The 10 Most Watched Music Videos On YouTube In 2017

No. 1 is also the most viewed YouTube video of all time.

YouTube is celebrating what its users watched, shared, and created in 2017 by highlighting the videos that had the biggest impact this year. Included in its YouTube Rewind is a list of the top 10 music videos of 2017. 

To determine the year's top-trending videos, YouTube analyzed a combination of factors including time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and more. 


Sitting at the top of the music video chart is Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," the global hit song that inspired countless covers, choreography routines, and parodies. It's the original clip — which doesn't feature Justin Bieber. 

Interestingly enough, "Despacito" isn't just the most viewed music video of the year. It's the most viewed YouTube video of all time. It has logged nearly 4.5 billion views to date. It's the first video to surpass 3 billion views and the only one that's ever scored more than 4 billion views on the platform. The video was the top music video of the year in more than 50 countries, according to YouTube. 

Some of the other artists and songs that made this year's list weren't too surprising, but it was great to see some diversity. "This year's top 10 music videos feature artists from Puerto Rico, Colombia, France, Spain, Cuba, the United States and the U.K, and six of the videos feature Latin artists, up from just one video in 2016," YouTube wrote on its website. Let's hope next year's list is even more inclusive and features more female artists.

Scroll through to see the top 10 music videos of 2017 on YouTube.

10. Enrique Iglesias's "Súbeme la Radio" featuring Descemer Bueno and Zion & Lennox.

9. DJ Khaled's "I'm the One" featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne.

8. Jason Derulo's "Swalla" featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

7. Nicky Jam's "El Amante" featuring J. Balvin.

6. Chris Jeday's "Ahora Dice" featuring J. Balvin, Ozuna, and Arcángel.

5. Bruno Mars' "That’s What I Like."

4. Maluma's "Felices Los 4."

3. J. Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente."

2. Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You."

1. Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee.

Cover image via yakub88 / 


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