YouTube channel rely heavily on viewers, subscribers and likes to move up the charts. However, the most liked videos are now coming from musicians rather than content creators. Here is a full list of the top 20 most liked YouTube videos.
At one point, viral videos and uploads from full-time YouTubers dominated all YouTube lists but now, the majority are all about music.
Both Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ and Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despactio’ have hit over 3 million dislikes, but their positive likes from fans and supporters far outweigh the negative feedback from their ‘haters’. Bieber's song, especially was a battleground between likes and dislikes - with both sides trying to beat the other. Yet, there are no active wars going in on any of the like and dislike sections of the newer videos.
Other popular music figures such as Drake, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and Cardi B, among others, all made the cut with at least one song. Sheeran also joins Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 in having multiple songs on the list with his hits ‘Perfect,' ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and 'Shape of You' all sitting inside the top 20.
New York-born rapper Cardi B also has multiple hits on the list, but they aren’t songs where she is the main artist. She features on both Girls Like You from Maroon 5 and Taki Taki from DJ Snake, which rank at seven and 13, respectively.
A few surprises even snuck through, too. 2015 hit ‘Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots’ and ‘Mi Gente’ by J Balvin and Willy Wiliam, have both cemented themselves in middle of the pack spots on the list, despite not having the huge fan followings of some of the other names on the list.
The top 20 most liked YouTube videos on the platform, as of April 1, 2019, can all be found below. This article will continually be updated as and when the standings change.