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Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg earned a place in the one billion view club with their 1999 track “Still D.R.E.” from the album 2001.
The music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube in October 2011.
The song was well-received on release, peaking at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time and being featured in the film “Training Day”. It was also part of the duo’s performance during the halftime show at the Super Bowl LVI that pushed the video across the 1 billion view finish line.
'Can't Stop The Feeling'
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Justin Timberlake lands another video in the one billion-view hall of fame.
The song from the “Trolls” movie soundtrack came out in 2016 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it spent 52 weeks on the chart.
It earned several nominations including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song. It would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media that season.
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Justin Timberlake’s pop hit “Mirrors” surpassed one billion views on YouTube.
The eight-minute-long video for the song came out in 2013 and is the singer’s second-longest-running hit single on the Billboard Hot 100.
It peaked at the No. 2 spot on the all-genre chart where it stayed for 42 weeks.
The video features an elderly couple revisiting memories of their past as their relationship flashes by them.
‘Bring Me To Life’
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Evanescence's 2003 track "Bring Me To Life" is the latest to reach a billion views on YouTube.
The dark video for the song, in which the band's singer Amy Lee dreams about falling from the top of a skyscraper, was uploaded to the site in 2009.
Lee wrote on Twitter, "So very proud to have reached a billion views! What a crazy thing. Thank you for all the love, all the memories. I’m speechless."
'Girls Just Want To Have Fun'
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Cyndi Lauper's 1983 debut hit single "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" is the latest song to reach one billion views on YouTube.
The colourful video is the iconic singer's first to achieve the feat, 13 years after it was posted to the site.
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" is a re-imagined cover of a song originally written and performed by musician Robert Hazard. Lauper re-wrote the song from a woman's perspective along with songwriters Ellie Greenwich and Jeffrey B. Kent, turning the song into one of the biggest and most enduring hits of the '80s.
'Nothing Else Matters'
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Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" has reached a billion views on YouTube.
The six minute video is the sixth song from the '90s to have the honour.
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Cardi B's 2017 hit "Bodak Yellow" has reached a billion views on YouTube.
This is Cardi's first solo music video to reach the milestone after her vid for “I Like It”, which was her second No. 1 hit feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin, hit one billion views in 2019.
Maroon 5’s video for “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi, which also went to No. 1, reached two billion views earlier that year.
Cardi B wrote of the honour, "Wow that’s crazy! Super dope. Thank you all for all the support throughout the years… Back to the lab. Love & appreciate y’all."
'Never Gonna Give You Up'
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Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" has nabbed over a billion views on YouTube.
“That is mind-blowing. The world is a wonderful and beautiful place and I am very lucky,” the singer gushed of his achievement in a social media video.
Astley also announced, "To celebrate 1 Billion views for 'Never Gonna Give You Up' I’m releasing a limited & numbered 7” blue vinyl of the song, 2500 of them and I’ll be signing them all!"
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Nearly two decades after its debut, Nelly and Kelly Rowland’s epic collab “Dilemma” has joined the Billion Views Club.
The music video, directed by Benny Boom, starred the duo and featured R&B icon Patti LaBelle playing Rowland’s mother.
“It is both humbling and what every artist hopes for, to see your work from 20 years ago still getting such love from fans old and new,” Nelly said of the new honour, adding it’s “super dope that a song made before YouTube existed is getting so much support now.”
'It's My Life'
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It only took two decades, but in July 2021 Bon Jovi's video for "It's My Life" surpassed the billion-view threshold.
The song, released in 2000, has gone on to become a classic for the New Jersey rockers, but only hit #33 on the U.S. charts; the track did far better in Europe, where it shot to #1 in several countries.
'No Tears Left To Cry'
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Ariana Grande does it again! Grande enters her fifth entry into the YouTube Billion Views Club with "No Tears Left to Cry". Her 2018 music video crossed the 1 billion threshold on Tuesday, joining the ranks of "Break Free", "Side to Side", "Bang Bang" and "Problem". Equally as impressive is the fact that Grande has generated a combined 5.7 billion views on YouTube over the past 12 months.
