Everybody loves a catchy tune, even if they just love to hate it.
If you’re not a kid, or a highly sentimental adult prone to serious bouts of nostalgia, then consider yourself in the latter category when it comes to the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views.
That’s right, the most-viewed YouTube video of all time is for children.
Look, I am doing my best not to get this earworm in your head right off the bat, but I have to say the name eventually.
Let’s just rip the Band-Aid off quickly. The first YouTube video to rack up 10 billion views is…
‘Baby Shark’ by PinkFong:
As The Verge says, it is basically a “cultural touchstone”.
Adults may know it from the classrooms and summer camps of their childhoods, while children of today are still enjoying the wiggle of this earworm.
If one song is not enough to make a lasting impression, there’s also a Baby Shark show on Nickelodeon, a Baby Shark movie, and worst of all, Baby Shark NFTs.
To distract you from the classic “do do do da doo doo’s” that are ringing in your head right now, think of the second most-viewed YouTube video with 7,7 billion views:
Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’:
What can I say, it’s an earworm eats earworm world out there.
You can see a comprehensive list of the top-viewed YouTube videos of all time here.
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