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The purpose of this page is to provide visitors with free ringtones based on science and math songs. It is very much a work in progress, so please send suggestions to Greg Crowther (crowther@u.washington.edu; 206-685-2857). In particular, we're interested in hearing from users with previous experience in personalizing your phone's ringtone. We understand that adding ringtones found on the web is not always easy, and we want to develop or link to detailed instructions that will work for people with different cell phones and different carriers.

Selecting and Using Ringtone Files


Will the files listed below work on my phone? It depends on the phone. Older, simpler phones tend not to let users use any of their own files as ringtones. For those with newer, fancier phones, MP3 files can usually be used as is or converted to other needed formats with relative ease; M4R files are for use by iPhones. All ringtones listed below are less than 30.0 seconds long to maximize their compatibility with various systems.

How do I download a ringtone file? Windows users should right-click on the desired link and select "Save Target As..." or something similar (exact phrasing depends on the browser). Macintosh users should control-click on the desired file and select "Download Link to Disk..." or something similar (exact phrasing depends on the browser). The steps should be similar in other operating systems.

What do I do with the file once I've downloaded it? This is where the process gets tricky. We're compiling a list of links to instructions for different types of phones, and we'll share the list once it's a bit farther along.

Ringtone Files


Thanks to the recording artists listed below for their permission to distribute their song excerpts as ringtones. If you are a musician and would like to have your own ringtones added to this page, please contact Greg (crowther@u.washington.edu; 206-685-2857). You can send us pre-trimmed song excerpts, or send us full-length songs for us to trim.

