But I heard there were some commercials!
As a Chicago Bears Football Fan, the season has been over for weeks (months), but it’s tradition to watch the Super Bowl in hopes of seeing how the game should be played.
I actually watch for the commercials. I’ve been known to keep track of the best Super Bowl ads, writing down the ones I think are clever and funny. Historically, they’re the highlight of the four hour time suck, but the past couple of years, the promotions have gotten too serious, too sappy, downright unenjoyable. This year, they seemed to be back on track. Humor outnumbered heartfelt by a noticeable amount. But what REALLY stood out during game breaks was the PLAYLIST!
Whether through nostalgia or just a good beat, I connected with the groovy adverts this year. Songs included:
Woke up this Morning by Alabama 3 for the all-electric Chevy Silverado
Push It, originally by Salt’n’Pepa, by Charlie Puth and the forest animals for Flamin’ Hot Doritos and Cheetos
Stuck on You by Lionel Richie for Pringles
Fly Me to the Moon, made famous by Frank Sinatra by an unknown female vocalist for eToro
Shake It by M. C. Shy-D for Sam Adams
All I do is Win (remix) by DJ Khaled and a handful of actors for Quickbooks (which also featured Tubthumping by Chumbawumba)
Money, That’s What I Want, made famous by The Beatles, presented in video game mode, for the Ad Meter 2022: Coinbase commercial
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler for Kia
Don’t You (Forget about Me) by Simple Minds for Meta Quest
Showdown by ELO for Michelob Ultra
Little Green Bag by George Baker Selection for Planet Fitness
Gotta Move by Barbra Streisand for Bud Light NEXT
Gopher Mambo by Yma Sumac for Gillette
I’m sure there were more, these are the titles I jotted down while waiting for the end of each quarter to see if I’d won Super Bowl Squares. Which I DID!
These songs made it hard to tune out during the commercial; hard to fast forward through.
Kudos to this year’s collection of overpriced TV ads. I got your money’s worth.