Top 20 most liked YouTube Videos - Updated September 23 2019

by Connor Bennett


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.


What category are the most liked videos on YouTube?

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. 


Marshmello's hit 'Alone', which has been performed in Fortnite, features on the list

Which artists are on the list?

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.

While there are no active YouTubers currently on the list, MrBeast is the closest at number 21 with his Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube' upload from January of 2019. As of writing, it has fallen short of Eminem's 'Rap God' at number 20, but a few more pushes from fans could see it make the cut.

MrBeast, YouTube
MrBeast, YouTube
MrBeast is the closest YouTuber to breaking onto the list.



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 September 23, 2019, can all be found below. This article will continually be updated as and when the standings change.

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Rap God: Eminem - 10.67 million likes

19 - DNA: BTS - 10.94 million likes

18 - Stressed Out: Twenty One Pilots - 11.08 million likes

17 - Lean On: Major Lazer - 11.12 million likes

16 - Perfect: Ed Sheeran - 11.21 million likes

15 - Taki Taki: DJ Snake - 12.02 million likes

14 - Sorry: Justin Bieber - 12.03 million likes

13 - Baby: Justin Bieber - 12.03 million likes

12 - Boy with Luv: BTS - 12.42 million likes

11 - Senorita: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - 12.69 million likes

10 - Mi Gente: J Balvin feat. Willy William - 12.80 million likes

9 - Uptown Funk: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars - 13.25 million likes

8 - Alone: Marshmello - 13.52 million likes

7 - Hello: Adele - 14.75 million likes

6 - Girls Like You: Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B - 14.81 million likes

5 - Gangnam Style: Psy - 16.41 million likes

4 - Faded: Alan Walker - 17.35 million likes

3 - Shape of You: Ed Sheeran - 20.91 million likes

2 - See You Again: Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - 25.29 million likes

1 - Despacito: Luis Fonsi - 34.87 million likes

LAST UPDATED: September 23, 2019 - 10:39am (EST)