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Ringtone II September 27, 2007

Filed under: Daily Grind — booksunread @ 1:46 pm

Wee! So last night, I discovered a whole bunch more ringtones on the Samsung site.  They have a way better selection of polyphonic tones than at&t-including David Hasselhoff’s “Get In My Car.”  Dudes! They have The Hoff! That is some selection right there!

The other thing that cracks me up is that they specify the artists, and in some cases, have multiple artists’ versions of the same song.  Like they sound any different when rendered in polyphonic tones.  Is anyone looking for “Take My Breathe Away” really going to only want it if it’s the Jessica Simpson version?

So anyway, I found a TON of good ones and now I need to narrow down the list.

  • Breakfast at Tiffanys-Eh, this was early in the alphabetical list, and I was being very open minded, I’ve always liked the song, but don’t love it.
  • Runaway Train-Soul Asylum, just always loved, but kind of a downer for a ringtone.
  • Anna Begins-Speaking of downer, I spent angst filled, depressing weeks in the dark during college listening to my Crows CD on repeat. Especially Anna Begins; so melancholy; so emo! I still love the entire CD. Although, maybe a little too morose to reflect my current mood as a ringtone.
  • Call Me When You’re Sober-although, as my friends and I are getting up there now, the number of drunk dials I get is going down exponentially.
  • I Believe In a Thing Called Love-So peppy and fun!  I don’t know if this is just a retro-sounding song that came out a couple years ago, or an actual oldie that was temporarily revived (was it on the Starsky and Hutch soundtrack or something?), but either way I heard it first and fleetingly a couple years ago, but it didn’t get much airplay so I get a little giddy whenever I do hear it. It just makes you want to rock out and headbang alone in your car…
  • Never There-CAKE! Woo. And it’s phone related-so cute, right? For a ringtone? Cake and Offspring were the soundtrack of my grad school years; I wish they had “Get a Job” as a ringtone-I love that song (because at the time, I had a boyfriend, but I kind of hated him-long story-so I’d blast that and feel better about life. “My friend’s got a boyfriend and she hates that dick; she tells me every day…”)
  • Suddenly I See-Again, just peppy and fun and I lurve Ugly Betty.  But it is a little overplayed.

So now I have to decide and I don’t know what to pick! Never There is my number one, followed by Thing Called Love and Suddenly, and I still want Anna Begins.  Maybe I will buy all and rotate every couple of weeks according to mood; I know I could set different ones as different caller ID ringtones, but that’s a lot of work.  Salsera and Maybelle-the only peeps I know in real life who read this-you may request a personalized tone if you wish (but you must find and pick it out!).


6 Responses to “Ringtone II”

  1. maybelle76 Says:

    Hmmm…well ironically, Maybelle is my favorite song ever! But it’s way too depressing for a ring tone and I really don’t think I’d find it anyway. I’m in more of a Dirty Dancing mood today – perhaps “Time of my Life” or “She’s Like the Wind.” Just in case you haven’t heard the news and are wondering where the DD mood is coming from – DD is going to be a Broadway show coming to Chicago next Fall!

  2. maybelle76 Says:

    Oh and p.s. my vote is for CAKE – Never There!

  3. booksunread Says:

    Okay first…Maybelle? I don’t know that one…is it John Mayer? Will have to go look up.
    Second…DD on BROADWAY? SQUEEE!
    Third…I downloaded all of them, intending to start off with Never There, but I keep texting “Y” as instructed to the confirmation text and keep getting a sorry we can’t process your confirmation. I do not understand the newfangled texting. I texted HELP back and got a phone # where no one answers and you can’t even hold; have to leave a message. What the FUCK? Technology is harrrrrrd.

  4. maybelle76 Says:

    Your quest for the perfect ring tone is exhausting! You are way more dedicated than I am – I keep my phone on vibrate at all times b/c I’m pretty deaf and never hear it anyway.
    Maybelle is by a group called IDA – not JM but now that you mention it a JM song would be FAB! I’d vote for “Why Georgia” – my fav JM song EVER! Maybelle was also my screen name and look where that got me!
    Seriously…DD on Broadway really is the time of my life.

  5. salsera Says:

    OH MY GOD! I saw DD on a DATE in High School! Kill me now – i am soooooooo old!!!

  6. booksunread Says:

    Hee! I saw DD on the dl at a friend’s sleep over in 8th grade. I was not allowed to see it, because it had naked butt and adult themes!
    Yes, there are a frightening number of things lately that I think “oh that wasn’t that long ago” and then I do the math and realize it was 20 years ago. Gah! I suppose I should be more worried when I DON’T remember things that happened 20 years ago.

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