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Sting scats ringtones, sings someone's voicemail message for Fallon's Tonight Show

Sting has a reputation for taking himself pretty seriously. On Thursday night's Tonight Show, he looked the part but played against type, agreeing to Jimmy Fallon's request that he imitate popular ringtones — making "Stingtones." His version of the iPhone "Xylophone" tone, with help from the Roots, is especially impressive — and, as they note on the show, does sound oddly like the Police song "Synchronicity." And if Sting scatting ringtones isn't sight enough, watch until he records the voicemail message for a randomly selected audience member. Yeah, top that, Carl Kasell. --Peter Weber