Top 10 Best YouTube Channels of All Time

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has grown into a global phenomenon, transforming how we consume media and interact with the world around us. With billions of videos uploaded and countless hours of content watched daily, this video-sharing platform has become an integral part of our lives.

From educational tutorials and entertaining vlogs to thought-provoking documentaries and hilarious sketches, YouTube offers something for everyone. But with so many options available, it can be challenging to determine which channels truly stand out from the crowd. That's where your vote comes in. By participating in this poll, you can join thousands of others in identifying the channels that have made a lasting impact on the platform and its viewers.

The channels you choose may have achieved this through their unique content, engaging personalities, or innovative approaches to video creation. They may have inspired, educated, or entertained you, or perhaps they simply provided a much-needed escape from the daily grind. Whatever the reason, your vote helps to recognize and celebrate the best that YouTube has to offer.
The Top Ten
1 Smosh Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla. Anthony Padilla created a website called smosh.com in 2002. He was later joined by his friend Ian Hecox.

If you're talking about pre-2013, Smosh was one of the best and most entertaining YouTubers you could find. Their content was really well-handled, and the comedy was very well done. All of this was further enhanced by Ian and Anthony's chemistry with one another.

Then, Smosh took a nosedive in quality. At this point, they're a shell of their former selves, which is a big shame. Keep in mind, it was Smosh that got me into YouTube in the first place.

Despite not being good anymore, I still appreciate Smosh for the moments they created during their peak years.

2 PewDiePie Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (born October 24, 1989), better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian video producer, and commentary channel. He is best known for his Let's Play commentaries and Vlogs on YouTube. He is known for being the most subscribed-to YouTuber on the website... read more

I can't believe how unbelievably popular this guy's channel is. Honestly, I'm shocked, but as a gamer, I like his channel a lot. I'm big into the horror genre, and it's always cool getting to see all the new horror games he plays.

This guy is shaping the gaming industry. Game developers actually take note of this guy, and it shows because the horror genre is exploding in popularity out of nowhere. Games are becoming more tailored to what the people want. I joined his channel at about 4 million subscribers. I remember I spent a year off YouTube, and when I came back, he had 30 million. For a guy who's only two years older than me, I've got to say I commend this guy.

He's just a normal guy doing what he loves, and now that he's in the spotlight, he's under a lot of pressure. I do believe people who make negative comments about him should back off. Felix is a great guy with his charity work, and he made his success doing the things he's passionate about. I enjoy watching his channel because I see PewDiePie as a winner. Obnoxious at times, of course, but that's just part of what makes him relatable. He's only human and not some perfect man that everyone is going to just love. It's important to remember that fame does not give people the right to place a person under a microscope and try to dissect their every little flaw. I'm happy for Felix, and I'm glad his passions in life got him to where he is today.

3 Nigahiga Ryan Higa, born June 6, 1990, best known as his YouTube username nigahiga, is an American comedian, YouTube personality, and actor. He's best known for his comedy videos, which have been viewed over 3 billion times. His channel was once the most subscribed on YouTube from 2009-2011, longer than any... read more

He is the best comedian on YouTube I've ever watched. His videos are so unique and original, and they stay that way. Plus, his content is safe for younger audiences, unlike other overrated comedians whose videos could practically be rated R.

He's a genius comedian whose videos and skits are well-written and original. He's funny without even trying. One of my favorite videos of his is "Proving the Illuminati is Real." If you haven't watched it yet, I suggest you do, because your mind will be blown. He doesn't let his fame get to his head, either. He even has songs of his own, and so far, my favorite is "Ignored," which is a song about Clash of Clans and how his friends would always ignore him, hence the title. I wish he could have been number one, though.

4 TheFineBros

Anyone who watches their channel and finds them entertaining - well, I have some news for you: you guys don't have a sense of entertainment.

Funny, his reaction videos are a bit educational. He knows every internet trend and reminds me of the Impractical Jokers. Awesome.

I like Happy Tree Friends and I like Elders React. Mix the two together, and you have one of the best reaction videos.

5 RayWilliamJohnson

Ray has a show on YouTube about viral videos on YouTube. He's the YouTuber of the century, and you can't be number one without having haters. I don't mean to be rude or mean, but Ray had a lot of haters, and he knew how to deal with them.

