Matthew McConaughey Salesforce Space Commercial – The Music and the Actor

Salesforce has a commercial that’s out of this world. Literally. But it’s also very much in the world. Or on earth? In orbit? I don’t know but here’s the ad. Scroll down for more info…

The Actor. The guy playing the astronaut is actor Matthew McConaughey. You may recognize him as the fan cheering from the sidelines at University of Texas football games and the spokesperson in Lincoln car commercials.

The Music. The soundtrack for this ad is “Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra)” by Ray Conniff & The Singers.

The song was released in 1973. It’s Ray Conniff’s jovial interpretation of the original, “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss.

This song is also the show open Elvis Presley used in many of his concerts. Elvis was a singer-type person from the 50s-70s. Here he is with the musical intro…


Unnecessary promotion. The Salesforce commercial opens with a clip of the Milky Way. I’ve taken pictures of stars and space-type stuff. If you’re bored, check them out in this post and this one.


Do you think that actor, Mr. McConaughey, might have a future in show business? How about the Elvis music catching on and being relevant even 50 years later? What do you think about the commercial? Chime in below!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

One thought on “Matthew McConaughey Salesforce Space Commercial – The Music and the Actor

  1. Your analysis of the Salesforce commercial featuring Matthew Mcconaughey is spot on. But do you realize the Ray Conniff song “Bah Bah Sprach (Zarathustra) is actually a mash-up of two songs? The first of course is Also Sprac Zarathustra. The bridge of the Conniff arrangement is from a song named ” No Matter What Shape Your Stomach’s In.” This is a 1967 release by The T-Bones. This song featured prominently in an advertising campaign for Alka Seltzer.

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