The 40 most popular songs on YouTube have been revealed. Unsurprisingly, songs released in the 2010s took the top spots for ‘most popular songs’ on the list.
Interestingly enough, only one song from the ’80s and ’90s crossed the one billion YouTube streams threshold — both songs by Guns N’ Roses. Every single song on the list in the 2010s achieved at least two billion streams.
Guns N’ Roses, Michael Jackson, Linkin Park, Katy Perry, and Ed Sheeran all have at least two songs in this most popular songs list. The most popular song on the entire list was Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” which has achieved over six billion streams since it released in 2017. That’s a powerful boost from the “That’s So Sad” meme.