Get upThis came from one of LG's original Android phones (I forget which one exactly). I've been using it every morning for a couple years, and have realized it is the best alarm in the world.

On a good morning, it's cheerful and makes me smile while I reach over to shut things down. On a bad (and very possibly hungover) morning, it makes me want to kick things and I can't get up fast enough to shut it off. Either way gets me out of bed — and that's what it was designed to do. Download it here.

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TyBec says:


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Josh Trolio says:

Flyer00 says:

That makes me want to go to sleep, not wake up ;)

mwara244 says:

Still waiting for an alarm clock from the old warner bros. cartoons that has a mallet that hits you when the alarm sounds to get up

cleveland216 says:

Actually, the best alarm is Evolving Dream.. just ported it over from my BB9930 to my HTC One. I really missed it, I'm happy now ;)
The same with my ringer, I really loved Spirit from my 9930, now its on my One

raino says:

Evolving Dream's what I use too! It starts out so nicely, and is downright blaring ugly by the end to make sure you're up. Love it.

knowledge_6 says:

i also like Early Riser from my BB... i use it on every device..

it's annoying as hell

paparock6969 says:

No this is, guarantee you get up to kill your phone

swimmaholic says:


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Baleeted says:


abdo pac says:


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JkdJedi says:


icebike says:

Everyone in the house came away with a chuckle...



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mcgowan398 says:

in a word = BODACIOUS.


dharmik28 says:

wow nice

Kylecore says:

That just made me laugh so hard, i'm going to give it a go tomorrow morning

Colvin99 says:

Seriously I want to know how many times this gets downloaded just because you recommended it

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7,328 as of 4:10 PM (ET)

Colvin99 says:

Whoa 8-)

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That is the most annoying and most horrible alarm I have ever heard in my life.

Why did you make me listen to it. :(

ucfgrad93 says:

Agreed, that is just awful.

Yeah, awful was the first word to come to my mind too...

icebike says:

Could be Worse: My son uses the Prometheus Siren for his wake up, and every morning is an emergency!

cozzy123 says:

That is a terrible alarm. Any of the default nexus 4 alarms get me up just fine without me feeling disgusted LOL.

valapsp says:

youre so damn right. it's just ridiculous.

ojocell says:

I agree. It is awful. But I guess it must be a matter of personal taste. I would not want to wake up to that.

I think the point of an alarm IS to be awful. Has to be something that'll immediately get you up so you can turn it off. A sound you hate is the perfect choice.

I like this alarm though.

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Distrack says:


Lame and annoying and everyone at my table agreed.

msnight04 says:

I used that alarm sound back when I had an LG Touch. Good times.

IBM Kid says:

If I wasn't living in a dorm I would totally use this.

squiddy20 says:

This gave me a good chuckle. Thank you Jerry :D

Reciprocal says:

Set as alarm. We'll see if I break my phone at 4:00 in the morning.

masSugar says:

Nope the saxophone is annoying.

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masSugar says:

It can't download it. Help

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msnight04 says:

Right click on the "download it here" link at the end of the article and, if using Chrome, select "Save link as". That option may be different based on the browser you use.

Unfortunately, since the file isn't direct linked, Chrome gives an HTML file when you try to save as.

Grr, wish I could delete and/or edit comments on AC....

On a second try, it worked. No idea why it failed on the first try.

karsdroid says:

I used to convert it.....

NoreenD says:

I like it! A very cheerful way to start your day!

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rgloor says:

I like it.

meh... i rather have the one that comes with the Oppo Find 5... which is almost the same as the ringtone used on the Nokia phone when in Matrix Morpheus calls Neo...

killabee44 says:

Hey, do you have that one? Does anyone?

Yacer Mirza says:

How do I set it as an alarm sound?

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sk3litor says:

Download straight to your device. Then (I use astro) find it in your download folder and move it to your alarms folder.voila.

That doesn't work on my Nexus 4.
I need to use an ringtone editor and save as an alarm.

DirkBelig says:

If I used this, my girlfriend would probably smash my phone and then snuff me with a pillow while I slept through it all.

I need a Sam Kinison ringtone, something that screams, "GET THE F@#$ UP!!! OH!!! OHHHHH!!!! YOU'RE SO LAZY!!!! GET THE F@#$ UUUUUUUHHHHHPPPPPPPPPP!!!!"

NoreenD says:

Lol! I like your idea of the Sam Kinison "wake up alarm" ringtone.

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jtc276 says:

I would probably kill myself if I woke up to that. But different people are different.

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xgalalx says:


almath says:

I kinda like it.

Nevets68 says:

I personally use this as a alarm :

Ciaphuas says:

I've already annoyed my wife by repeatedly playing that :p

Import it into Audacity. Increase both the pitch and the tempo.


The Chipmunks version will make your wife want to kill you :D

floriyann says:

Ahahaha im already picturing the chipmunk version in my head lol

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NoNexus says:

I would have to kick my puppy if I woke up to that.

