15 June 2005

Ringtones: Crazy Frog

Good God.

Here's the story as I understand it: Apparently, some kid (Daniel Malmedahl ) recorded his voice as an imitation of a two-stroke moped engine. Some other guy named picked it up and put it on a Flash file as a joke. Then another guy used his soundtrack to provide a basis for animation and lip-synching proactice for his animations for The Annoying Thing, this Crazy Frog movie... It then got picked up by JAMSTER (EU Ringtone company) and then it sold over $14MM in ringtones. Ministry of Sound then commisioned a German DJ crew to create a dance mix .. (the Axel F overlay) and then they re-commissioed the guy who did the origional animation to do the fulllength music video. The CD is now #1 in the UK music charts. You can buy the CD on-line .. or get the tune in itunes!

All because some 17 yo did some silly sh*t on the internet.

Wait. It's here on Wiki with a better explanation than I just provided. READ THIS.

Beh-ding ding ding ding dididing ding bing bing pscht,
Dorhrm bom bom bedom bem bom bedom bom bum ba ba bom bom,
Bouuuuum bom bom bedahm, Bom be barbedarm bedabedabedabeda
Bbrrrrrimm bbrrrrramm bbbrrrrrrrrraammmmm ddddddraammm,
Bah bah baah baah ba wheeeeeee-eeeee-eeeee!


Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I'm sort of torn on that. On one hand, it's really cool that some kid got to make a billion million dollars out of something he just did on the Internet, but on the other hand, MAN, I hate that thing. (And I am baffled w/r/t the whole Having A Number One with it....)

4:37 PM, June 15, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

It then got picked up by JAMSTER (EU Ringtone company) and then it sold over $14MM in ringtones

This confirms what I've long suspected... I'm not really from this planet.

10:07 AM, June 16, 2005  

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