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Crazy Frog: "Whoomp (There It Is)"

Crazy Frog: "Whoomp (There It Is)"

Release Date:2005

By Jess Harvell | Posted 8/31/2005

On my first day as a Baltimorean, I received a sign from God, or at least Harold Faltermyer. I heard Crazy Frog’s version of “Axel F” played between “Hit Me Baby One More Time” and Rhianna at lunch. It was as if he had chased me down from Pennsylvania, where I had used his import single to combat general good taste all summer.

If you’re not familiar, then you’re probably not from England. Where else could a little CGI nubbin, with a little CGI penis, who sounds like a cross between the Teletubbies and a dancehall toaster, oust Coldplay from the No. 1 spot? This is after he tortured the general populace for months as an inescapable ad for the ringtone based on his version of the theme to Beverly Hills Cop, which involves speeding it up and going ring-ding-ding-bing-bong over it. The single featured an extended electro edit for the club, in case you think it’s a joke.

America could soon be besieged by the frog—which would suck because he’s much more tolerable as an MP3 curio than a legit phenomenon. Still, please enjoy this teaser from Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits, an album in the grand tradition of Chipmunk Punk and Disco Mouse. The evil Swedish geniuses behind the frog weren’t content just to plunder Tag Team’s classic jock jam; they tossed the beat from that Nina Sky single from last summer in, too. That’s value for money in a cut-rate world.

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