It was so popular that it kept Coldplay 's comeback single, Speed of Sound, from debuting at number one. Crazy Frog's popularity peaked in the spring and summer of , when the full-length single of the "Axel F" ringtone, which was created by members of the German production team Bass Bumpers and based on Harold Faltermeyer 's instrumental theme for Beverly Hills Cop, topped the U. Though Crazy Frog mania began its momentum in , the character's creation took several years.

Get Spotify Open Spotify. To play this content, you'll need the Spotify app. By , the character -- rechristened Crazy Frog -- was licensed as a sound and video ringtone for cellular phones and was accompanied by a massive advertising push that included a deluge of TV commercials.

Listen to Crazy Frog now. In the late '90s, Swedish teen Daniel Malmedahl began recording his impressions of internal combustion motors; after he performed on a television show, the impressions were posted on the Internet and became a fad among file-sharers. It was so popular that it kept Coldplay 's comeback single, Speed of Sound, from debuting at number one.