30+ Most Liked Videos on YouTube [UPDATED 2021]

Most Liked Videos on YouTube

Ever wondered what are the most liked videos on YouTube? YouTube is such a great platform to grow and become famous. It won’t be surprising if I say that YouTube is the most popular and the most visited website on the internet. Platforms like YouTube provides you video information on anything and everything you can think of!

A website that is globally used as audiences as well as creators. YouTube gives you video content made by different people from very different parts of the world. With all kinds of content, YouTube added a feature of like and dislike in 2010. The audience has used this feature with all liberty and made small YouTubers popular. With this feature, we have some of the great mainstream YouTubers that are watched by almost everyone.

There is always a fight between the YouTubers to be on the top of the list. It is very hard to reach the top of the list. There have been some YouTube videos that have managed to break the records. Despacito is on the top of the list with 43.48 million likes as of April 2021.

YouTube Video Number of likesYear
LMFAO’s song “Party Rock Anthem1.56 million2012
Psy’s “Gangnam Style1.57 millionSeptember 2012
Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again11.21 millionAugust 27, 2016
Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito16.01 millionJuly 25, 2017

Read further to know which YouTube video has the most likes. What do you think? Is Baby Shark ranking higher than you expected? Look ahead to find out.

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Which Artists are on the list of the Most Liked Videos on YouTube?

The artist that fall under this category belong to different genres. Some of them make are music albums, children rhymes and many more. This is the list of artists that appear in the list:

  • Luis Fonsi
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • BTS
  • Alan Walker
  • Marshmello
  • Blackpink
  • Maroon 5
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Adele
  • Mr. Beast
  • Justin Bieber
  • Mark Ronson
  • Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • J Balvin
  • DJ Snake
  • Eminem
  • Carryminati

List of the Most Liked YouTube Videos 2020-2021

1. Despacito (Likes: 43.48 Million)

  • Uploading Date:  January 12, 2017
  • Uploader: Luis Fonsi
  • Like Percentage: 89.72%

Despacito is on the top of the list. This is a music video by Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee. As of June 2020, Despacito is the most liked video on YouTube. No matter you understand the language or not, I am pretty sure that everybody has grooved on this song.

2. See You Again (Likes: 33.40 Million)

  • Uploading Date: April 6, 2020
  • Uploader: Wiz Khalifa
  • Like Percentage: 97.20%

The second most liked video is See You Again. This is also a music album by Wiz Khalifa Ft. Charlie Puth. Within less than a year, this video has managed to fall in the top most liked videos on YouTube. This song was composed in memory of Paul Walker in 2015.

3. Dynamite (Likes: 26.57 Million)

  • Uploading Date: August 21, 2020
  • Uploader: BTS
  • Like Percentage: 94.71%

BTS has a huge fan base all around the world that no other music band had ever seen.  Whether it is a BTS concert or an online event or a new video on their YouTube channel, it just has to be huge. We can also expect that in the near future, this video might go up in the list of most liked YouTube videos.

4. Baby Shark Dance ( Likes: 26.55 Million)

  • Uploading Date: June 17, 2016
  • Uploader: Pinkfong Kids’ Songs and Stories
  • Like Percentage: 68.71%

The next on the list is the Baby Shark Dance. This video is a dance video for kids. I know you didn’t expect this video to be on the list. But, from the last 4 years, this video has managed to secure its place in the list of most liked videos on YouTube.

5. Shape of You (Likes: 26.36 Million)

  • Uploading Date: January 30, 2017
  • Uploader: Ed Sheeran
  • Like Percentage: 95.18%

The third video on the list is also a music video. Ed Sheeran is already a very successful singer and with his own YouTube channel, he is achieving more and more popularity. Even though, the music video was released in 2017, it is still as popular as it was.

6. Faded (Likes: 22.70 Million)

  • Uploading Date: December 3, 2015
  • Uploader: Alan Walker
  • Like Percentage: 97.45%

The song was released in 2015 and it is still as popular as it was at the time of release. It has been 5 years since the release and the Faded video still falls in the list of the most liked videos on YouTube.

7. Boy with Luv (Likes: 21.76 Million)

  • Uploading Date: April 12. 2019
  • Uploader: BTS
  • Like Percentage: 94.78%

Not more can be said about the popularity and fan base of BTS. Just within 8 top videos, BTS takes 2 positions with no shame! Boy with Luv is a music video featuring Halsey.

