Top 5 Most Viewed Songs on YouTube in 2017

YouTube is the most video streamed website in the world and currently ranks second in the global website ranking. With almost 5 page views per visitor and almost 8 minutes of average time spent, YouTube is the most popular website in United States, India, Japan, Russia, China and so on.

YouTube has a wide variety of audience and people find YouTube very handy to spend some time watching short films, comedy series and videos, educational videos and much more. But YouTube is also the home for music lovers, as you can stream any music video you like from the channels of famous music companies like Vevo, T-Series, etc.

Today we are going to look at the Top 5 most streamed videos on YouTube in 2017, so let’s begin:

That’s What I Like

Number 5 on our list is one of the most popular songs of 2017 by American singer and writer Bruno Mars. Released on 30 Jan, 2017 having genre R&Bhip hop soul labeled under Atlantic Records, the video received a very good response from people around the globe.

This video was later uploaded on 1 Mar, 2017 on Bruno Mars’ personal YouTube channel. The video currently has 1.09 billion views on YouTube and that makes in to our list of Top 5 Most Viewed Popular Song of 2017 on YouTube.

Felices los 4

Young Colombian singer Maluma (Juan Luis Londoño Arias) who is just 23 years old has risen to fame. Currently signed by Sony Music Colombia, Maluma recorded this song for Sony Latin and was released on 21 Apr, 2017. The video is 3:50 minutes in length; the genre of the music is Latin Pop.

The Video currently has 1.2 billion views on YouTube and it also has another salsa version which has a good number of views.  It is one of the sexiest video of 2017 and could be the reason for being a most viewed video. It is Maluma’s first single to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Felices los make number 4 on our list of Top 5 Most Viewed Popular Songs of 2017 on YouTube.

Mi Gente

Mi Gente, english translation as “My People” was recorded by J Balvin and Willy William. J Balvin is a famous Colombian singer who won the Best Male Artist award this year at Heat Latin Music Awards, while Willy William is French DJ, record producer and singer.

Mi Gente has a genre of  Reggaeton and is 3:09 minutes in length. This song recording is labeled under Scorpio and Universal Latin. The video currently has 1.44 billion views on YouTube and also has a remix version if you would like to stream.

Mi Gente makes number 3 on our list of Top 5 Most Viewed Popular Song of 2017 on YouTube.

Shape of You

Shape of You is the song that has been on everyone’s playlist this year and was played at least once. Most popular song by British song-writer and singer Ed Sheeran. The length of this record is 3:53 minutes and has genre of Pop, dancehall and tropical house labeled under Asylum and Atlantic Record.

Here is why Shape of You make number 2 on our list of Top 5 Most Viewed Popular Song of 2017 on YouTube:

  • number-one on the singles charts of 44 countries.
  • number one for a record-tying 16 consecutive weeks on the Canadian Hot 100
  • number one for 14 non-consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart
  • number one for 12 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100
  • with over 1.32 billion streams it is the most streamed song on spotify.

The video has 2.90 billion views on YouTube at the time when this blog is written.


If you haven’t heard of Despacito by now then I must say you were not living in 2017. The most famous single Latin Spanish song by Luis Fonsi a Puerto Rican singer featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. The genre of the song is  Reggaetonpop with recording length of 3:47 labelled under Universal Latin.

This song is still number one in weekly charts of Latin American countries. If you understand the lyrics of the song, Luis Fonsi made such a beautiful romantic melody and very well portrayed the lyrics of having a sexual relationship in a smooth and romantic composition.

Here is why Despacito tops our list of Top 5 Most Viewed Popular Songs of 2017 on YouTube:

  • topped the charts of 47 countries.
  • reached the top 10 of ten others countries including India
  • first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 after  “Macarena” (Bayside Boys Mix) in 1996
  • Received Latin Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, and Best Short Form Music Video at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
  • “Despacito” was ranked the fifth best Latin song of all time by Billboard.

It was like Despacito everywhere this year and truly this song did really well. In fact this is the song that forced me to learn Latin Spanish. This record was released on January 12, 2017 and 4.54 billion views on YouTube.

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