Top 15 Super Bowl Commercials of All Time
There are 3 types of people that watch the Super Bowl. You have the person that is actually watching the game. You have the person who is only watching for the halftime show. Then you have the person who is watching for the commercials. This is for you.
Companies go all out and spend millions for their Super Bowl commercials. Last year's Super Bowl commercials cost $5 million for a 30 second commercial. This year it is expected to cost companies over $5 million for a 30 second commercial. That doesn't include the cost for the commercial itself. That is a lot of money for 30 seconds. According to Sports Illustrated: "... the average price of a 30-second ad during Game 7 of the 2016 World Series was just over $500,000. The price for a similar spot during the 2016 Oscars cost about $2 million."
Some of the commercials in the past have fallen flat, others are pure gold. Here are 15 of the best Super Bowl commercials of the past.
Pepsi Cindy Crawford - 1992
Cindy Crawford did a parody of this commercial with James Corden and she looked just like she did in 1992.
Always #LikeAGirl - 2015
I think this commercial in today's climate is extremely important and scarily honest. My favorite part has to be when they ask the little boy if he insulted his sister and he says no, girls yes, but not his sister.
Ram Trucks Farmer - 2013
The simplicity of this commercial is what makes it so great. All they used were still images and a voice over. To me, the simplicity made more of an impact than if they used crazy camera footage and music.
Coca-Cola I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke - 1971
This commercial has been one of the most well-loved and iconic commercials since it came out in 1971. Coke has the full story on how the ad came to be on their website.
Budweiser 9/11 Respect - 2002
The Budweiser Clydesdales are iconic, especially during the Super Bowl. In 2002 the company used the Clydesdales to pay tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
Coca-Cola Mean Joe Greene - 1979
"Hey kid, catch" is probably one of the most iconic commercial lines of all time.
E-Trade Baby - 2008
2008 saw the debut of the E-Trade baby. Two things sell things better than anything else, babies and animals. E-Trade chose the former. Not only did they choose a baby, but a talking one at that. The spit-up is classic.
Budweiser Singing Frogs - 1995
Volkswagen The Force - 2011
Standing ovation for the dad in this commercial, not all heroes wear capes. Not only do I love this commercial because it features Star Wars, but this kid is adorable!
McDonald's Big Mac - 1975
My dad will randomly pull this out of his hat and rattle off what is in a Big Mac, in song order I may add.
Hyundai First Date - 2016
First of all Kevin Hart is hysterical. Second of all Kevin Hart is hysterical in this commercial.
Budweiser Young Clydesdale - 2006
Yes, this is the second Clydesdale commercial on the list. Spoiler alert, it won't be the last. I cannot get enough of the Budweiser Clydesdales. This one in particular makes my heart warm when you see the full grown horses helping out the young foal.
Noxema Cream - 1973
This commercial features Farrah Fawcett, Joe Namath, and one big innuendo. The tagline alone is enough to make you feel a tad uncomfortable, "Let Noxema cream your face."
Pepsi Britney Spears - 2002
Britney has done a few Pepsi commercials for the Super Bowl, but none stand out quite like the "Joy of Pepsi" one. The song was stuck in everyone's heads for weeks after they saw the commercial.
Budweiser Puppy - 2014
Here we go, Clydesdales and puppies! Match made in heaven if you ask me.
BONUS: Budweiser Lost Dog - 2015
In 2015, Budweiser made a part 2 to the puppy commercial that may or may not make you tear up a little bit.