List of most-liked YouTube videos

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]

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (left) featuring Daddy Yankee (right) has been the most liked video on YouTube since July 2017, with over 44 million likes as of June 2021.

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 with more than 1.57 million likes. 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. 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.

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]

Most liked videos
No. Video name Uploader / artist Likes (millions) Like percentage Upload date Notes
1. "Despacito"[3] Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 44.56 89.81% January 12, 2017 [B]
2. "See You Again"[5] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 34.34 97.23% April 6, 2015 [C]
3. "Dynamite"[6] BTS 28.87 94.69% August 21, 2020 [D]
4. "Baby Shark Dance"[8] Pinkfong Kids' Songs & Stories 28.57 68.76% June 17, 2016 [E]
5. "Shape of You"[9] Ed Sheeran 27.06 95.23% January 30, 2017 [F]
6. "Faded"[10] Alan Walker 23.24 97.45% December 3, 2015 [G]
7. "Boy with Luv"[11] BTS featuring Halsey 22.93 94.87% April 12, 2019 [H]
8. "Gangnam Style"[12] Psy 21.87 88.76% July 15, 2012 [I]
9. "Alone"[15] Marshmello 20.78 96.51% July 2, 2016 [J]
10. "How You Like That"[16] Blackpink 20.63 94.72% June 26, 2020 [K]
11. "Kill This Love"[17] Blackpink 19.56 94.34% April 4, 2019
12. "DNA"[18] BTS 19.49 95.13% September 18, 2017
13. "Girls Like You"[19] Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B 18.88 96.07% May 31, 2018
14. "Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube"[20] MrBeast 18.07 98.57% January 16, 2019
15. "Baby"[21] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 18.05 59.62% February 19, 2010 [L]
16. "Lovely"[24] Billie Eilish and Khalid 18.04 98.60% April 29, 2018
17. "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"[25] Blackpink 18.02 94.69% June 15, 2018
18. "Señorita"[26] Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello 17.69 97.08% June 21, 2019
19. "Butter"[27] BTS 17.28 98.61% May 21, 2021
20. "Believer"[28] Imagine Dragons 16.90 97.23% March 7, 2017
21. "Fake Love"[29] BTS 16.80 96.67% May 18, 2018
22. "Hello"[30] Adele 16.75 95.06% October 22, 2015
23. "Uptown Funk"[31] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 16.74 94.62% November 19, 2014
24. "Idol"[32] BTS 16.62 95.28% August 24, 2018
25. "Ice Cream"[33] Blackpink and Selena Gomez 16.61 93.25% August 28, 2020
26. "Bad Guy"[34] Billie Eilish 16.40 93.98% March 29, 2019
27. "Rap God"[35] Eminem 16.23 97.12% November 27, 2013
28. "Taki Taki"[36] DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B 16.04 94.44% October 9, 2018
29. "Mi Gente"[37] J Balvin and Willy William 15.63 94.38% June 29, 2017
30. "Perfect"[38] Ed Sheeran 15.50 96.49% November 9, 2017
As of June 16, 2021

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 Ref Notes
"Despacito"[3] Luis Fonsi 16,010,000 January 12, 2017 July 25, 2017 1422[† 1] [39] [M]
"See You Again"[5] Wiz Khalifa 11,210,000 April 6, 2015 August 27, 2016 332 [40]
"Gangnam Style"⁂[12] Psy 1,570,000 July 15, 2012 September 13, 2012 1444 [13] [N]
"Party Rock Anthem"[43] LMFAO 1,390,000 March 8, 2011 April 4, 2012 162 [44]
"Kony 2012"[45] Invisible Children 1,350,000 March 5, 2012 March 17, 2012 18 [46] [O]
"Party Rock Anthem"[43] LMFAO 950,000 March 8, 2011 November 3, 2011 135 [47] [P]
"Baby"[21] Justin Bieber 760,000 February 19, 2010 July 6, 2011 120 [51]
"Evolution of Dance"*[52] Judson Laipply 620,000 April 6, 2006 March 31, 2010 462 [53] [Q]
  1. ^ As of June 16, 2021
  1. ^ The approximate number of likes each video had when it became YouTube's most liked video.

Timeline of most liked videos (Mar 2010 – Jan 2021)

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 – May 2021)

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;[4] first video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018; first video to reach 40 million likes on September 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "See You Again" surpassed "Gangnam Style" as the most-liked video on August 27, 2016; second video to reach 30 million likes on September 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "Dynamite" is the sixth and fastest video to reach 20 million likes, doing so on October 23, 2020, two months after release.[7]
  5. ^ "Baby Shark Dance" is the fifth video to reach 20 million likes on August 31, 2020.
  6. ^ "Shape of You" is the third video to reach 20 million likes on June 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Faded" is the fourth video to reach 20 million likes on July 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "Boy with Luv" is the eighth video to reach 20 million likes on December 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Party Rock Anthem" as the most liked video on September 13, 2012;[13] first video to reach 10 million likes on November 3, 2015;[14] seventh video to reach 20 million likes on November 21, 2020.
  10. ^ "Alone" is the ninth video to reach 20 million likes on March 31, 2021.
  11. ^ "How You Like That" is the tenth video to reach 20 million likes on May 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Baby" surpassed "Evolution of Dance" as the most liked video on July 6, 2011.[22][23]
  13. ^ "Despacito" became the first video to reach 20 million likes on August 30, 2017;[4] first video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018; first video to reach 40 million likes on September 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach 2 million likes on September 18, 2012,[41] 5 million likes on November 11, 2012,[42] and 10 million likes on November 3, 2015.[14]
  15. ^ "Kony 2012" was a viral campaign by Invisible Children that aimed to raise support for Joseph Kony's arrest. 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.[48][49][50] It is the only video on this list to hold the No. 1 spot on more than one 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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