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The Really Perfect Ringtone

When I saw a couple of people link to “the perfect iPhone ringtone” last week, I had that sinking feeling that comes from being beaten to the punch.  I knew I should have stayed up an extra hour that one night and just gotten it done!

But wait, hold it, never mind, cancel the panic parade: it was not, in fact, the perfect ringtone.  Crisis averted!  Still, the sinking feeling lingered, reminding me of what could have been, so last night I sat down and got it done.  Now I bring to you the absolutely most perfect ringtone ever.

Feel free to preview it using that link, if you really feel that’s necessary, but frankly you should just charge ahead and download the .m4r AAC for instant ringtoniness.  If for some reason you’d rather have the audio source and do your own ringtone conversions, you can get the same file as a .m4a AAC or a comfy old .mp3.  And for all you completists, there’s a .zip archive of all three formats.

Go.  Ring.  Enjoy.

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    • #1
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1258
    Ethan wrote in to say...

    I just deleted all other ringtones from my iPhone.

    Hail to the king.

    • #2
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1305
    David Ashleydale wrote in to say...

    You win.

    • #3
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1349
    Jeff L wrote in to say...

    Awesome.

    • #4
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1349
    Jason wrote in to say...

    I didn’t think ringtones could reach this level of perfection. I don’t think this can be topped.

    • #5
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1358
    Kerri wrote in to say...

    Added bonus, everyone will know that you have Sesame-Street-aged kids. Or were one once.

    • #6
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1406
    Jason Friesen wrote in to say...

    I hated ringtones until today. You win one internet.

    • #7
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1420
    Patrick Haney wrote in to say...

    Yep, yeeeep yep yep yep… definitely a great ringtone. Nicely done, sir. Though I’m not sure I can bring myself to replace my Sanford & Son theme song ringtone with this one…

    • #8
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1421
    Marc Amos wrote in to say...

    I have to change my pants now. That was too damned funny.

    • #9
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1423
    Phineas wrote in to say...

    “Perfect” is a word that gets bandied about quite a lot and often without justification.

    But not this time. How I love that.

    Yip yip yip uh huh, indeed.

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    • Mon 5 May 2008
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    • #11
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1445
    Marty Stake wrote in to say...

    And from the magic of the internets:
    Yip-Yips meet the telephone

    Its amazing what get burned into your head – I remember the end of that ringtone/clip with the fading baarrrriinnggg buurrrring from 27 years ago.

    • #12
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1810
    Dan Schulz wrote in to say...

    Sorry Eric, but I’d have to go with the Imperial March from “Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back” here. Not a clip, but the WHOLE THING.

    • #13
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1820
    Steve Buell wrote in to say...

    Blasted me back to much happier times.
    Brought back memories of elementary school when the Muppets hit the airwaves in 1969.

    Thank you.
    Steve

    • #14
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 1911
    Roxanne Owens Kennedy wrote in to say...

    I love it…definitely the winner! It goes well with my “Mahna-mahna” ringtone I have on mine! You gotta love Sesame Street for both of them!

    • #15
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    • Mon 5 May 2008
    • 2042
    Pete Nelson wrote in to say...

    I played this at home, and not only did my entire family enjoy it, but even our cockatiel perked up and started whistling.

    By the way, does anyone know if that cow ever made it over the moon?

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    • Mon 5 May 2008
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    • #17
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    • Tue 6 May 2008
    • 1021
    Michael Armstrong wrote in to say...

    I think I sprained something when I fell out of my chair.

    Must install on phone now.

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    • Tue 6 May 2008
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    [...] by Helder Luis’s perfect iPhone ringtone, Eric Meyer gives us the really perfect ringtone. Lovely people may recognize it from a certain children’s [...]

    • #19
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    • Tue 6 May 2008
    • 1715
    Matthias wrote in to say...

    rofl …

    • #20
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    • Wed 7 May 2008
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    [...] far, I really like the phone. The battery lasts forever, the sound quality is fantastic, I can use mp3 ringtones, and it’s reasonably fast. Maybe I’m odd, but I really enjoy things that do one thing [...]

    • #21
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    • Wed 7 May 2008
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    Stan Grabowski wrote in to say...

    I’ll have to add this to my collection, along with the Fruity Oaty Bar Commercial, and the Top Gun Anthem.

    • #22
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    • Wed 7 May 2008
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    Tom Moore wrote in to say...

    I feel like I’ve been ring-rolled!

    • #23
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    • Fri 9 May 2008
    • 2137
    Mario Parris wrote in to say...

    It truly is perfect. Now I just need that “spinning bat logo effect” from the old 1966 Batman series for my text messages. :)

    • #24
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    • Thu 15 May 2008
    • 1025
    Uk1ah Smith wrote in to say...

    This completely made my day.

    • #25
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    • Thu 15 May 2008
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    Received from Sovereign is King » Blog Archive » The perfect ringtone

    [...] The really perfect ringtone made me smile. It’s now my default ringtone. [...]

    • #26
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    • Mon 19 May 2008
    • 0937
    Kurt wrote in to say...

    This blows away the previous attempt at the “perfect” ringtone. Well done indeed.

    • #27
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    • Sun 1 Jun 2008
    • 1501
    zonjai wrote in to say...

    I made that same ringtone last year, but the quality on mine sucked. I only had a youtube vid to grab the sound off of. Thank you for this. Thank you very much.

    • #28
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    • Wed 11 Jun 2008
    • 0922
    Michael C. wrote in to say...

    This ringtone is now being heard in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem… ;)

    Yip yip yip!!

    • #29
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    • Sun 13 Jul 2008
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    sweetperceptions wrote in to say...

    cool! I like it! thank you!

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    • #31
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    • Tue 19 Aug 2008
    • 1315
    Rick wrote in to say...

    I installed this ringtone two days after you posted it, and it still brings a smile to my face every time my phone rings :)

    Thanks, Eric!

    • #32
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    • Thu 21 Aug 2008
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    Will Kessel wrote in to say...

    I’m with @Dan Schulz with this one — but I have it set for my wife ONLY!

    ;-)

    • #33
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    • Thu 21 Aug 2008
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    Maggie Wolfe Riley wrote in to say...

    omg – Sesame Street FTW!! I can’t stop smiling :-D
    Thanks!

    • #34
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    • Fri 22 Aug 2008
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    Jen Germann wrote in to say...

    Man, you are not kidding around about that. I hate ringtones, but THIS is going on my phone. I’ll set for when my mother calls …

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