In 2005, a version by the fictional group Crazy Frog became a huge hit in England, going to #1 on the charts. This version was created by members of the German production team Bass Bumpers as a ringtone for the company Jamster. The ringtone became a full song when the record promoter/label owner Guy Holmes got to it. Speaking with The Independent
, Holmes, who is also responsible for Right Said Fred
, explained: "I got stuck in the tsunami in Thailand and saw the advert for this stupid frog ringtone over and over again on MTV. I walked back into the office and said, 'That f--king annoying ringtone would make a great record.' Unfortunately, it’s now on my CV; though I gave up on credibility a long time ago."