"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (left) featuring Daddy Yankee (right) has been the most liked video on YouTube since July 2017, with over 50 million likes as of October 2022.

This list of most-liked YouTube videos contains the top 30 videos with the most likes of all time, taken directly from the video page. 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 with more than 1.57 million likes. 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. 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. Despacito became the first YouTube video to reach 50 million likes on 23 October 2022.

Dednahype holds the record for the most liked non-music video, "OMG Best Teacher," at 34 million likes. "OMG Best Teacher" is also the most-liked video uploaded under the YouTube Shorts banner.

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, and upload date.[A]

Most-liked videos
No. Video name Uploader / artist Likes (millions) Upload date Notes
1. "Despacito"[3] Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee 50.66 January 12, 2017 [B]
2. "See You Again"[5] Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 40.02 April 6, 2015 [C]
3. "Baby Shark Dance"[6] Pinkfong 38.92 June 17, 2016 [D]
4. "Dynamite"[7] BTS 35.80 August 21, 2020 [E]
5. "OMG Best Teacher"[10] Dednahype 34.03 December 21, 2021
6. "Shape of You"[11] Ed Sheeran 30.95 January 30, 2017 [F]
7. "How Zach King Gets Away With Doing Graffiti"[12] dollarbill (re-uploader), Zach King (creator) 28.73 July 23, 2019 [G]
8. "Boy with Luv"[13] BTS featuring Halsey 27.52 April 12, 2019 [H]
9. "Home Alone in a Rush"[14] DanielLaBelle 26.84 December 7, 2021
10. "Faded"[15] Alan Walker 26.38 December 3, 2015 [I]
11. "Gangnam Style"[16] Psy 26.29 July 15, 2012 [J]
12. "Would you fly to Paris for a Baguette"[19] MrBeast 25.41 December 8, 2022
13. "Lovely"[20] Billie Eilish and Khalid 24.31 April 29, 2018 [K]
14. "How You Like That"[21] Blackpink 24.25 June 26, 2020 [L]
15. "Alone"[22] Marshmello 24.18 July 2, 2016 [M]
16. "Our MOST INTENSE Balloon Popping Race"[23] How Ridiculous 24.05 April 19, 2022
17. "Kill This Love"[24] Blackpink 24.00 April 4, 2019 [N]
18. "Baby"[25] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 23.13 February 19, 2010 [O]
19. "Butter"[28] BTS 22.68 May 21, 2021 [P]
20. "DNA"[29] BTS 22.52 September 18, 2017 [Q]
21. "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"[30] Blackpink 22.51 June 15, 2018 [R]
22. "If Cleaning Was a Timed Sport. Part 2"[31] DanielLaBelle 21.54 October 18, 2022
23. "Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube"[32] MrBeast 21.28 January 16, 2019
24. "Girls Like You"[33] Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B 20.83 May 31, 2018 [S]
25. "Social Experiment - What would you do?"[34] ILYABORZOV 20.59 Feb 26, 2022
26. "Fake Love"[35] BTS 20.51 May 18, 2018
27. "Believer"[36] Imagine Dragons 20.41 March 7, 2017
28. Waka Waka(This Time For Africa)"[37] Shakira 20.14 June 4, 2010
29. "Idol"[38] BTS 20.14 August 24, 2018
30. "kaika koi nhi hota uska khuda hota hai"[39] Azhan5star 20.10 November 19, 2021
As of 16 January 2023

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 Ref Notes
"Despacito"⁂[3] Luis Fonsi 16,010,000 January 12, 2017 July 25, 2017 2006[† 1] [40] [T]
"See You Again"[5] Wiz Khalifa 11,210,000 April 6, 2015 August 27, 2016 332 [41]
"Gangnam Style"*[16] Psy 1,570,000 July 15, 2012 September 13, 2012 1444 [17] [U]
"Party Rock Anthem"[44] LMFAO 1,390,000 March 8, 2011 April 4, 2012 162 [45]
"Kony 2012"[46] Invisible Children 1,350,000 March 5, 2012 March 17, 2012 18 [47] [V]
"Party Rock Anthem"[44] LMFAO 950,000 March 8, 2011 November 3, 2011 135 [48] [W]
"Baby"[25] Justin Bieber 760,000 February 19, 2010 July 6, 2011 120 [52]
"Evolution of Dance"[53] Judson Laipply 620,000 April 6, 2006 March 31, 2010 462 [54] [X]
  1. ^ As of January 21, 2023
  1. ^ The approximate number of likes each video had when it became YouTube's most-liked video.

Timeline of most-liked videos (Mar 2010 – Jan 2021)

DespacitoSee You AgainGangnam StyleKONY 2012Party Rock AnthemBaby (Justin Bieber song)Evolution of Dance

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;[4] first video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018; first video to reach 40 million likes on September 24, 2020; and the first video to reach 50 million likes on October 23, 2022.
  3. ^ "See You Again" surpassed "Gangnam Style" as the most-liked video on August 27, 2016; second video to reach 30 million likes on September 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "Baby Shark Dance" is the fifth video to reach 20 million likes on August 31, 2020; fourth video to reach 30 million likes on August 21, 2021.
  5. ^ "Dynamite" is the sixth and fastest video to reach 20 million likes, doing so on October 23, 2020, two months after release;[8] third and fastest video to reach 30 million likes on August 11, 2021, less than a year after release.[9]
  6. ^ "Shape of You" is the third video to reach 20 million likes on June 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "How Zach King Gets Away With Doing Graffiti" is the fourteenth video to reach 20 million likes on October 24, 2021.
  8. ^ "Boy with Luv" is the eighth video to reach 20 million likes on December 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "Faded" is the fourth video to reach 20 million likes on July 3, 2020.
  10. ^ "Gangnam Style" surpassed "Party Rock Anthem" as the most-liked video on September 13, 2012;[17] first video to reach 10 million likes on November 3, 2015;[18] seventh video to reach 20 million likes on December 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Lovely" is the fifteenth video to reach 20 million likes on October 25, 2021.
  12. ^ "How You Like That" is the tenth video to reach 20 million likes on May 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "Alone" is the ninth video to reach 20 million likes on March 31, 2021.
  14. ^ "Kill This Love" is the eleventh video to reach 20 million likes on July 25, 2021.
  15. ^ "Baby" surpassed "Evolution of Dance" as the most-liked video on July 6, 2011.[26][27] It is the sixteenth video to reach 20 million likes on December 23, 2021.
  16. ^ "Butter" is the thirteenth video to reach 20 million likes on October 15, 2021.
  17. ^ "DNA" is the twelfth video to reach 20 million likes on August 2, 2021.
  18. ^ "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" is the seventeenth video to reach 20 million likes on December 24, 2021.
  19. ^ "Girls Like You" is the eighteenth video to reach 20 million likes on February 14, 2022.
  20. ^ "Despacito" became the first video to reach 20 million likes on August 30, 2017;[4] first video to reach 30 million likes on September 29, 2018; first video to reach 40 million likes on September 24, 2020.
  21. ^ "Gangnam Style" became the first video to reach 2 million likes on September 18, 2012,[42] 5 million likes on November 11, 2012,[43] and 10 million likes on November 3, 2015.[18]
  22. ^ "Kony 2012" was a viral campaign by Invisible Children that aimed to raise support for Joseph Kony's arrest. In 12 days it became YouTube's most-liked video, only to be surpassed by "Party Rock Anthem" 18 days later.
  23. ^ "Party Rock Anthem" was the first video to reach 1 million likes on November 15, 2011.[49][50][51] It is the only video on this list to hold the No. 1 spot on more than one occasion.
  24. ^ "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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