Six of Top 20 Most-Watched Ads Ever on YouTube are auto-related
Adweek did not factor in movie trailers, or banned international ads. Both would throw the curve of top ads, and the latter would certainly include a few car commercials. Most of these videos are less than three years old, highlighting the widespread accessibility to smartphones and streaming video.
It should come as a shock to no one that Kia's Dancing Hamsters are on the list. The breakdancing rodents have been busting moves since 2009, but it was their collaboration with LMFAO to crash a video game that got them onto this list.
Also on the list is Ken Block's Gymkhana, which we tend to forget is a DC Shoes commercial. While Adweek views it as merely an ad for this story's purposes, we know that Block's automotive acrobatics are far more than a shill for shoes.
Check out the collection of videos below to see which ads made the list, and which one was the most watched.
Chrysler: Born of Fire (15 million views)
Honda: Matthew's Day Off (16 million views)
Kia: Dancing Hamsters (18 million)
Acura: Transactions (18 million views)
DC Shoes: Ken Block's Gymkhana Five (24 million views)
Volkswagen: The Force (54 million views)
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