Baby Shark becomes the first video to reach 10 billion views on YouTube

Really world? That's the one?

After becoming the most view video on Youtube in 2020, Baby Shark dance is now the first video in history to reach 10 billion views.

Baby Shark exploded in popularity when a children’s education brand called Pinkfong released a version of the song on YouTube. The song is performed by Hope Segoine and spent 20 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 and went platinum 11 times.

“We are delighted to announce that our beloved Baby Shark has recorded another remarkable milestone,” Min-seok Kim, CEO of The Pinkfong Company, said in a statement. “We are truly grateful for the love and support from our fans around the world and look forward to providing more fun and creative content and expanding Baby Shark’s universe in 2022 and beyond.”

The of the top 10 list for most-viewed YouTube videos is pretty interesting. It is completely occupied by songs and children’s content. A few of the songs won’t surprise you, but there are definitely a few we hadn’t even heard of.

  1. Baby Shark Dance (10b)
  2. Despacito (7.7b)
  3. Johny Johny Yes Papa (6.1b)
  4. Shape of You (5.58b)
  5. See You Again (5.38b)
  6. Bath Song (4.86b)
  7. Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm (4.55b)
  8. Masha and the Bear (4.48b)
  9. Uptown Funk (4.42b)
  10. Phonic Songs with Tow Worlds (4.41b)

The first video to join the “Billion View Club” was Gangnam Style (which is just out of the top 10 list at number 11) in 2012. After that, Baby by Justine Bieber was only the second video to do so and it was 3 years later. Now, over 222 videos have reached the milestone. However, the list grows significantly smaller at the next billion with only 44 videos.

So, do you think everyone on earth watched Baby Shark Dance once or twice? Or is there just a handful of superfans out there who watched it a couple hundred million each?

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Either way, we will forever have “Baby Shark doo doo doo doo doo doo” stuck in our heads.

Featured image: Pinkfong via