Ringtone roundup: Ringtone and run for Halloween

And so it begins with the first major holiday of the season: the onslaught of holiday ringtones.

It seems people are already thinking about dressing up their phones for the upcoming holiday season.

The theme song to Halloween is this week's Billboard No. 1 ringtone.

Whether your Halloween party theme is "bad high school prom" (like the one I got invited to) or just the regular "come as a freak," certainly it's fun to spice up your incoming calls with a unique seasonal ringtone.

But surely CNET's readers can get more original than the theme to Halloween.

Here are some ideas for fun and unique Halloween/autumn ringtones from the CNET writers and editors. Please add your ideas to the list.

•  "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" by the White Stripes

•  "Autumn Leaves" by Miles Davis

•  "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" by Bach (spooky-sounding pipe organs)

•  "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon

•  "She's not There" by the Zombies

•  "Ave Satani" (them from The Omen) by Jerry Goldsmith

•  The Addams Family theme

•  The Rosemary's Baby theme

•  Tales from the Crypt theme

•  Dark Shadows theme

•  The Crow theme

•  "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

•  "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

•  "Tubular Bells" (The Exorcist theme)

•  "Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner (aka Elmer Fudd's "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!")

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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