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The Most Liked Video on YouTube that Engaged an Audience

By Editorial Staff

Ever since its introduction in 2005, YouTube has consistently grown in popularity until becoming one of the standard social media platforms for all types of creators. With so many years of viral hits, YouTube is like a culture time capsule. We’ve collected these moments through the most liked YouTube video and the honorable mentions on this list for a trip down memory lane.

10. Senorita 

  • Shawn Mendes
  • 16 million likes

Hit song sung by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello “Senorita” reached number one on the Billboard Hot list. Released in 2019, this YouTube official music video is the most recent in the most liked YouTube videos in this list. With over 1 billion views and 27.4 million subscribers to Shawn Mendes’s channel, it’s expected the audience engagement will continue to rise. 

9. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B

  • Maroon 5
  • 18 million likes

Maroon 5 is famous for having several noted top hits out on the radio throughout the earlier 2000s to now. With over 32 million subscribers, his 2018 official music video now holds as one of the top ten most liked videos on YouTube. This video has almost 3 billion views and features top artist Cardi B who is taking female rap to the next level in her newest released hits. 

8. Marshmello – Alone

  • Marshmello
  • 19 million likes

As one of the most subscribed to YouTubers, Marshmello’s hit music video “Alone” has almost 2 billion views. Still reaching new engagement levels, this video is currently the ninth most liked video on YouTube. Released in 2016, this hit song rose quickly in the EDM charts and gained YouTube fame for the official music video.

7. BTS – Boy With Luv

  • Big Hit Labels
  • 20 million likes

This K-pop hit took off on YouTube more recently in 2019 and was produced and posted by Big Hit Labels who currently hold 50 million subscribers. Featuring Halsey, a popular growing American artist, this song was a big hit in the K-pop fan world. The band BTS this YouTube video is sung by has other top hits reaching close numbers in YouTube likes. 

6. Gangnam Style

  • Officialpsy
  • 20 million likes

Internet sensation “Gangnam Style” took over YouTube in 2012 as every kid learned the viral dance and sung the K-pop hit. Reaching over almost 4 billion views today, this video was the first YouTube video to ever reach 1 billion views. The goofy official music video attracted a vast audience and is still one of the most commonly known internet songs. 

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5. Alan Walker – Faded

  • Alan Walker
  • 21 million likes

Not as commonly known as several other highly liked YouTube videos, Alan Walker’s official music video stands at the fifth most liked video on YouTube. With over 2 billion views, this video took off after commercial success in 2015. Alan now has 38 million subscribers and gives thanks to this YouTube video’s fame for helping his career skyrocket. This song reached the top 10 in several different countries all over the world.

4. Baby Shark Dance

  • Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories
  • 24 million likes

This catchy song that just about every kid knows is now the most-watched YouTube video on the internet. With over 7.64 billion views on this Baby Shark Dance video, Pinkfong has reached 43.1 million subscribers. Having success making children’s videos and songs, Pinkfong created one of the most viral video sensations in 2016.

Want to know more? Check out this blog to see the full list of the most liked YouTube videos.

3. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

  • Ed Sheeran
  • 25 million likes

A noticeable standpoint on this official video is the total comments about still watching this music video in 2021. With over 5 billion views and engagement still rising, this music video is the third most liked video on YouTube. Ed Sheeran is a top list influencer reaching 46.5 million subscribers. While this 2017 music video has 25 million likes, it also has 1.3 million dislikes. 

2. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth 

  • Wiz Khalifa
  • 31 million likes

“See You Again” took over the charts when it was released as a soundtrack for the Fast & Furious 7 movie in 2015. The official music video sung and posted on YouTube by Wiz Khalifa, who has a striking 23.5 million subscribers, is now the second most liked video on Youtube. Touching hearts across the world, this YouTube video’s numbers are still rising in engagement.

1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

  • Luis Fonsi
  • 42 million likes

With over 7 billion views this Despacito music video is the most liked video on YouTube. Engagement on this video is still rising as it has only recently crossed over the 7 billion mark on views. Fans are leaving comments on this video as recently as a week ago stating they are still checking up on the number of views and likes. With 28 million subscribers, Luis Fonsi is holding the record for the most liked video on YouTube as well as the most liked music video. 

Honorable Mentions

BLACKPINK - How You Like That18 million55.5 million
BTS - DNA17 million50 million
Adele - Hello16 million22.8 million
Make This The Most Liked Video On YouTube 16 million50.7 million

This article was written by Jasmine Kellogg

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