Justin Bieber Beats Out Lady Gaga for Most Viewed YouTube Video

     Tween singing sensation Justin Bieber recently over took pop artist Lady Gaga for the most viewed video on YouTube.  Bieber's "Baby" featuring Ludacris topped Gaga's "Bad Romance" yesterday afternoon.  "Baby" has managed to receive 246,353,903 views.  "Bad Romance", the former top video, has received 245,688,071 views.  In distant third is the classic baby video, "Charlie bit my finger".

     In terms of music video, Miley Cyrus has a strong YouTube presence.  Her "Party In The U.S.A." is the third most watched video, while "7 Things" lands at No. 5 and "The Climb" at No. 7.  Strangely, Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me" is No. 4 (Who watches that?).  Lady Gaga also placed a second video in the top ten with "Just Dance" at No. 6.

     See the full list after the jump.

Here's the top ten music videos in bold along with the other top videos.

1. Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris"Baby" - 246,353,903 views 
2. Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" - 245,688,071 views 
    Charlie bit my finger! - 210,251,092 views  
    The Evolution of Dance - 147,487,303 views 
3. Miley Cyrus "Party In The U.S.A." - 138,671,331 views    
4. Pitbull "I Know You Want Me" - 131,835,413 views 
    Hahaha (It's a baby laughing one) - 128,835,855 views 
5. Miley Cyrus "7 Things" - 125,223,126 views 
6. Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" - 117,006,116 views
    Juff Dunham- Achmed the Dead Terrorist -  115,605,281 views 
7. Shakira "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" - 102,312,045 views 
    Lo que tu Quieras Oir -  101,761,914 views
8. Miley Cyrus "The Climb" - 100,200,828 views
    An Experiment - 88,369,176 views
9. Vanessa Hudgens "Say OK" - 89,101,173 view 
10. Timbaland feat. OneRepublic "Apologize" - 87,367,914 views

And here are the rest of the top 25 music videos without other videos in the mix.

11. Katy Perry "Hot N Cold" - 82,703,723 views 
12. Jonas Brothers "Burnin' Up" - 82,313,112 views 
13. Rihanna "Rude Boy" - 81,154,711 views
14. Jonas Brothers "SOS" - 80,875,751 views
15. Jason DeRulo "Whatcha Say" - 72,988,996 views 
16. Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce "Telephone" - 67,503,605 views 
17. Justin Bieber "Never Let You Go" - 66,918,709 views
18. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain "Low" - 66,869,739 views
19. Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" - 66,437,027 views 
20. Aerosmith "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" - 65,667,991 views 
21. Akon "Don't Matter" - 65,272,091 views
22. Justin Bieber "One Less Lonely Girl" - 63,217,175 views 
23. My Chemical Romance "Teenagers" - 59,617,172 views 
24. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind" - 52,339,717 views 
25. Artists For Haiti "We Are The World 25" - 52,149,208 views

It's a very interesting list.  There are a lot of entries that make me scratch my head.  Besides the massive number of views for "I Know You Want Me", how on Earth did Aerosmith's 12 year old "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" rank as the 20th most watch video?  You can't look at the list and ignore the power of Disney.  Between the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana, Vanessa Hudgens, and the Jonas Brothers, Disney is directly or indirectly responsible for six of the top 25 videos (and if the list continued, the Disney love fest would continue).  Although Lady Gaga does have two videos in the top ten, I'm surprised she didn't have more.  And My Chemical Romance having a top 25 video while Britney Spears doesn't?  It just goes to show you the demographic of YouTube users.


lacey said...


kels said...

I think I personally watched Waka Waka at least 1,000 times. I love Shakira.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...


My Gaga Winner in her time

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