Baby Shark became the most-watched YouTube video on Monday, with more than seven billion views.

‘Baby Shark Dance’, the English-language version of the song, crossed over seven billion views on YouTube on Monday, even more than Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ as the most-watched video on the platform.

The ubiquitous children’s song was first uploaded to YouTube in June 2016. It is a remix of an American campfire song by the Seoul-based production company Pinkfong.


The song has plenty of adult fans and entered global viral fame: The Washington National’s baseball team took it up as an anthem and went on to win the World Series last year, prompting the White House to play the tune during the celebrations.

One US town played the song on a loop, while another, Florida’s West Palm Beach, used the melody to try to discourage homeless people from congregating in a public area.

Two of the last four tracks to hold the most-played record on YouTube are South Korean — rapper Psy’s megahit ‘Gangnam Style’ held the title for more than three years until it was dethroned by Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’.