Happy Birthday Crazy Frog: The most annoying sound ever turns twenty

A ring ding ding ding ding a ring ding ding dingdemgdemg...

Decades later, one can STILL here the – somehow annoying -echoes of this one eternal sound, and you know exactly what we’re talking about… CRAZY FROG!

Literally… never forget!

The guy to thank for, is Daniel Malmedahl, a most probably VERY bored student, who discovered the so called Crazy Frog sound, whilst trying to imitate the sound of an internal combustion engine in 1997.

Uploading his Crazy Frog noise to his website, the whole thing was quickly discovered by a Swedish TV channel, to then perform on air.

Later, in 2003 the Crazy Frog noise came to life with Erik Wernquist’s animation, using the little blue frog, we should all refer to as ‘The Annoying Thing’.



Wernquist’s froggy animation caught so much attention, that ringtone marketers quickly renamed it the ‘Crazy Frog’ and started to market it in mid-2004.

‘If I had known that this was going to be such a big thing I would not have allowed them to use that stupid name. It has nothing to do with the character. It’s not a frog and it’s not particularly crazy either’, Wernquist later stated in an interview with HitQuarters.

Frog or no frog, the animated ‘thing’ also turned into two video games, was later remixed by Axel F, to then become one of the most successful singles and a viral sensation.

There’s nothing left to say then: ‘A ring ding ding ding ding a ring ding ding dingdemgdemg a ring ding ding ding ding ring ding baa-baa ring ding ding ding ding a ring ding ding dingdemgdemg a ring ding ding ding ding a bram ba am baba weeeeeee.’

Happy B-Day, Crazy Frog!



Tuesday, 28. February 2017