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 36.8 million likes as of March 2020.

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.

As of March 2020, BTS are the only artists to have four videos in the top 30, while Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber 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]

Most liked videos[5]
Rank Video name Uploader / artist Likes (millions) Like percentage Upload date Notes
1. "Despacito"[6] Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 36.84 89.28% January 12, 2017 [B]
2. "See You Again"[8] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 27.48 96.99% April 6, 2015 [C]
3. "Shape of You"[9] Ed Sheeran 22.40 94.86% January 30, 2017 [D]
4. "Faded"[10] Alan Walker 19.07 97.40% December 3, 2015
5. "Gangnam Style"[11] Psy 17.48 88.16% July 15, 2012 [E]
6. "Girls Like You"[13] Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B 16.13 95.98% May 31, 2018
7. "Alone"[14] Marshmello 15.48 96.68% July 2, 2016
8. "Hello"[15] Adele 15.26 94.87% October 22, 2015
9. "Señorita"[16] Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello 15.12 97.18% June 21, 2019
10. "Baby Shark Dance"[17] Pinkfong Kids' Songs & Stories 14.95 70.64% June 17, 2016 [F]
11. "Boy with Luv"[18] BTS featuring Halsey 14.39 94.27% April 12, 2019
12. "Uptown Funk"[19] Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 14.01 94.21% November 19, 2014
13. "Mi Gente"[20] J Balvin and Willy William 13.60 94.07% June 29, 2017
14. "Baby"[21] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 13.14 53.98% February 19, 2010 [G]
15. "Taki Taki"[24] DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B 13.04 94.14% October 9, 2018
16. "DNA"[25] BTS 12.64 94.85% September 18, 2017
17. "Sorry"[26] Justin Bieber 12.63 88.98% October 22, 2015
18. "Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube"[27] MrBeast 12.63 98.62% January 16, 2019
19. "Bad Guy"[28] Billie Eilish 12.55 93.63% March 29, 2019
20. "Rap God"[29] Eminem 12.42 96.87% November 27, 2013
21. "Kill This Love"[30] Blackpink 12.36 93.82% April 4, 2019
22. "Perfect"[31] Ed Sheeran 12.31 96.22% November 9, 2017
23. "Believer"[32] Imagine Dragons 12.21 97.27% March 7, 2017
24. "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"[33] Blackpink 12.13 94.44% June 15, 2018
25. "Stressed Out"[34] Twenty One Pilots 12.11 96.50% April 27, 2015
26. "Lean On"[35] Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring 11.90 95.80% March 22, 2015
27. "Fake Love"[36] BTS 11.61 96.05% May 18, 2018
28. "New Rules"[37] Dua Lipa 11.43 95.50% July 7, 2017
29. "Idol"[38] BTS 11.35 94.36% August 24, 2018
30. "God's Plan"[39] Drake 11.35 96.37% February 16, 2018
As of March 28, 2020

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 978[† 1] [40] [H]
"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] [I]
"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] [J]
"Party Rock Anthem"[45] LMFAO 950,000 March 8, 2011 November 3, 2011 135 [49] [K]
"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] [L]
  1. ^ As of March 29, 2020
  1. ^ The approximate number of likes each video had when it became YouTube's most liked video.

Timeline of most liked videos (Mar 2010 – Mar 2020)

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 – Mar 2020)

 

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 6.6 billion views as of March 2020.
  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; fourth most viewed video on YouTube with over 4.4 billion views as of March 2020.
  4. ^ "Shape of You" is the third video to reach 20 million likes on June 12, 2019; third most viewed video on YouTube with over 4.6 billion views as of March 2020.
  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 Shark Dance" is the second most viewed video on YouTube with over 4.9 billion views as of March 2020.
  7. ^ "Baby" surpassed "Evolution of Dance" as the most liked video on July 6, 2011.[22][23]
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "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.
  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.[50][51][52] It is the only video on this list to hold the No. 1 spot on more than one occasion.
  12. ^ "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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  30. ^ "BLACKPINK - 'Kill This Love' M/V". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  31. ^ "Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  32. ^ "Imagine Dragons - Believer". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  33. ^ "BLACKPINK - '뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU)' M/V". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  34. ^ "twenty one pilots: Stressed Out [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  35. ^ "Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  36. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'FAKE LOVE' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  37. ^ "Dua Lipa - New Rules (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  38. ^ "BTS (방탄소년단) 'IDOL' Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  39. ^ "Drake - God's Plan". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
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