Last weekend's UK Music Chart was topped by a ringtone of a frog. The ringtone was originally the idea of Daniel Malmedahl, a computer salesman from Gothenburg, whose impersonation of...

Last weekend’s UK Music Chart was topped by a ringtone of a frog. The ringtone was originally the idea of Daniel Malmedahl, a computer salesman from Gothenburg, whose impersonation of a two-stroke motor scooter reduced his friends to tears of laughter. It was posted on a website where it was discovered by another Swede, Erik Wernquist, a 3D graphics designer, who drew a cartoon to match the sound.

His blue frog with prominent belly button and 1950s-style crash helmet was picked up by ringtone company Jamster and heavily promoted by the company across all mediums. Jamster has made more than £10m from people downloading Crazy Frog ringtones.the chart was actually topped by ringtone king Crazy Frog. An intensely annoying, half-naked, motorcycle-riding frog who deserves to be sent to the lowest circle of hell is the most popular record of the week.

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