One of the most popular YouTube videos in 2012 was “Gangnam Style,” which is a Korean pop song by Psy. As of right now, the video has around 1.998 billion views, which means it will hit 2 billion within the next few days. The video was originally posted on YouTube on July 15, 2012.
In December of that year, Gangnam Style was the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views. There are several versions of the song on YouTube, but YouTube is counting the official video in its tally. In Gangnam Style’s various forms, I am sure that it has surged well over 2 billion times on YouTube. The number 2 video is “Baby” by Justin Bieber.
Psy’s other popular song “Gentleman” is the seventh most popular YouTube video with around 700 million views.