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YouTube Reveals Its Top 40 Most Popular Tracks of All Time

Spotify has been absolutely killing it. Their “Wrapped” feature gives fans an insight into their listening history from the last year, including which artist they listened to the most. The streaming service even featured “My Decade Wrapped“. It is incredibly interesting to see how statistics speak volumes, especially when it comes to musical preferences. Recently, YouTube jumped on the bandwagon by unveiling its Top 40 most popular tracks of all time.

Like Spotify, the statistics revealed some undeniably compelling facts. For example, shockingly enough, only one song from the ’80s and ’90s crossed the one billion YouTube streams threshold. Interestingly, both of the tracks are by Guns N’ Roses. Furthermore, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Guns N’ Roses all have at least two tracks among the list. Moreover, Rick Astley‘s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up‘ locked down the 40th spot, meanwhile Luis Fonsi‘s ‘Despacito‘ achieved over six billion streams since its release in 2017, landing it as the #1 spot! Did your favorite make the list? Check it out below.

40. Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’

39. Michael Jackson – ‘Thriller’

38. Bon Jovi – ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’

37. Bonnie Tyler – ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’

36. Aqua – ‘Barbie Girl’

35. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – ‘Still D.R.E.’

34. Backstreet Boys – ‘I Want It That Way’

33. Europe – ‘The Final Countdown’

32. The Police – ‘Every Breath You Take’

31. Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’

30. No Doubt – ‘Don’t Speak’

29. Scorpions – ‘Wind of Change’

28. 4 Non Blondes – ‘What’s Up’

27. Cyndi Lauper – ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’

26. 50 Cent – ‘In Da Club’

25. Whitney Houston – ‘I Will Always Love You’

24. Linkin Park – ‘In The End’

23. System of a Down – ‘Chop Suey!’

22. Chris Brown – ‘Loyal’

21. Katy Perry – ‘Hot N Cold’

20. Beyonce – ‘Halo’

19. A-ha – ‘Take On Me’

18. The Cranberries – ‘Zombie’

17. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

16. Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’

15. Guns N’ Roses – ‘Sweet Child of Mine’

14. Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

13. Guns N’ Roses – ‘November Rain’

12. Linkin Park – ‘Numb’

11. Axel F – ‘Crazy Frog’

10. Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

9. OneRepublic – ‘Counting Stars’

8. Katy Perry – ‘Roar’

7. Maroon 5 – ‘Sugar’

6. Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’

5. PSY – ‘Gangnam Style’

4. Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk’

3. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – ‘See You Again’

2. Ed Sheeran – ‘Shape of You’

1. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – ‘Despacito’

Brittany Provost
Valley girl taking the city life by storm! You'll never see me happier than when I'm dancing at a music festival.
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