Updated 8/7/2014.

YouTube has come to define the era of online video, so let’s take a look at its most popular videos of all time. We reported that Psy’s Gangnam Style was the first video to reach a billion views, and the viral hit is standing strong at number 1 and has reached the coveted 2 billion view mark! Psy makes the cut twice in this month’s YouTube Top 10, reaching the number seven spot with his follow-up single, Gentleman

We first did this list in August 2007, at which point Evolution of Dance by comedian Judson Laipply was number 1 with nearly 56 million views. The next update was September 2008, when Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend pop music video was number 1 with 103 million views. In January 2010, Charlie bit my finger – again ! was number 1, with 148 million views. By the beginning of January 2011, Justin Bieber was at number 1 with over 400 million views for Baby—and that video went on to hold the top slot through most of 2012. 

Here are the top 10 as of June 2014:

1. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE; 2,056,555,704 views


2. Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris; 1,070,285,790 views


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3. Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull; 771,889,381 views


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4. Charlie bit my finger – again !; 750,234,328 views


5. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna; 724,621,184 views


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6. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock; 723,800,805 views


7. Shakira – Waka Waka(This Time for Africa); 721,678,029 views


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8. PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V; 719,256,648 views


9. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball; 692,890,060 views


10. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance; 598,340,166 views


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