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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): 84,317,839
 
2
 
The Dog Strikes Back
The Dog Strikes Back Volkswagen
Deutsch Los Angeles
Views
(True Reach): 43,745,478
 
3
 
The Fun Theory
The Fun Theory Volkswagen
DDB Stockholm
Views
(True Reach): 37,834,657

 
4
 
Share Some Soul
Share Some Soul Kia
David&Goliath
Views
(True Reach): 30,074,600

 
5
 
Eyes on the Road
Eyes on the Road Volkswagen
Ogilvy Beijing
(True Reach): 30,063,893
 
6
 
Get Happy
Get Happy Volkswagen
Deutsch Los Angeles
Views
(True Reach): 27,820,416
 
7
 
Imported From Detroit
Imported From Detroit Chrysler
Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Views
(True Reach): 27,336,956
 
8
 
Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy Dodge
Wieden + Kennedy Portland
This week
(True Reach): 27,191,712
 
 
9
 
Matthew's Day Off
Matthew's Day Off Honda
RPA
Views
(True Reach): 26,882,885
 
10
 
Fiesta Movement
Fiesta Movement Ford
Team Detroit
Views
(True Reach): 26,789,789
 
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