Jimmy Cliff says Get Happy

Some of YouTube’s angriest people join reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on a sunny hillside to sing a joyful song in a new VW spot from Deutsch

Some of YouTube’s angriest people join reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on a sunny hillside to sing a joyful song in a new VW spot from Deutsch



The agency says they were going for a kind of “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” for the YouTube age. They tracked down the ‘stars’ of some of the most-watched YouTube clips of people getting either really angry or very upset. As Cliff sings cheesy Partridge Family hit C’mon Get Happy, the once furious crowd now skip happily across a sun-kissed meadow. “Sunny Side is meant to be an antidote to our negative culture, and particularly online meltdowns as documented in the vast amounts of YouTube freakout videos created in recent years,” the agency says.

Those featured include:

1) Cat Girl – 24,722,705 youtube views

2) Packers Girl – 2,033,440 youtube views

3) Xbox Guy – 1,529,287 youtube views

4) Baseball Manager – 1,044,959 youtube views

5) Golfer – 10,107 youtube views

6) Political Candidate – 66,213 youtube views

7) Winnebago – 4,001,766 youtube views


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Group Creative Director: Michael Kadin
Group Creative Director: Matt Ian
Creative Director: Brian Friedrich
Creative Director: Mark Peters
Senior Art Director: Mike Blanch
Senior Copywriter: Ben Salsky
Production co: MJZ
Director: The Perlorian Brothers
Editing: Whitehouse Post
Post: The Mill


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