Youtube announces Top 40 most-watched music videos of the decade

music news 24/12/2019

Can you believe it's been a decade since we were bopping along to the likes of Ke$ha's 'Tik Tok' and Eminem's 'Love the Way You Lie' (and were driven crazy by hearing them blasted EVERYWHERE on repeat all year)?!

The 2010s have had some absolute bangers over the years, but they have also given us some absolute ear bleeders. Youtube have released the list of the most-viewed music videos of the decade this week, and we can guarantee you there are plenty of the latter on the list. 

Pop music definitely took out most of the top spots, but you'll be surprised as to how many pre-2010s songs made the cut. Everyone from Bruno Mars to Bon Jovi made the list. Check out the Top 40 below:

40. Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’
39. Michael Jackson – ‘Thriller’
38. Bon Jovi – ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’
37. Bonnie Tyler – ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’
36. Aqua – ‘Barbie Girl’
35. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – ‘Still D.R.E.’
34. Backstreet Boys – ‘I Want It That Way’
33. Europe – ‘The Final Countdown’
32. The Police – ‘Every Breath You Take’
31. Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’
30. No Doubt – ‘Don’t Speak’
29. Scorpions – ‘Wind of Change’
28. 4 Non Blondes – ‘What’s Up’
27. Cyndi Lauper – ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’
26. 50 Cent – ‘In Da Club’
25. Whitney Houston – ‘I Will Always Love You’
24. Linkin Park – ‘In The End’
23. System of a Down – ‘Chop Suey!’
22. Chris Brown – ‘Loyal’
21. Katy Perry – ‘Hot N Cold’
20. Beyonce – ‘Halo’
19. A-ha – ‘Take On Me’
18. The Cranberries – ‘Zombie’
17. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
16. Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
15. Guns N’ Roses – ‘Sweet Child of Mine’
14. Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’
13. Guns N’ Roses – ‘November Rain’
12. Linkin Park – ‘Numb’
11. Axel F – ‘Crazy Frog’
10. Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
9. OneRepublic – ‘Counting Stars’
8. Katy Perry – ‘Roar’
7. Maroon 5 – ‘Sugar’
6. Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
5. PSY – ‘Gangnam Style’
4. Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk’
3. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – ‘See You Again’
2. Ed Sheeran – ‘Shape of You’
1. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – ‘Despacito’

Ahhhh the nostalgia. And we are not one bit surprised by the top spot. All we can hope is that #1 stays in the 2010s...