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Top five most viewed songs on YouTube

By Matoke Nyanyuki | May 4th 2020

With the Coronavirus widening its roots in the country and many people forced to stay and work from home, I give you the top five most viewed songs on YouTube.

PSY starts the list with "Gangnam Style," released in 2012 by a South Korean musician called PSY. It became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. Currently, it has 3.7 billion views.

At number four is "uptown funk" by British record producer Mark Ronson from his fourth studio album "uptown special." He featured American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars. Released in 2014, it has 3.7 billion views.

The third is "see you again" recorded by American rapper, Wiz Khalifa, and singer Charlie Puth. The song was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film "Furious 7" as a tribute to actor Paul Walker. To date, it has 4.4 billion views.

Coming in second is the "shape of you" by Ed Sheeran released in 2017. In December 2018, it became the first song to hit two billion streams. It has over 4.6 billion views on YouTube.

Top at the list is "Despacito," a 2017 single by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. It became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time after receiving its three billionth view. It has over 6.7 billion views.

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