When it comes to YouTube and the rankings of its most popular videos, you’ll most likely think of it in terms of how many views or likes a given video receives. But just because a YouTube video happens to have a ton of views or millions of likes, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s protected from receiving dislikes. In fact, some of the most popular and well-known viral videos on YouTube also carry staggering numbers of dislikes as well.
If you’ve ever been curious to know which videos have received the most dislikes, here’s your chance to find out. Here are the current ten most disliked videos on YouTube.
10. Official Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Reveal Trailer — Call of Duty (3.88 million dislikes)
It’s not the only gaming-related YouTube video on this list, but it is the only one to act as a preview for a then-upcoming game. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare came out in 2016, but the odd thing about this particular video, is that even though it’s received 3.88 million dislikes since its initial posting, many of the most recent comments on this video actually had positive things to say about the game itself.
And some YouTube users have expressed regret for judging the game so harshly, so quickly based on this trailer. This trailer also has over 43 million views and people are still coming back to it in 2020.
9. Despacito — Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (4.54 million dislikes)
Despacito’s placement on this list is largely due to how over-saturated we were with its presence after it was released. You couldn’t escape the original song or its various remixes. And to be honest, when you compare its number of dislikes to its number of likes, the amount of dislikes isn’t really all that bad. Sure, there were 4.54 million dislikes, but there were also a whopping 38.02 million likes and over 6 billion views.
The song might seem corny now, but numbers don’t lie. Millions of you secretly love it.
8. Can this video get 1 million dislikes? — PewDiePie (4.75 million dislikes)
Yes. PewDiePie’s request was fulfilled, and he got the 1 million dislikes he wanted for this video. Plus 3.75 million additional dislikes. And that’s not surprising considering his following (he has around 105 million subscribers on YouTube) and the fact that his supporters seem to be willing to do anything to show support for their favorite YouTube star.
This particular video was published in December of 2016 and has gotten over 20 million views since.
7. It’s Everyday Bro — Jake Paul featuring Team 10 (4.81 million dislikes)
We’re also sorry to have dredged up this particular music video, but with 4.81 million dislikes, Jake Paul’s “It’s Everyday Bro” simply belongs on this list. And if you watch the video, we’re certain you’ll understand why. (But we’re also concerned that it somehow hasn’t received more dislikes and that it has 2.9 million likes.)
6. Johny Johny Yes Papa — LooLoo Kids (5.90 million dislikes)
It’s strange to think that a children’s song that’s less than two minutes long could garner so many dislikes. That is, until you realize how many of its billions of views are probably just little kids playing the short, catchy song over and over again, much to their parents’ annoyance. It’s not a terrible song, but it is, like many songs for kids, repetitive and contains simple lyrics. The video itself features a baby trying to sneak sugar cubes when his father (or grandfather?) isn’t looking. The premise is odd, but hardly deserving of over 5 million dislikes.
5. Miroshka TV — Learning Colors Multi-Colored Eggs on the Farm (6.40 million dislikes)
It’s not the only children’s video on this list, but it might be the longest children’s video featured. Clocking in at five minutes and 10 seconds, Miroshka TV’s Learning Colors Multi-Colored Eggs on the Farm is a crudely animated video that teaches young children about colors via cartoon eggs with decidedly creepy smiles. The video is narrated in Russian, but the song that plays in the background is “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” sung in English. While the video certainly gets the job done — you will learn the names of many different colors — it’s a really long video given the subject matter and the eggs do weird things like smash themselves into pieces and combine the shards together to create a giant egg, who then creates smaller eggs again. It’s a lot.
4. Baby Shark Dance — Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs & Stories (7.71 million dislikes)
If your kids finally got bored of the insanely viral Baby Shark song, then we’re sorry to inflict this earworm on you again. But it’s on this list for a reason because regardless of how popular the song was among children and toddlers alike, the video still garnered over 7 million dislikes.
There’s no way to find out for sure, but we like to think that every single dislike comes from an exasperated parent who just wants to listen to something else for a change. The Baby Shark Dance video debuted in June of 2016 and has received over 5 billion views to date.
3. YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record — YouTube (8.98 million dislikes)
YouTube created this video as an answer to the criticisms of its much-reviled YouTube Rewind 2018 video. So is it actually better than the 2018 video? Well, it still made it on this list because it garnered nearly 9 million dislikes since its debut. But, this video still has many fewer dislikes than its Rewind predecessor, seems to have a more cohesive theme this go-round (video statistics and moments in which YouTube videos and creators broke records), and it’s also much shorter than the 2018 video. Progress, right?
2. Baby — Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris (11.39 million dislikes)
It’s the video that launched a million Beliebers. (Yes, that’s what Justin Bieber’s fans actually call themselves.) The video debuted in 2010 and it’s still going strong with over 2 billion views.
It’s the video that launched a million Beliebers. (Yes, that’s what Justin Bieber’s fans actually call themselves.) Since its debut in 2010, there’s been hundreds of parodies and remixes of Justin’s first hit—but the original music video still has over 2 billion views.
The odd thing is, is that usually there’s a wide gap between the number of likes versus dislikes a video receives. And this is usually because many videos eventually reach some sort of consensus (a video is either nearly universally considered bad or it isn’t), but “Baby” is weird because there’s only a little over 2 million votes that separate those who like it and those who don’t. This video might have over 13 million likes, but there are still 11.39 million dislikes. It has been 10 years, and it still looks like we can’t decide if this video is terrible or not.
1. YouTube Rewind 2018 — YouTube (17.93 million dislikes)
In an intriguing paradox, the website that conceived the idea of a YouTube video also wins the record for having the most disliked video. We understand the reason for the unprecedented number of thumbs down on this thing, though. First, it’s eight minutes long, far too lengthy for a video recapping some of the cringiest, corniest highlights.
The video also lacks flow, as there is too much going on, too many hokey memes, and some awkward after-school special type of clips. The video might not deserve the close-to 207 million dislikes; that’s some hardcore last-picked-for-dodgeball vibes. However, it’s uncomfortable, and the YouTube Rewind for 2019 is not far behind on the list. We can only imagine how poorly the Rewind for the tumultuous 2020 will fare.
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