My second most viewed story with a relatively modest 2.2K is fiction. It’s also written to to prove two points: That the use of profanity in the title will get you views (yes. Yes it does) but also that the use of profanity can be a legit part of the story (and I hopefully did that as well).
My most viewed story is a silly, punny, and slightly fictionalized ode to string instruments. I have no idea why that became such a hit. Maybe it struck a note. But yes, it’s partly because Medium staff picked it up.