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There are the ads you have to watch and the ads you actually want to watch.

From Snoop Dogg/Lion rapping about Hot Pockets to a Nike Football spot that got 20 million-plus hits in less than seven months, YouTube compiled a list of 2012's best of the best : The 20 ads that people actually chose to see , sometimes over and over again.

According to its blog, "The 2012 YouTube Ads Leaderboard celebrates the U.S. ads that most moved audiences through a winning combination of promotion (paid ads) and popularity (organic views). And with over 200 million combined views, it's proof that if you make it great, they will come."

While some agencies showed its endless ability to make viewing gold Wieden + Kennedy had seven ads on the list including the top spot and four Old Spice ads there were other smaller shops that also cracked the viral code.







20. Old Spice's "Vending Machine" ad was viewed 3,885,113 times.

19. Old Spice's "Bed" ad was viewed 4,245,346 times.

18. Fiat's "House Arrest" ad starring Charlie Sheen was viewed 4,271,297 times.

17. Hot Wheels' "World Record: Corkscrew Jump" was viewed 4,656,605 times

16. Toyota's "It's Reinvented" ad was viewed 4,863,416 times.

15. Sauza Tequila's "Make it with a fireman" ad was viewed 5,348,876 times.

14.Old Spice's "Bounce" ad was viewed 5,603,223 times.

13. Old Spice's "Blown Mind" was viewed 5,773,773 times.

12. Hot Pockets' "Pocket Like It's Hot" ad. starring Snoop Dogg/Lion, was viewed 6,698,235 times

11. Chevrolet's apocalyptic "2012" ad was viewed 7,656,108 times.

10. Audi of America's "Vampire Party" ad was viewed 7,867,887 times.

9. Nike Football's "Cristiano Ronaldo vs Rafa Nadal" ad was viewed 10,017,653 times.

8. Chrysler's "It's Halftime in America" ad starring Clint Eastwood was viewed 11,282,207 times.

7. Go Pro Camera's "HERO3: Black Edition" ad was viewed 12,453,546 times.

6. Volkswagen's "The Dog Strikes Back" ad was viewed 16,082,783 times.

5. Honda's "Matthew's Day Off" ad was viewed 16,290,167 times.

4. Samsung's "The Next Big Thing is Already Here" ad was viewed 16,912,896 times.

3. Volkswagen's "The Bark Side" Super Bowl ad trailer was viewed 17,718,507 times.

2. Pepsi MAX's "Uncle Drew" ad was viewed 17,841,089 times.

1. Nike Football's "My Time Is Now" ad was viewed 20,884,282 times.

Πηγή: businessinsider