The 10 Most Popular Lyric Videos Of All Time

Avicii, Adele, and Katy Perry are masters of the art form.

It used to be that lyric videos were mostly fan made, a fun and simple way for YouTube users to show love for their favorite songs while helping you out with your shower-singing endeavors.

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But then artists got in on the action and, naturally, things got a lot more interesting.

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Now that they’re finally getting their moment in the sun as a #legitimate art form, lyric videos have become a crucial tool in any artist’s arsenal. These are the top 10 most popular of all time, according to a list provided to BuzzFeed by YouTube.

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10. Bruno Mars — “When I Was Your Man (lyrics)”: 56,798,616

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9. Ariana Grande — “Problem (Lyric Video) ft. Iggy Azalea”: 57,183,474

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8. David Guetta — “Shot Me Down ft. Skylar Grey (Lyric Video)”: 67,624,416

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7. One Direction — “Rock Me (Lyric Video)”: 66,774,901

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6. Katy Perry — “Roar (Lyric Video)”: 76,464,527

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5. Christina Perri — “A Thousand Years”: 82,972,782

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4. Adele — “Skyfall (Lyric Video)”: 97,466,711

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3. Maroon 5 — “Payphone (Lyric Video) ft. Wiz Khalifa”: 116,630,667

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2. Avicii — “Hey Brother (Lyric)”: 134,115,917

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1. Avicii — “Wake Me Up (Lyric Video)”: 196,920,203

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