From a catchy song about a little chicken to a man opening chocolate Kinder Surprise eggs, we count the 10 most viewed YouTube videos of all time 2017. This list does not include VEVO music videos.
10. Masha And The Bear – Bon Appetit, Episode 24. Uploaded By Get Movies
Masha and The Bear is an animated series made by Animaccord Animation Studio in Moscow, Russia. The series, created by Oleg Kuzovkov has been enormously popular on YouTube with 9 episodes receiving more than 300 million views each. To date, episode 24 entitled Bon Appetit had amassed more than 800 million views.
The series is about a 3 year old girl named Masha who is constantly getting herself into mischief while her retired circus bear friend keeps her safe from harm. Uploaded on September 21st, 2012 Bon Appetit sees the bear and his cousin, a panda from China preparing to make dumplings while Masha is out searching for butterflies. She chases a caterpillar to Bear’s house where, after capturing it in a jar, attempts to help the bear and his cousin make dumplings.
The high production value of this series is obvious and it highlights a trend that is seeing videos aimed at children becoming the most watched on YouTube.
9. 20 Surprise Eggs, Kinder Surprise Cars 2 Thomas Spongebob Disney Pixar. Uploaded By SurpriseToys
This video uploaded by SurpriseToys on June 27th, 2013 features a person opening Kinder Surprise eggs and then showing the toys they find inside to the camera. Despite its simple idea, this video has been viewed more than 830 million times.
With a close up camera angle, the crisp sound effects of the eggs being unwrapped and a satisfying ‘pop’ of the capsule, this channel evokes an ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). ASMR is an experience some people get from specific visual and audio cues. The viewer typically feels a tingling-like sensation on the skin coupled with feelings of low grade euphoria.
Amazingly, SurpriseToys, who uploaded Kinder Surprise egg opening videos almost exclusively, has not released a new video since April 2th, 2015.
8. Play Doh Ice Cream Cupcakes Playset Playdough By Surprise Eggs Unboxing Toys. Uploaded By Surprise Eggs Unboxing Toys
This video uploaded by Surprise Eggs Unboxing Toys on March 18th, 2014 shows a person playing with the Play Doh Ice Cream Cupcakes Playset. The video, which runs for 53 min and 43 secs seems to be a compilation of several Play Doh playset videos played back to back for nearly and hour. Like the Kinder Surprise at number 7, this video has found a large market for its very simple idea. To date, this video has amassed more than 840 million views.
7. Charlie Bit My Finger – Again! Uploaded By HDCYT
Charlie Bit My Finger – Again! was first uploaded on May 22nd, 2007. It features two boys, Harry Davies-Carr and his younger brother Charlie Davies-Carr from the United Kingdom. Harry sticks his finger in Charlie’s mouth who bites down. The boy’s father Howard Davies-Carr, only uploaded the video to YouTube to share it with the boy’s grandfather who was living in the US at the time.
The video was immediately popular and by the end of October 2009, a little over 2 years after the video was uploaded, Charlie Bit My Finger – Again! became the most watched video on YouTube reaching 130 million views. To date, this video has been viewed more than 848 million times.
6. PULCINO PIO – El Pollito Pio (Official Video). Uploaded By Pulcinopiotv
El Pollito Pio is the Spanish version of the Italian song Il Pulcino Pio which in English translates as The Little Chick Cheep. It was released as a single on July 18th, 2012 on Globo Records instantly becoming a hit. Il Pulcino Pio made its way to number 1 on the official Italian Singles Chart and held the top spot for 8 consecutive weeks. The song became extremely popular in several European countries including France and Spain in their respective languages. The Spanish version El Pollito Pio, became so loved that it is now the 7th most viewed video on YouTube with more than 960 million views.
The video is essentially about the noises farmyard animals make. While it sounds like the song is made for children it is super catchy and WILL get stuck in your head if you decide to view it! Watch the video all the way to the end to see something unexpected. Below is a link to the English version of El Pollito Pio is you want to see what all the fuss was about:
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