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What are the most viewed YouTube Shorts of all time ?

By Steven, on September 4, 2023, updated on September 1, 2023 - 4 min read

Ready for a roller coaster ride through the world of YouTube Shorts? Hold on tight, because we’re about to dive deep into the whirlpool of the most viewed, most shared, and most loved shorts on YouTube!

Then we’ll give you all the secrets you need to create a YouTube Short that deserves to be in this ranking.

From jaw-dropping dance moves to heartwarming animal videos, from mind-bending illusions to rib-tickling comedies, we’ve got it all covered. So grab your popcorn, sit back, and let us guide you through the mesmerizing world of YouTube Shorts that have taken the internet by storm.

The 50 most viewed YouTube Shorts of all time

RankingVideo TitleCreatorViews
1Paytm IPL 2021 Ad – The Salon (English)Pytm2.7B
2Shake Shake The Mango TreeSesame Street 1.9B
3If Cleaning Was a Timed Sport. Part 2Daniel LaBelle1.27B
4How Zach King Gets Away With Doing Graffitidollarbill1.23B
5Power Tools Racing Is INTENSE!!How Ridiculous1B
6World’s Best Prank Gone Wrong! How To Win Every Prank Wars ChallengeCollins Key Shorts929M
7Turning Statues Into Food!! (Delicious)Brandon B879M
8Would You Fly To Paris For A Baguette?MrBeast879M
9Revenge 😂Lucas and Marcus862M
11😱OMG😱 BEST TEACHERdednahype825M
12HAND IN BUCKET ( PRANK )!! 🤣- #ShortsJulius Dein809M
13Lollipop Prank 5 – #shortsPANDA BOI756M
14Monster goes to the nail salon 🧟‍♀️😂Yoeslan734M
15USING CHOPSTICKS Be Like… #shortsmingweirocks681M
16Home Alone in a RushDaniel LaBelle675M
17Her favorite chocolate cakes are under his protection 🤪🤣 #shorts #khamitovyMarta and Rustam654M
18Tip Chocolate Hacks With Balloon @Let’s Cake @Transform CakeSatisfying Cakes611M
19FUNNY DIY FOOT SOAP 🧼 🦶 😂5-Minute Crafts FAMILY580M
20Impossible balance #shortsXavier Mortimer574M
21Monster loses a tooth 🦷Yoeslan544M
22Easy Quick Permanently-reXpair 👨‍🔧🛠reXpair542M
23Extreme Balloon Pop Racing Is INTENSE!!!How Ridiculous541M
24SMOKEBOMB valentines day DIY HACK! #shortsAustin Sprinz519M
25Exercise Ball Racing Is AWESOME 🔴🟡How Ridiculous504M
26Funny Bar Chair Prank Tiktok: justinflomViral Block432M
27THIS NEARLY GAVE HIM A HEAT ATTACK! 🤣😱Woody & Kleiny Extra454M
28Beach Money Ball!!💵🌊💵Klem Family459M
29Javelin Balloon Pop Racing Is INTENSE!!How Ridiculous459M
30इतना विषैला सांप की लोग देखकर हैरान रह गए।#shorts😱 #mostpopularshortsvideoDouble End Game452M
31Famous Music from a lot of Percussion Instruments! #shortsJoe Porter441M
328 Year Old Loses His Mind! 🤣😱Woody & Kleiny Extra434M
34Coke and Mentos Explosion! #shortsAnthonySenpai418M
358 flips in the air 😳😦SportsNation414M
36Crazy mean cat gets brave!TrapperTV413M
37beach lifehackcondsty407M
38The LONGEST STRAW IN THE WORLD.. #ShortsJojo Sim405M
40How it’s doneMoodster386M
41Cool Gadgets🔥Smart Appliances, 🏠 Smart Home Appliances // Items Everyone Should HaveMamad HD386M
42My robot boyfriend 🌺perfect boyfriendTahera Nafeesa382M
43OMG Hot burger! 😂 #shorts Best video by MoniLinaMoniLina380M
44Do you think she can make jelly 🤪🤣 khami tovy 👉 TikTok #shortsMarta and Rustam376M
45Coke & Mentos Bottle INSIDE Balloon! Experiment! – #ShortsCam Casey373M
47khaby lame react #shorts #khabylame #viralshortsThe Nova354M
49New Home Gadgets #Shorts #YTshortsNew Home Gadgets351M
50WILDEST Falling Boxes of 2021! #shortsZutiGang346M

Quite impressive isn’t it?

You’re a content creator? You wonder how to get so many views with your videos? Keep going, Debugbar has all the recipes you need to create a viral video.

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How to do a viral video on YouTube Shorts?

Creating a viral video on YouTube Shorts involves strategic planning and a deep understanding of various key elements:

  1. Choose the right niche: Entertainment is the most popular niche, accounting for over 17% of YouTube Shorts views in the past 90 days. This includes pranks, challenges, and “oddly satisfying” videos. Other popular niches include:
    • Food and Drink,
    • Video Games,
    • Sports, Crafting,
    • Family and Parenting,
    • Animals and Pets,
    • Movies and Television,
    • Science and Technology,
    • and News.
  2. Create engaging content: Content ideas could include:
    • funny shorts (entertaining and humorous content),
    • motivational videos,
    • educational videos,
    • product reviews,
    • niche relevant tips,
    • tricks & hacks,
    • how-to videos,
    • creative short films,
    • unboxing videos,
    • behind the scenes shorts,
    • brand stories, travel videos,
    • before and after videos,
    • industry trends and updates,
    • and busting myths and facts.
  3. Understand your audience: It’s crucial to know what your target audience likes and is currently interested in. This will help you create content that resonates with them.
  4. Create high-quality content: Your video should be well-made and interesting. It doesn’t necessarily have to be professionally made, but it should be clear, well-lit, and well-edited.
  5. Be original: Try to create content that is unique and original. People are more likely to share and engage with content that they haven’t seen before.
  6. Be relatable: Create content that people can relate to, whether it’s something funny, emotional, or inspirational.
  7. Use catchy thumbnails and titles: Your title and thumbnail should be attention-grabbing and give a clear indication of what your video is about.
  8. Optimize for SEO: Use relevant keywords in your video title, description, and tags to help your video get discovered by more people.
  9. Promote your video: Share your video on all your social media platforms and ask your friends and followers to do the same.
  10. Engage with your audience: Reply to comments and messages to create a sense of community and encourage more engagement.
  11. Study viral videos: Analyze videos that have gone viral in the past and try to understand what made them so popular.
  12. Be consistent: The more content you create, the more chances you have of creating a viral video. Being consistent will also help you grow your audience over time.
  13. Use trending music and hashtags: Utilize trending music and hashtags in your video to increase its discoverability.
  14. Repurpose your long-form content: Adapt longer content like blog posts into shorter video formats to reach new audiences and make content creation more efficient.

And voilà, you know everything you need to know ! Now it’s up to you to be the next most viewed YouTube Short !