It's Linda Perry, Louis Metoyer, Christa Hillhouse and Dawn Richardson, and none of them are blonde. On their own, they're just a quartette of brunettes. But together, their powers combine to create a band that is more than the sum of their parts and the parts in their hair. They are 4 Non Blondes, and their 1993 anthem, "What's Up?", has just surpassed the magical 'billion views' milestone. It's only the fifth music video from the '90s to make it. Remember back at the top when we mentioned Linda Perry? If her name sounds familiar, it's because she's penned some of the biggest bangers of our time, including Pink's "Get the Party Started", Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For?" and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful".
They’re the most-viewed group in YouTube history! The K-pop superstars’ 2017 hit “DNA” surpassed a billion views on Youtube in 2020, and so did BTS’s collab with Halsey, “Boy With Luv”.
Their summer single “Dynamite” earned 101.1 million views in just its first 24 hours, setting a new record for the biggest ever music video debut. It’s currently sitting just shy of six million views, so you can anticipate that this track will join the Billion Views Club within the next year. BTS in the BVC: it’s meant to be.
BTS may have RM (Rap Monster), but Eminem's “Rap God” video has earned a lot of views. The 2013 hit gained Eminem entrance into the hallowed halls of the Guinness Book of World Records, where the Detroit rap legend holds the record for most words in a hit single: 1,560. His bratty 2002 diss track, “Without Me”, and his Oscar-winning jam, “Lose Yourself”, also reached the 'billion views' milestone this year.
Billie Eilish’s breakout #1 hit has reached over a billion views and it raked them all in since this music video premiered back on March 29, 2019. Yes, 2019 feels like a different age, but views still count in real time and according to all official measures, March 2019 was just a little over a year and a half ago. Next up, we could see “Lovely”, her 2018 song with Khalid, join the club. Right now, it’s sitting at just over 900 million views.
‘I Will Always Love You’
Whitney Houston's 1992 power ballad crossed the 'billion views' mark in October 2020. Her #1 hit from the "Bodyguard” soundtrack joins four other ‘90s songs that have hit the billion mark on YouTube in recent years, including Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain”, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — and the next video on our list.
The Cranberries’ 1993 political protest song has only gained relevance with age. The track was written by the Irish alt-rock band’s late lead singer Dolores O’Riordan. It was an international #1 hit single from their second full-length album, No Need To Argue
By March 2020, “Ddu-du Ddu-du” had 1.1 billion views, and in November, “Kill This Love” crossed the 'billion' mark. It’s all in a day’s work for the K-pop phenomena who are in the #1 spot on Bloomberg’s Pop Star Power Rankings.
'Take On Me'
Norwegian pop stars A-ha are in the club! It’s hard to imagine that it would take more than those hairdos to attract a billion sets of eyes, but the video for their 1985 hit “Take On Me” is a classic. It’s the one where the girl in the diner gets sucked into a comic to rescue handsome frontman/burgeoning love interest Morten Harket. A-ha officially crossed the 'one billion' threshold in February 2020. You know what? The video for “The Sun Always Shines On TV” was good, too. It currently has 66 million views.
‘Do I Wanna Know’
Look! Look at these little baby Monkeys all the way back in 2005. "Do I Wanna Know" was released as a single from the band’s fifth record, AM, in 2013. These British rockers managed a specifically difficult feat because very few rock groups are allowed into the Billion Views Club. It’s very exclusive. It is monkey-friendly, though, as we’ll see with our next entry...
For some acts, it’s a long slog. For others, the doors to the Billion Views Club swing open mere months after the release of their very first single. That’s what happened to Australia's Tones & I. Her 2019 dance smash was featured on YouTube’s “Artist on the Rise” program in August of that year. In May 2020, it swept across the 'billion views' threshold.
Chris Brown isn’t just on OnlyFans, he’s got serious YouTube fans. In August 2020, his 2014 video featuring Lil Wayne, Usher, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla Sign and Tyga surpassed the 'one billion views' mark.
‘In the End’
Another rock entry! Linkin Park scored their second entry in the Billion Views Club in July of 2020 when "In the End" surpassed a billion views on YouTube. It's the band's second video to achieve this feat, after "Numb".
‘Life Is Good’
This Drake and Future collab joined the Billion Views Club within just eight months of its release! Here they are with Chubbie Baby at Future's 'Future City' birthday party in 2018. Remember parties? Drake probably does. He probably has a party every time one of his videos breaks the billion mark. If so, he’d have had four parties by now (including one for “God's Plan”, “Hotline Bling” and “Work” with Rihanna), and this would be Future’s first 'billion views' tune to party over.