You don’t have to be a The Fast and the Furious fan to appreciate the current most-watched video on YouTube.
For the past five years, South Korean pop singer Psy was able to hold onto the top spot with his hit sensation Gangnam Style. The video even “broke” YouTube’s play counter, exceeding the maximum possible number of views (2 147 483 647), forcing the company to rewrite its code, reports BBC.
But now the top spot belongs to Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth for See You Again, the track they made for Furious 7.
Adding up all the plays, See You Again has been streamed for a total of 21 759 years, and get this:
With its unabashedly sentimental lyrics (“it’s been a long day without you my friend/ And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again”), See You Again has become one of the most frequently requested pop songs at funerals in the UK.
It was the best-selling song worldwide in 2015, and received best song nominations at both the Grammys and the Oscars.
However, if one could predict the future you might say that this record won’t be held by Wiz and Charlie for that long.
You’ve heard of Luis Fonsi’s summer hit Despacito, right? Of course you have. It’s everywhere.
Well, released only six months ago, the video is already sitting at number five on the list. Any bets on how long it will take to reach number uno?
Check the full top 10, all music videos – which is the case for 47 of the top 50 most-watched videos on the site.
I don’t think I have contributed to any of those plays.