Every year, people tune into the Super Bowl looking forward to one thing; the commercials. While some brands chose not to participate this year, like Budweiser, which instead donated the money to COVID-19 vaccine awareness, many still did. Today, VALLEY will be sharing our top ten Super Bowl 2021 commercials.
#1: General Motors – “No Way Norway”
Will Ferrell explaining why he hates Norway, Keenan Thompson in a pirate costume and an expedition to Norway gone wrong—GM really took the cake this year.
#2: Toyota – “Jessica Long’s Story”
Toyota certainly wins the most inspiring ad this Super Bowl, though it’s not clear how it relates to cars. It features Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long, who has worked her way to gold 13 times despite having her legs partially amputated. She shows the “hope and strength in all of us,” says Toyota.
#3: Rocket Mortgage – “Certain is Better”
Tracy Morgan shows that “certain” is better than “pretty sure” (and he did a pretty good job at convincing us.)
#4: Huggies – “Welcome to the World, Baby”
How could we not rank this one in the top five? Huggies has an advantage with this one… babies always win people over. According to CNBC, Huggies even included footage that was shared virtually with the company featuring babies that were really born on game day.
#5: Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade – “Last Year’s Lemons”
Ahh, 2020 – one of the worst years in history. Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade hit it on the nose with this one.
#6: State Farm – “Drake from State Farm”
Drake, Patrick Mahomes, Paul Rudd, and Aaron Rodgers – need we say more?
#7: T-Mobile – “Adam Levine Sets Up Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton”
T-Mobile brings “spotty network” to another whole level with Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
#8: Amazon Alexa – “Alexa’s Body”
Michael B. Jordan as Amazon’s Alexa – no explanation needed.
#9: Paramount+ – “Paramount+ Expedition”
Paramount+ certainly got creative with its Super Bowl LV ad, featuring an abundance of characters that will be shown on the new streaming service: SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Dora the Explorer and more.
#10: Bud Light – “Bud Light Legends”
Post Malone, Cedric the Entertainer, the Bud Knight and others returned for this year’s Bud Light commercial.
BONUS: T-Mobile (unaired)
T-Mobile may not have been able to officially air this ad featuring Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski during the Super Bowl due to a “protected rights deal,” but it still won a spot on our list.
Which Super Bowl LV ad was your favorite? Tweet us @VALLEYmag and let us know!