The Internet without YouTube is a cat without whiskers and talking about cats, they’re pretty much what YouTube is made of… that and music videos. With 2014 coming to a rapid end, YouTube has made public a list of its most viewed music videos of 2014 and it is quite an interesting one. You might be surprised to find some artists on this list, while others were born to be here. Take a break from your work, put the headphones on and enjoy a few minutes of popular music! Here are at the most popular YouTube music videos of 2014.
10. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
Number of Views: 350,020,273
Nicki Minaj managed to shock a lot of people with the video for her song Anaconda. If you don’t know it, then you must have been living under a rock, somewhere, because it’s been all over the internet for months now. Here it is, if you need the information refreshed!
9. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Number of Views: 436,244,286
This song is probably the catchiest song from this list and one of the catchiest songs in the history of time. We dare you to listen to it (if you haven’t already) and go on about your daily business without having it stuck in your head! It’s an impossible feat, no matter what you say!
8. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Number of Views: 418,636,270
Another incredibly catchy song, Shake It Off will stick in your head for days! A few years ago, we didn’t think Taylor Swift could get more popular and more famous, but she did! This video shows a young, but mature artist, who seems ready to take on the world, head on.
7. Sia – Chandelier (Official Video)
Number of Views: 411,756,573
The little girl in Sia’s video is Maddie Ziegler and she’s 12. If you don’t know how can someone dance so well at such a young age, know that this girl began dancing at the age of 2. If you think that her dancing in Sia’s video is amazing, then you should be prepared to have your mind blown away: she did her own choreography, too!
6. Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX – Fancy (Explicit)
Number of Views: 411,365,486
Iggy is an edgy girl and this song shows exactly how edgy she is! It’s a nice, party song and video and we believe that this is the main reason it’s been so popular so far. Listen to it, one more time before you leave for work to put you in the mood for life!
5. Jason Derulo Featuring Snoop Dogg – Wiggle
Number of Views: 426,661,172
This song is probably the most played song in gyms! While you’re on the treadmill sweating away chocolate bars, this song will make you run a little bit further and a little but harder. What’s pretty amazing is that Snoop Dogg doesn’t seem to give any sings of retiring and we love that! Besides, have you noticed that he looks practically the same as he did a decade ago?! Vampire!
4. Shakira Featuring Carlinhos Brown – La La La (Brazil 2014)
Number of Views: 431,340,288
Shakira’s been around for what seems like forever and she’s the only artist on the most popular YouTube music videos of 2014 to have two songs featured! That’s quite an accomplishment, but Shakira has always been up for a challenge!
3. Shakira Featuring Rihanna – Can’t Remember to Forget You
Number of Views: 454,065,963
Take a look at this video, if you haven’t already, and tell us it’s not one of the hottest videos ever! These two hot ladies seem to play the Who’s Hotter game and it seems that there’s always a tie! The song’s really nice, too.
2. Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona – Bailando (Espanol)
Number of Views: 630,599,289
Enrique is the type of artist who can have a hit song whenever they want. Ever since he broke onto the scene with Bailamos, Enrique has been putting out hit after hit and this latest one is pretty groovy!
1. Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J – Dark Horse
Number of Views: 746,145,787
By far, the catchiest song of 2014, Katy Perry’s Dark Horse has a wonderful video. Some say that Dark Horse is the best video of all times and I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Until then, hit play and let Katy enchant you.
We invite you to share your favorite music video of 2014 in the comment section below.