Answering Machine Messages


Here are samples of some of the musical answering machine messages I recorded in my "home studio", many of which are adapted from popular songs. The song messages are mostly either a cappella (ie. comprising human voices only) or songs with a high harmony content, as I love harmony!


  SAMPLES (click here for full-length versions)
No.  Name  Original Artiste 
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Matt Wilkins (matt243@visto.com)
Tuesday, October 17, 2000 from Penzance, England
  "these are just too funny. My family and friends expect different messages, your site had the best!"
Denise Miley (denisemiley@home.com)
Monday, September 18, 2000 from Valparaiso, In U.S

"Bloody excellent messages. Easily the best I've found. Well done."
Craig Dallow
Thursday, June 15, 2000 from Adelaide, SA Australia

  "WOW! This stuff is great! Not only are the messages clever and very inventive, the SINGING is great! I never knew that TAKE 6 recorded answering machine messages (complement in- tended there). Thanks for the great site and for sharing your wonderful talents with the rest of the world. MIDIMan"
Jim Harbur (midiman@theprovider.com)
Tuesday, May 9, 2000 from Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Somebody Again
Thursday, January 6, 2000 from Adelaide, SA Australia
  "Judging by the reaction of my friends and business relations, it's to be expected that now also the Netherlands will be flooded by your messages. This is truly a great site!"
Robert hoogendonk (robhoogendonk@hotmail.com)
Saturday, November 13, 1999 from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  "Hi Great messages. I use them all the time and people actually ring me to hear them. [snip...]"
Susie Morunga (Susie.Morunga@xtra.co.nz)
Saturday, January 2, 1999 from Wairoa, New Zealand
  "About time, I've trawled all through the answering machine message sites and yours has to be the best by far. Clear and funny. What more can you ask for. Keep it up!"
Phil (nutcais@mindless.com)
Saturday, April 25, 1998 from London, UK
1. If We Really Take 6
2. Mister Sandman The Four Aces
3. So Much In Love All 4 One
4. Back For Good Take That
5. Short People King's Singers
6. Get Away Jordan (version #1) Take 6
7. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
8. Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
9. Can't Take That Away From Me Gershwin/Glad
10. How Long Has This Been Going On Gershwin/Glad
11. I'll Be There For You (from "Friends") Rembrandts
12. Naturally Huey Lewis & The News
13. Englishman In New York Sting
14. Tengo Una Forma Mas Vocal Sampling
15. The Way It Makes Me Feel* The Housejacks
16. The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens/Nylons
17. Earth Angel Penguins/The Essentials
18. My Girl Temptations/Essentials
19. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do N.Sedaka/The Essentials
20. Secret Part Of Me The Nylons
21. Don't Be Cruel Elvis
22. Heartbreak Hotel Elvis


Get Away Jordan (version #2)* Take 6
24. Wannabe* Spice Girls
25. Uhh Ahh* Boyz II Men
26. Ya Gotta Be Des'ree
27. Love Me For A Reason Boyzone
28. As Long As You Love Me Backstreet Boys
29. Stayin' Alive Bee Gees
30. Wonderful World - Version #1 Sam Cooke
31. Wonderful World - Version #2 Sam Cooke
32. Silent Night Boyz II Men
33. You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
34. What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
35. Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson
36. Just The Two Of Us Will Smith
37. Livin' La Vida Loca Ricky Martin
  Chef's Suggestions  

Too many answering machine messages to choose from? Here are some suggestions: