50 most-watched YouTube music videos: 30-21

As part of a five-part series, Guides is counting down the 50 most-watched YouTube videos

By NoelGRSr

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YouTube is celebrating its tenth birthday this weekend. Created by three former PayPal colleagues, YouTube has become more than just a social website. It has created celebrities, humiliated public figures, reminded us of 1980’s TV intros, been used as a means of propaganda, and, inevitably, it has been a potent tool of war.
But through all this, it seems that YouTube has been used primarily to watch music videos. As part of a five-part series, we here at Guides have listed the 50 most-watched music videos over the last 10 years.
Part 3 30-21
(Views as of April 23, 2015)
WARNING: Some clips may contain adult language
30. Let Her Go, Passenger
Uploaded July 25, 2012 Views 603,129,318
29. Wake Me Up, Avicii
Uploaded July 29, 2013 Views 609,157,328
28. Not Afraid, Eminem
Uploaded June 4, 2010 Views 613,125,960
27. Bad Romance, Lady Gaga
Uploaded November 23, 2009 Views 621,143,957
26. Ai Se Eu Te Pego, Michel Telo
Uploaded July 25, 2011 Views 626,941,015
25. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
Uploaded August 19, 2011 Views 629,541,254
24. Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye
Uploaded July 5, 2011 Views 630,414,987
23. Happy, Pharrell Williams
Uploaded November 21, 2013 Views 635,937,467
22. Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Uploaded November 30, 2010 Views 639,506,841
21. The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars
Uploaded April 15, 2011 Views 653,548,074