A still from 'Despacito'. Photograph:( Others )
The music video of Despacito tops the decade list with more than 6.5 billion views.
As more and more lists keep coming out declaring winners in every category, there is one that you must read if you call yourself a music lover. Video-sharing platform YouTube just released its Music Videos of the Decade list and we have no surprises here as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s party song ‘Despacito’ topped the list.
YouTube released its list of the top music videos of every decade from the 1980s until now.
‘Despacito’ topped the list as it was well evident from the fact that it is the most-viewed video in YouTube history. It thus topped the 2010s with more than 6.5 billion views.
As for artists, Ed Sheeran became the only artist with multiple entries on the decade list with ‘Shape of You’ that released in 2017, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ that released in 2014, both coming at numbers 2 and 10 respectively.
The rest of the list includes songs from Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Pluth (See You Again), Mark Rons and Bruno Mars (Uptown Funk), Psy (Gangnam Style), Justin Bieber (Sorry), Maroon 5 (Sugar), Katy Perry (Roar) and One Republic (Counting Stars).
Going to the other decades, the band that dominated in both 80s and 90s was Gun N’ Roses with ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ and ‘November Rain’. The songs garnered more than 1 billion views each.
As for the decade before this, the 2000s recorded most-watched video as Crazy Frog's cover of the electronic instrumental hit ‘Axel F’ by Harold Faltermeyer. It beat both Linkin Park's ‘Numb’ and Lady Gaga's iconic ‘Bad Romance’.