The 25 Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of All-Time


Everyone knows the Super Bowl doubles as the championship game for the advertising industry with each passing year. Companies pay top dollar $4 million this year for 30-second spots to air their pitches before the millions of consumers watching the game. Needless to say, these commercials need to make a statement. With constant effort some ads failed spectacularly like GoDaddy and many more, while others are remembered decades after they aired.

The U.S television broadcast states that Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was seen by at least 114.4 million viewers in the United States rating the highest rated television broadcast in U.S. history. Given this, companies are willing to spend millions for a 30-second ad spot within the game. Checkout the Sunday’s game, here are top 24 greatest Super Bowl ads in history!

Apple’s 1984, 1984

This iconic commercial aired during the third quarter of the Super Bowl in 1984. This ad was taken from the Gorge Orwell novel “1984” and the world’s introduction to the Apple McIntosh computers.

McDonald’s: The Showdown 1993

The ad remains popular – it has over 5 million views and was recently referenced in an ad between quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick.

Budweiser: Bud Bowl 1989

This 1989 commercial was the first annual match-up between rivals Budweiser and Bud Light. Throughout the broadcast, updates from the Bud Bowl were provided in a series of commercials.

E-Trade: Monkey 2000

This 2000 commercial has a genius punchline- “We just wasted two million dollars. What are you doing with your money?”

Reebok: Terry Tate Office Linebacker 2003

Terry Tate Office Linebacker from the 2003 Super Bowl has got workers productivity to increase. When I Grow Up 1999

This was one commercial that really stood out was this commercial from, which starred children sharing their dreams of the future. Instead of the usual and optimistic responses, the kids dreams included “When I grow up, I want to be in middle management.”

Pepsi: Security Camera 1996

Coca-Cola: “Hey Kid, Catch” 1980

This ad has been replicated and spoofed ever since, ‘Mean’ Joe Greene has his heart warmed by a young fan. And a bottle of Coke.

Budweiser’s Frogs, 1995

This commercial make impossible to drink a Budweiser in 1995 without thinking of this frog ad.

Betty White for Snickers, 2010

Volkswagen The Force, 2011

This is an iconic commercial which has been viewed over 63 million times on YouTube.

Electronic Data Systems: Herding Cats 2000

Budweiser: Cedric Date 2001

Nissan Maxima: Pigeons 1997

Diet Pepsi: Ray Charles and the Uh-Huh Girls 1991

Diet Pepsi had another hit on their hands when they combined Ray Charles, some lovely backup singers and an incredibly jingle.

Chrysler: Imported From Detroit 2011

Britney Spears Pepsi Generation, 2002

This ad features Britney Spears, in which she played time less pop star of 50s, 60s and 80s singer, among other characters

E-Trade Baby, 2008–2013

This commercial explains how anything sound simple, even online trading.

Parisian Love by Google, 2010

This Google commercial is romantic and also makes us want to delete our cache immediately. This ad explains a love story of foreign exchange student in Paris, showing search queries typed on computer screen!

Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan McDonald’s Ad, 1993

This commercial aired in 1993, when Michael Jackson was the Super Bowl halftime act, while O.J. Simpson performed the game’s opening coin toss.

Cindy Crawford for Pepsi, 1992

This commercial aired during the 1992 Super Bowl, when the Buffalo Bills lost to the Washington Redskins. Commercial features supermodel Cindy Crawford and two young boys just can’t take their eyes off the Pepsi Can!

American Express: Yes 1989

Xerox: Monks 1976

Doritos: Pug Attack 2011

Nike: Michael Jordan & Bugs Bunny 1992

The 2017 Super Bowl or Super Bowl LI, is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). In 1970 the Super Bowl game was created as a result of agreement between National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967.


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