Google’s video-sharing platform Youtube is very popular with viewers of all ages. Every day millions of people upload and watch videos on this platform. But do you know which video is most viewed on YouTube? You may be surprised to know that one of the most viewed videos on YouTube recently was a video of a song called “Baby Shark”. This is a children’s video, which was uploaded to the Pinkfong channel. Earlier, the song “Despacito” by Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee had occupied this place for three years. But just a few days ago, with 8.05 billion views, “Baby Shark” became the most-watched YouTube video of all time.
Pinkfong is a channel of the South Korean company SmartStudy. They uploaded this “baby shark” video in 2016. In this video, we see two children dancing in a colorful animated background with the song Baby Shark. The animations in this video are quite funny which has been able to attract children naturally. Moreover, the melody of the song is also quite interesting. The dance steps that accompany the song are also easy for children to learn. As a result, this song easily goes viral. Various video covers of the song were also made. As a result of such popularity, the view of the original video also naturally increases.
According to The Verge, views of “Baby Shark” have increased by 161% since last April. In April 2019, the views of this video reached 2.5 billion. “Baby Shark” has more than 1 million cover videos since its release. SmartStudy CEO Min Seok Kim said, “Baby Shark’s new record would not have been possible without the love and support of fans from all over the world. We are very honored to have achieved this record and will continue to work to create high-quality content on digital platforms. ”
Let me inform you that there are two more music videos in the list of most viewed videos. One is Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” which has 5 billion views, and the other is Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” which has 4.8 billion views. Also in the fifth and sixth place among the most viewed videos are again two children’s videos. One is “Masha the Bear,” which has 4.4 billion views, and the other is the famous English rhyme “Johny Johny Yes Papa,” which has 4.15 billion views.
This clearly shows the extent to which children around the world are watching YouTube. For this reason, the YouTube authorities have also created a separate app for children called YouTube Kids. Significantly, the once popular “Gangnam Style” video now ranks eighth in terms of views. This video is probably the first ‘viral’ video in the world.