YouTube has compiled a list of the top 10 most popular lyric videos of all time

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Did you know the popularity of lyric videos on YouTube are continuing to rise? Searches for “lyric video” now at an all-time high.

 

So far in 2014, people have uploaded 100 days’ worth of videos with “lyric video” in the title, that have gotten 850+ million views

 

YouTube has compiled a list of the top 10 most popular lyric videos of all time.

 

10. Bruno Mars — “When I Was Your Man (lyrics)”: 57,789,851 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJT0Suanqhg)

9. Ariana Grande — “Problem (Lyric Video) ft. Iggy Azalea”: 59,862,736 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoJ8s90NLc4)

8. David Guetta — “Shot Me Down ft. Skylar Grey (Lyric Video)”: 73,957,630 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x2ABSAMVno)

7. One Direction — “Rock Me (Lyric Video)”: 67,608,064 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pSUbrq84aE)

6. Katy Perry — “Roar (Lyric Video)”: 76,791,132 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9SeJIgWRPk)

5. Christina Perri — “A Thousand Years”: 84,700,444 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ayN39xmsI)

4. Adele — “Skyfall (Lyric Video)”: 98,440,284 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeumyOzKqgI)

3. Maroon 5 — “Payphone (Lyric Video) ft. Wiz Khalifa”: 117,022,809 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FlQSQuv_mg)

2. Avicii — “Hey Brother (Lyric)”: 137,056,523 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxIiPLVR6NA)

1. Avicii — “Wake Me Up (Lyric Video)”: 198,525,542 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y_KJAg8bHI)

 

Years ago fans would upload songs with lyrics as the visual on YouTube, and musicians would claim them throughContent ID. Major artists are continuing to embrace the latest fan-started trend, giving them millions of additional views, and creating their own “official lyric videos” – driving millions of views for their songs and teasing the eventual official music video.

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