Friday, August 18, 2006

You Want It; You Got It -- The Ringtone Charts

Some kids poured over baseball stats as a kid. I poured over Nielsen ratings and box office grosses and traveled 20 miles by car to buy the latest issues of Variety and Billboard. So any excuse to look at a new chart is fine by me. Here are Billboard's Top 10 ringtones. It's pretty static so I won't check in every week. As Marymary pointed out, the theme from Super Mario Brothers is #1, but I was fascinated to see that Henry Mancini's theme from "The Pink Panther" was #8 and has been on the charts for almost two years. The other usual suspects are there, including the themes from "Halloween," "Mission: Impossible" and Skynrd's "Sweet Home Alabama." (You know you're a redneck if your cell phone plays "Sweet Home Alabama" and you don't answer it just so you can sing along.)

2 comments:

mary mary why you buggin said...

gracias for the item miquel. You know you're middle aged when your ringtone is a Michael Buble tune...the best part of ringtones is how that butcher a quality song, yet everyone STIll wants it on their phone.

Michael in New York said...

Another summer day/ Has come and gone away/ In Paris or Rome/ But I wanna go home/ I wanna go home...."