Brits 2023: Harry Styles predicted to top bandmates most watched performance

The Brit Awards are mere days away (Saturday, February 11th) with a lineup of popular artists such as Lewis Capaldi, Lizzo and Harry Styles among others set to take to the stage but which past Brits performance is most popular?

With this in mind, sought to discover the most popular performances from the Brit Awards. This was achieved by ranking past performances on the number of YouTube likes per 1,000 views, thus creating a popularity score out of 10.

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The most popular Brit Awards performances

RankArtist and SongYearLikes per 1000 viewsYT popularity score / 10
1One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)201332.299.77
2Amy Winehouse – Rehab200724.298.81
3Katy Perry – Dark Horse201421.908.77
4Florence + the Machine – No Light No Light201230.608.61
5Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game200820.957.74
6Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse – Valerie200822.227.44
7Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love200823.537.28
8Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love and Burn201425.287.26
9Rihanna – We Found Love201210.006.93
10Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On200735.306.88

Please find the full dataset here. can reveal the most popular Brit Award Performances: 

1. One Direction – One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) – 2013

The ex-boyband scored almost a third higherthan Corinne Bailey Rae in 10th with 2007’s ‘Put Your Records On’ performance [6.88/10]. 

Likes per 1,000 views: 32.29

YouTube Popularity Score: 9.77

2. Amy Winehouse – Rehab – 2007 

Amy’s 2007 performance of ‘Rehab’ is 15% higher than 2008’s ‘Valerie’ collaboration with Mark Ronson [7.44/10], which places 6th on the list. 

Winehouse also ranks in fifth for her performance of Love Is A Losing Game at the 2008 Brits, scoring 7.74/10.

Likes per 1,000 views: 24.29

YouTube Popularity Score: 8.81

3. Katy Perry – Dark Horse – 2014 

Katy’s 2014 performance is 17% higher than Ellie Goulding’s 8th place “I Need Your Love” and “Burn” performance [7.26/10], from the same year. 

Likes per 1,000 views: 21.90

YouTube Popularity Score: 8.77

4. Florence + The Machine – No Light No Light – 2012

Florence + The Machine’s performance in 2012 scores 19% higher than Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ performance [6.93/10] from the same year, which ranks 9th on the list.  

Likes per 1,000 views: 30.60

YouTube Popularity Score: 8.61 

5. Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game – 2008

Amy Winhouse’s 2008 performance scores 5% higher than Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’ performance, which ranks 7th [7.29], from the same year. 

Likes per 1,000 views: 20.95

YouTube Popularity Score: 7.74


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