MarkMcCoskey says:

Nice, but I still prefer my Gentle Alarm with my 30 minutes of music that Gently awakens me from my deep sleep.

How can i download it?

KTMKTM says:

If you're on your phone and using Chrome, press and hold on the download link and choose the Save Link option.

Thnx Mate it worked!

tdizzel says:

And this is why I love you Jerry

rootedVette says:

This ringtone is actually older than Android, Jerry.

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Thifiell says:

too optimistic for my morning

I can't wait to wake up tomorrow!

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southparkrox says:

My mom had this on her old LG phone!

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sahib lopez says:

I know I heard this before I just cant remember where thought :( maybe it was on my sisters old android phone but either way ... this is one way to wake you up :)

Snookrc says:

Love it, found this on Zedge, been using it for probably a year.

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TankMech says:

Omg, I had this for my alarm when I was in Korea. My little lg slide phone had it and it definitely pissed off my wife, so here goes round two! Almost forgot about it, although I think I still ha e the phone somewhere...

gonsa says:

sounds of nature are so much better.

AJC1973 says:

Everyone else may be kissing your ass jerry.. But no.. That's the worst lol

IDC7 says:

Thanks! Now I wake up dancing every day!

I would throw my phone against the wall if it woke me up to this. Funny, but not "first audible sensation in the morning" funny.

Darrkman says:

Ok I just listened to that at 4pm in the afternoon and I wanted to throw my laptop across the room. This tells me its a PERFECT file for a wake up alarm.

Jerry.....hats off to you.

LordLugard says:

What's with the guy drinking a cappuccino?

Michael Kerr says:

No way. I'd wake up just so I could turn it off and go back to sleep.

On another note though, I'd like the outro music from the podcast as a ringtone. What are my chances of that likely to be?

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col_krismiss says:

My favorite is the opening theme from Space Quest 4, makes me feel epic every morning

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brannan.f says:

I put the classic Batman song up to get my day rolling. Everyday is a mission.

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Euan Tan says:

My LG sentio had this two years back!

purplekiss23 says:

I use to love that alarm tone. Glad I have it back!

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erwaso says:

Found it in my optimus g lol. I like Beautiful Day myself.

eahinrichsen says:

I use the default buzz from Gentle Alarm. It is hideous, which is just what I need at 6:30.

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jamie says:

My wife said if I download that she will kill me!

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JaylanPHNX says:

I wake up to The Leaving Song PT. 2, by AFI. That opening riff is a nice gentle wake-up, and if that doesn't work, the blasting guitars and screaming that follows will damn sure get you moving.

Johnny Z says:

I use SOAD - Chop Suey, cut to start at exactly "WAKE UP" and play the first verse/chorus.

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sk3litor says:

Ha ha ha awww shiyte. I love it. But I like my phone to much to listen to this. (At risk of throwing it against the wall every morning)

amcity32 says:

How do you set a custom alarm on the Nexus 4?

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fguills says:

Sounds ***!

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Wreckus says:

Sounds good. Thanks.

scaots says:

This will definitely get the wife out of bed. She is going to hate it. Can't wait to try it.

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adazamim says:

lol, really cheering :)

bigtank says:

What the hell???....this alarm makes me wanna punch a baby in the face

timboevbo says:

I use the Bondax alarm clock, amazing tune with a big finish, always makes me smile first thing

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andrewhime says:

Love it, but no download link...

andrewhime says:

Duh. Go to the non-mobile site.

Theonebg98 says:

I use the opening theme from the title screen in the Kingdom hearts games for ps2

swyping just like a swympingly swyperston swyper

TheCube says:

I've known about this sound for about six years and it still amazes me how much this 22-second clip makes me want to punch someone in the face, every time I hear it.

plunder says:

Sorry Jerry, that would see me reaching for a mallet on day two. I had no idea you were this perky in the mornings.

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nokia4life says:

this is the alarm i use on the optimus g pro that i have its great wake up laughing

CeluGeek says:

Everyone has different tastes, I guess. I definitely do not need an alarm sound so annoying that will make me want to kill myself first thing in the morning.

borgdog says:

That's Pretty funny jerry. I either wake up to Woo Hoo by the 5,6,7,8s (as heard in kill bill) or Bang the Drum All Day by Todd Rundgren. Need something to get my blood moving. If I want something mellow I set the Sandford and Son theme song.

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Joemangi says:

No no, THIS is the best alarm song-

1158pm says:

What the holy hell...? Only if I'm waking up on acid.

I wake to smooth jazz the am host kinda sounds like Barry White talking. I'm always ready for the day and never wake annoyed.

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Radd3x says:

Thank you for this! This alarm sound is the perfect combination of cheerful and annoying. It will definitely get me out of bed.

tarn451 says:

I would have to download this on my teenager's phone and watch her squirm.

