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TV tunes top mobile ringtone poll
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas lead the ringtone survey for 2003
Television theme tunes were the most popular mobile phone ringtones of last year, according to a survey.

Top spot went to Black Eyed Peas' Where is the Love, but the Muppets followed in second, Mission Impossible in third and the theme to Pink Panther in fifth.

Children's classic Roobarb and Custard came sixth in the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) and Performing Right Society (PRS) survey.

Eminem's Lose Yourself and 50 Cent's In Da Club also made it into the top 10.

TOP RINGTONES OF 2003
1. Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas
2. Muppet Show - TV theme
3. Mission Impossible - TV theme
4. In Da Club - 50 Cent
5. Pink Panther - TV theme
6. Roobarb and Custard - TV theme
7. Ignition - R Kelly
8. Addams Family - TV theme
9. Lose Yourself - Eminem
10. Happy Days - TV theme

The chart is based on information given by 80 licensed ringtone providers to the copyright societies.

The MCPS-PRS Alliance, which licenses ringtones for songwriters and composers, collects 15p for each 1 spent on that artist's ringtone.

A spokesman for the Alliance said: "Ringtones are popular with people of all ages which probably explains why the chart is a mix of current hits and nostalgic TV themes.

"The themes are mainly from the 70s and 80s which presumably means that many of us are re-living our youth."

A survey of mobile phone usage by marketing firm Enpocket earlier this month showed young women were the biggest ringtone buyers.

Women made up more than half the 5.9 million people who downloaded a ringtone to their phone in the three months up to June.

An estimated 70m-worth of ringtones was sold in 2003.




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