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Popular YouTube videos of all time

YOUTUBE is now the second biggest search engine on the internet, after Google, with the biggest clips generating billions of views.

Here’s a run-down of the ten most-popular YouTube videos of all time. Some may surprise you …


Katy Perry took a break from kissing girls and marrying Russell Brand to release this chart banger in 2013.

The empowering ballad contains the message: “I am a champion and you’re going to hear me roar.”

We have heard her roar — in fact, Perry’s Roar has been watched more than 2.11 billion times by fans keen to join in with the animal noises.

The impressive figures have earned Perry a place in the top 10.

Back in 2015, Maroon 5 released the video for their single Sugar in which the band packed their instruments up into a 1950s style convertible and road tripped across LA wedding crashing as they went.

Lead singer Adam Levine headed up the stunt which saw the band set up a temporary stage at each wedding and then perform for a surprised bride and groom on their big day.

Fans of the band lapped up the uplifting video and have viewed it no less that 2.13 billion times.

With just (!) 20 million views more than Perry, Maroon 5 have snagged ninth place in the chart.

The first of two non-English videos to make the top 10, Enrique Iglesias’s Bailandomay be a shock entry to anglophones but to Spanish speakers there will be no surprises here.

The Latin-mega track soared in the YouTube charts after being released in 2014 with 2.22 billion views, while the English version has only been viewed 230 million times (what an embarrassment).

The video sees stunning dancer Ana Karla Suarez putting Enrique through his paces as well as various modern dancers and even some choreographed keepy-uppies with a football.

Bizarre therapy session as part of four day livestream

KATY Perry is embracing another peculiar publicity stunt by doing her own version of Celebrity Big Brother and, it’s just as weird as it sounds.

As promotion for her brand new album Witness, the singer is currently in the middle of a three day 24/7 livestream stretching from Thursday to Sunday that has filmed her doing everything from yoga, to sleeping to sobbing to a therapist.

The lengthy livestream is taking place at Witness Worldwide Headquarters, a house specifically made for the promotional event. The whole event is a lead up to a free concert on Monday in LA for 1000 of her lucky fans.

She’s staying in the house with her team (make-up artist, assistants, pets) and has also been visited by numerous celebrity guests including Gordon Ramsey.

Most recently, the livestream featured Perry sitting down to Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, a celebrity psychologist who hosts Viceland’s The Therapist.

Perry repeatedly broke down as she spoke with the therapist about everything from her difficult relationship with her parents to her past battles with alcoholism.

At one point, as she discussed her past battles with alcohol, a minder could be heard forcefully suggesting she stop the livestream. She refused.

She admitted to thoughts of suicide in the past: “I wrote a song about it. I feel ashamed that I would have those thoughts, feel that low and that depressed.”

“You can be right or you can be loved. I just want to be loved,” she said.