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1158pm says:

I use this one every day on my Optimus V and have for the last two and a half years. It's AWESOME! My kids love it too.

mateo. says:

Lol I've been using this for about a year. After I get up, I use it to wake the girls up for school. They love it!

Possibly only us Brits will know this one...

My alarm tone is called 'Chicken Man', but to anyone here in Blighty it's known as the Theme Tune to 'Grange Hill'

I've got the original length version (which does go on a bit!!) and an edited 'TV Theme' version to choose from! :)

Jacques says:

This is awesome...thanks, Jerry!

2ohit says:

rolling stone's start me up on one phone and coldplay's postcards from far away on the other.

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rgloor says:

I like it a lot. Just donwloaded it. :-)

jakie55 says:

I either use Freebird, by Lynrd Skynrd,on my android, or the default alarm on the BB10 alarm. It is very gentle in waking me up.....Freebird for when I get too little sleep and need a jolt.

Nice alarm!

Fiv says:

Oh hell no lol. That would drive me nuts lol

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This one is way less annoying:

bhulman says:

Personally, I think is the best tune to wake up to.

vic_singh says:

This will not wake me up in the morning... download zedge then search for 1) extreme alarm 2) rooster

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I want this but my damn browser just plays it and wont download it, lol...

Gunbust3r says:

Right click the link, "save link" or "save target as"

jermaine151 says:

I officially changed my alarm to this! I might even wake up in a good mood! Thanks Jerry!

Nice one. Although my opinion is that an alarm should be annoying, so you look for the phone to turn it off.

Works for me for more than 3 years now :)

Gimik says:

Uhh... the correct answer is

ttriplett1 says:

I've used the Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" for years, it's and integral part of my morning routine.

T Nye says:

I had this on my LG NV and ENV before Android was even around. Still hate that tone...

I use Monday Morning by Student Rick or Mario Underground.

scaryhumor says:

Different people like to be woken differently. Some hit over the head, others gently. I'm in the latter group.
That being said, this ring tone makes me want to go to star on project runway and design a dress, or become a hairdresser. And there's nothing wrong with that, because I'm FABULOUS!!!

psyjohn says:

I've been using an mp3 of Nick Drake's, From the Morning since the old Pocket PC PDA days. Best wake up song I've ever found!

afazel says:

Wow, you're right. My wife is now going to kill me.

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bluesun3030 says:

You're right Jerry. Tomorrow will be a good morning thanks to you. Cheers!

CR6 says:

Sorry, that's just way too obnoxious for me. My alarm ring tone is Gentle Spring Rain, set to slowly increase in volume over 2 minutes. Wakes me up without "alarming" me. :)

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sommerface says:

It's so much fun!

ryanidcomm says:

hahah Me and my girlfriend would crack up every time we woke up to this back in my LG ally Days

tpick002 says:

This use to be my FAVORITE alarm when I was with BlackBerry. I had no choice but to get up! It was ANNOYING!!!! lol THANK YOU!!!!

borgib says:

I had to check, and yes my OG Pro still has it!

Gunbust3r says:

This was my go to alarm on an abysmal LG Mytouch Q.

The single good thing about the phone.

andreo says:

I am digging this alarm. Downloaded and will be using it tomorrow. I also like the Scott Pilgrim alarm. Also downloaded and will be used on a future date.

Tanzil Ahmed says:

This one has worked for me for last 4-5 years and still going strong :)

ZiiimZooon says:

I use this one on my HTC One

I simply love to make up to that tone!

If I should have another wake-up tone it should be Will.I.AM - Goodmorning :p

x-ware says:

Doesn't matter if it's bad or good (what is it), the important thing is that it really wake me up !

Thank you very much !!!

salata says:

This one is with me since ancient times of WinMo. Still rocks. Makes me get up from bed but not switching off the alarm.

kaoruAngel says:

I hear this one all the time on my mom's LG dumbphone, an MN240 (sp?) on MetroPCS. I couldn't agree more about the dual nature it has -_-.

imacanuckguy says:

Love/hate this alarm, lol. It was stock on the LG Optimus Black that I just upgraded to a Nexus 5. I have been listening to it every weekday for a couple of yrs. My wife just told me yesterday that she missed it and here it is. Thanks for the download. :-D

zrxoa1 says:

The link in the article is dead....

Caseylr says:

I sure would like the LG G3 so I can give my mom my old Nexus 5.

My ipod has a "boing" sound that cuts through my dreams like a well sharpened hatched through a chicken's neck. I don't know what it is about it. On the first "boing", I snap to sitting up, pulling two gs in the motion, before the first " boing" has finished. I have never reacted with such intensity to any sound in my life. It's as if I have been hit with a cattle prod. And before the third "boing" has completed, before I am even conscious, I've turned it off. It is, for me, the single most effective sound that ha ever shattered my sleep.