8. Gangnam Style (Likes: 21.32 Million)

  • Uploading Date: July 15, 2012
  • Uploader: Psy
  • Likes Percentage: 88.66%

Who can not remember the Gangnam Style? This video is not just a music album but this was a huge trend back at the time of release. Even after 8 years of the release, Gangnam Style is still on this list and that’s just amazing!

9. Alone (Likes: 20.06 Million)

  • Uploading Date: July 2, 2016
  • Uploader: Marshmello
  • Like Percentage:  96.52%

The ninth most liked video on YouTube is also a music album. There is no pitching in for a music video by Marshmello because it has to awesome and amazing.

10. How You Like That (Likes: 19.67 Million)

  • Uploading Date: June 26, 2020
  • Uploader: Blackpink
  • Like Percentage: 94.65%

At number 10 of the most liked videos on YouTube is “How You Like It” by Blackpink. If there is anyone that can give a strong Competition to BTS it has to be Blackpink, hands down. Their fan base is divided into 2 armies. The song How You Like That is one of the most used songs for Instagram reels and Tik Tok videos.

11. Kill This Love (Likes: 18.68 Million)

  • Uploading Date: April 4, 2019
  • Uploader: Blackpink
  • Like Percentage: 94.26%

The song has received appreciation from all over the world. Kill This Love was also nominated from Mnet Asian Music Awards, Gaon Chart Music Awards, and Seoul Music Awards. Blackpink has made a huge contribution is lifting up K-pop culture in the whole world.

12. DNA (Likes: 18.67 Million)

  • Uploading Date: September 18, 2017
  • Uploader: BTS
  • Like Percentage: 95.08%

BTS is one of the most recurring channel in the whole list. Just like all the other songs by BTS, DNA is also a blockbuster. The BTS army have proved their loyalty again and again. Just put on your earphones and grove to the beats.

13. Girls Like You (Likes: 18.53 Million)

  • Uploading Date: May 31, 2018
  • Uploader: Maroon 5
  • Like Percentage: 96.06%

Maroon 5 comes with a bang every time! Girls Like You went viral overnight. People and artist have so many different versions of this songs. Even though the song was released in 2018, it is still toping the chart-buster list.

14. Senorita (Likes: 17.36 Million)

  • Uploading Date: June 21, 2019
  • Uploader: Shawn Mendes
  • Like Percentage: 97.07%

Do I even need to pitch in for this song? The song has won many awards including the American Music Awards, E! People’s Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, NRJ Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and many more.

15. Make This Video The Most Liked Video On YouTube (Likes: 17.34 Million)

  • Uploading Date: January 16, 2019
  • Uploader: Mr Beast
  • Like Percentage: 98.55%

Read the title and guess what would have happened? Mr. Beast being the true himself throughout the video. He began with the post of the world-famous egg. The world record egg was the most liked post on Instagram. Following the same strategy, Mr. Beast made this video one of the most liked YouTube videos.

16. Baby (Likes: 17.29 Million)

  • Uploading Date: February 19, 2010
  • Uploader: Justin Bieber
  • Like Percentage: 58.79%

Baby was the pioneer of Justin Bieber’s career. This song had faced it all – great appreciation and criticism. This video is not only the most liked YouTube but also the third-most disliked video on YouTube.

17. Ddu-Du Ddu-Du (Likes: 17.20 Million)

  • Uploading Date: June 15, 2018
  • Uploader: Blackpink
  • Like Percentage: 94.64%

18. Lovely (Likes: 16.66 Million)

  • Uploading Date: April 26, 2018
  • Uploader: Billie Eilish and Khalid
  • Like Percentage: 98.60%

19. Hello (Likes: 16.54 Million)

  • Uploading Date: October 22, 2015
  • Uploader: Adele
  • Like Percentage: 95.04%

20. Believer (Likes: 16.30 Million)

  • Uploading Date: March 7, 2017
  • Uploader: Imagine Dragons
  • Like Percentage: 97.24%

21. Uptown Funk (Likes: 16.28 Million)

  • Uploading Date: November 19, 2014
  • Uploader: Mark Ronson
  • Likes: 16.28 Million
  • Like Percentage: 94.55%

22. Ice Cream (Likes: 16.05 Million)

  • Uploading Date: August 28, 2020
  • Uploader: Blackpink
  • Like Percentage: 93.95%

23. Bad Guys (Likes: 16.02 Million)

  • Uploading Date: March 29, 2019
  • Uploader: Billie Eilish
  • Like Percentage: 93.95%

