10 Most-Viewed YouTube Videos Of All Time - Ranked
2. Gangnam Style - Psy
Upload date: July 15, 2012
Total views: 2,998,548,195
Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Psy's Gangnam Style showcases the true power of the music video. It held the title of most-viewed video on YouTube for five years and the Korean's trademark dance moves were imitated in bars and clubs across the globe the moment this four-minute clip debuted.
Gangnam Style has been called a lot of things over the years. Some music critics have dubbed it monotonous while UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon once described it as "force for world peace". Whichever school of thought you happen to subscribe to, its cultural impact is irrefutable, and it's all thanks to this video.
Fun fact: Several South Korean celebrities make cameo appearances in the Gangnam Style video, including TV personality Yoo Jae-suk, comedian Noh Hongchul, child star Hwang Min-woo, and K-pop singer Hyuna.