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Best YouTube Music Videos of 2016

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Best YouTube Music Videos of 2016

Music videos on YouTube attract attention of millions of users worldwide. Various billboards and charts take YouTube view stats into consideration while issuing the year-end charts.

Let’s view what music videos became hits in 2015 and 2016. Don’t forget that you can download those videos free with Freemake Video Downloader. Alternatively, you may use Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom to convert the clips into MP3 format or download whole music collections containing these songs.

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Top Music Videos 2015

2014 was the year of musical discoveries. A lot of new artists appeared and gathered the record number of YouTube views for their debut clips. Find below the most popular YouTube music videos of 2014.

10. Migos – Emmitt Smith

MIGOS EMMITT SMITH

Can fit 2 plus 2 in my Phantom
Your pockets look like they got cancer
I just bought a brand new Mercedes from Haiti and set it on some Walter

Published: Mar 7, 2014

Views: 980,064

In case you don’t know Emmitt Smith is a professional American football player. The song by Migos with the exact title is a new tribute to former NFL star. The song is just a fun!

9. One Direction – Happily

One Direction Happily

I don’t care what people say when we’re together.
You know I wanna be the one to hold you when you sleep

Published: Jan 10, 2014

Views: 7,048,212

“Can’t stop smiling” is the only thought that will cross your mind while you are watching this video. Though it is not an official video, a lot of YouTube users rated it even higher.

8. Usher – Good Kisser

Usher Good Kisser

See, I told her
The devil is a lie

Published: May 5, 2014

Views:  35,976,880

According to one popular music magazine, this R&B song has lyrics of “praising one particular set of lips”, and sets the scene with lots of “specific imagery”. The respective music video shows Usher dancing and drumming.

7. Little Mix – Salute

Little Mix Salute

Ladies all across the world
Listen up, we’re looking for recruits
If you’re with me, lemme see your hands
Stand up and salute. 

Published: May 1, 2014

Views:  78,003,711

This is a spectacular music video representing military women. Though they are warriors, they are still very hot dancers.

6. Jennifer Lopez – Same Girl

Jennifer Lopez Same Girl

I had to thank God ’cause he chose me
I’m still the same girl

Published: Jan 31, 2014

Views: 18,337,851

This video is J.Lo’s “love letter” to her hometown, New York. The clip depicts Jey Lo walking, dancing and talking about herself being “the same girl”.

5. Lady Gaga – An ARTPOP Film

Lady Gaga Artpop

Love is fly, I’ve flown my beaches with lover’s side
The color’s palette you choose
Can profit you

Published: Mar 22, 2014

Views: 73,561,190

This video is so Lady Gaga’s – expressive, explosive and exceptional. Lady Gaga’s fans will definitely appreciate it.

4. Justin Bieber – Confident feat. Chance The Rapper

Justin Bieber Confident

Like a fantasy in front of me
I think that something special is going down.

Published: Jan 29, 2014

Views: 196,177,014

This one is a romantic and well-staged video by Justin Bieber. In it, Bieber tries to seduce a young woman in a gas station, but he fails. The singer spends most of video following her around, singing and dancing.

3. Machine Gun Kelly – Mind of a Stoner feat. Wiz Khalifa

Machine Gun Kelly Mind of a Stoner ft. Wiz Khalifa

And the same days that I’m happy
Is the same days that I’m mad

Published: Feb 10, 2014

Views: 68,653,576

In this video the two rappers are sitting on a bench and discussing their life goals.

2. Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You feat. Rihanna

Shakira Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna

“You part of me now, you part of me
So where you go I follow, follow, follow”

Published: Jan 30, 2014

Views: 678,903,690

This is the second popular YouTube video of 2014. It received more than 17.1 million views during its first 24 hours of availability.

1.  Katy Perry – Dark Horse feat. Juicy J

Katy Perry Dark Horse

This love will make you levitate
Like a bird
Like a bird without a cage
But down to earth

Published: Feb 20, 2014

Views: 1,374,088,402

And the most popular YouTube video of 2014 is Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”. Katy is starring as an Egyptian queen of ancient times. In the interviews, Katy says that in “Dark Horse” she wanted to be a witch warning a man not to fall in love with her.

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Top YouTube Music Videos 2016

The best music videos this year were dominated by pop and hip-hop artists. Almost all top music videos were published on YouTube in the first half of the year. Find the music stars of 2015 below.

10. Silentó –  Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Silento

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)

Published: Jun 25, 2015

Views: 815,752,730

Teenage Atlanta hip-hop artist Silento marked his first chart entry with this track. The song is very dynamic and energetic.

9. Adele – Hello

adele- hello

When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

Published: Oct 22, 2015

Views: 1,470,537,749

“Hello” is Adele’s first song released after her three-year leave. The track is very deep and touching. Vevo reports that this music video was the first to attain 100 million views in the shortest time.

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 8. Fifth Harmony – Worth It feat. Kid Ink

worth it

Give it to me, I’m worth it
Baby, I’m worth it
Uh huh I’m worth it

Published: Mar 28, 2015

Views: 782,430,660

This is the girls band’s first international successful single peaking in numerous world charts. “Worth It” is written from the perspective of a woman telling a man that she’s “Worth It”.

7. Sia – Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler

sia elastic heart

Well, I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart,
But your blade—it might be too sharp.

Published: Jan 7, 2015

Views: 605,801,082

“Elastic Heart” is a song by Australian singer Sia taken from the soundtrack for the movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. The music video has become very controversial.

6. David Guetta – Hey Mama feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack

guetta hey mama

Be my woman, girl, I’ll be your man
Be my woman, girl, I’ll be your man

Published: May 19, 2015

Views: 693,150,677

This is an island-flavored tune by the famous French DJ with Nicki Minaj’s vocals. The plot of the music video starts in a desert and ends in the water full of sharks.

5. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood feat. Kendrick Lamar

taylor swift

Now we got problems
And I don’t think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we got bad blood

Published: May 17, 2015

Views: 861,206,212

“Bad Blood” is the singer’s fourth Hot 100 No. 1 single. The lyrics of “Bad Blood” describe the betrayal of a close friend. The music video won “Video of the Year” and “Best Collaboration” at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

4. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On feat. MØ

major lazer

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on

Published: Mar 22, 2015

Views: 1,318,674,583

“Lean On” was a critical and commercial success, peaking at many world charts. In November 2015, the single was named by Spotify as the most streamed song of all time, with 526 million streams globally.

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3. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

Ellie Goulding

Love me like you do, love me like you do
Touch me like you do, touch me like you do
What are you waiting for?

Published: Jan 22, 2015

Views: 1,083,140,489

Ellie Goulding recorded this sultry power ballad for the “50 Shades Of Grey” movie. The song ideally reflects the main idea of the sensational film.

2. Maroon 5 – Sugar

maroon 5 sugar

I’m right here, ’cause I need
Little love and little sympathy

Published: Jan 14, 2015

Views: 1,211,224,866

“Sugar” is a disco, funk-pop and soul song that features a wide range of instruments. The music video was inspired by the romantic comedy “Wedding Crashers” of 2005. The clip features Maroon 5 crashing weddings that happened in the city.

1. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again feat. Charlie Puth

Wiz Khalifa - See You Again feat. Charlie Puth

Damn, who knew?
All the planes we flew
Good things we’ve been through
That I’ll be standing right here talking to you

Published: Apr 6, 2015

Views: 1,678,592,381

This is the official “Furious 7” soundtrack. The music video includes some parts of the film and of course features expensive cars and races.

The chart of 2016 is coming soon!

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