YouTube is the most popular video platform with 2 billion active users and an estimated 400 hours of video uploaded every minute from all over the world.
In addition to the number of “likes” each video also shows the number of “dislikes” for those that have not been liked too much by Internet users. Discover the top 20 most disliked videos in the history of YouTube.
1. YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind
YouTube Rewind 2018 is to date the most disliked video on YouTube history with 18 million “dislikes”. It shows a summary of the most viewed and highlights of 2018 on YouTube and is made by the platform itself. The video has not been liked at all by critics and users because they consider that it shows trends that are outdated, missing featured events or there is too much content about Fortnite.
2. Justin Bieber – Baby (Official Music Video) ft. Ludacris
Singer Justin Bieber has millions of fans around the world, but he also has a large list of people who don’t like his music as much. The video clip “Baby” was uploaded no less than eleven years ago, in 2010, and accumulates up to 12 million “dislikes” which places it as the second most disliked video in the history of the platform. However, it also has 16 million “likes”.
3. Baby Shark Dance by PinkFong
The very popular children’s song about sharks from the Korean company PinkFong is currently the most-watched video on YouTube with nearly eight million views ahead of another musical boom like “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi. But not everything is rosy because it also gets eleven million “dislikes” since it was uploaded on YouTube in 2016.
4. YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record
YouTube doesn’t seem to be very good in recent years when it comes to summarizing the highlights of the year. If the 2018 recap holds the record as the most disliked video, the 2019 one is also at the top of the list by being rated as boring and not very dynamic. It was published in December 2019 and has 9.4 million dislikes.
5. LooLoo Kids – Johny Johny Yes Papa
The thing about children’s songs and YouTube seems to be a love-hate relationship because it is both like and dislike by many users of the video platform. “Johny Johny Yes Papa” is a children’s song by LooLoo Kids starring a baby who is caught eating sugar with his father. The video has 9 million dislikes on YouTube since it was uploaded in 2016 and has since been the subject of versions and memes imitating situations in which some person is caught eating something inappropriate.
6. Learning Colors – Colorful Eggs on a Farm
A Russian video with educational content showing smiling eggs living on a farm and changing color and shape is the sixth most disliked video in YouTube history with more than six million dislikes. It is posted by the Russian channel Mirochka TV. What at first seems to be a children’s video with cheerful colors has something that makes it weird and even scary for more adult audiences. Some sound effects are reminiscent of warlike explosions. However, for the little ones it has an attractive effect, partly because of the repetitive melody.
7. Bath Song by Cocomelon
Another children’s song that YouTube users have not liked too much is “Bath Song”. The “bath song” has accumulated more than 6 million dislikes on the video platform. The educational children’s song released by Cocomelon tells how two children take a bath and show the different parts of the body while washing themselves.
8. Can this video get 1 million dislikes? by PewDiePie
Can this video get 1 million dislikes? This challenge was directly asked by the comedian PewDiePie. He is a controversial YouTuber who in this video makes an ironic criticism of the importance of likes in videos. His wishes were fulfilled and the video has already passed the five million “dislikes” mark.
9. It’s Everyday Bro by Jake Paul
Jake Paul is a YouTuber, actor, and boxer of American origin who rose to fame by publishing videos on Vine before being suspended. On this platform, he had more than five million followers. In 2017 he released “It’s Everyday Bro”, a song in collaboration with Team 10 that accumulated 5.1 million dislikes. The song is rap style and the lyrics talk about his rise as a YouTuber.
10. Despacito by Luis Fonsi
“Despacito” the song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was a musical boom in 2017. The Puerto Rican singer’s catchy track won four Grammys and has been considered the Latin song of the decade. It has been used as the main theme of video games and soap operas and has even been embroiled in controversy due to doubts about its authorship. But after hearing the song so much everywhere over the years it has become worn out over time. The proof of this has been the 4.9 million “dislikes” it has already accumulated on YouTube.
11. Masha and The Bear – Recipe for disaster (Episode 17)
At number 11 of the most disliked videos on YouTube is an episode of the Russian children’s series “Masha and the Bear”. The series is about the adventures of Masha, a Russian girl who is taken care of by an anthropomorphic bear. Chapter 17 of the series titled “recipe for disaster” narrates the adventure of the bear who wants to finish a game of checkers, but the little girl interrupts him. When the bear is finally able to play, the girl stays in the house and prepares so much food that she turns the house into a disaster. This episode caused a sensation on the internet becoming one of the most viewed of the series, but it has also received 4.1 million dislikes since its publication in 2012.
12. El Chombo – Dame Tu Cosita
Panamanian singer El Chombo together with Jamaican musician Cutty Ranks released 2018 the song “dame tu cosita”. The video where an alien is seen dancing to the song went viral and reached just over four million dislikes.
13. Official Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Reveal Trailer
The trailer of the video game “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” obtained the record of being one of the most-watched, but it also has three million nine hundred thousand dislikes on YouTube. From users’ comments, it seems that the video game has not met their expectations. It was released in 2016 and players have to succeed in winning inside a war that takes place in space.
14. Friday by Rebecca Black
“Friday” is a song performed by American singer Rebeca Black that was released in the year 2011. Since then it has accumulated 3.8 million dislikes on YouTube. The video narrates the daily routine of the singer and her friends from school to partying at night. Since its release, the music critics have been particularly negative. Reasons ranged from describing it as a “strange” song to commenting on the excessive use of Auto-Tune software.
15. Yes Yes Vegetables Song by CoComelon
Between the bath song and the Vegetable song, Cocomelon has racked up a few million dislikes on YouTube. This children’s song dedicated to raising awareness for eating fruits and vegetables instead of junk food passes three and a half million dislikes since its release in 2018.
16. Bibi H – How it is (wap bap … )
“How It is” is a song by Bianca Heinicke posted on her YouTube channel BibisBeautyPalace. Bianca known as Bibi is Youtuber famous for singing and giving advice on this platform. She has more than five million subscribers. Since the release of the song in 2017, she has managed to have 3.2 million dislikes. For many users, the song sounds very childish and flat and the pronunciation of the singer in the video clip has not been liked either.
17. CORTANDO O BOTÃO DO YOUTUBE by Aruan Felix
Aruan Felix is a Brazilian YouTuber whose purpose in this video is to smash a plaque sent to him by YouTube for reaching 100,000 subscribers. The reason for breaking this object is that he is not satisfied because he wants a million followers. The video was published in 2015 and accumulated two million six hundred thousand dislikes. This wake-up call did get him what he wanted because he has more than five million subscribers now so he won’t need to smash more items.
18. Gagnam Style by PSY
Another song that became popular and was played almost daily in every corner of the world was Gagnam Style. More than three billion reproductions turned it into an Internet sensation, but also many people ended up very tired of the song. Tiredness is reflected in the 2.6 million dislikes, it has received since 2012.
19. So Sorry by Logan Paul
“So Sorry” is a video where the American YouTuber Logan Paul apologizes for the publication of another video showing a man who had taken his own life in a forest in Japan. The discomfort of millions of Internet users made him publish this video to apologize to the entire Internet. The unpleasant event has been reflected in the two and a half million “dislikes” he has received, as well as thousands of comments reproaching him for this action.
20. YouTube Rewind: The Shape of 2017
The list of the twenty most hated videos on YouTube also includes the summary of the year 2017 of the platform itself. The summary video featuring more than 200 YouTubers, songs that were trending that year such as “Despacito” or “Shape of you” and other events such as the Manchester bombing or the earthquake in Mexico, accumulates 2.3 million dislikes.
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