Happy Star Wars Day — The Top 10 Star Wars Ads Of All Time

By Megan O'Neill 

May the 4th be with you!  Today is Star Wars day and to celebrate we’re bringing you a list of ten of the most viral Star Wars themed ads of all time.

The list is care of Unruly Media, who have put together a list of the Top 100 Star Wars Themed Ads using their official Viral Video Chart.  The list can be sorted according to the most-shared ads over the last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, 365 days or all time.  Here are the top 10 most-shared Star Wars themed ads of all time.  Did your favorites make the cut?

#1 – The Force: Volkswagen Commercial

VW’s 2011 Super Bowl Ad ‘The Force’ is the most-shared Star Wars themed ad of all time by a landslide, having been shared over 5 million times.  The video boasts over 52 million YouTube views.

#2 – The Bark Side: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial

This year’s VW Super Bowl commercial teaser takes the second spot, with over 801,000 shares.

#3 – adidas Originals – Star Wars Cantina 2010

adidas Originals comes in third, with their 2010 Star Wars Cantina spoof, which composites David Backham, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Daft Punk, DJ Neil Armstrong, Diara, Ian Brown, Noel Gallagher and Jay Buruchel into the famous Star Wars Cantina scene.

#4 – Darth Vader recording for TomTom GPS – behind the scenes

Here’s a funny one from TomTom GPS—a recording session with Darth Vader.  Coming in fourth, this video has been shared 278,463 times.

#5 – The Dog Strikes Back: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial

VW is back, taking fifth place with their 2012 Super Bowl commercial.  It’s been shared over 275,000 times.

#6 – Yoda recording for TomTom GPS – behind the scenes

And here’s another one from TomTom—it’s Yoda’s turn in the recording studio.  This video has been shared 129,986 times.

#7 – Darth Vader Plays Golf

In this Spike TV promo Darth Vader cheats at golf.  The video has been shared 111,034 times.

#8 – adidas Originals – Star Wars Collection

Here’s another adidas Originals spot from 2010.  This one has been shared 66,778 times.

#9 – ESPN Ole Miss Star Wars Commercial

In this ESPN spot, Admiral Ackbar is nominated to be the new on-field mascot of Ole Miss.  The video has been shared 27,055 times.

#10 – Star Wars Smoking PSA

Finally, clocking in at number 10 with 19,882 shares and 587,256 views, C-3PO tells you not to smoke!

Watch more Star Wars themed ads on Unruly’s Viral Video Chart.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.