Its been over ten years since the very first YouTube video was uploaded, it was of a man at a zoo looking at some elephants, YouTube took a road less taken, and that has made all the difference.
A lot of videos have been uploaded to YouTube, but funny enough it's not the bizarre and absurd videos that have become the most popular on the site.
Here are ten videos that celebrates to the utmost the legacy of YouTube, views in their hundreds of millions and into Billions; we watch from number 10 to 1.
This is a chart according to the Independent,UK. All figures here are accurate as of 23rd of March, 2015.
10. PSY- Gentlemen (824,572,000 views)
He was never going to achieve the same level of worldwide recognition as “Gangnam Style”, but that didn’t stop him from trying. Released in 2013, Psy’s second video features the pop star larking about in a hotel and trying to eat noodles sexily.
9. Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull – ‘On the Floor’ (824,595,000+ views)
Jenny from the block made her comeback with this electronic dance pop anthem in 2011, more than ten years since the release of her debut single. The video features J-Lo dancing on a table in a crop top looking unfathomably good for her age, but no doubt the Latino-inspired beats attracted some views too.
8. Enrique Iglesias ft Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zone (883,044,000+ views)
It was one of the biggest global hits of 2014, but chances are you've never heard of it. Such was the Hispanic fervour for Enrique Iglesias' cover of the original Cuban song that the Spanish version of the single was watched eight times more than the English one.
7. Shakira – “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”-837,847,500+ views
The Colombian singer's World Cup anthem reached number one in the charts across the world during the 2010 South Africa tournament, making her sweeping depiction of ‘Africa’ one of the most-watched YouTube videos to date.
6. Eminem ft Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie” (847,790,000+ view)
She’s produced some memorable videos in her time, but even “Pour It Up” can’t rival the number of views Rihana's video with Eminem has attracted. The video to the emotional single follows a tempestuous couple with Rihanna singing to camera behind a house in flames, and Eminem rapping in a corn field.
5. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem” (854,722,000+ views)
Featuring a lot of bespectacled hipsters dancing en masse in leopard print and Lycra, this high-tempo hit single from 2011 doesn’t get much air time now but its video remains one of the most-viewed on YouTube.
4. Katy Perry - "Roar" (889,563,000+ views)
All-American girl Katy Perry scores her second consecutive spot in the top 10 with her comeback single "Roar" featuring some serious sass after her divorce from Russell Brand. The CGI animals and leopard print b*kin* probably helped too.
3. Katy Perry - "Dark Horse" (883,659,000+ views)
In just over a year since its release, Katy Perry's 'controversial' video has rocketed towards the top of the most-viewed chart. The video was criticised for being blasphemous by some Muslims for showing a man being burned while wearing an 'Allah' pendant.
2. Justin Bieber – ‘Baby’ (1,157,000,000+views)
Back in the day before Bieber knew what probation even meant, the teen pop star broke onto the international scene looking like the cute boy next door every teeny bopper craves with “Baby”, a song that had them in the palms of his hands for evermore.
1. Psy – ‘Gangnam Style’ (2,307,000,000+ views)
Featuring Psy’s iconic horse-riding moves, “Gangnam Style” went viral overnight to become the most-watched video on YouTube in four months. The K-pop king recently made YouTube history again to claim the first video to reach 2 billion views.
Though some of this videos are old, you will agree that they are very engaging, makes one wonder if the videos we see these days will stand the test of time in few years from now.