This I Gotta Hear

LONDON (Reuters) – The “Crazy Frog” mobile phone ringtone — loved and loathed in equal measure in Britain — is to be released as a pop single.

Television adverts plugging the “tune,” featuring an animated frog wearing motorcycle helmet and goggles, with a broad smile and a visible tiny penis, have made it a huge success. The tone has been downloaded a million times.

“You either love it or hate it — there’s no in between,” said BBC Radio 1 DJ Wes Butters, one of a group of DJs and producers who have formed the group “Pondlife” to release the song.