Is it just me, or were this year’s Super Bowl ads a bit underwhelming? (And don’t we seem to say that every year?)
Sure, there were some entertaining ones, and I might have even shed a tear during one or two of them, but all in all, it was kind of a yawn.
Still, there were a few that stood out. Here are my favorite ads from Super Bowl XLVII:
Taco Bell – We Are Young.
I hope I’m having as much “fun.” when I reach their age. Bonus points for the Spanish lyrics. Sing it with me: “Esta noche, nosotros somos jovenes…”
Budweiser – The Clydesdales: Brotherhood.
What would the Super Bowl be without a Clydesdale commercial? This beautiful ad didn’t disappoint. Admit it, you shed a tear during this one, too.
Volkswagen – Get in. Get Happy.
I can't explain why I like this one as much as I do. It just makes me smile. In reality, having someone at the office tell you to "turn the frown the other way around" would drive us all a little nuts, but it isn’t it nice to imagine that everything really can be solved with just a smile?
Audi – Prom.
I’m not a teenage boy, but I’ve been around enough to know this commercial likely taps into the fantasies of many a young lad.
M&M’s – Love Ballad.
M&M’s can always be counted on for a chuckle. After all, who doesn’t like an anthropomorphic piece of chocolate candy singing Meatloaf’s “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”?
Time Warner Cable – The Walking Dead.
Two words: Daryl. Dixon.
Is your favorite ad on this list?