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Gangnam Style is no longer the most viewed YouTube video ever

11 July 2017

The title holder is now "See You Again", by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, Mashable reported.

"Gangnam Style", the mammoth hit from South Korean artist Psy in 2012, has been unseated as the most viewed video on YouTube where it sat on the top for the last five years.

"Gangnam Style" was first uploaded to YouTube in July of 2012, and became the most-watched video on the site that November.

According to calculations, in terms of time, See You Again has been streamed for more than 21,000 years collectively.

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The surreal video became so popular that it "broke" YouTube's play counter, exceeding the maximum possible number of views (2,147,483,647), and forcing the company to rewrite its code.

See You Again is both Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's most successful single to date with 12 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and two consecutive weeks in the number one spot in the United Kingdom singles chart.

It was the best-selling song worldwide in 2015, and received best song nominations at both the Grammys and the Oscars. It was dedicated to the late actor Paul Walker and featured the lines: "It's been a long day without you my friend/ And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again".

Puth previously revealed that he never expected the song, which hit the 2 billion in September 2016, to receive such a positive response when he first wrote the hook.

Gangnam Style is no longer the most viewed YouTube video ever