YouTube turns 10: the most shared ads in its history

It might feel like yesterday that we were first introduced to skateboarding dogs and finger-biting babies but YouTube is turning 10 on Valentine's Day. With help from Unruly, we've rounded up the most shared ads across the decade.

YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday
YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday

Take a walk down memory lane, with ads from brands such as Dove, Tippex, Nike and Heineken.

The most shared ads of each year are determined by how many shares they had, taken from the end of each year.

2006

Zazoo - Use Condoms

91,112 shares

Sousman Language Training - A Day Trip

91,341

Dove - Evolution

60,954 shares

2007

Pepsi - Monk

92,100 shares

Cadbury - Gorilla

53,294 shares

Orbit - Dirty Mouths

40,071 shares

2008

Heineken - Fridge

270,997 shares

TFL - Test Your Awareness

83,074 shares

Pantene - Violin

79,180 shares

2009

Evian - Babies

538,167 shares

Inspired Bicycles - Inspired Bicycles

204,051 shares

DC Shoes - Gymkhana Two

193,595 shares

2010

Nike - Write The Future

614,301 shares

DC Shoes - Gymkhana Three

546,440 shares

Tippex - Shoot The Bear

447,106 shares

2011

Volkswagen - The Force

4,713,179 shares

DC Shoes - Gymkhana Four

2,028,328 shares

T-Mobile - Angry Birds Live

1,783,607 shares

2012

TNT Benelux - A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square

4,352,283 shares

Melbourne Metro - Dumb Ways To Die

2,528,789 shares

Abercrombie & Fitch - Call Me Maybe

2,435,740 shares

2013

Dove - Real Beauty Sketches

4,365,922 shares

Geico - Hump Day

4,118,653 shares

Evian - Baby & Me

3,511,878 shares

2014

Activia - Shakira Brazil 2014 (La La La)

5,819,822 shares

20th Century Fox - Devil Baby Attack

2,153,236 shares

Nike - The Last Game

2,151,148 shares

Most shared ads on YouTube of all time 

*as of 5 February 2015

  1. Activia: "La La La, feat Shakira" - 5,887,078

  2. Volkswagen: "The Force" - 5,285,395

  3. Melbourne Metro - "Dumb Ways to Die" - 4,866,849

  4. TNT Benelux: "A dramatic surprise on a quiet square" - 4,735,510

  5. Dove: "Real Beauty Sketches" – 4,623,226

  6. GEICO: "Hump Day" - 4,118,653 shares

  7. Universal: "Hey Minions Fans" - 3,982,475

  8. Evian: "Baby & Me" - 3,937,546

  9. Budweiser: "9/11" - 3,485,685

  10. Volvo Trucks: "The Epic Split" - 3,246,468

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