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What Is The Song In Pepsi's Super Bowl Halftime Show Commercial?

Super Bowl LV will feel decidedly different in comparison to championship games of the past, given the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Football League has already announced it's going to limit the number of people in attendance (via CBS Sports). Viewers at home will likely have to make a few changes as well, restricting the number of people who can watch the game at any single location — ideally, people should only watch it with members of their own household. 

Fortunately, some things can stay the same. Even if you're watching the big game all by yourself, no one's stopping you from making a giant platter of supreme nachos to eat in one sitting. There should be plenty of great commercials, including trailers for upcoming movies that will (hopefully) come out this year, like Black Widow and Fast & Furious 9. And, of course, there will be another dynamite Super Bowl Halftime Show to get you on your feet dancing. 

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira set the bar pretty high last year when the vivacious duo took fans through their discographies. Not to be outdone, Pepsi has gotten another high-profile hitmaker to headline this year's show — The Weeknd. To get the fans hyped for the show, Pepsi has released a commercial to ensure everyone and their grandmother knows who's performing, and if you haven't heard of the song that plays throughout the ad before, now you'll know what it is.

The song in the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime commercial is 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd

Even if you don't know the name of the song in Pepsi's ad, you likely heard it on the radio at some point in 2020. "Blinding Lights" was the smash single from The Weeknd's latest album, After Hours, spending well over a year on Billboard's Hot 100 and peaking at the number 1 spot back in April of last year (via Billboard). 

When watching the 60-second commercial, it appears as though everybody has been blinded by the light, as we see folks from all walks of life humming along to the tune, some of whom are more vocally-gifted than others. Eventually, we see a security guard getting into it, and the song is so contagious, he doesn't even realize that The Weeknd himself has pulled up to perform at Raymond James Stadium, where Super Bowl LV will take place. 

The Weeknd has some pretty big shoes to fill in the pantheon of Super Bowl Halftime performers, with some of the biggest names in pop music — including Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake — leaving their mark in recent years. Of course, The Weeknd has more than his fair share of hits — while viewers should absolutely expect "Blinding Lights" to be on the playlist, we also wouldn't be surprised if he busts out "Call Out My Name," "Can't Feel My Face," and "Starboy" during his set. It's also become something of a tradition to bring on other surprise performers during a Super Bowl Halftime Show, and considering The Weeknd's collaborations with the likes of Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar, there's definitely plenty of star power that could come out that night. 

While this is just speculation, there's one thing we do know for certain: you can watch this year's Super Bowl on CBS on February 7, 2021 at 6:30pm EST.