Records are made to be broken. But Psy’s record was said to be unbreakable. Narrator Voice: “It was not.” For the last five years, South Korea pop sensation Psy had the most-watched YouTube video of all-time with 2012’s “Gangnam Style.” Psy now has the #2 most-watched YouTube video after it was beat out by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again.” Heartbreaking news for people who like songs with their own dance moves.
“Gangnam Style” “broke” YouTube’s play counter and exceeding the maximum possible number of views, forcing the company to rewrite its code. At the time of publication, “Gangnam Style” has been streamed 2,894,853,514 times; and “See You Again” had been viewed 2,896,680,107 times. “See You Again” was written for “Furious 7,” and played during the closing credits in tribute to Paul Walker. In 2015, “See You Again” was the best-selling song worldwide and received best song nominations at the Grammys and the Oscars. To compare with other songs that have their very own dances, “Macarena” only has 23,271,235 views.
If you watched “See You Again” on loop, it would take you a total of 21,759 years to watch them all. Better grab a Snickers. There is an estimated 3.77 billion people used the internet in 2017, if each user watched the “See You Again” video once, it would mean that three-quarters of the people online watched the music video.
But the reign of “See You Again” holding down the top spot might be short. There is a threat coming in fast and furious by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito.” The music video has already tallied 2.483 billion views since its January 12, 2017, upload date, and is the fifth most-viewed on the site.
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