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What Is The Song In Bud Light's Super Bowl 2023 Commercial With Miles Teller?

The music that forms the soundtracks of our lives can sometimes come from unexpected places. When "musical furniture" like hold or elevator music becomes familiar enough over time, the emotional connection between it and the listener can be just as strong as that of any popular song — and a particularly catchy and cultishly adored piece of hold music can even become the star of a 2023 Super Bowl ad. Co-star, anyway, alongside Miles Teller (who has done much worse than dance with his dog for a role), his real-life wife Keleigh Sperry, and their dog Bugsy (via People). But the part of the commercial that's probably going to get the most people talking is the hold music that Sperry is seen hearing on the phone.

It's not just any music. It's THE hold music. The hold music that makes being on hold tolerable, if not actively enjoyable. Now, it's the music featured in a Super Bowl ad for Bud Light — and many viewers of the ad are wondering what the name of the song actually is, possibly so they can enjoy it without having to be interrupted by an eager customer service representative who knows your time is valuable.

The song is Opus No. 1 by Tim Carleton and Darrick Deel, better known as the Cisco hold music

You can check out Bud Light's 2023 Super Bowl commercial starring Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry above, but chances are very good that it won't be the first time you've heard the music featured in the ad. The music's official title is "Opus No. 1" by Tim Carleton and Derrick Deel, but you're likely more familiar with it as the Cisco hold music, or maybe just "that awesome hold music with the handclaps."

Tim Carleton, an amateur musician who eventually got a job at Cisco and contributed what would become the most iconic hold music ever recorded to their system (Cisco Blog via Internet Archive), has a YouTube channel where he posted the music in crystal clear stereo quality. But you might still prefer it compressed and a little crackly over a phone line, since that's almost certainly the way you heard it first.

Now, with "Opus No. 1" prominently featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light Hold (get it?), the Cisco hold music is getting more mainstream attention than ever before. This might make you think its time in the telephonic spotlight is drawing to a close, its cult classic status risking jeopardy through overexposure. But give those handclaps another listen, and perhaps you'll conclude that no amount of limelight can dim those beautiful sounds.