This video has overtaken Psy's Gangnam Style to become YouTube's 'most viewed'

Posted July 13, 2017

"See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth, which also served as a tribute video for the late Paul Walker hit almost 2.9 billion views on YouTube on Tuesday morning, taking the top spot for most viewed video from Psy. Justin Bieber's Sorry (featuring dancing by New Zealand's own Parris Goebel) remains the third most-watched YouTube video of all time, with 2.63 billion views.

Both "Gangnam Style" and "See You Again" have been around for a bit, while "Despacito" was uploaded in January.

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 auto crash before the movie had been completed.

On YouTube, "Gangnam Style" had become so popular that it literally broke the platform's views counter. It went on to become the most-viewed YouTube video in history, but it looks like that is no longer the case as Wiz Khalifa has since managed to snag that position. Most striking was its place on top despite the dominance of English-language music on global charts.

Released in March 2015, the song features vocals from Charlie Puth and Black and Yellow hitmaker Khalifa.

"See You Again" was co-written by and featured the voice of Charle Puth, whose most recent song "Attention" reached number 9 in the United Kingdom charts. Psy's youtube channel, "officialpsy" has recently reached 10 million subscribers. Their performance is accompanied by clips from the film that, if you add them all up, have now been collectively viewed more than any of the Fast & Furious movies combined.

See You Again is regularly played at funerals in the United Kingdom and was the best-selling song globally in 2015.

The song was the top single from the "Furious 7" movie soundtrack, and commercial mega-hit, selling more than 4 million copies in the United States.