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Arctic Monkeys song 'Do I Wanna Know?' video surpasses one billion views on YouTube

The video for Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 hit ‘Do I Wanna Know’ has surpassed one billion views on YouTube, which is a first for the band.

The clip, which was first uploaded to the site exactly seven years ago today, becomes only the twelfth rock song to achieve such a feat and only 25 videos in total have made this landmark.

The most-viewed visual is ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which has nearly seven billion say Digital Trends. Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ alongside Bruno Mars sits at above three billion views as does Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’.

Arctic Monkeys recently, in an effort to show their support of the NHS during this difficult time, auctioned off the jacket Alex Turner wore during their headline performance at the 2007 edition of T In The Park. Raffle tickets are £5 and, of course, with all proceeds are donated to the cause.

The Sheffield band’s headline set at Glastonbury is set to be shown on BBC’s iPlayer after they announced recently they would be debuting “a brand new pop-up BBC Glastonbury channel” which will be broadcasting back-to-back sets and highlights from historic moments in the festival’s history.

BBC Two and BBC Four will air classic performances in full – it will also include headline shows from Adele (2016), David Bowie (2000) and Beyoncé (2011). Over 60 sets will also be made available for music lovers to watch on-demand, including Billie Eilish, Foals, Radiohead, Lana Del Rey and Lewis Capaldi.