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Soon to be part of the annoying music fad Hall of Fame (right up there with “The Macarena” and Vanilla Ice), is Crazy Frog. This is your warning. Crazy Frog is coming to America sooner than you think. He’s after your kids, your younger siblings, and anyone else prone to fall in love with an obnoxious musical movement.
Who is Crazy Frog? He doesn’t even actually exist. How can I even designate a gender for “him?” Because only men can be this obnoxious and not realize it. Anyway, Crazy Frog was a big “hit” in the U.K. and now, the plan is to bring him overseas (sound familiar, “Macarena” fans?). He’s due to invade, er, “drop” in America sometime in September. So, good Americans, enjoy your last summer without Crazy Frog.
Here’s some backstory (better to know your enemy’s stats): Crazy Frog was created as a product of the ringtone phenomenon. “We deliberately tried to produce a product with every intention to make it a hit for ringtone companies, and, at the same time, the music could benefit from the additional promotion provided by the technology,” Crazy Frog producer Wolfgang Boss told Billboard recently.
So, they did just that. And soon, “Axel F” (as in, the Beverly Hills Cop song) became a smash hit with pop radio in the U.K. The album – yes, album – will feature many more covers, including “Whoomp! (There It Is)” and “Pump Up The Jam.”
Don’t worry, though, not all of the Brits have fallen for this thing. From Billboard:
Not everybody has jumped on the Crazy Frog bandwagon. In the U.K., the character goes by the unofficial name of “The Annoying Thing,” since its commercials are constantly aired during the evening on Channel 4 TV. BBC radio personality Chris Moyles has also taken to playing the song repeatedly to rile up listeners during his morning show.
Read the complete Billboard article here. Consider yourself warned.