Which Songs Make Good Ringtones?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by EricBrian, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. EricBrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2005
    So, was wondering which songs make good ringtones?

    I thought about Blondie's Call Me. What else?
  2. sanford macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, USA
    That's cute. ABBA's "Ring Ring". The White Stripes' "My Door Bell". Talk Talk's "Talk Talk". Yaz's (Or Yazoo's, depending on if you're in the UK or the States) "Bad Connection". Silver Scooter's "Tribute To The Phone Calls". Tom Waits's "Telephone Call From Istanbul". The Straford 4's "Telephone". The Be Good Tanyas' "Broken Telephone". Those should give you a start, anyway. Bear in mind I haven't checked those to see if they are iTunes ringtone-approved and I own a lot of them from CDs so iTunes won't let me use them.

    I'm using Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons", which I already bought from iTunes and was surprised to find was ringtone-friendly. Used to use the theme from the 1970s "Sanford and Son" TV program on a Nokia phone -- look at my user name; that's my real name -- but I haven't checked to see if iTunes has it available for ringtones. I'll probably buy about 10 ringtones and then the thrill will be gone, but it's a very elegant little ringtone-purchasing solution with a much wider and diverse variety -- I mean come on, Ford's "Sixteen Tons"? -- than you'll find with any mobile carrier.

    Face it: the best ringtone for an iPhone is the Alarm ringtone personalized for your boss, mother-in-law, substance abusing cousin, money-borrowing kids, ex-wife or ex-husband (or unmarried versions of each) or whomever.
  3. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2005
    Wow, tons of great choices! :) Gonna try a couple of them.
  4. carman63 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2006
    Men at Work - Who can it be now?
    The Police - Mother
  5. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2005
    Like somebody else said in a different thread:

  6. whistler72 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    My ringtone is from "The Wonder Pets".

    "The Phone, the phone is ringing... the phone, we'll be right there....."
  7. G75 macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2007
    Somewhere in the Milky Way.
    Well, apparently not "Feel Good Inc" by the Gorillaz. Despite being 14th on the "Top Ringtones" list, you can't actually USE it as a ringtone in iTunes.

    I would know. :mad:

  8. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    As a man with a young one I say "That's great!!!"
  9. whistler72 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    yeah. My little girl smiles everytime it goes off.
  10. missbright macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2009
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Intros to kids' songs are great.

    Cut them down to end before the characters start singing. Almost every song by the Doodlebops starts out with a great ringtone opportunity.

    Also, find albums of movie soundtracks but don't use the main theme. Listen to the closing credits for 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' Skip past the loud and obvious "Indiana Jones Theme" to the quieter parts. Some of those are ringtones on my phone.
  12. kaibex macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2010
    East Sussex, UK
    Anyone got any 2010 suggestions?
  13. Say My Name, Jun 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011

    Say My Name macrumors newbie

    Say My Name

    Jun 16, 2011

    Hi to all, for my ringtone opportunity I download free ringtones for my phone ...
    funny.. pop.. hip-hop.. for any interests .. :cool:
  14. lapocompris macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2009
    I made my ringtones from:
    - In the black of night (by Slow Train)
    - Piensa en mi (by Luz Casal)
    - Lilly (by Pink Martini)
    - Rhythm (by Casey McGill)
  15. sawatzky macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    convert it

    Almost all of the Apple store tunes are now DRM (Digital Rights Management) free, meaning you can use them to create ringtones. No song is a ringtone out of the box - it has to be converted to a ringtone, and saved to iTunes in a ringtone format. There are free or cheap apps in the Apple App store to do this.

    If your Gorillaz tune has DRM on it, you may be able to upgrade it to a non-DRM version in the iTunes store for 40 cents or so. :)
  16. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    Let me pay more for something I already bought. :mad:
  17. Travis Bickle macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2011
    years ago i had one of the original windows based mobiles (HTC canary or orange SPV)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_SPV and i used to have Van Halen's "jump" intro on there as my ring tone.....must redo it sometime as it was a great tone and easy to listen out for. The phone was great for the time and really microsoft could have had the whole smartphone market sown up if they had the vision of apple.

    My existing one is a funky ultrasonic one whereby it starts with some feedback type of noise then slowly goes very high pitched to the point i can't hear it then back down again - fantastic for noisy environments like clubs, bars etc as i seldom miss a phone call.
  18. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    i have WWE themes for some of my tones for certain contacts
  19. michalrock macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2017
    Different people like different kind of music some like romantic songs some like rock or party song so different songs are preferred
  20. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    At the moment I am using Voodoo Child (Hendrix, of course). Also on my phone are Good Riddance (Green Day) is good. Funk 49(James Gang). Spring (Vivaldi). Testify (SRV)
  21. Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
  22. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007

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