Chevy Silverado Super Bowl Commercial – End of the World

Artist: Barry Manilow
Song in Chevy Commercial: Looks Like We Made It

Looks Like We Made It - The Essential Barry Manilow

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What a great commercial. I liked seeing the alien spaceship, and especially the nice touch with the Twinkies, since they are capable of surviving anything. Another little touch that was nice was that the 3 surviving Chevy pickup trucks weren’t all brand new. They threw an old Chevy truck in there too.

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Song In Commercial Barry Manilow

The song “Looks Like We Made It” was released on Barry Manilow’s 1976 album called This One’s For You. Eventhough Manilow is a song writer, he didn’t write this one. It was written by Richard Kerr and Will Jennings. I have to admit, I have a bit of a soft spot in my heart for this song. It’s cheesy, schlocky, and overly sentimental, but maybe it’s the doughy 32 year white guy in me, but I kind of like this song. Take my hipster card if you like, but I secretly like some Manilow now and then. I’m a closet Fanilow. Wanna fight about it?

Every Barry Manilow song is on Rdio by the way, not that I’ve checked. If you listen to the lyrics of this song, it’s not a terribly happy song like it seems at first. It’s about someone running into the person that they used to be in love. And talking about how “we made it”, but they didn’t make it together. It’s about running into an old flame, and remembering that you love the person, but you know you’re both better off apart. Okay, I’ll stop now and we can get back to talking about trucks, mixed martial arts, and boobs.

Here’s some more Manilow for you. But of course, you don’t care. You don’t want to watch the live version of the song “Looks Like We Made it”. You’re far too cool for such things. I get it.

Chevy Commercial Description

2012 Super Bowl Chevy truck commercial starts out with an overview of a destroyed city. It appears to be the end of the world. We see a newspaper blowing in the wind that says “2012 Mayan Apocalypse: Will the world end today?” Apparently it did. We then see a Chevy Silverado truck start up and drive out from underneath the rubble. The man driving has his dog with him. He drives by a Big Boy statue, that happens to be on fire. As he drives through the city, there appears to even be an alien spaceship that has crashed. He finally meets up with his friends, who all happen to be driving Chevy pickup trucks, they’re the only ones who survived. Not his friend on the left has an unscathed box of Twinkies.

The man asks:

Man 1: “Where’s Dave?”
Man 2: “Dave didn’t drive the longest lasting, most dependable truck on the road. Dave drove a Ford.”
Man 3: “Twinkie?”

It then begins raining frogs. And the Manilow song kicks back in with “Looks like we made it”.

Song Lyrics in Chevy Commercial

Looks like we made it
Left each other on the way
to another love
Looks like we made it
Or I thought so till today
until you were there

Chevy Commercial Voiceover Says

Chevy Silverado, from the beginning of your workday, to the end of the world. Chevy runs deep.

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