In between the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl last year and the Who rocking the big halftime show, a few good commercials featured quality music or cameos by our favorite artists in 2010. Check out some of the best music-related ads below.
In this one of many Bud Light Super Bowl commercials that aired, a few T-Pain inspired friends threw a party and invited the AutoTune master himself, who robo-crooned, “Pass that guacamole.”
Courtesy of Boost Mobile, the classic Super Bowl Shuffle was given a 21st century remix, during which football Jim McMahon rapped, “I’ll tell you what’s wrong, my tight end in a cheetah print thong.” No Jim, that line is what’s wrong.
KISS sold us on the new Dr. Pepper Cherry by touting its “smooth” qualities and performing “Calling Dr. Love” onstage with tribute band Mini-Kiss.
Sock Monkey, “Yo Gabba Gabba’s” Muno and other hipster kid icons took a wild road trip to Las Vegas in the new Kia Sorento, with the Heavy’s “How You Like Me Now” as their party soundtrack.
Squirrels got their hoarding on to Kool & the Gang’s “Funky Stuff” in this ad for the Honda Accord Crosstour.
Cheap Trick re-recorded “Dream Police” as “Green Police” for the eco-friendly Audi A3 TDI.
EA Sports’ ad for the new fantasy-fueled video game “Dante’s Inferno” featured a great soundtrack in Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
Beyoncé kicked off a commercial for VIZIO that brought back some of the all-time best viral video sensations, from Tay Zonday of “Chocolate Rain” fame to the Numa Numa kid.
The NFL closed out the Super Bowl with its own commercial, featuring the song “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire.