The Baby Shark video on YouTube just crossed 7.043 billion views on YouTube, which makes it the most-watched YouTube video to date. The record-breaking title belonged to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Spanish hit video Despacito before this.
Baby Shark’s views sky-rocketed in a very short amount of time, as only last April the video had 2.5 billion views and apparently, they have shot up 181% since then.
Other kids songs have also made it to the list of the top 10 most-watched videos on YouTube, including Masha and the Bear with 4.4 billion views and Johnny Johnny Yes Papa with 4.15 billion views.
This is crazy considering that an addictive kids song took over the world’s biggest music hits on a popular social network. It seems like with the pandemic and lockdowns, parents and kids have only been listening more and more to the popular catchy music while staying at home.