30+ Most Liked Videos on YouTube [UPDATED 2021]

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30+ Most Liked Videos on YouTube [UPDATED 2021]
Shivangi Gupta
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.

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 by 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.

It is very hard to reach the top of the list of the Most liked Videos on YouTube as there is always a fight among the YouTubers to be on the top of the list. Yet, there have been some YouTube videos that have managed to break the records. And one among them is Despacito which is the most liked Youtube video. This video is at the top of the list with 43.48 million likes as of June 2021.

YouTube Video Number of likesYear
Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito43.70 millionJuly 25, 2017
Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again33.60 millionAugust 27, 2016
BTS “Dynamite26.57 MillionAugust 21, 2020
Baby Shark Dance26.55 MillionJune 17, 2016

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The list of the most liked videos on YouTube does not just end here. 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?

30+ Most Liked Videos on YouTube [UPDATED 2021]
Source: Fastlykke

According to Wikipedia, the artist that falls under the category of the most liked YouTube video are versatile in their fields. Some of them make are music albums, children’s 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

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List of the Most Liked YouTube Videos in 2021

The fact that can shock you is not that the most liked video on YouTube has more than 7.3 Billion views by far. But, it is a fact that most of these are music videos. As YouTube is the most engaging video platform, it has proved to be a great source of revenue for the music industry.

Here are the Most Liked YouTube Videos in 2021:

S. No. VideosViews Likes (in Millions)
1.Despacito7.3B43.48 M
2.See You Again5.1B33.40 M
3.Dynamite 1.1B26.57 M
4.Baby Shark Dance8.7B26.55 M
5.Shape of You 5.3B26.36 M
6.Faded 3B22.70 M
7.Boy with Luv 1.2B21.76 M
8.Gangnam Style4B21.32 M
9.Alone 2B20.06 M
10.How You Like That884M19.67 M
11.Kill This Love 1.3B18.68 M
12.DNA 1.2B18.67 M
13.Girls Like You 3B18.53 M
14.Senorita1.2B17.36 M
15.Make This Video The Most Liked Video On YouTube 90M17.34 M
16.Baby2.5B17.29 M
17.Ddu-Du Ddu-Du1.6B17.20 M
18.Lovely 1.2B16.66 M
19.Hello2.8B16.54 M
20.Believer 1.9B16.30 M

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 2021, 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 again 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 videos on YouTube.

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.

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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.

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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 it one of the most liked videos on YouTube.

16. Baby (Likes: 17.29 Million)

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

The 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 video on YouTube but also the third-most disliked video on YouTube.

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

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

Blackpink is one of the most famous Korean girl-bands. The Blackpink is more of a sensation. This single was a commercial hit and success. Even though the song was released in 2018, it still holds the same power of breaking records. Ddu-Du Ddu-Du also got reasonable reviews from the critics. Apart from that, the song has also won many awards, which include Melon Music Awards, Best Dance Video, Song of the Year in 2019.

18. Lovely (Likes: 16.66 Million)

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

Billie Eilish is a trend in itself. In the last few years, Billie Eilish has brought a revolution in the music industry. “Lovely” is one of most loved and liked video in YouTube. The song has a different vibes. This single was released as a part of an album called “Darkroom and Interscope Records” for 13 Reasons Why: Season 2.

19. Hello (Likes: 16.54 Million)

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

Released in 2015, “Hello” is still people’s favorite song. Placed on 19th position for the most liked videos on YouTube, this music video is soulful. The music video has gained many appreciations from the critics. Along with appreciation, the song has also won many awards, like; Independent Track of the Year, BBC Song of the Year, Top Selling Song, Song of the Year, the Fastest time for a video to reach one billion views on YouTube, Video of the Year, and many more.

20. Believer (Likes: 16.30 Million)

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

“Believer” is a song by American Pop Rock Band Imagine Dragons. It is such an upbeat song that will make you groove every time you hear it. This song was on number four on the US Billboard HOT 100. This music video has not only topped the US charts but also topped the Canada Alternative Rock Charts.

21. Uptown Funk (Likes: 16.28 Million)

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

This single managed to debut at number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 2014. This music video was such a great hit and even today people love the song equally. However, with a lot of success, the music video also faced a fair share of controversy. In 2015, “The Gap Band” put out a statement regarding the similarities with “Oops Up Side Your Head”. The Gap Band ended up receiving 17% of the royalties.

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22. Ice Cream (Likes: 16.05 Million)

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

Another Blackpink song on the list, and it is not a surprise. “Ice Cream” is a song by the sassy band featuring Selena Gomez. What can we even ask for more? Blackpink and the queen Selena Gomez together! This video has to be on the list of the most liked YouTube videos.

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%

BTS is again here! We just cannot get enough of BTS! Fake love is another super amazing song by BTS. Fake Love has been nominated for many awards and has also won quite a few. This music video is all you need to groove with your friends.

25. Rap God (Likes: 15.74 Million)

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

This list would have been incomplete without Eminem’s Rap God. This music video has won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing. Along with the editing, we all have to agree that the song is great. Rap God was also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. Also, the song entered the Guinness World Records for containing the most words. A weird record? The song has 1,560 words.

Apart from the achievements, the song was also criticized fully. The song was called out as Homophobic due to lyrics like, ” you fags think it’s all a game” and “Little gay-looking boy / So gay I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy.” On the other side, Eminem defended himself saying that those words were actually intended to be homosexual rather than homophobic.

26. Taki Taki (Likes: 15.63 Million)

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

Tell me one person who hasn’t grooved over Taki Taki. Such sassy song with mind-blowing dance moves is all we need for a great party. This song is probably the most heard songs. Recently, this song has gained more popularity through Instagram Reels. Although it is an English-Spanish song, it is still heard all over the world.

27. Idol (Likes: 15.61 Million)

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

Winning the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Music, this song has been breaking records since then. BTS is the only band that has managed to fall in the list for multiple times. The BTS Army is strong that they will not leave a single stone unturned in making BTS songs more and more successful.

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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%

“Stressed Out” is a song by American alternative rock by Twenty One Pilots. This song was even nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy Awards. This song is so popular because it is relatable and does not require too much thinking. A simple songs with the right amount of emotions.

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 Videos 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. However, there is a lot of scope for the future, where we will see more non-music YouTube videos on this 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. Thus it is advisable that you should not judge the video merely on the number of its likes or dislikes. An in-depth research will be able to present you with more thorough outlook of the video content.

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. I hope that you find your favorite song on the list so that you can groove to it anytime you want.

The list of the most liked videos keeps on changing with time. We at Pathofex keep a keen eye on the likes of each video and update you all from time to time. 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!

People also asked

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.

What is the fastest video to reach 1 million likes?

“Dynamite” hit 1 Million in just 1 minute.

Who was the first YouTuber to hit 100 million?

The first individual YouTuber to hit 100 million is PewDiePie.

Who is the fastest YouTuber to hit 1 million in India?

“BB Ki Vines” is the YouTube channel that hit 1 million in India in the least time.

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