Coldplay Furious About Ringtone Defeat

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British rockers COLDPLAY are furious their eagerly-awaited comeback single was beaten to the top of the UK singles charts by a mobile phone ringtone.

The British band's hopes of winning their first number one single in two years were shattered on Sunday (29MAY05), when a cartoon amphibian called CRAZY FROG captured the hearts of Britain's youth, propelling AXEL F to the top spot.

The controversial new number one is a remake of the BEVERLY HILLS COP movie theme tune by HAROLD FALTERMEYER - which reached number two in the UK 20 years ago - and has caused outrage, for its heavy advertising in ringtone commercials, featuring the frog singing to the track while driving a moped.

And Coldplay are devastated their new track SPEED OF SOUND has had to settle for second place.

Guitarist JOHNNY BUCKLAND says, "I can't believe we were beaten by that awful thing."

01/06/2005 09:17

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