Last Year’s Best Classic Rock Super Bowl Commercials
Here’s a look back at the best Super Bowl XLIX commercials featuring classic rock. From Van Halen to Harry Chapin, from Ted Nugent to the Beatles, your favorite artists once again helped make the big game into the big event it always is. Before you settle in for the 2016 edition, let’s remember last year’s classic rock Super Bowl commercials.
Ted Nugent’s ‘Stranglehold’
The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’
A tourism spot for the Republic of Ecuador was filled with old-timey trains, colorful flora and content-looking turtles – all to the soundtrack of the Beatles’ classic “All You Need Is Love.”
Harry Chapin’s ‘Cats in the Cradle’
Titled “With Dad,” this ad made perfect use of Harry Chapin’s chart-topping 1974 hit “Cats in the Cradle” along side some touching imagery of parenting. Oh, and some very fast cars.
Van Halen’s ‘Pretty Woman’
Bob Dylan’s ‘The Man in Me’
“The Man in Me,” from 1970’s New Morning, was never a well-known song in Bob Dylan‘s long catalog. But since appearing in The Big Lebowski, it’s become better known. And there it is again at the end of this Boston Tea Party-themed commercial from Turbo Tax.