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.