Oppan Gangnam Style !! Yes, as expected Psy’s Gangnam style has become the most watched video on YouTube to date.
Gangnam style song video has garnered 815 million views on YouTube as of today and has pushed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video to second position at 804 million views and both are fast approaching the 1 billion views mark.
YouTube has officially announced the same on its blog and compared it with Justin Bieber’s Baby.
Observe that Psy’s Gangnam style has taken just around 4 months of time to surpass Justin Bieber’s Baby.
YouTube Trends blog says
PSY's video first spread from South Korea to the rest of the world in early August . It's been a massive hit at a global level unlike anything we've ever seen before. Each day, "Gangnam Style" is still being watched between 7 and 10 million times. The velocity of popularity for PSY's outlandish video is unprecedented.
Well, this is mostly because Psy’s video became a sensation at a time when the internet is also spreading at a very rapid pace finding its way through laptops, tablets and smart phones. This was not exactly the case back in 2010 when Bieber’s Baby video was out.
So, it doesn’t take much time for another viral video on YouTube to beat Gangnam style !
In the mean while let us give Gangnam style few more views :
For those interested, here are the 5 most viewed videos on YouTube now are :
- Psy – Gangnam Style (815 mn views)
- Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris (804 mn views)
- Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull (624 mn views)
- Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna (517 mn views)
- LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock (503 mn views)
Here is the list of most viewed videos on YouTube.
YouTube views could as well become a selling proposition
By now it is clear that the number of views on YouTube is definitely an indicator of a video’s popularity. May be some time from now, albums might as well be marketed this way as “The Most watched video on YouTube” even on a TV! YouTube might as well start monetizing this.