Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog

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An animated frog, designed by Erik Wernquist, which became famous for starring in Jamba's ringtone commercials, using a sample of 17 yr old Swede Daniel Malmedahl's impersonation of a moped with a two stroke engine. As the frog became increasingly popular (or notorious), more ring tones, wall papers and other items became available, and even a record was released, a cover version of "Axel F", produced by Reinhard Raith and Henning Reith of the German Bass Bumpers production team and Andreas Dohmeyer and Matthias Wagner aka Off-Cast Project.
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Crazy Frog Discography

Albums

OD 11.05.0679 Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Winter Hits 2006 (Album) Megaliner Records OD 11.05.0679 Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
none Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits (Album, Comp) Universal Records, Next Plateau Entertainment none Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
MXCD 1585R (CS) CTV Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits (Todos Los Exitos De La Rana Loca)(CD, Album, Enh) Blanco Y Negro (2) MXCD 1585R (CS) CTV Spain 2005 Sell This Version
0030212MIN, 0010502MA1 Crazy Frog Presents More Crazy Hits (Album) Megaliner Records 0030212MIN, 0010502MA1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
MLCD-0651 Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Winter Hits II(CD, Album, Enh) Megaliner Records MLCD-0651 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
2720465 Crazy Frog Everybody Dance Now (Album) Catchy Tunes (2) 2720465 Czech Republic 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CDGUS21 Crazy Frog Popcorn (Single, Maxi) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) CDGUS21 UK 2005 Sell This Version
1000016MA1 Crazy Frog Axel F (Maxi, Single) WEA International Inc. 1000016MA1 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
50 51011 1579 2 9 Crazy Frog Jingle Bells / Last Christmas (Single, Maxi) ARS Entertainment 50 51011 1579 2 9 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
CDGUS27 Crazy Frog Jingle Bells / U Can't Touch This(CD, Single, Enh) Gusto Records CDGUS27 UK 2005 Sell This Version
UNIR 21495-1 Crazy Frog Axel F * Whoomp (There It Is)(12") Universal Records UNIR 21495-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
PRT-8563 Crazy Frog / Milly (2) Crazy Frog / Milly (2) - We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong) (Maxi, Single) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) PRT-8563 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
984 519 9 Crazy Frog Crazy Frog In The House (Maxi) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 984 519 9 France 2006 Sell This Version
CDSNOG17 Crazy Frog Last Christmas (Maxi, Single) Tug Records CDSNOG17 UK 2006 Sell This Version
88697559352 Crazy Frog Daddy DJ(CD, Maxi, Enh) Play On 88697559352 France 2009 Sell This Version
none Crazy Frog Crazy Frog (The Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Not On Label none Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
none Crazy Frog Axel F (Club Mix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
/ Crazy Frog Axel F(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label / Unknown Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

October 27, 2008
Although, I definitely agree with the main review posted here, personally I find 'Crazy Frog' more of a (cultural) cancer caused on someone's brain. Pop charts may be a joke (and 'Crazy Frog' does represent such characters - take Britney or Tatu as an example) but pop charts still provide different sides of music (if not business) - be it for public entertainment or personal pleasure. Pop stars are illusive in themselves, but virtual characters grabbing for real attention... it should work as catchy cartoon but it is sadly a flop. In some other respect, 'Gorillaz' are far more intriguing. Their characters have soul.

'Crazy Frog' is intended more as a brainwash act, only helping to erase perception of choice, recognition, judgement or appeal. Maybe a child might like this in the wake of a cartoon but Crazy Frog was never there for the educational purpose, it is there only to improve already massive GSM sales while at the same time providing communication breakdown. The way it sings there is already a forced barrier - a non-articulate nonsense 'ring-ring' sound mercilessly ridiculing the listener.

When you think of Scatman John bastardizing jazz with the worst eurodance beat, or Rednex raping techno and country alike, think again - hearing 'Crazy Frog' and both - Scatman John or Rednex seem immediately avant-garde.
FilboidStudge

FilboidStudge

June 27, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Crazy Frog is the generation gap personified. Twelve-year-olds have gone gaga over the mentally ill animated amphibian with the pixellated cock and his ringtone renderings of re-heated synth classics, while their parents are driven to distraction by the gurning little bastard and his helium jabberings. The antagonism is compounded by the fact that the parents generally have no clue what a ringtone is for, how to download one, or how, indeed, to prevent their young children accessing websites showing German people having conjugal relations with animals more traditionally used in dairy farming.

I think Crazy Frog is fantastic, for two reasons: 1) it supplies us with final proof, as if any were needed, that the pop charts are a joke; and 2) "Axel F" kept bedwetting kings of mediocrity Coldplay's "Speed Of Sound" off the number one spot in the UK, and for this reason alone, froggy deserves a knighthood.

But say "ding ding" to me one more time and you'll find yourself buried in a shallow grave somewhere outside Caister-on-Sea.

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