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Friday, August 15, 2008

The 17 Most Recognizable Trademark Sounds

This list is from an article I found at:

1. NBC’s musical notes G, E, C played on chimes. NBC was the first to trademark a sound for its radio broadcasting services in 1950.
2. MGM’s lion’s roar
3. The song “Sweet Georgia Brown” for The Harlem Globetrotters
4. Tetris’ “electronic Russian folkstyle tune,” owned by Elorg Company
5. Intel’s 5 note ding
6. “D’Oh” spoken by Homer is owned by Fox
7. The 9 bars of musical chord in the key of B Flat that typically opens a Twentieth Century Fox movie
8. Looney Toons Theme Song, owned by Time Warner
9. The spoken letters “AT&T” with a music in the background
10. “Cha-Ching,” owned by Checker’s Restaurants
11. “Yahoo!” sung in a yodeling style
12. Nokia’s default ringtone
13. Mister Softee’s Jingle
14. “Hello and Welcome to Moviefone,” owned by America Online
15. The sound of the crowd & bell from the New York Stock Exchange’s trading floor
16. TiVo’s popping sounds (in 2 and 6 tones)
17. Pillsbury Doughboy’s giggle

What are some other recognizable sounds you can think of?
No Hodgepodge all next week. I'm going to be away. So, I'm leaving you with this to ponder. You can fill my email with all the ones you've thought of to add to this list. : ) Have fun!

Just put "Sounds" in the subject line.

Here are some I thought of:

Carol Burnett's Tarzan yell
"Ho,Ho, Ho" - Green Giant
"Meow" of Meow Mix cat food
Woody Woodpecker's signature laugh
AOL's opening and closing door sound
Road Runner's "Beep-Beep"
Star Trek's transporter sound
Opening trumpet sounds to CBS's "Sunday Morning"
The opening notes of Beethoven's Fifth
- Dee
here are some of my favorites from childhood:

the 5 alien language tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
the sound of Samantha's nose on Bewitched
the sound of Jeannie granting a wish on I Dream of Jeannie
the sounds of the ship's bridge on Star Trek
Pac Man eating his pellets
the Wheel of Fortune spinning
the "Survey Says" results on Family Feud (the X's mainly)
the opening chord of "Hard Day's Night" (or the buzzy tone before "I Feel Fine")
the sound of Transformers transforming

- colter
teacher voice on any Charlie Brown cartoon
- Pam
The dah-dong from the show Law & Order.
First few bars of "Jeopardy" theme song



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple computers opening sound.

9:01 PM  

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