Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Before it was known as Crazy Frog, the European ringtone sensation had a much more accurate name: The Annoying Thing. This helium-voiced, bluish-gray, anatomically correct CGI lump -- which looks and sounds like an amphibious take on Hampton the Hampster -- became a pop culture epidemic in Europe and especially the U.K., with ringtones, TV commercials, pop songs, and other forms of overexposure included in its virus-like spread. Crazy Frog's popularity peaked that summer, when the full-length single of the "Axel F" ringtone, based on Harold Faltermeyer's instrumental theme for Beverly Hills Cop, topped the U.K. singles charts for several weeks and kept Coldplay's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Before it was known as Crazy Frog, the European ringtone sensation had a much more accurate name: The Annoying Thing. This helium-voiced, bluish-gray, anatomically correct CGI lump -- which looks and sounds like an amphibious take on Hampton the Hampster -- became a pop culture epidemic in Europe and especially the U.K., with ringtones, TV commercials, pop songs, and other forms of overexposure included in its virus-like spread. Crazy Frog's popularity peaked that summer, when the full-length single of the "Axel F" ringtone, based on Harold Faltermeyer's instrumental theme for Beverly Hills Cop, topped the U.K. singles charts for several weeks and kept Coldplay's comeback single, "Speed of Sound," from debuting at number one which might be reason enough for some to love Crazy Frog. Later that summer, the ringtone and full-length album Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits marked the Frog's arrival in the States, minus his tadpole. The album attempts to repeat "Axel F"'s success by pairing Crazy Frog with a rogue's gallery of pop hits that, in their heydays, were just as omnipresent and almost as annoying as "Axel F." "Get Ready for This" and "I Like to Move It" are silly enough in their own right, but with the addition of a little voice chanting "bing bong a ding ding ding," they're pushed into deeply stupid territory. Of course, novelty pop is one of the few genres where deeply stupid can be taken as a compliment, and Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits' stupidest moments are also the most fun or irritating, depending on your outlook. "Axel F" is still the definitive Crazy Frog song, but the follow-up single "Popcorn," "In the '80s," and "Whoomp! There It Is" are nearly as dumb and infectious. However, the songs with vocals besides Crazy Frog's fall flat: on songs like "Pump Up the Jam" and "Who Let the Frog Out," the Frog sounds like a guest on his own album. Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits would be better if that's the word for it if it had more instrumentals to provide a backdrop for Crazy Frog's infuriating babble, which the aptly named "Crazy Frog Sounds" delivers in spades. Mostly a cappella, the track sounds like someone goofing around in his home studio, making nonsense noises while playing with the pitch and reverb controls which is exactly how Crazy Frog's "voice" came to be. Ultimately and unsurprisingly, Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits is basically a collection of extended ringtones. There isn't much gray area when it comes to pop culture phenomena like this -- you'll think Crazy Frog is another sign of civilization's decline, or you'll find its sheer ridiculousness oddly endearing. Either way, the album lives up to Crazy Frog's original name: it is quintessentially annoying...and somehow fascinating because of it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2005
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498846193
  • Catalog Number: 000536012
  • Sales rank: 68,734

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:59)
  2. 2 Axel F (2:49)
  3. 3 We Like to Party (3:25)
  4. 4 Get Ready for This (3:03)
  5. 5 I Like to Move It (2:59)
  6. 6 Who Let the Frog Out (2:56)
  7. 7 Popcorn (3:10)
  8. 8 Pump Up the Jam (3:04)
  9. 9 Whoomp! (There It Is) (2:47)
  10. 10 In the 80's (3:27)
  11. 11 Crazy Frog Sounds (5:41)
  12. 12 [Untitled Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Crazy Frog Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jean-Paul DeCoster Composer
Eddie OLoughlin Executive Producer
Adam Marano Producer
R.L. Slijngaard Composer
Reinhard Raith Producer
Wolfgang Boss Executive Producer
C.J. Glenn Composer
Hannes Drossel Composer
Dan Lindquist Art Direction
Sigfrid Soderberg Video Producer
Robert Sodergren Art Direction
Erik Wernquist Animation, Image Design
Andreas Wicklund Video Director
H. Reith Audio Production
A. Litterscheid Audio Production
R. Raith Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Well, if you want to be annoyed for the rest of your life, buy this for a 10 year old. It's okay in small doses, but it gets SUPER annoying when your brother is CONSTINTLY humming Axel F.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The kid great cd!

    I think this cd is fun, jumpy, and great for kids. I really like the songs popcorn and who let the frog out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A funny music cd!

    I love this cd becuase there is funny singing! I esspecialy like the songs Axel F. and the song Popcorn!

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