He's a funny little guy who's hilarious. I love his videos and the way he edits them to add to his comedy. He's a funny guy!

Should be number one. Period. I watched NigaHiga and never laughed once. Everything that Ray William Johnson says makes me laugh.

6 ERB/nicepeter

This is definitely one of my favorite channels. I enjoy their content and the effort the writers put into the raps. Also, the soundtrack for the Stan Lee vs. Jim Henson battle is nothing to sneeze at.

It takes weeks to make a video for these guys. They have to have a private studio to film in and actually make catchy raps with good, clever lyrics. Nice Peter and EpicLloyd work way harder than the rest of these guys.

Sadly, this channel, Smosh, and other entertainers were overtaken by the gaming generation (Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, PewDiePie).

7 chuggaaconroy Emiliano "Emile" Rodolfo Rosales-Birou, also known as Emile Rosales and best known as Chuggaaconroy, is an American internet personality and prominent Let's Player.

He does Let's Plays on all the best games out there. I always enjoy watching him play, and he even cracks some clever jokes during the ride. However, LuckySevenDX is also a great Let's Player.

I definitely know Chuggaaconroy. I watched his Let's Plays about Super Mario Sunshine back in 2009, and that, my friend, brought me into the world of YouTube gaming. Thanks, Chuggaa.

He honestly should be the most subscribed channel on YouTube because he's actually laugh-out-loud funny. I'm looking at you, PewDiePie.

8 ShaneDawsonTV Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber, writer, comedian, actor, director, musician, and media personality who began making Youtube videos in 2008. He became one of the first people to rise to fame on the video-sharing platform YouTube.

He's so funny and has a great sense of humor. I can understand if you don't like him, because he's inappropriate with his characters in a way that's not for kids under 14. Actually, I'm a little like that in real life as a high school student, even before I saw any of his videos.

Overall, he has some of the best characters like Shanaynay, Aunt Hilda, Paris Hilton, Ned the Nerd, S-Deezy, Shane's mom, and many more. Don't forget his Charlie Brown videos where he does school-life jokes, with Aunt Hilda as the teacher and the typical girl Amy. Also, he has funny ideas for questions that are really cool. Overall, he has one of the best channels for many reasons.

9 WatchMojo WatchMojo.com is a Canadian-based privately held video content producer, publisher, and syndicator. With nearly 10 billion all-time video views and 16 million subscribers, WatchMojo has one of the largest channels on YouTube.

Most people may not agree with their Top 10 lists, but many fail to realize that they go by factual data instead of opinions. For example, if they make a Top 10 Best Kendrick Lamar Songs list, they go by how popular each song is, not by how good it really sounds.

WatchMojo is the best YouTube channel I have seen. The way they create videos is interesting, adding all the elements in the right proportion. Every time I watch a video, it leaves me craving for more, like a drug.

I love giving suggestions and votes for some videos. It's all people's choice videos without omitting any of their favorites.

10 Tobuscus

Toby is creative and original. He makes videos that everyone can watch without encountering excessive profanity. His music videos are great, and he maintains a consistent upload schedule. He is nice to his fans and accommodates small requests when he is in public.

Toby is funny and brilliant in his humor. Do subscribe!

To be able to make a video every day and maintain a high level of energy throughout takes skill. He manages to do this without being inappropriate, unless he implies something bad, which makes it all the more funny. However, I do think he's somewhat limiting himself.

Seriously, I've heard more third graders curse.

The Contenders
11 Markiplier Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTube personality. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

I recently got into Markiplier, and I don't know where I've been! This guy's great! One of the kindest and most generous, yet most original YouTubers I have ever seen (just watch A Heist with Markiplier). He's definitely my favorite YouTuber. His fans have a special connection to him, as if they were his friends that they've never met. I can't say enough about how great he is. My only negative is that his swearing is inconsistent. Some videos kids would be allowed to watch, but some have too much profanity. But that's only a small blip.

12 Jacksepticeye Seán William McLoughlin, born February 7, 1990, better known by his online pseudonym Jacksepticeye, is an Irish YouTube personality, known primarily for his comedic Let's Play series and vlogs. His most popular series include Happy Wheels, Five Nights at Freddy''s and Fortnite.

