Added on 27-Apr-2006
The Crazy Frog - ‘We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)’
UK release June 5th - On Gusto Records
The champion of the charts is back!
Having conquered the world in 2005, the frog goes football crazy with his version of the Queen classic ‘We Are The Champions’.
Originally released in 1977, and a worldwide top 10 single, ‘We Are The Champions’ is one of the world's most recognised rock anthems and in September 2005 was declared the world’s favourite song in a global survey of 700,000 people conducted by Sony Ericsson. A firm favourite on the terraces, the frog’s version takes the song to a new level.
Although the Crazy Frog records his music in his studio in Germany, he sees himself as a true resident of the world. But when pushed (with a gun to his head I hear you plead) to name the country he will be supporting in the World Cup our amphibian friend admits to having a particular fondness for his doppelganger Rio Ferdinand.
The Crazy Frog dominated the pop charts in 2005. He has sold 150,000 albums and 700,000 singles in Britain alone – his debut single Axel F was number 1 for 4 weeks in Britain and he has since notched up 21 number 1’s throughout the world, including 3 months at number 1 in New Zealand and 3 months in France where Axel F has sold 1.6 million copies.
He has spent the first few months of 2006 working on his second album (due for release in the summer) and, of course, recording ‘We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)’.
To accompany the single a CGI animated video costing £200,000 has been created by Kaktus Films home of Erik Wernquist the original ‘creator’ of the world’s favourite blue frog.
Ed: I have a feeling this is going to be truly bad...