That line catapulted the commercial for Old Spice into pop culture — and topped the list of Time’s Top 10 TV commercials of 2010.
Time came out with its Top 10 Everything of 2010, which includes the everything from fleeting celebrities (Steven Slater) to the latest food trend (The New Naturalism). And, of course, TV commericals were among the categories.
Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
More than 26 million people have viewed the Old Spice commercial on YouTube, making the Old Spice Guy a cultural phenomenon.
I was a little surprised it topped the list, since I do prefer the second-place finisher: Snickers featuring Betty White. (The one with Aretha Franklin is classic, too.) It only has 2.5 million views on YouTube — but it got millions more when it aired during the Super Bowl earlier this year.
Snickers featuring Betty White
Rounding out Time’s Top 5 are Nike’s epic “Write the Future” ad that featured World Cup icons, Google’s “Parisian Love” and the new Windows Phone 7.
For your viewing pleasure — since I know you’re not really working and likely shopping online:
Nike | Write the Future
Google | Parisian Love
Really | New Windows Phone 7
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