He should at least be in the top ten. Him, AmazingPhil, and Danisnotonfire are my favorite YouTubers.

Jack might swear, he might be loud, he might make bad jokes, but that's what we like about him. He has a huge heart and always gets us fans involved. He's funny, he's cute, and he has green hair. I love green hair!

People, he has nine million subscribers, and he is better than Shane Dawson, I just have to say.

Of the three I like to call "YouTube gods" (Mark, Pewdiepie, Jack), I find Jacksepticeye to be the only tolerable one. Simply because he's amassed 10 million followers and is actually funny and interesting, I consider him to be the winner of YouTube. Though he's not my personal favorite, I feel like I'm watching a person, not a character.

It's something very few can pull off.

13 JamesNintendoNerd

If there is only one YouTube channel I could ever watch for the rest of my life, it has to be this one. Anyone who says otherwise must either have never heard of him or just does not like him. Because if you have heard of him, you either hate him because you think he's annoying, or you absolutely love his sense of humor.

This is one of my favorite channels in existence.

He is a genius, and I love him. He should be number one, and he is the most creative man of all time. His videos are funny and amazing. I always watch his videos on YouTube, and all of them are amazing, good, and the best videos on YouTube ever.

14 JonTronShow

I couldn't find FiveWhoFans, probably because they're not popular enough at only 13,000, but JonTron comes in a close second! He's absolutely hilarious! He has the perfect blend of adult and childish humor.

His jokes are really clever, and he has great editing and writing skills.

If he uploaded more often, he would have 10+ million subscribers. He could be like PewDiePie and somehow be even bigger than the hair dye trend. He doesn't need to be edgy or socially correct. He just needs to be JonTron.

My personal second favorite. JonTron is hilarious and surprisingly original. The only problem is his rare uploads.

15 VSauce

No one in the first decade of YouTube has produced such weirdly and cleverly crafted content and gained as much popularity as Vsauce. He is the biggest influencer on YouTube, inspiring many world channels today, such as Reallifelore and the Infographics Show. With an immense interest in our universe, Vsauce has delivered the most interesting content we have seen on YouTube. Although he now focuses on YouTube Originals, Michael is still one of the most well-known YouTubers out there. His videos are still being watched constantly today.

Vsauce will go down in history as one of the most clever, influential, mind-boggling, and funny YouTubers ever.

16 Bart Baker Bart Baker is an American entertainer, web-based comedian, video producer, singer and parody artist. He is best known for making parody videos of notable songs, which he posts on his YouTube channel.

I know he puts in work into his parodies, but I just don't like him. He can be rude to celebrities in his parodies, and even though he says he actually does like the artist, it's just rude. Sorry to him and his fans. I don't mean any offense.

He puts a lot of hard work and effort into every parody, and most of them are hilarious. He's really funny and energetic, and you can tell he puts a lot into every video he makes. Subscribe!

Bart Baker is one of my favorite YouTube channels. His parodies are amazing, but they're inappropriate, so kids, please don't watch him.

17 Roosterteeth Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC is an American media and entertainment company headquartered in Austin, Texas and owned by Ellation, a division of Otter Media, which itself is a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia under its Warner Bros.

I know it may sound cliché, but Rooster Teeth has really changed my life. I was going through a really tough time - moving from one state to another in the middle of 8th grade - when I stumbled across their channel. They're honestly one of the few channels that are always improving and coming out with new material.

My personal favorite videos of theirs are Rage Quits and the podcasts, which are always hilarious.

These people have taken YouTube and brought some amazing animated series to it that are actually even better than most of the stuff on regular TV. "Red vs. Blue" is one of the most popular web series ever created, taking Halo characters and creating an amazingly well-written and ridiculously hilarious story. "RWBY" has an amazing story with great characters and fight scenes that can only be described as pure awesomeness. Even their animated podcast clips are just plain hilarious. The people behind it all are so distinct and memorable that I've memorized at least 75% of them. Rooster Teeth is the greatest YouTube channel ever, of all time.

18 Eddsworld Eddsworld is a British adult animated comedic web series of flash animations, comics, and flash games created by Edd Gould.

