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Psy's Gangnam Style isn't the most played YouTube video any more

Psy's Gangnam Style isn't the most played YouTube video any more

But whilst the Korean hit is still as catchy as ever, it has finally been overtaken in the YouTube rankings for the first time in years and it's another music video that has taken the title.

The "See You Again" video has averaged 3 million views a day in 2017 alone.

The song had been written for Furious 7, and was played during the closing credits in tribute to the late Paul Walker, who passed away in a vehicle crash before the movie had been completed.

Gangnam Style was released in 2012 and it became so popular that it broke the YouTube counter of the maximum number of views (2,147,483,647) and YouTube had to rewrite the code.

The video surpassed American singer Justin Bieber's song "Baby, Baby", which previously held the record for most player video, a few months after its release in 2012. "Now a decade later, it feels incredible to be a part of the most-viewed video on YouTube". All but two of the top 20 videos that now have the most all-time videos on YouTube are music videos.

That amounts to roughly $10 million for every billion views, or almost $30 million in ad revenue for each of the popular videos.

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Khalifa's 2015 collaboration with Puth was written as a tribute to the actor Paul Walker, to be included on the soundtrack to Furious 7.

Videos on YouTube now reach millions of users in no time.

"I am super excited and thankful to everyone who supported the song and video on YouTube, and so happy to impact many lives through my music", Khalifa said in a statement.

Interestingly, See You Again is also one of the most frequently played pop songs at funerals in the UK.

Wiz told BET in 2015 that when he'd been writing See You Again, 'My whole objective was to make something that everybody can connect with'.


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