Most searched commercials worldwide in 2021

In this article, you can find the most searched commercials worldwide in 2021 by the maximum monthly search volume. The year 2021 was very interesting for the advertising industry. After the 2020 crisis year, 2021 was a year of repositioning, reinvention, and hope.
Advertisers have struggled to create good TV commercials for the Super Bowl and Christmas.

The number of searches on search engines indicates the popularity of the ads. Most marketers use Google trends to measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. But, if an ad is one of the the most searched commercials worldwide in 2021 on Google, it does not mean that it is very good.

Many times, people look for TV commercials on the internet because they are intrigued by the advertisement and want to see other people’s reactions. Or they just search for the song featured in the ad.

1. Applebee’s commercial was the most searched in 2021

Applebee’s commercial was the most searched ad in 2021, but just because the commercial was broadcast on CNN at an inappropriate time: during live news about the war in Ukraine, on a split screen.

Most searched commercials worldwide in 2021
This is the Applebees ad run on CNN during their coverage of Ukraine. Applebees has since pulled the ad.

2. Grubhub commercial – second place in top 10 most searched commercials worldwide in 2021

Grubhub commercial “Delivery Dance” was the second most searched commercial worldwide in 2021. Again, is not because the advert is amazing. On the contrary, the advertisement generated a huge wave of negative reactions. The ad is incredibly cringed and the animation combined with the Bomba Estéreo song “Soy Yo” is annoying AF.

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Grubhub commercial become one of the big memes of 2021

3. Jeep commercial

The Jeep commercial for Super Bowl LV ft. Bruce Springsteen is a good advert but not so excellent to be on 3rd place on Google search in 2021. Just days after the ad first aired, the news of the arrest of Bruce Springsteen spread on the news media. So, Jeep removed the ad from its YouTube channel as a commentary against drunk driving. After the driving under the influence and reckless driving, charges were dropped for lack of evidence, and the singer was fined $500 plus fees, Jeep unpausing the commercial.

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Jeep commercial features Bruce Springsteen. Top 3 in the most searched commercials worldwide in 2021

4. Geico commercial

The year 2021 was very productive for Geico Insurance. They had many funny, successful commercials. People have search for Geico ads to see them again because some of them are hilarious.

Worth mentioning ads: Too Many Acronyms, Whoomp! There It Is features rap duo Tag Team, There’s An Animal In The Attic, and Angry Birds.

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A hilarious advert about acronyms overuse

5. Cheetos commercial

The Super Bowl Cheetos commercial was very effective. The ad features Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. They are reuniting on screen for this Super Bowl Cheetos ad after starring together on That’70s Show. People were curious to find more details, so they searched a lot for this Cheetos commercial.

Ashton Kutcher commercial

6. Allstate commercial

The singer Alicia Keys teamed with Allstate on its “Everything’s Alright” commercial, and people loved the background music and started to search for the name of the song featured in the Allstate advert. Therefore, this is the explanation why the advertisement was in 6th place in the top 10 of the most searched commercials worldwide in 2021

The song of the Allstate advert is “Grazing in the Grass” by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1968.

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Alicia Keys stars in the Allstate commercial

7. Amazon Alexa commercial

Amazon Alexa commercial for Super Bowl 2021 features Michael B. Jordan, (know as Erik Killmonger from the Black Panther movie). The song featured in the ad is “The Most Beautiful Thing” by Bruno Major.

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Michael B. Jordan

8. Oatly commercial

The dairy milk alternative brand Oatly is known for its highly obnoxious marketing style. It is no wonder that the numerous scandals and controversies in which this brand was involved led to a good place in the ranking of the most searched commercials worldwide in 2021. A UK watchdog banned the Oatly ads over ‘misleading’ green claims.

Moreover, Oatly’s deeply strange Super Bowl 2021 ad features a song written and performed by Oatly CEO Toni Petersson with lyrics like “It’s like milk, but made for humans” and “Wow no cow.” And it was a 5-year-old ad at the time of the Super Bowl 2021 broadcast (It originally ran in Sweden in 2014). This ad was banned in Sweden. People quickly search for the ad with a strong mixed sentiment of confusion and annoyance.

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Oatly CEO Toni Petersson

9. T-Mobile commercial

Besides a huge budget for marketing, one T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial 2021 have a great cast (Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton) and second one was banned from the Big Game due to the “protected telco rights deal,” but it went viral on the Internet. So, the T-Mobile commercial takes no nine at the searching keywords top.

T-Mobile Super Bowl 2021 Commercials
Gwen Stefani stars in the T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial

10. M&M commercial takes the last place in the top 10 most searched commercials

We all love M&M, and the M&M commercial at Super Bowl 2021 features Dan Levy. Levy is best known for playing David Rose in the CBC sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” The spot features a variety of ever-relatable “wow, I really shouldn’t have done that” scenarios. Some people think that the M&M commercial is the funniest ad in Super Bowl 2021. So, they search for it to see it again, to share it with friends, or to write a comment.

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Dan Levy stars in the funniest ad in Super Bowl 2021

Why are you looking for ads on the net? Do you want to review them, find out more information, or do you like to express your opinion about them? Leave a comment below!

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