Before there were freestyles in the McDonald’s drive-thru and parody songs dedicated to the Golden Arches, McDonald’s had a simpler musical foundation: the distinctive ding that went off to indicate that the fries were finished. For people who love Mickey D’s fries, the sound is automatically associated with satisfaction—which is why one Japanese Twitter user with a little too much time on his hands decided to turn the melody into sheet music.
— 事務員G (@ZimuinG) April 3, 2013
As Rocket News 24 notes, “the song is played in the key of G major at a tempo of 130 bpm” (in case you, too, want to learn how to play the iconic McDonald’s ding on your instruments at home). Here’s what it sounds like as a mini song:
Instant classic. We can already imagine Soulja Boy rapping over it.
[via Rocket News 24]