Rock Candy

Since MTV doesn’t really show music videos anymore, YouTube is the place for those who want to watch music videos to their heart’s content.

Some music videos — both classic and recently released — have caught on more than others and have racked up 1 billion views and more.

For your viewing pleasure, here are 30 rock/pop music videos with at least 1 billion views on YouTube.

(Note: View numbers listed are as of December 6, 2022.)

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Californication' (1 billion views)

  • Audioslave - 'Like a Stone' (1.02 billion views)

  • Evanescence - 'Bring Me To Life' (1.11 billion views)

  • Cyndi Lauper - 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' (1.12 billion views)

  • Metallica - 'Nothing Else Matters' (1.19 billion views)

  • Whitney Houston - 'I Will Always Love You' (1.32 billion views)

  • AC/DC - 'Thunderstruck' (1.19 billion views)

  • Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (1.32 billion views)

  • Bon Jovi - 'It's My Life' (1.19 billion views)

  • The Cranberries - 'Zombie' (1.29 billion views)

  • a-ha - 'Take On Me' (1.56 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'November Rain' (1.97 billion views)

  • Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (1.58 billion views)

  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (1.55 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'In The End' (1.45 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Paradise' (1.64 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Radioactive' (1.41 billion views)

  • 4 Non Blondes - 'What's Up' (1.42 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Heathens' (1.95 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'Sweet Child O' Mine' (1.45 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'Numb' (1.89 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Believer' (2.33 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Hymn For the Weekend' (1.79 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Thunder' (1.90 billion views)

  • Europe - 'The Final Countdown' (1.06 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'The Scientist' (1.07 billion views)

  • Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean' (1.26 billion views)

  • System of a Down - 'Chop Suey!' (1.21 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Ride' (1.33 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Adventure of a Lifetime' (1.37 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Stressed Out' (2.59 billion views)