Lil Nas X Highlights YouTube’s Top Videos of 2019

The “Old Town Road” remix was the most-watched music video of the year in the U.S.

YouTube revealed its top videos of the year on Thursday, with Lil Nas X and Shawn Mendes being two of the standout performers when it came to music videos, while established creators like PewDiePie also made an appearance on its year-end roundup.

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which featured Billy Ray Cyrus, was the most-viewed music video in the U.S. this year. The video for the mammoth single, which was uploaded in early April, has racked up nearly 470 million views so far — even though it only includes the song and artwork of two horses galloping; the live-action music video that came out the following month, pulling in about 400 million views, ended up being the fifth most-viewed U.S. music video of the year.

Internationally, though, the song was “only” the fifth most-liked music video of the year, falling behind Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, who grabbed the top slot with “Senorita.” The song has been”liked” 13 million times so far this year. (You can check out the full list of top international draws below.)

The most viewed creator of the year was PewDiePie, the Swedish gaming vlogger who crossed the 100 million subscribers threshold earlier this year. YouTube did not share how many views in total he received in 2019, however.

PewDiePie had the second most-liked creator video of the year, with his 6-minute August video reviewing his wedding receiving 4.7 million “likes.” The most-liked creator video of the year was Mr. Beast’s aptly titled “Make This Video The Most Liked Video of The Year,” which had about 11 million “likes” since being posted in January.

Beauty vlogger James Charles had the top trending video of the year in the U.S. His 41-minute “No More Lies” video was a full-throated reply to vlogger Tati Westbrook, who had accused Charles of sexual misconduct and shady business practices. The video, linked here, has been viewed more than 48 million times since May.

Here’s a look at some of the top-performing videos of 2019:

Top Music Videos Globally

  1. Daddy Yankee & Snow – Con Calma (Video Oficial)
  2. ROSALÍA, J Balvin – Con Altura (Official Video) ft. El Guincho
  3. Anuel AA, KAROL G – Secreto
  4. Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin – China (Video Oficial)
  5. Jhay Cortez, J. Balvin, Bad Bunny – No Me Conoce (Remix)
  6. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
  7. Maari 2 – Rowdy Baby (Video Song) | Dhanush, Sai Pallavi | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Balaji Mohan
  8. BLACKPINK – ‘Kill This Love’ M/V
  9. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  10. Ariana Grande – 7 rings

Top Music Videos in the U.S. 

  1. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]
  2. Dababy – Suge (Yea Yea) Official Music Video
  3. Yo Gotti ft. Lil Baby – Put a Date On It (Official Video)
  4. Polo G Feat. Lil Tjay – Pop Out ????By. Ryan Lynch Prod. By JDONTHATRACK & Iceberg
  5. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  6. Offset – Clout ft. Cardi B
  7. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  8. 21 Savage – a lot ft. J. Cole
  9. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
  10. Daddy Yankee & Snow – Con Calma (Video Oficial)

Most “Liked” Music Videos Globally 

  1. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita
  2. BTS (방탄소?…?단) ‘??’은 것?”?을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey’ Official MV
  3. BLACKPINK – ‘Kill This Love’ M/V
  4. Billie Eilish – bad guy
  5. Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  6. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
  7. Lil Dicky – Earth (Official Music Video)
  8. Daddy Yankee & Snow – Con Calma (Video Oficial)
  9. j-hope ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)’ MV
  10. Vaaste Song: Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi | Nikhil D | Bhushan Kumar | Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru

Top Trending Videos in the U.S. 

  1. James Charles – No More Lies
  2. First We Feast – Gordon Ramsay Savagely Critiques Spicy Wings | Hot Ones
  3. shane – Investigating Conspiracies with Shane Dawson
  4. MrBeast – I Bought Everything In A Store – Challenge
  5. Gillette – We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film)
  6. DAZN USA – HIGHLIGHTS | Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr.
  7. jeffreestar – Kylie Skin Review with Shane Dawson
  8. Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM – Soulja Boy Drags Tyga, Drake, Kanye West & Reclaims The Best Comeback Of 2018
  9. Saturday Night Live – R. Kelly Interview Cold Open – SNL
  10. TheOdd1sOut – The Spiders and the Bees