Top 20 Viral Automotive Videos Of 2011

January 4, 2012

As we look back on 2011 in our rear view mirror, we take a moment to look at the top 20 viral automotive videos. These videos all hit it big on YouTube, and spread like a grease fire on various social networks throughout the year.

Everyday brands are fighting each other for consumers' attention. Going viral is the way to make sure you are seen across peoples' social media streams. But it isn't easy to go viral. It takes the right content combined with the right timing. Sometimes it even takes a bit of luck.

Using data from Unruly Media's Viral Video Chart, the below videos are the top 20 viral automotive videos of 2011 ranked by number of times shared. Interesting to note, some of the most viral automotive videos in 2011 weren't even from 2011.

20) Audi A8: Audi Big Game Commercial 2011- Release The Hounds - 16,667 shares

19) Volkswagen: Buying A Volkswagen From An Old Lady - 18,362 shares

18) Kia Soul: 2010 Kia Soul Hamster Commercial: Black Sheep - 19,481 shares

17) Nissan Pathfinder Commercial: Independent Suspension - 23,324 shares

16) Bridgestone: Carma - 23,633 shares

15) Kia Picanto: Nail Art Animation - 23,961 shares

14) Mercedes-Benz E Class: Beauty Is Nothing Without Brains - 25,220 shares

13) Nissan Leaf: Gas Powered Everything - 27,760 shares

12) Volkswagen Passat: The Making of "The Force" Commercial - 28,784 shares

11) BMW i3: i. Born Electric - 38,085 shares

10) Mercedes-Benz: Roger Federer Pranks Coach - 38,372 shares

9) Volkswagen Beetle: Black Beetle Commercial - 44,660 shares

8) Toyota Sienna: Swagger Wagon Rap - 46,035 shares

7) BMW 1-Series M Coupe: Helipad Commercial - 64,887 shares

6) Chrysler 200: Eminem Super Bowl Commercial - 81,961 shares

5) Volkswagen: Piano Stairs - The Fun Theory - 148,769 shares

4) BMW 1-Series M Coupe: Walls - 191,636 shares

3) Nissan: Pôneis Malditos - 856,573 shares

2) Kia Soul: Party Rock Anthem Commercial - 1,505,982 shares

1) Volkswagen Passat: The Force Commercial - 1,808,543 shares

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