Super Bowl XLVII is coming tomorrow and with it are the awesome commercials that will be airing. Many people only watch the Super Bowl to see what kind of new commercials will be airing this day. Although they are only shown once on TV, now we can watch them again on YouTube as often as we want. This is great for advertisers since it really gets the word out about their product or service. Here are the most viral Super Bowl ads of all time from the past.
#11 Apple: “1984”
The Apple ad titled, “1984” is said to be the best viral ad of all time. It has received 1,796,741 views.
#10 Budweiser: “Whassup”
The “Whassup” Budweiser ad is actually based on a short film which has been played at several film festivals all over the country.
#9 The Avengers: “The Avengers”
The Avengers was the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time and the fans of the comic book watched the Super Bowl just so they could see the ad. You can view the trailer on the YouTube. This ad received 6,338,084 views.
#8 Budweiser: “Respect”
This ad received 6,997,395 views and it was only aired once. It played a chilling tribute to New York City after 9/11 happened.
#7 E-Trade: “E-Trade Baby”
The E-Trade cute baby ad received 7,510,454 views. Because of the baby named Lindsay on the ad who played a milkaholic, there was a lawsuit from Lindsay Lohan because it was said they were mocking her. You can view the E-Trade baby ads playlist on YouTube.
#6 Reebok: “Terry Tate: Office Linebacker”
This ad received 12,181,098 views and although it was one of the most popular ones, there was a poll that found only 55% of the people who viewed it knew it was from Reebok. Weird!
#5 Honda: “Matthew’s Day Off”
This commercial received 16,514,669 views. When showing the teasers for this commercial, many Ferris Bueller fans actually thought it was a sequel to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
#4 Chrysler: “Imported from Detroit"
This commercial used Clint Eastwood as the voice-over The ad caused some controversy for allegedly flaunting President Obama’s auto bailout. It received 15,835,360 views.
#3 Volkswagen: “TheDogStrikesBack”
This ad received a total of 16,452,106 views. Most people who viewed this ad and reviewed it cheered it for the healthy message it sent.
#2 M&M: “Sexy&Iknowit”
This M&M commercial received a total of 22,267,015 views and introduced a new M&M character, Ms. Brown. Vanessa Williams does the voice for her.
And the #1 Viral Ad of all time:
#1 Volkswagen: “The Force”
With 56,012,882 views and the most shares of all time, the little 6 year old boy who played Max Page in this ad had actually never seen a Star Wars movie before filming the famous commercial.