Good old YouTube, where popping over to watch one video can turn into a wormhole you only emerge from hours later.
We know there are people who make money solely out of making videos for the site, and millions have enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame thanks to a video that’s gone viral.
But, of course, when it comes to the most-watched videos of all time the big names tend to come to the fore.
Here, with the help of the NZ Herald, are the top 10 most watched videos of all time:
10. Bailando’ by Enrique Iglesias
9. ‘Lean on’ by Major Lazer and DJ Snake
8. Masha and the Bear ‘Recipe for disaster’ episode
The only video in the top 10 list that isn’t a music one is this episode of Russian children’s cartoon Masha and the Bear.
Watched 1.67 billion times, the “Recipe for disaster” episode features Masha cooking too much porridge in the bear’s house. The series is popular around the world, including in Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.
It is not clear why this episode has been watched so many more times than the others.
7. ‘Shake it off’ by Taylor Swift
6. ‘Hello’ by Adele
5. ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift
4. ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber
3. ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson
2. ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa
1. ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy
Cult classic Gangnam Style took the world by storm when it was released in 2012.
The South Korean K-pop single was the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. Since then, it has now rocketed to 2.66 billion watches.
The song topped the charts in more than 30 countries and even then-Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama were seen bopping with its iconic moves.
If you’ve watched Gangnam Style more than five times you need to shoulder some of that responsibility.
I hope y’all found that entertaining – I’ll leave you with one YouTube video that you should be sure to check out today:
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