ARTIST SONG SOURCE RINGTONE FILES RINGTONE LYRICS
Baba Brinkman DNA (from the album The Rap Guide to Evolution) MP3; M4R We are made of DNA. We are made of DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid is what we are made of. We are made of DNA. We are made of DNA. Strands of double helix are where all these bodies came from.
Baba Brinkman Performance, Feedback, Revision 2.0 (from the album The Rap Guide to Evolution: Revised) MP3; M4R Performance, feedback, revision -- that's natural selection. Some genes die and others survive, and which is which is fitness. Performance, feedback, revision -- this isn't just music, it's descent with modification, and you owe your whole existence to it. Performance, feedback, revision repeat again. Performance, feedback, revision repeat again. Performance, feedback, revision repeat again. I scratch with my pen.
Beth Vernon Extraordinary Claims (from the album Beth's Rock Collection Volume 1) MP3; M4R Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. If you want to have a way to judge the legend from the truth -- the real from the spoof -- you gotta think like a sleuth if you wanna be extraordinary.
David Newman I Want to Sing About Science! MP3; M4R I want to sing about science! 'Cause it's a method I can use to work things out. And it's a process for reducing any doubt. I want to sing about science! I want to sing about science! It's how I know that something isn't just a guess, 'Cause using science I can put it to the test. I want to sing about science!
Dr. Chordate "The Chordates" (from the album Parts is parts) MP3; M4R You can never be called a chordate without three things that cannot be ignored: a complex, dorsal, hollow nervous system, gill slits, and a notochord.
Dr. Chordate Periodic Cicadas (from the album The View from the Pond) MP3; M4R Periodic cicadas, you are larvae no more. Spread your wings and fly now. Go out in the world and explore.
J.P. Taylor "Circulate!" (from the album Singin' Songs of Science Volume 2) MP3; M4R You've got your veins in and your arteries out. Got your veins in and your arteries out. Got your veins in and your arteries out, And those capilleries sitting in between 'em. Now circulate! Circulate! Circulate! Circulate!
J.P. Taylor "Get Your Molecules Movin'" (from the album Singin' Songs of Science) MP3; M4R Get your molecules movin', and pick up your feet. Get your molecules movin', and then you got heat. Get your molecules movin', and pick up the beat. Get your molecules movin', can't just sit on your seat.
J.P. Taylor "On Goes the Water Cycle" (from the album Singin' Songs of Science Volume 2) MP3; M4R And we sing evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and on goes the water cycle, yeah. Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and on goes the water cycle, yeah.
J.P. Taylor "You Can Tell It's a Cell" (from the album Singin' Songs of Science) MP3; M4R You can tell it's a cell by the way it looks when it's under a microscope or in a book. It may be an animal or plant, it's true, But I know it's a cell 'cause I see all the clues. You can tell. (Yeah, you can tell.) You can tell it's a cell. (You can tell it's a cell.) You can tell. (Yeah, you can tell.) You can tell it's a cell. (You can tell it's a cell.)
Monty Harper Born To Do Science (from the album Songs From The Science Frontier) MP3; M4R We are born to do science. A baby can do it and so can you. We are born to do science. Just figuring out what's true.
Monty Harper Super Scientist (from the album Songs From The Science Frontier) MP3; M4R Go, Super Scientist, go! Break that code. Go, Super Scientist, go! Find your answers. Do the things you need to do to make the data speak to you. Go, Super Scientist, go! Change the world.
Professor Boggs Conduction Convection Radiation (from the album Round the World with Science) MP3; M4R Conduction, convection, radi-adi-ation. These are all the ways that heat can move from a location. Temperature's a risin', molecules are moving. Heat will flow from hot to cold; it's really not confusing at all!
Professor Boggs Hey Avogadro (from the album Mad Science Factory) MP3; M4R Hey Avogadro give me a mole. I need just enough gas to fill a cubical hole. It's got twenty two point four liters inside, but for temperature and pressure you got to be my guide. Avogadro, you got the number you see You sayin' P V equals n R T. Thanks Avogadro. (You got it.) Thanks Avogadro. (You got it.)
Professor Boggs Kingdom Phylum Class and Order (from the album Round the World with Science) MP3; M4R Kingdom phylum class and order, family genus species. All those plants and mammals, all the birds and fishies. Everything that flies and walks and all the things on leashes are kingdom phylum class and order, family genus species.
Professor Boggs "Ballad of the Lonely Fossil" (from the album Round the World with Science) MP3; M4R Now I'm a fossil in a rock layer, like a word on a page in a book, telling the story of life's changes. It's all here if you know where to look.
Professor Boggs The Nature of Science (from the album Round the World with Science) MP3; M4R It's the nature of science as an activity, lovin' the truth and the thrill of the hunt. Keeping an eye to the laws of reality, keeping the evidence always in front.
Rapbassador (funky49) Particle Business MP3; M4R Where the Higgs at? Where the Higgs at? Where the Higgs at? Go! Go! Go!
Rapbassador (funky49) Particle Business MP3; M4R Rock stars of physics, particle business. Rock stars of physics, particle business.
Rapbassador (funky49) Particle Business MP3; M4R "Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known." [--Carl Sagan]
Science Groove Hooray for NMR Spectroscopy! (from the album Muscles and Magnets) MP3; M4R Hooray for NMR spectroscopy! I love my magnet; it gives me spectra full of peaks, And, with a standard, I'll find the numbers that I seek. Consider this case: peak A is twice the size of B. If B's the standard, then you know A's molari--
Science Groove Marker Data (from the album My Dissertation) MP3; M4R Data. Marker data. Data. We have three numbers here: X0, X1, X2.
Science Groove Myofibrils (from the album Muscles and Magnets) MP3; M4R Signal from the brain rides the nerve to the muscle, where the myosin inside will slide past the actin of the my-my-my-y-y, woo! Muh-muh-muh-myofibrils.
Symphony of Science Ode to the Brain MP3; M4R [Carl Sagan] The neurons store sounds too, and snatches of music. Whole orchestras play inside our heads. 20 million volumes worth of information is inside the heads of every one of us. The brain is a very big place in a very small space.
Symphony of Science The Poetry of Reality MP3; M4R [Michael Shermer] Science is the best tool ever devised for understanding how the world works.
Symphony of Science The Unbroken Thread MP3; M4R [David Attenborough] All life is related, and it enables us to construct with confidence the complex tree that represents the history of life.
Symphony of Science A Wave of Reason MP3; M4R [Richard Dawkins] There is a new wave of reason sweeping across America, Britain, Europe, Australia, South America, the Middle East and Africa. There is a new wave of reason where superstition had a firm hold. [Phil Plait] Teach a man to reason and he'll think for a lifetime.
Tom McFadden 3.5 'Til Infinity... MP3; M4R This is how life builds from 3.5 'til....
Tom McFadden Get Taq MP3; M4R So you needin' a gene. I can replicate it for you with my little machine. So get Taq. (Get Taq.) Synthesize it like that. Get Taq. (Get Taq.) Synthesize it like that. I can copy and paste ya. Most polymerases'll get denatured. Get Taq. (Get Taq.) Synthesize it like that. Get Taq. (Get Taq.) Synthesize it like that.
Tom McFadden It's Too Late To Apoptize MP3; M4R It's too late to apoptize. It's too late. Yeah, I said it's too late to apoptize. It's too late. Yeah, no.