What Are the Most Popular Music Videos on YouTube So Far This Year?

I’ll tell you:

1. Katy Perry, “Dark Horse ft. Juicy J”

2. Shakira, “Can’t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna”

3. Shakira, “La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown”

4. “We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] (Olodum Mix)”

5. Enrique Iglesias, “Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona”

6. The Chainsmokers, “#SELFIE”

7. Iggy Azalea, “Fancy ft. Charli XCX”

8. Frozen Soundtrack, “Let It Go”

9. Jason Derulo, “Wiggle ft. Snoop Dogg”

10. Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdedor ft. Marco Antonio Solís”

What can we infer from this list?

  • Pop is by far the most popular genre on YouTube.
  • YouTube’s reach is international.
  • Spanish speaking music fans seem to really like YouTube.
  • The World Cup had an effect on music.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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