10 Most-Watched Ads of 2011 on YouTube

Familiar spots, a couple of celebs, and a few surprises

Getting sick of year-end lists yet? Hopefully not, because here's another good one—the 10 most-viewed ads on YouTube in 2011 (excluding music videos and trailers). It's no surprise which spot comes in at No. 1. That would be Volkswagen's "The Force," by Deutsch. (As a side note, "The Force" also managed to make the list of the 10 most-viewed YouTube videos of 2011, not just ads. It snuck in at No. 9.) A few other spots on the advertising list are interesting. Hot Wheels breaks through with its giant-ramp stunt, which we covered at length throughout the year. And I guess it does pay off to have Jennifer Aniston in your commercial. Grudging respect to Smartwarter. Full list after the jump.

  1. ADIDAS • adiZero Rose 2 The Bull

  2. SAMSUNG • Unleash Your Fingers

  3. APPLE • Introducing Siri on iPhone 4S

  4. OLD SPICE • Scent Vacation

  5. HOT WHEELS • World Record Jump

  6. SMARTWATER • Jennifer Aniston

  7. DC SHOES • Gymkhana Four

  8. CHRYSLER • Born of Fire

  9. T-MOBILE • Royal Wedding

  10. VOLKSWAGEN • The Force