The Beatles Release 24 Songs As iPhone Ringtones

The Beatles Release 24 Songs As iPhone Ringtones

A few weekends ago, I had some friends over, and we all got drunk and played Beatles Rock Band for a fun couple of hours. It was great. There really is something for everyone in the Beatles’ music catalogue.

One particularly funny moment came as I was singing “I Am The Walrus.” John Lennon has always claimed that the song is a blistering parody of caterwauling crooner Bob Dylan’s nonsense lyrics, but a friend of mine made an utterly bizarre case that the song is, instead, a subversive anthem in support of polysexual sodomy… an interesting interpretation, to say the least.

The key to the interpretation, he argued, is the chorus line. “Ooompah oompah! Stick it in your jumper. Everyone has one,” my friend quoted, his eyes bulging meaningfully. I found the whole exchange so funny that I immediately made myself an iPhone ringtone of the appropriate section of the song.

On a tangentially related note, The Fab Four has just released their first ever batch of iTunes ringtones. “I Am The Walrus” isn’t there, making my ringtone unique and signaling a conspiracy, but there are a ton of good songs available. Full list below.

All of the following songs from The Beatles’ compilation album 1 can now be purchased as ringtones for your iPhone through iTunes for $1.29 each.

• “Love Me Do”
• “From Me to You”
• “She Loves You”
• “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
• “Can’t Buy Me Love”
• “A Hard Day’s Night”
• “I Feel Fine”
• “Eight Days a Week”
• “Ticket to Ride”
• “Help!”
• “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”
• “Hey Jude”
• “Get Back”
• “The Ballad of John and Yoko”
• “Something”
• “Come Together”
• “Let It Be”
• “The Long and Winding Road”

You can read more about the ringtones here.

  • FriarNurgle

    Nope

  • prof_peabody

    So “stick it in your jumper” means “put it up your ass” instead?  
    Who sez?   

    That’s like arguing that “baby you can drive my car” *really* means “baby you can play with my vagina.”  

    Isn’t it more likely that “jumper” just means jumper (sweater)?

  • ken147

    screw the ringtones, where can I get that image as a background!!!!

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