Remember Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’? Of course you do, everyone does. The track was somewhat of a cultural phenomenon back in 2012-2013, when it topped the charts in almost every country that keeps charts, despite the vast majority of its listeners having no idea what it was about. It was also notable for becoming the most-viewed video in the history of YouTube, a record that had been held since 2012, but has now been broken.
As the BBC reports, Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ had held the title of most-viewed video for the past five years, but now has to pass on that achievement to none other than Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’.
‘See You Again’ was released in March 2015 as the third single from Furious 7, the seventh film in The Fast And The Furious movie franchise. The film clip for the track, which features Charlie Puth, serves as a tribute to the franchise’s star Paul Walker, who tragically died in a car accident in 2013.
The previous holder of the most-viewed record, ‘Gangnam Style’ was notorious if not for the fact that it effectively ‘broke’ YouTube at the time. Back in 2012, YouTube had a maximum view count of 2,147,483,647, and the track’s massive success meant that the company actually had to rewrite its code to accomodate these massive numbers. At the time of writing, Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ has 2,895,813,861 views, 1,250581 more than the previous record holder.
If all this talk of numbers and figures is getting you a bit tired, then check out Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ below, and help increase its view count by one.