Rappers Top Cell-Phone Ringtone List

What were the top ringtones of the year, according to AT&T? A couple of rap tunes led the way: "Party Like a Rock Star" by Shop Boyz and Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot."

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Mobile phone users also have a voracious appetite for ringtones. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars on them annually. And we have a couple of this year's favorites for you. Ringtone rap, quite popular now. According to AT&T, Shop Boyz's "Party Like a Rock Star" was the top-selling ringtone in 2007.

(Soundbite of song, "Party Like a Rock Star")

SHOP BOYZ (Rapper): (Singing) Party like a rock star. Party like a rock, party like a rock star. Party like a rock, party like a rock star. Party like a rock star. Totally dude…

INSKEEP: And the second most popular was by Mims, "This is Why I'm Hot," has been playing in public places when cell phone rings.

(Soundbite of song, "This is Why I'm Hot")

MIMS (Rapper): (Singing) I'm hot coz I'm fly. You ain't coz you're not. This is why, this is why, this is why I'm hot. I'm hot coz I'm fly. You ain't coz you're not…

INSKEEP: Some other ringtones included "Crank That" by Soulja Boy, Nickelback's "Rock Star" and Akon's "Don't Matter."

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