After learning about Eddsworld, my life became so much better. I make an effort to watch Eddsworld every day, which can be hard because of school and homework.

Whenever I'm feeling blue and need urgent cheering up, or even when life is pretty swell, Edd's beautiful animations and awesome sense of humor crack me up. Rest in peace, my friend, and I hope it's pretty swell in heaven too.

Finally! A good animator who puts effort into his videos and doesn't rely on African-American stereotypes, swearing, or sex jokes to make idiots laugh!

19 Rhett and Link

Their main channel may be neglected, but every video there has taken great effort and time to entertain you to the fullest. Their second channel, Good Mythical Morning, is the best talk show existing on YouTube and is one of the most subscribed to, with almost 10 million subs and about six million views each week.

Nothing beats this clean, funny comedy duo!

Rhett and Link and Vsauce, at 14th and 15th, even though they aren't at the top, belong back to back because they're the most entertaining in my opinion. Rhett and Link make really funny and catchy songs that I just love, while Vsauce is extremely interesting when I want to learn more about the world.

It's like comparing apples to oranges, and unfortunately, you can't vote twice in the same session, so I just picked one. But both of them are my favorites!

20 ScrewAttack!

I only like Death Battle from ScrewAttack. I don't like the other things they do. But Death Battle alone is so good that I have to vote for them.

You know what I hate? ScrewAttack! being low on this list! Here's why: ScrewAttack! is one of the best YouTube channels ever and is better than Anime America Podcast by a long shot!

Everyone likes ScrewAttack, except for Evil Craig.

21 Danisnotonfire

He's funny, random, spirited, cute, and has a British accent. That alone would guarantee him popularity, but there's so much more to him. He genuinely cares about things and is one of the most appreciative YouTubers out there (I, as a YouTube fangirl, would know). He and Phil have done so much and continue to do amazing stuff.

Especially with the #NicerInternet campaign, Dan has become an icon of strength against cyberbullying and negativity. I couldn't have thought of a better one, ever.

22 tyleroakley Mathew Tyler Oakley, known as Tyler Oakley, is an American YouTube and podcast personality, humorist, author and activist.

Tyler Oakley is the Queen! He should be in the top ten. Why is he so far down? He is hilarious, and his videos will just make anyone's day.

He's amazingly adorable and makes me laugh when I'm sad. I love his personality. I wish he were straight because I would tap that.

He is the queen of YouTube! If you feel down, just search up "Tyler Oakley" on YouTube and boom!

23 Jacksfilms

He is so funny and always manages to stay topically relevant and entertaining without engaging in pointless YouTube drama. He puts a lot of thought and creativity into his videos, and he has a great sense of humor. He is also willing to make fun of himself.

Plus, he's literally the nicest guy on YouTube.

This is one of the most creative, funny, original, and hardworking channels. Every video will make you happy or make you laugh your butt off. It deserves to be in the top 20.

He is one of the few YouTube creators who have been around forever and are really good at staying relevant. He is a master at that, which is why he's so good.

24 Communitychannel

I don't understand why some people don't like her. I mean, some of her videos are SO RELATABLE. Her videos are unique and comedic at the same time! I especially love her "Your Mom Rates Me" phrase at the end of her videos and how she overdramatizes a lot of things. The dramaticness makes it funny. She is also an expert at playing multiple roles, and she has never lost her modesty even after gaining 1.6 million subscribers! She is really underrated compared to YouTube's hottest stars like Tyler Oakley, Zoella, PewDiePie, and TheFineBros. I want to see her do more collabs with other YouTubers!

25 IISuperwomanII Lilly Singh is a Canadian comedian, former talk show host, and YouTuber who formerly appeared under the pseudonym Superwoman

She is human just like the rest of us. She can make fun of herself. She is genuinely one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen, both inside and out. She makes videos, trying really hard to make us (TeamSuper) happy. She wants to inspire someone to overcome depression and be positive. She is hilarious, and despite her fame, she still cares about her fanbase.

All of her videos are super relatable. When she dresses as her parents or collaborates with people, she is simply remarkable. If IISuperwomanII is reading this, thanks for inspiring me to be a happier person.

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