 12.39 94.13% October 9, 2018
14. "Baby"[21] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 12.29 52.99% February 19, 2010 [F]
15. "Sorry"[24] Justin Bieber 12.19 88.84% October 22, 2015
16. "Baby Shark Dance"[25] Pinkfong Kids' Songs & Stories 11.76 72.15% June 17, 2016
17. "Perfect"[26] Ed Sheeran 11.54 96.14% November 9, 2017
18. "Stressed Out"[27] Twenty One Pilots 11.41 96.42% April 27, 2015
19. "DNA"[28] BTS 11.38 94.83% September 18, 2017
20. "Lean On"[29] Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 11.30 95.70% March 22, 2015
21. "Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube"†[30] MrBeast 11.19 98.59% January 16, 2019
22. "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"[31] Blackpink 11.16 94.51% June 15, 2018
23. "Rap God"[32] Eminem 11.15 96.74% November 27, 2013
24. "Kill This Love"[33] Blackpink 11.02 93.76% April 4, 2019
25. "Believer"[34] Imagine Dragons 11.00 97.27% March 7, 2017
26. "God's Plan"[35] Drake 10.84 96.36% February 16, 2018
27. "Sugar"[36] Maroon 5 10.84 95.67% January 14, 2015
28. "Fake Love"[37] BTS 10.82 95.98% May 18, 2018
29. "New Rules"[38] Dua Lipa 10.72 95.43% July 7, 2017
30. "Idol"[39] BTS 10.61 94.28% August 24, 2018
As of November 16, 2019

Historical most-liked videos

The following table lists the videos that became 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"[6] Luis Fonsi 16,010,000 January 12, 2017 July 25, 2017 845[† 1] [40] [G]
"See You Again"[8] Wiz Khalifa 11,210,000 April 6, 2015 August 27, 2016 332 [41]
"Gangnam Style"⁂[11] Psy 1,570,000 July 15, 2012 September 13, 2012 1,444 [42] [H]
"Party Rock Anthem"[45] LMFAO 1,390,000 March 8, 2011 April 4, 2012 162 [46]
"KONY 2012"[47] Invisible Children 1,350,000 March 5, 2012 March 17, 2012 18 [48] [I]
"Party Rock Anthem"[45] LMFAO 950,000 March 8, 2011 November 3, 2011 135 [49] [J]
"Baby"[21] Justin Bieber 760,000 February 19, 2010 July 6, 2011 120 [53]
"Evolution of Dance"*[54] Judson Laipply 620,000 April 6, 2006 March 31, 2010 462 [55] [K]
  1. ^ As of November 17, 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 – Nov 2019)

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

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

 

No. 1 most liked video (Jan 2012 – Nov 2019)

 

See also

Notes

  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;[7] first and only video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018; most viewed video on YouTube with over 6.5 billion views as of November 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 4.2 billion views as of November 2019.
  4. ^ "Shape of You" is the third video to reach 20 million likes on June 12, 2019; second most viewed video on YouTube with over 4.4 billion views as of November 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]
  6. ^ "Baby" surpassed "Evolution of Dance" as the most liked video on July 6, 2011.[22][23]
  7. ^ "Despacito" became the first video to reach 20 million likes on August 30, 2017;[7] first video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach 2 million likes on September 18, 2012,[43] 5 million likes on November 11, 2012,[44] 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.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Party Rock Anthem" was the first video to reach 1 million likes on November 15, 2011.[50][51][52] It is the only video on this list to hold the No. 1 spot on more than one separate occasion.
  11. ^ "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 November 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "Marshmello - Alone (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
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  28. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'DNA' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  29. ^ "Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  30. ^ "Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  31. ^ "BLACKPINK - '뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU)' M/V". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  32. ^ "Eminem - Rap God (Explicit)". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  33. ^ "BLACKPINK - 'Kill This Love' M/V". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  34. ^ "Imagine Dragons - Believer". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  35. ^ "Drake - God's Plan". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  36. ^ "Maroon 5 - Sugar". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  37. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'FAKE LOVE' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  38. ^ "Dua Lipa - New Rules (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  39. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'IDOL' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
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