24. Fake Love (Likes: 15.83 Million)

  • Uploading Date: May 18, 2018
  • Uploader: BTS
  • Like Percentage: 96.57%

25. Rap God (Likes: 15.74 Million)

  • Uploading Date: November 27, 2013
  • Uploader: Eminem
  • Like Percentage: 97.08%

26. Taki Taki (Likes: 15.63 Million)

  • Uploading Date: October 9, 2018
  • Uploader: DJ Snake
  • Likes Percentage: 94.39%

27. Idol (Likes: 15.61 Million)

  • Uploading Date: August 24, 2018
  • Uploader: BTS
  • Like Percentage: 95.11%

28. Mi Gente (Likes: 15.36 Million)

  • Uploading Date: June 29, 2017
  • Uploader: J Balvin
  • Like Percentage: 94.34%

According to Wikipedia, this song topped the charts in most of Latin America. Although, after the release of the song, the audience saw some similarities in the song with Pitbull’s Grito. The controversy even came into the hands of mainstream media. However, the controversy also gave huge popularity to the song.

29. Perfect (Likes: 15.05 Million)

  • Uploading Date: November 9, 2017
  • Uploader: Ed Sheeran
  • Like Percentage: 96.46%

Ed Sheeran’s song can make you fall in love all over again without even trying! Perfect by Ed Sheeran is one of his best songs ever. The amount of popularity it gained, is unimaginable. Even today the song holds the same kind of power.

30. Stressed Out (Likes: 14.92 Million)

  • Uploading Date: April 27, 2015
  • Uploader: Twenty One Pilots
  • Like Percentage: 96.82%

31. Yalgaar (Likes: 14.01 Million)

  • Uploading Date: June 5, 2020
  • Uploader: Carryminati
  • Like Percentage: 94.61%

Carryminati released the song Yalgaar (meaning- attack). The song grabbed eyeballs the moment it was released. The infamous “YouTube vs TikTok” controversy led to the making of this song. Apart from the controversial angle, the song is an explosive rap. Carryminati is known for his gaming skills and the song is filled with gaming graphics and background music.

What is the Most Liked Video on YouTube?

The most liked video on YouTube is Despacito by Luis Fonsi. Despacito has been on the top on the list since 2017.

If we ask you to tell us some of the most liked videos on YouTube, you would probably name some music videos. Artists like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, or Maroon 5 have their own YouTube channels. These channels are definitely followed by many users all around the world, resulting in many views and likes. 

Music videos are the most viewed videos on YouTube and there is no doubt in it. In fact, music videos grab more likes and views, hence they usually fall under the category of most liked videos on YouTube. 

These music videos are, of course, taking most of the positions on the list. But there are also many other YouTube creators that have made it to the list.

Most Viewed vs Most Liked Videos on YouTube

Before we tell you the list of the most liked videos on YouTube, you need to understand the difference between the most viewed video on YouTube and the most liked videos on YouTube. 

It is known that a video becomes popular by either the number of views or the number of likes. But both have different roles. Now, what you need to understand is that, if a video has huge number of views does not mean that it will also have the same number of likes. 

There is a possibility that a video might have a lot of views and more dislikes.

Conclusion This is the list of the Top 31 most liked videos on YouTube. If you want your video to fall in this category, then you need to understand YouTube’s algorithm of likes. It might be a little difficult to understand because there is a number of factors that affect the number of likes on your video. So, keep making beautiful and amazing content!

What is the Most liked video on YouTube 2020-21?

Despacito is on the top of the list. This is a music video by Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee. As on June 2020, Despacito is the most liked video on YouTube. The music video is still ranking first in the list of the most liked YouTube videos 2021.

What is the most liked non-music YouTube video?

Make This Video The Most Liked Video On YouTube” by Mr. Beast is the most liked non-music YouTube video till date.

Which video reached 1 million likes in the least time?

“Dynamite” is the fastest YouTube video to reach at 1 million likes.

What is the second most liked video on YouTube?

The second most liked video is See You Again. This is also a music album by Wiz Khalifa Ft. Charlie Puth. Within less than a year, this video has managed to fall in the top most liked videos of YouTube.

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My name is Shivangi Gupta and I am a student of English Literature. I loved reading from a very young age and my fascination with stories and experiences is never-ending. Literature, for me, is not just stories but the life experiences and expectations of different people from time and beyond. I believe that literature brings an essence in the life of which, most people are unaware. Writing is not just a passion but a way of learning and swotting new things. I have been writing research papers for international journals since 2018. Covering topics from the old age cultures of the Anglo-Saxons to the goods and bad of the latest technology and gadgets.

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