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Feb. 6, 2011, it turns out, was a historic night. It was on that evening that the most viral automobile ad ever created debuted. Also, a couple teams played football.

"The Force," Deutsch Los Angeles' tour-de-force, so to speak, has generated more than 80 million views to date. The 2011 Super Bowl commercial is so popular, in fact, that it still -- this week -- ranks among the top 10 auto brand viral videos.

Apparently, being No. 1 isn't enough for Volkswagen, which also takes the No. 2 and 3 spots on our list, with another "Star Wars" parody and the Europe-market ad "The Fun Theory." Still, "The Force" has driven nearly double the views as its nearest competitor, "The Dog Strikes Back," which debuted a year later during the 2012 Super Bowl.

Top 10 Viral Videos of the Week
1
 
The Force
The Force Volkswagen
Deutsch Los Angeles
Views
(True Reach): 83,389,771
 
2
 
The Dog Strikes Back
The Dog Strikes Back Volkswagen
Deutsch Los Angeles
Views
(True Reach): 43,652,680
 
3
 
The Fun Theory
The Fun Theory Volkswagen
DDB Stockholm
Views
(True Reach): 37,013,325

 
4
 
Share Some Soul
Share Some Soul Kia
David&Goliath
Views
(True Reach): 29,872,273

 
5
 
Get Happy
Get Happy Volkswagen
Deutsch Los Angeles
Views
(True Reach): 27,789,042
 
6
 
Imported From Detroit
Imported From Detroit Chrysler
Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Views
(True Reach): 27,122,921
 
7
 
Matthew's Day Off
Matthew's Day Off Honda
RPA
Views
(True Reach): 26,825,993
 
8
 
Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy Dodge
Wieden + Kennedy Portland
This week
(True Reach): 26,294,326
 
 
9
 
Fiesta Movement
Fiesta Movement Ford
Team Detroit
Views
(True Reach): 26,110,147
 
10
 
The Sienna Family
The Sienna Family Toyota
Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles
Views
(True Reach): 24,408,717
 
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