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50 most popular pop music videos from 2018

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50 most popular pop music videos from 2018

To say that the state of pop music has changed over the course of the past ten years would be an understatement. Recent years have seen the influx of trailblazing artists blending traditional pop music styles with genres that have historically garnered less radio play and media coverage, the likes of which include R&B, hip-hop, and electronic dance music (or EDM).

Though it can be difficult to quantify exactly how strong an influence each respective genre has on the popular music industry today, there is perhaps no better way to take the pulse of pop music in the digital age than by taking a sample size of the top streamed artists and songs on a handful of popular platforms. While Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, and a handful of other streaming services allow users access to millions of songs at the tips of their fingers, YouTube remains the unquestioned king of video streaming, particularly in the domain of music videos.

In seeking to better understand what kinds of artists, visuals, and musical styles were grasping the attention of music video fanatics everywhere, Stacker composed a list of the most-watched music videos on YouTube so far in 2018. The view count data was collected on Sunday, June 10th, 2018, and is subject to change on a daily basis. Read on to see where your favorite artists’ 2018 hits lands on the list.

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#50. What I Miss Most – Calum Scott

Published: May 16, 2018
Views: 9,365,754
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#49. One World (2018 FIFA World Cup Russia) – RedOne ft. Adelina, Now United

Published: June 1, 2018
Views: 11,135,883
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#48. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel

Published: February 22, 2018
Views: 14,666,542
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#47. Fall In Line – Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato

Published: May 23, 2018
Views: 15,633,467
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#46. I'll Be There – Jess Glynne

Published: May 4, 2018
Views: 17,474,952
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#45. Don't Go Breaking My Heart – Backstreet Boys

Published: May 17, 2018
Views: 18,145,842
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#44. Four Out Of Five – Arctic Monkeys

Published: May 13, 2018
Views: 18,646,730
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#43. Lie To Me – Mikolas Josef

Published: March 13, 2018
Views: 18,692,971
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#42. Trust Fund Baby – Why Don't We

Published: March 1, 2018
Views: 19,638,990
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#41. Want You Back – 5 Seconds Of Summer

Published: March 27, 2018
Views: 21,749,179
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#40. Don't Say You Love Me – Fifth Harmony

Published: May 18, 2018
Views: 21,854,990
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#39. Pray – Sam Smith ft. Logic

Published: May 9, 2018
Views: 21,935,430
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#38. Alone – Halsey ft. Big Sean, Stefflon Don

Published: April 6, 2018
Views: 22,247,638
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#37. MOVE TO MIAMI – Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull

Published: May 9, 2018
Views: 24,138,412
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#36. Lullaby – Sigala, Paloma Faith

Published: February 28, 2018
Views: 25,611,238
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#35. Paradise – George Ezra

Published: January 24, 2018
Views: 25,973,872
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#34. 2002 – Anne-Marie

Published: May 8, 2018
Views: 27,451,181
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#33. The Champion – Carrie Underwood ft. Ludacris

Published: March 2, 2018
Views: 27,484,869
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#32. Dinero – Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled, Cardi B

Published: May 24, 2018
Views: 28,070,549
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#31. My My My! – Troye Sivan

Published: January 11, 2018
Views: 30,311,759
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#30. Genius – LSD ft. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth

Published: May 3, 2018
Views: 34,509,665
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#29. You Are The Reason (Duet Version) – Calum Scott, Leona Lewis

Published: March 7, 2018
Views: 39,872,497
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#28. Colors – Jason Derulo, Maluma

Published: April 13, 2018
Views: 41,335,653
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#27. The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Published: January 29, 2018
Views: 46,250,711
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#26. This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

Published: January 11, 2018
Views: 48,191,112
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#25. Love Lies – Khalid & Normani

Published: February 16, 2018
Views: 51,322,281
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#24. Familiar – Liam Payne & J Balvin

Published: May 4, 2018
Views: 54,339,011
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#23. No Excuses – Meghan Trainor

Published: March 1, 2018
Views: 54,342,916
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#22. Mad Love – Sean Paul, David Guetta ft. Becky G

Published: March 15, 2018
Views: 68,761,726
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#21. TOY – Netta

Published: March 11, 2018
Views: 70,868,246
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#20. Let Me – Zayn

Published: April 12, 2018
Views: 71,005,332
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#19. Mine – Bazzi

Published: January 31, 2018
Views: 76,435,452
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#18. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

Published: May 31, 2018
Views: 81,557,529
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#17. Wait – Maroon 5

Published: February 8, 2018
Views: 82,761,839
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#16. Happier – Ed Sheeran

Published: April 27, 2018
Views: 96,236,672
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#15. In My Blood – Shawn Mendes

Published: April 24, 2018
Views: 99,877,201
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#14. You Are The Reason – Calum Scott

Published: January 5, 2018
Views: 105,271,779
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#13. Never Be the Same – Camila Cabello

Published: March 8, 2018
Views: 127,040,363
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#12. All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA

Published: February 6, 2018
Views: 131,760,978
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#11. For You – Liam Payne, Rita Ora

Published: January 26, 2018
Views: 136,527,454
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#10. 1, 2, 3 – Sofia Reyes ft. Jason Derulo, De La Ghetto

Published: February 16, 2018
Views: 146,459,613
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#9. These Days – Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore, Dan Caplen

Published: January 25, 2018
Views: 171,747,068
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#8. Delicate – Taylor Swift

Published: March 12, 2018
Views: 188,083,440
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#7. Sick Boy – The Chainsmokers

Published: January 17, 2018
Views: 192,092,598
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#6. Call Out My Name – The Weeknd

Published: April 12, 2018
Views: 202,102,362
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#5. FRIENDS – Marshmello & Anne-Marie

Published: February 16, 2018
Views: 214,769,586
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#4. Say Something – Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton

Published: January 25, 2018
Views: 215,804,990
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#3. No Tears Left To Cry – Ariana Grande

Published: April 20, 2018
Views: 281,116,755
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#2. IDGAF – Dua Lipa

Published: January 12, 2018
Views: 296,365,948
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#1. Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B

Published: January 4, 2018
Views: 429,686,132
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