Top ten best commercials of all time list
Best commercials ever made? We have compiled a top ten list with the commercials that we think are the best commercials ever made! Below is our list with the top ten the best commercials of all time!
10. Wendy’s, ‘Where’s the Beef?’
The Wendy’s “Where’s The Beef?” commercial first premiered in 1984. Its title question soon became a somewhat of an 80’s catchphrase. It was one of the biggest commercials shown at the super bowl of its time. It created huge waves in the eighties.
9. Budweiser Super Bowl Ad, “Brotherhood”
Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” provides a bittersweet tone to this tear-triggering spot from the 2013 Super Bowl. It focuses on a man growing up a pony and himself meeting it after a long time after.
8. Google Chrome, “Jess Time”
Nobody does a tear-jerker better than Google. Though it’s difficult to narrow their offerings down to just one, “Jess Time” manages to tell a story about a father and daughter that’s simultaneously heart-warming and heartbreaking. It’s impossible to get through this commercial without a lump in your throat.
7. Nissan, ‘Pigeons’
Nissan Maxima’s “Pigeons” commercial aired during the 1997 Super Bowl. This ad showcases how riding in a Nissan is fun when a group of pigeons are chasing your car just to poop on it.
6. Reebok – Terry Tate Office Linebacker (2003)
Felcher & Sons did some outside-the-box thinking and brought in burly football player Terry Tate to help improve their office productivity. Every time an employee steps out of line – forgetting to add a cover sheet to a report, or playing solitaire in work time, terry issues them with a brutal body slam.
5. Pepsi: “Apartment 10G”
A beautiful woman moves in across the hall from Michael J. Fox. When they first meet, she innocently asks for a Diet Pepsi. Eager to oblige, Fox checks the refrigerator, but he’s out of luck. He then jumps out his window into a driving rain, dodges traffic to cross the street and reach a vending machine on the other side. Sure enough, there’s a Diet Pepsi in it, so he buys it and returns to offer his new friend the drink. “I hope it wasn’t too much trouble,” she says.
4. Budweiser, “Whassup?”
Another campaign that would light up the culture, “Whassup?” featured Charles Stone III and his buddies groaning and bellowing the catchphrase at each other over and over. Simple, infectious, and hilarious, it originated as a short film before DDB got Stone and friends to remake it as a commercial. Before long, it seemed everyone in America, Budweiser drinkers or not, was parroting the phrase, while Stone was picking up multiple ad awards.
3. McDonalds, ‘Nothing But Net’
This classic commercial featured basketball stars Larry Bird and Michael Jordan competing for a McDonald’s Big Mac. It aired during the 1993 Super Bowl. The ad ends with the two of them sitting on top of the Hancock Building and Jordan sinking one “off the expressway, over the river, off the billboard, through the window, off the wall, nothin’ but net.”
2. Coca-Cola, ‘Hey Kid, Catch’
Coca-Cola’s “Hey Kid, Catch,” commercial, starred Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle “Mean Joe” Greene, and premiered in 1979. It was also featured prominently during the Super Bowl.
1. Apple, ‘1984’
This Apple commercial became famous after airing at the 1984 Super Bowl. The commercial has not been broadcast since. It’s not the funniest advert ever – but it’s almost certainly the one that’s had the most impact.