The people have spoken and the best Super Bowl commercials 2014 involve the ’80s, David Beckham naked, Coke, a Frankenstein Chihuahua, and a puppy.
Super Bowl 2014 may have been one of the most boring games in Super Bowl history as the Denver Broncos got crushed by the Seattle Seahawks, but at least the Super Bowl commercials carried us through the game.
Use the arrows below to click through our gallery of the best Super Bowl ads that everyone is talking about.
#5 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2014: RadioShack’s ’80s Flashback
“The ’80s called” begins this nostalgic flashback to the days when RadioShack was relevant. Yes, RadioShack is changing (slowly) with the times — and it wants you to know that it’s no longer the place just to buy batteries and a boom box. A clever bit of mocking goes a long way.
#4 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2014: David Beckham naked
The 38-year-old soccer superstar proves that he’s still got the sex appeal that made him one of the world’s most popular athletes. Sure, he doesn’t really show anything other than just running around in his underwear, but H&M hopes the campaign drives women and gay men to its stores.
#3 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2014: Coke Honors Diversity After Olympic Embarrassment
Coca-Cola’s ode to diversity is a beautifully shot ad that has people talking — but perhaps not for the reasons Coke was hoping for. Its ad of people singing America the Beautiful in different languages pointedly features a gay couple, which seems to be Coke’s response to it facing a PR nightmare for its official sponsorship of the Olympics in Russia, where a new law has endangered the lives of gay men and women.
#2 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2014: Audi’s Doberhuahua
Nothing seems to be trending more on social media than Audi’s “Doberhuahua” ad — featuring a couple adopting a Doberman/Chihuahua for the best of both worlds. The Franken-dogs, of course, end up wreaking havoc across the town. The ad was hilarious, but after watching you still wonder what the point was for Audi. Sarah McLachlan even makes a funny cameo in a nod to her ASPCA commercials.
#1 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2014: Farms, Puppies, Horses, Beer, ‘Merica!
Set to Passenger’s everywhere-right-now-song “Let Her Go,” this ad shows a cute relationship between a Clydesdale and a puppy that grows as does a romance between the animals’ owners. It’s covering all its bases in an ad that perplexingly has nothing to do with beer. But that seems to be Budweiser’s thing, so we’ll just go with it.