A true story: I am really susceptible to advertising. Today, I was feeling bad for myself, so I decided to listen to music, specifically Ray LaMontagne. Unfortunately, somehow iTunes has messed with my music, so everything from ABBA to the Beach Boys was somehow also listed under Ray LaMontagne. I tried to change all the artists to the correct ones, and stumbled upon Alphaville and thought, "Oh, that commercial. That commercial that completely sums up my entire sadness right now. The prom commercial."
And, thanks to the powers of the internet, I was able to find it. And not only it, but all the commercials in this awesome series. I am still feeling bad for myself, but no where near as bad as I was, especially after I remembered some of my other favorites (almost all of which have made me cry at some point in the past two years): Bacardi Mojito, Clorox Bleach, Volkswagen, Google Chrome, Allstate, Jameson, and, if we're being honest here, pretty much every single commercial or print ad from Subaru and their Love Campaign in the past two years - although this honeymoon one was especially tear-inducing in me. I have a pretty clear trend - good music, nostalgia, history, tugging at my heartstrings, and also movement across the screen. Anyway, for real, check out those links - that's hand curated commercial goodness for you - and enjoy the commercials that got me started on this hour-long scavenger hunt for the world's best, below.
The original one I remembered, Leaving High School: