Top 10 viral YouTube videos of all time

We all love videos so I thought it would be fitting to create a post on the 10 best viral YouTube videos of all time.

In doing research for this post, I saw many other top viral video lists varied based a number of variables and criteria.

Basically, the list depends on how you slice and dice it.

In other words, these types of posts are very subjective.

What are your criteria for making it a viral YouTube video?

Here are my criteria:

  1. The video needed to reach a large age range
  2. It must be a part of pop culture
  3. You can watch it on YouTube
  4. Ranked by number of YouTube views

Here’s my top 10 list of viral YouTube videos:

10. Will it Blend? iPad version

Views: 18.4 million + (note: there are many different versions of “Will It Blend”)


9. #Hashtag with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

Views: 32 million +

8. Dramatic Chipmunk

Views: 46 million +

7. Old Spice – The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

Views: 54 million +

6. Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina answers a question

Views: 66 million +

5. Battle at Kruger

Views: 78 million +


4. How Animals Eat Their Food

Views: 132 million +

3. David after Dentist

Views: 135 million +

2. Evolution of Dance

Views: 299 million +

1. Gangnam Style

Views: 2.9 billion +

What viral YouTube videos would you add to this list?

NOTE: This was updated in July 2017 for the latest information. 

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