Original digital single release: August 25, 2009
Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment/Sony Music Entertainment
1. Ringtone (3:25)
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The fifth and final single from the digital Internet Leaks EP. The entire five-track EP was also released on the same day.
An animated music video premiered on Current TV's SuperNews! series on August 21, 2009, marking the first video of the Internet Leaks singles to debut on television rather than the Internet. Directed by series creator Josh Faure-Brac and assistant director Dustin McLean, the video capped off a special episode called the "'Weird Al' Yankovic Collabo-Jam Super Special" that featured Al and Josh hosting both clips from Al's videos and clips from past episodes of SuperNews! This also marked the longest gap between the debut of a Leaks video and the release of its respective single, four days.
These are all the celebrities and public figures caricatured throughout the music video: Shia LaBeouf, Susan Boyle, Adam Lambert, David Hasselhoff, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Chris Hansen, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Michael Bay, Sean Connery, Brett Ratner, Owen Wilson, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton, Sean Combs, Jimmy Fallon, Shaquille O'Neal, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Simon Cowell, Ice-T, Al Franken, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Michelle Obama, Timothy Geithner, Rahm Emanuel, Kim Jong-il, Sally Field, Julie Andrews, Fran Drescher, Britney Spears, Osama bin Laden, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans. Most of the caricatures had been previously used on past episodes of SuperNews!
Al's first Queen style parody. Queen becomes the first band that Al has parodied ("Another One Rides The Bus"), devoted an entire polka medley to ("Bohemian Polka"), and style-parodied in an original.
For whatever reason, Amazon neglected to offer either this single or Internet Leaks for download on their release date, despite both being available on every other major MP3 online store. Both were finally uploaded and available on the site three days later.
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