Super Bowl 52’s Rock Commercials
Whether you're following along at home or missed the game entirely, we've got your back. Check out the Super Bowl 52 commercial premieres that feature your favorite rock artists.
Queen "We Will Rock You (Fast)" - Dodge Ram
The fast version of Queen's inspirational anthem provides the soundtrack for a group of actual vikings who travel by sea and land expecting to see their namesake team in the Super Bowl -- only to turn back when they realize they're not in the game. You can hear the whole song on Queen On Air - The Complete BBC Radio Sessions.
Foreigner, "I Want To Know What Love Is" - Toyota
Toyota's "One Team" ad follows a trio of holy men on the way to a big game -- and the driver quickly establishes who's in charge of the stereo by playing Foreigner's beloved ballad over his friend's (wrongheaded) objections.
Black Sabbath, “Iron Man” - Winter Olympics
Nothing like a bit of Black Sabbath to get you motivated. A 60-second spot highlights Olympic snowboarder Shaun White’s comeback, after he failed to medal in 2014. His “Best of the U.S.” ad, featuring the metal band’s “Iron Man,” from 1971’s Paranoid, shows the two-time gold medalist’s determination to return as a serious contender.
Aerosmith, “Dream On” - Kia
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler appears in a new Kia commercial, titled “Fueled by Youth.” In it, the modern-day singer jumps into a Kia Singer, throws it in reverse and runs a track that way to the tune of his band’s first big hit, the 1973 track, “Dream On.” When he finally emerges from the car, it’s as a young man. An alternate version of the ad, “Feeling Something Again,” is essentially the same spot, run backward.
Nirvana, "All Apologies" - T-Mobile
A lullaby version of Nirvana's "All Apologies" serves as the background music while a parade of adorable toddlers is given marching orders about love and acceptance.
Ed Sheeran, "All Along the Watchtower" - Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
Amazon Prime will air the series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, about a CIA analyst-turned-action-hero. Following big-screen portrayals of the character by Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger) and Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears), The Office’s John Krasinski is in the spotlight now, along with pop star Ed Sheeran’s take on the classic and often covered Bob Dylan tune “All Along the Watchtower.”
David Bowie, "Let's Dance" - Winter Olympics Figure Skating
NBC is going heavy on the classic rock for their Olympic commercials, but it's hard to argue with their use of this David Bowie gem.
Prince, "Let's Go Crazy" - NBC
All the stars from your favorite NBC shows team up to lessen Prince. Yay?