Most Viral Superbowl Ads of All Time

  1. 11. "1984" -- Apple, 1,796,741 views
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    11. "1984" -- Apple, 1,796,741 views

    On Super Bowl Sundays past, million-dollar commercials might only be viewed a single time, but with the rise of YouTube, advertisers and creative agencies are crafting spots with their viral potential in mind. From space opera and seductive candies to heartfelt patriotism and puppies, the most viral Super Bowl ads of all time are likely playing on any given Sunday. -- Scott Bixby

    One of the first truly viral ads, Apple's "1984" ad, directed by Ridley Scott, has since been hailed as the greatest Super Bowl spot of all time.

  2. 10. "Whassup?" -- Budweiser, 1,742,471 views
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    10. "Whassup?" -- Budweiser, 1,742,471 views

    Based on a short film played at numerous film festivals around the country, with basically the same format only extended.

  3. 9. "The Avengers" -- "The Avengers," 6,338,084 views
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    9. "The Avengers" -- "The Avengers," 6,338,084 views

    The premier of what went on to become the third-highest grossing movie of all time already had dedicated comic book fans tune in to the Super Bowl just to view it.

    Watch the offical trailer here.

  4. 8. "Respect" -- Budweiser, 6,997,395 views
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    8. "Respect" -- Budweiser, 6,997,395 views

    Aired only once, the commercial played a (Ed.: creepy and embarrassing) homage to NYC post-9/11.

  5. 7. "E*Trade Baby" -- E*Trade, ~7,510,454 views
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    7. "E*Trade Baby" -- E*Trade, ~7,510,454 views

    Spawning years of spinoff ads, one of the commercials resulted in a lawsuit from Lindsay Lohan after a "milkaholic" baby named Lindsay was mocked in one of the spots.

    Watch the official commercial here.

  6. 6. "Terry Tate: Office Linebacker" -- Reebok, 12,181,098
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    6. "Terry Tate: Office Linebacker" -- Reebok, 12,181,098

    Although one of the more beloved Super Bowl ads, only 55 percent of those polled knew that the advertisement was for Reebok.

  7. 5. "Matthew's Day Off" -- Honda, 16,514,669 views
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    5. "Matthew's Day Off" -- Honda, 16,514,669 views

    Teasers from the commercial led to rampant rumors that a sequel to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was in production.

    Watch the official commercial here.

  8. 4. "Imported From Detroit" -- Chrysler, 15,835,360 views
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    4. "Imported From Detroit" -- Chrysler, 15,835,360 views

    Got a lot of flack for allegedly touting President Obama's auto bailout (which, considering it was voiced by Clint Eastwood, is insane).

    Watch the official commercial here.

  9. 3. "The Dog Strikes Back" -- Volkswagen, 16,452,106 views
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    3. "The Dog Strikes Back" -- Volkswagen, 16,452,106 views

    Most reviews of the commercial cheered its healthy message, but questioned the inclusion of the tail segment connecting the dog with the Star Wars cantina.

    Watch the official commercial here.

  10. 2. "Sexy & I Know It" -- M&M's, 22,267,015 views
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    2. "Sexy & I Know It" -- M&M's, 22,267,015 views

    This commercial introduced a new M&M character in the form of Ms. Brown, voiced by Vanessa Williams.

    Watch the official commercial here.

  11. 1. "The Force" -- Volkswagen, 56,012,882 views
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    1. "The Force" -- Volkswagen, 56,012,882 views

    The most shared ad of all time. The six-year-old actor in the spot, Max Page, had never seen a 'Star Wars' movie before filming the now-iconic commercial.

    Watch the official commercial here.