CNET Top 5: Viral video ads
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The commercials you LOVE to watch.
You know, for a TV advertiser, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s considered a victory if you donÃ¯Â¿Â½t SKIP their commercial. They positively wet themselves when you go out of your way to WATCH one. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m B.C. with the Top 5 Viral Video Ads - ads youÃ¯Â¿Â½ve gone out of your way to watch, MILLIONS of times - based on YouTube views and ranking by Business Insider. Get ready for the best time youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll waste all day. #5 The T-Mobile Dance: 34M. Flash mobs are usually associated with some stupid pillow fight or something, but this one is an evolving dance revue on the main floor of the Liverpool train station. It reveals itself in waves until only about 3 people arenÃ¯Â¿Â½t in on it and theyÃ¯Â¿Â½re pretty damned sure its a cover for an Al Qaeda attack, but theyÃ¯Â¿Â½re still enjoying it. And then its over, right on cue. #4 is Stunt cyclist Danny MacAskillÃ¯Â¿Â½s 2009 commercial for Inspired Bicycles: 40M. Filmed around Endiburgh, Scotland, it elevates the stuff you normally swear at teens for doing into two wheeled ballet. I mean, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m pretty good on a bike but thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s not way I could ever try that stuff, much to the relief of my urologist. #3 is newest one in our list, the VWÃ¯Â¿Â½s The Force commercial that ran in the last Super Bowl, and has run again some 42M times on YouTune. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s great because you donÃ¯Â¿Â½t really have any idea where its going until it gets there...and itÃ¯Â¿Â½s got that John Williams score that I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t even want to KNOW how much VW paid to use! #2 is the perfect blend of three simple questions: WhatÃ¯Â¿Â½s cute? Babies. WhatÃ¯Â¿Â½s hip?: Rapping. What makes anything funny? Doing it on roller skates. BOOM. Welcome to the screwiest way to sell fussy French water. EvianÃ¯Â¿Â½s done some 54M streams of this #1 should need no introduction. Hetero in its wording, homoerotic in its casting, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s the Old Spice Guy. Just the *two* main variants of this spot have added up to over 56M streams, approaching the population of Italy. The guy who is indeed on a horse is Isaiah Mustafa, former college and NFL football player who most assuredly is not your man, ladies. I love these spots. Until he and Fabio do mano and mano en el bano...and then IÃ¯Â¿Â½m out. For more Top 5Ã¯Â¿Â½s like these, go to top5.cnet.com. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Brian Cooley, thanks for watching.