Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What Is The Song In Salesforce's Super Bowl 2022 Commercial?

Year after year, the Super Bowl captivates audiences, and millions of people tune in for one reason or another. Football fans are, of course, present for the biggest game of the NFL season, but let us not forget the rest of the Super Bowl Sunday party-goers — the ones who show up for the food, the ones who can't wait for halftime, and of course, those that can't get enough of the ads.

Waiting for the ad break might seem a bit contradictory compared to every other televised event, but for the Super Bowl, the ads are half the fun. Each year companies that can get a time slot for Super Bowl Sunday put their best marketing skills forward and create the most outlandish (and oftentimes hilarious) or meaningful commercials they can for the millions of viewers to chatter about for days on end.

This year is no different. One commercial that will air this Sunday comes courtesy of Salesforce, and it features a known and loved song – even though many might not be able to put a finger on exactly what it is.

Bah Bah Conniff Sprach Zarathustra by the Ray Conniff Singers plays throughout the ad

The Salesforce Super Bowl 2022 commercial, starring the one and only Matthew McConaughey, follows him around the world in a hot air balloon as he narrates the importance of taking care of our planet. The familiar tune that can be heard in the background is "Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra)" by the Ray Conniff Singers.

If you feel like you may have heard this tune before, it's because you, along with millions of others, most likely have. The 1973 song "Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra)" is actually a cover of the famous 1896 song "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss. The song, in its original arrangement, can be heard in movies throughout Hollywood history, including "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Toy Story 2." Wrestling fans may also recognize it as the entrance theme of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

The decision to go with the version by the Ray Conniff Singers creates a fitting vibe for the commercial and nice familiar undertones for the viewers while they listen to the one and only McConaughey as he makes his way around various landscapes.