Thursday, September 3, 2015

Apple Springs Beatles Ringtones: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah???

Pay no attention, please, to all the media fuss surrounding Sony's launch today of a new multimedia portable. We want all eyes forward for another momentous announcement from your friends in Cupertino.

Apple Springs Beatles Ringtones: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah???

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Pay no attention, please, to all the fuss surrounding Sony's launch today of a new multimedia portable. We want all eyes forward for another momentous announcement from your friends in Cupertino.

Seriously, Apple, couldn't you have picked another day, ANY OTHER day, to spring the news  you've finally got ringtone versions of the Beatles classics available for exclusive download to iPhones? Jeez, youve been selling the Fab Four's music in digital form on the iTunes store since late 2010. Was the editing down of "Yesterday" and "Hey Jude" really all that complicated and fraught with Apple vs. Apple debate? And just NOW resolved?

I've got to admit, I am feeling a little warm and fuzzy about the prospects of announcing my wife's incoming calls with "She Loves You." Or can see  the dark humor in trumpeting  my editors' phone communiques  with "Eight Days A Week," "A Hard Day's Night" or "Help." 

But I've gotta wonder if today's young (teens and twenties), most voracious onsumers of ringtones are really gonna give a good hoot. Many think of the Beatles (sadly) as elevator music.

So what other moldy oldies can we download (this very minute!) for $1.29 a pop or $12.99 for the (27 song) lot?

"Love Me Do," "From Me To You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Feel Fine," "Ticket To Ride," "Yesterday," "Day Tripper," "We Can Work It Out," "Paperback Writer," "Yellow Submarine," "Eleanor Rigby," "Penny Lane," "All You Need is Love," "Hello, Goodbye," "Lady Madonna," "Get Back," "The Ballad of John and Yoko," "Something," "Come Together," "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road."

Enjoy.

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