Super Bowl Commercials 2013: Highlighting Ads That Will Be Tough to Top

Stephen SheehanCorrespondent IFebruary 4, 2013

Kate Upton's Mercedes-Benz ad stole the show.
Kate Upton's Mercedes-Benz ad stole the show.Chris Trotman/Getty Images

No part of the Super Bowl gains more attention than the commercials, and this year's crop of ads lived up to the hype.

From the Kate Upton-Mercedes-Benz CLA beauty to Budweiser's "Clydesdales Brotherhood" spot, several ads stood out from the rest. 

Let's take a look at 2013 Super Bowl commercials that will be tough to top. 


Kate Upton, Mercedes-Benz CLA 

Kate Upton is the apple of every man's eye.

So throw her in some shorts while washing a fancy car, and you have a winner.

Already one of the most recognizable stars on the planet, this commercial just put her over the top. Oh, the fancy Mercedes-Benz didn't hurt either. 


Budweiser, "Brotherhood" 

It's rare that a Super Bowl ad for beer brings some wholehearted tears, but Budweiser's "Brotherhood" spot did just that for many viewers. What better way to advertise some suds than to show the story of a man raising a horse from ponyhood and offering the chance to name it via Twitter? 

This was an ingenious plan from Budweiser. 

Way to play on our soft hearts for ponies and beer. 


Doritos, "Goats 4 Sale" 

Few things are better than Doritos, a good sweater vest and a great beard. 

In a single 30-second spot, Doritos knocked it out of the park. 

Even goats can't stave off the temptation of Doritos, and 156 bags later, the goat was hooked. Unfortunately he managed to wipe out his owner's supply and managed to go nuts...until he found his owner with the hidden stash. 

Bad news for the Doritos. 


Taco Bell, "Viva Young" 

Many a college nights end with a few chalupas, but Taco Bell's "Viva Young" commercial proved that the trend doesn't stop in your 20s. 

Seeing senior citizens sneak out into the night to party, get tattoos and end their night with some Taco Bell affirms that college students are on the right track. 

Their meat might just be 98 percent real, but this commercial was a 100 percent success.