WATCH: Crazy Frog returns for Beverly Hills Cop remix video

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8 Jul 2024, 09:17

Crazy Frog and Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Credit: @CrazyFrog on YouTube/Netflix

Ding, ding! Noughties icon Crazy Frog has made a surprise return to delight (and annoy) a whole new audience.

The animated menace who became notorious for its remix of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise theme in the mid-00s has returned in a new music video released to tie in with the fourth instalment of the famous Eddie Murphy-led franchise.

“Axel F and @crazyfrog have been an iconic duo since 2005,” the music-maker’s YouTube channel celebrated in the description of its most recent video.



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“[Now] Crazy Frog is back with a new music video for the Netflix Film Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F starring Eddie Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taylour Paige, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot, and Kevin Bacon. Try getting the song out of your head,” it joked.

As well as featuring lots of footage from the new film - which was released on Netflix last Wednesday (3rd July) - the music video also featured an updated animation of the famous blue frog interacting with the world of the fourth movie.

Since Crazy Frog’s rise to ubiquity in 2005 for its remix of Harold Faltermeyer’s original 80s Beverly Hills Cop theme, the amp-obsessed amphibian has released many other remixes of popular tunes, including most recently Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ and stock music hit, ‘Funny Song’.

Meanwhile, time has also brought many updates to Murphy’s famous cop, as he acknowledged in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources.

Despite being one of the roles which put the Shrek actor’s famous laugh on the map, the actor has since worked hard to remove that 'hehe' chuckle association from his work and the character itself.

“In the 80s, I was like ‘I don’t want to be known for a laugh,” the actor explained. “That’s all [impersonators] did was that laugh… It was like ‘Hey, you know what, I’m going to stop laughing.’”

The former SNL star continued: “I forced myself to stop laughing, which is really an unnatural thing. You laugh and it’s like, ‘I have to stop laughing like that.’ And now I don’t laugh like that anymore.”

But even though the actor has stopped himself from laughing the laugh which became so well-known as a result of his early Beverly Hills Cop movies, the iconic sound still follows him about when he meets fans and appears on TV.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F is out now on Netflix.