I have a bit of Rameau, played on the carillon in my former hometown Brielle, by my beloved who is a musician.
The carillon is deeply imbedded in Dutch culture and such a common street sound (you can hardly miss it anywhere!), that I often mistake the real thing for my phone and vice versa. Nevertheless, I love it.
I'm pretty lazy that way. I didn't go shopping for a significant ringtone; I just chose one of the freebies.
I settled on the harp tone because it was the least jarring.
I don't even know what ringtone i have and it's been a few weeks since i have answerd the phone so i can't remember any of it.
But it's for sure the one that was in the phone when i bought it.
I have the harp tone for my sweetie because she's such an angel, but everyone else is the Johnny weismuller Tarzan yell..
No ringtone; it would give me a heart attack. Just a low volume slow beep and some vibration, that's enough.
After all, I get already so many attacks from other people's phones.
Maybe I should choose Good Vibrations as a ring tone; mmmm.
My ringtone is THE A-TEAM theme tune...BRILLIANT!
deh deh der..der der der der...
Mine is called Persuasion. A series of notes steadily growing louder. Thought it would improve my relationship with people at large - it hasn't :-(
I have Boogie Fever because it is one of my favourites. I have set tunes for my family like - High Voltage for Hubby, Mysterious Girl for Janine because it starts off with the words Baby Girl... and Emerald Hill Zone from Sonic for Dylan as my son is a game fanatic.
Everyone loves Hubby's message tone which sounds like laughing Kookaburras. It's funny to see the faces turn to see where the sound is coming from :o)
I use "Pink Cadillac" by Bruce Springsteen. With the volume set at maxi, I can hear it even if I'm in the garden, and it's got a few people bopping in the Paris metro when it went off one day.
It's been a while since I've used my cell phone, but I think it was last set to either "Murder or a Heart Attack" or the Tardis whooshing sound. The song makes me happy, and the Tardis sound makes people look around confused. And every once in a while, also very excited.
Went to a conference recently where someone had a ring tone of crickets chirping. When it went off, everyone looked down on the floor.
I've got some software called "MP£ Direct Cut" and it allows me to chop a bit of a song out and save it as a little MP3 file.
So, I have various openings such as "Stairway to Heaven" for my "quiet mode, and AC/DC's "Back In Black" opening as my main one.
Another good one is "Should I stay or Should I Go?"
Hmm - should I cool it or should I blow? :-)
I have "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin.
'The Sting' is one of my favorite movies and it's the main melody played throughout that flick!
Mine is currently the theme tune from MAGNUM P.I....
because I'm a child of the 80s and it puts a smile on everyone's face.
Next week I think I'll switch to the theme tune from MACGYVER :-)
Is anybody still using the crazy frog tune?
9there must be an old thred on that one).
Thanks to all of your responses to my question!
Blimey, some of these are the ones I cringe at when I hear them! Well of course I'm pleased to hear Paul has a Bruce Ringtone!
Guess any of you who know me will expect me to have a Springsteen tune as my ring tone!
Errr yes and no- for the time being it's 'London Calling' by The Clash. Love this recording, reminds me of happy times, and Bruce covered this at Hyde Park as a homage to Joe Strummer.
For a short while, I had 'The Boys are Back in Town' by Thin Lizzy on my landline answer machine, but got rid of it as it confused elderly relatives, who tried to leave a message.
Sue, you should try another Thin Lizzy cover "Whiskey in the Jar", they might not be so confused with that, errr on the other hand.....
Paul- think any musical intro to voicemail would have been for my own enjoyment in hindsight!
I really prefer the Metallica version