Classical Super Bowl Commercials

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It’s that time of year again where football fans gather around the television and breathlessly await the Super Bowl ads and half-time show. And, oh yes, I think there are some guys running around on the field butting heads as well.

In advance of this weekend's match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, below we’ve identified some previous Super Bowl ads that prominently feature symphonic music. And as a preview, we included one new spot that's already topped 6 million views on the Internet, giving it a huge head start in the annual race for Super Bowl commercial attention.

Enjoy. In the comments box below, post your own or share your thoughts on why classical music is often used to sell everything from cars to sandwiches to soda.

Volkswagon Commercial: The Force - Star Wars (2011)

Subway: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (2009)

Doritos: Bizet's Carmen (2007)

Coca Cola "Heist": Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf (2009)

Hyundai: Bach Cello Suites played by Yo-Yo Ma (2009)