Let us look at the below list of Top 10 most popular hottest music videos of 2016 and 2017. A song can change any person’s mood. So what are some of the songs that have been on everyone’s lips this year? Releases from Coldplay, Rihanna, Zayn Malik and Fifth Harmony, all artists who are known around the world, are raking up millions of views. The internet and platforms like YouTube cater to a worldwide audience and this is reflected in the massive popularity of some songs of Latin American origin. YouTube views of an artist today prove his or her global appeal and give everyone an idea about their fan bases overseas.
Today we present the list of the top 10 most popular hottest music videos of 2016-2017 in terms of YouTube views. The list has been compiled in current time and music videos uploaded this year only have been included.
List of the world’s top 10 most popular hottest music videos of 2016-2017
Below the list of top 10 most popular and hottest music videos of this season. The list of top 10 most popular music videos on youtube.
10. One Direction – History [214 million views]
History is the thirteenth track on One Direction’s fifth studio album, Made in the A.M. The hugely popular boy band revealed that the song is dedicated to the fans and the entire album was a symbol of their journey together with their fans. The song got good reviews and entered at #1 on the Billboard Trending Charts. The video passed 100 million views in less than two months.
9. Chino y Nacho – Andas En Mi Cabeza ft. Daddy Yankee [290 million views]
Andas En Mi Cabeza is the lead single of the fifth studio album by Venezuelan duo Chino & Nacho. This catchy and romantic song has a music video directed by Nuno Gomes and filmed in Venezuela. It got over 13.6 million views in just the first week smashing the record for most viewed Spanish-language video over seven days.
8. [326 million views]
Meghan Trainor released the song, NO, as the lead single of her second studio album Thank You. This song is quite different from other works of the artist and it reached to #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The music video features Meghan dancing with an all-female troupe inside a warehouse. Darker and with more sexual elements than we usually expect in her videos, NO has been doing quite well on the charts as well as on YouTube.
7. Sia – Cheap Thrills ft. Sean Paul [432 million views]
The 2016 album This Is Acting by Australian artist Sia contains the pop song Cheap Thrills. Sia sung this song when Rihanna, for who it was originally written, turned it down. It reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video contains the same type of choreography as some of her previous work, featuring faceless characters in black and blonde wigs.
6. Mike Posner – I Took a Pill in Ibiza (SeeB Remix) (Explicit) [460 million views]
The song was originally a guitar based acoustic song that was remixed by SeeB. The remix became American artist Mike Posner’s biggest hit and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video created some controversy as officials felt annoyed at the fact that it highlighted drug abuse in Ibiza.
5. Coldplay – Hymn for the Weekend [480 million views]
This single from the British band featured Beyoncé and was shot in various Indian cities. Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor made a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance in the music video which got criticism for stereotyping India. The video has got over 450 million views on YouTube. At the 2016 Brit Awards this song was performed live.
4. Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft. Drake [550 million views]
Work by Rihanna is the lead single of her eighth studio album, Anti. The song also features rapper Drake and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The incredibly catchy reggae pop song also got a good response in Europe and Australia. The song actually has two music videos. One features Rihanna dancing at a busy nightclub while the other has her and Drake in a room full of pink neon lights.
3. Zayn – Pillowtalk [584 million views]
The lead single from Zayn’s debut solo album called Mind of Mine. This sexy pop song has a lot of adult imagery, themes and words. It shows his evolution as an artist since the days of One Direction. The music video features American model Gigi Hadid and has some cool and trippy imagery alongside kaleidoscopic effects.
2. Hasta el Amanecer – Nicky Jam [660 million views]
Hasta el Amanecer, is a top best and most popular song, this catchy single from American Latin pop singer, Nicky Jam and the music video has got over 600 million views. Many experts are predicting that Jam will win many awards for this song that has been described as a ‘’sultry, sexy reggaetón track’’ by the Billboard. The song reached to #1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
1. Fifth Harmony – Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign [786 million views]
The girl band Fifth Harmony released this song as the lead single of their second studio album, 7/27. This song Work from Home reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the most popular song by the band. This Electro-pop song with a catchy chorus also features rapper Ty Dolla $ign. The music video has been directed by Director X and features shirtless men at a construction site with girls performing dance routines.
So this was our current most popular music videos list of the 10 hottest music videos in 2016-2017 so far. A few months are still left in this year and don’t be surprised to see some of this songs rise above the others in view count or get replaced by some totally new songs. From our list we can conclude that being a familiar name among music award shows or on the Billboard charts might not mean that the artist will have the most popular hottest music videos.