Here Are YouTube's 10 Most-Watched Music Videos

Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee, "Despacito"
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Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee, "Despacito"

Every music fan knows that a great music video requires multiple viewings--but only a few clips make their way into YouTube's exclusive "billion views club." Most recently, Whitney Houston crossed the billion views milestone with her 1992 hit, "I Will Always Love You."

"Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's smash collaboration that was inescapable at its peak in 2017, currently holds the title as the most-watched music video on YouTube, boasting more than seven billion views at the time of publication (for reference, the Earth has a population of 7.5 billion). Ed Sheeran's equally infectious "Shape of You" follows with five billion.

See below for the 10 most-viewed music videos, according to YouTube.

1. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee (7 billion views)

2. "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran (5 billion views)

3. "See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth (4.7 billion views)

4. "Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (3.9 billion views)

5. "Gangnam Style" - PSY (3.8 billion views)

6. "Sorry (PURPOSE: The Movement)" - Justin Bieber (3.3 billion views)

7. "Sugar" - Maroon 5 (3.3 billion views)

8. "Roar" - Katy Perry (3.1 billion views)

9. "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran (3.1 billion views) 

10. "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic (3 billion views)