We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
74,943 News Articles

Ringtone to be released as UK music single

Crazy Frog Chorus will be "polarising" says DJ

Countless popular songs have been turned into mobile phone ringtones, but the tables have been turned and a ringtone is set to be released in the UK as a music single in April.

The distinctive "Crazy Frog" ringtone is described on the crazyfrog.co.uk Web site as sounding like "someone pretending to make race car noises" and has been downloaded 1m times, according to Republic Media, the London-based public relations company promoting the single.

A group calling itself Pondlife took the ringtone and turned it into a song called "Crazy Frog Chorus", which will be released in the UK by Tug Records on 4 April. One of the four members of Pondlife is Wes Butters, a DJ on BBC Radio One, who warned the music listening public the song will be polarising.

Tug Records, in Fuerth, Germany, could not immediately be reached for comment.

The ringtone has been heavily promoted in the UK though television advertisements featuring an animated silver frog with rolling bug eyes and a severe underbite who wears a motorcycle helmet, goggles and vest.

Ringtone downloads account for 10 percent of the world's music market, or $3bn (£1.6bn) in business annually, according to Text Media.


IDG UK Sites

iPhone 5s review: why the iPhone 5s is still the best phone you can buy in 2014

IDG UK Sites

PCs vs consoles: PCs still pwn when it comes to gaming (and everything else)

IDG UK Sites

Come together to learn: the secrets of the best design talks, conferences and courses